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Blockbuster customers love the Xbox One

Well at least somebody does and at least somebody is shopping in Blockbuster. It’s more than that thought, as Blockbuster pre-order records have been shattered by those laying down cash for an Xbox One, despite the console not hitting the shelves until much later this year. MCV has a statement …

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Microsoft wants to do TV achievements next

If we all drew one thing from Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, it’s that it loves TV and wants you to watch it through your Xbox. Despite the fact that people are watching more and more content via streaming and on demand services than ever before, Microsoft is continuing to invest …

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I want my basement to look like this one day

Having just decided that I’ll pick up a busted old arcade cabinet and whip it into shape with some new MAME innards, I’ve been doing some looking around at cabinets, repair techniques and build ideas. I’m thinking some custom art, a pair of six button controls with some minimalist coloring, gonna …

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Kim Dotcom has tech giants by the patented balls

I write about Kim Dotcom quite often. He’s an interesting man with an interesting story, but he’s usually portrayed by journalists as one of two things: either the hard done by entrepreneur,  used as a scapegoat by governments and police authorities for international media piracy, or he’s a criminal who’s guilty …

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Is Microsoft out of touch?

So the Xbox One was revealed yesterday and the consensus from a huge numbers of gamers, is that they hate it. While Sony isn’t doing everything right with its next-gen system, it does seem to have done one thing: listen to consumers and developers. But Microsoft, it just seems completely …

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Xbox One reveal – less focus on games

Microsoft have sold a staggering 76 million Xbox 360 consoles since its release in 2005. Based on their May 21st event it would appear Microsoft want to target the huge audience of TV addicts. The Xbox One is going to be tightly integrated with the living room environment. The system …

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Rumour: Wii U still selling really badly

It looks like according to one analyst at least, the Wii U is still selling incredibly poorly. To put it in perspective, it was outsold by the Xbox 360, PS3, and the previous generation’s Wii, throughout the whole of April. The numbers paint a more detailed picture, though hardly an …

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Blizzard Game Director Tom Chilton gives an interview

It’s a little strange when a company interviews itself, but that’s what happens when you’re a multi-billion dollar corporation with huge resources and an audience that would make most national newspapers weep. Tom Chilton is a Game Director for Blizzard and he’s been talking to, well, Blizzard about Escalation. Within …

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PS4 teaser shows blurry console, coming at E3

The PS4, as we all expected, will be making its big debut at E3 this year. Microsoft is of course jumping the gun and getting in its next-Xbox unveiling tomorrow, so just to remind you that Sony is waiting in the wings, it’s released a teaser video that shows blurry …

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Mega launches event notifications and zipped downloads

Kim Dotcom’s cloud based file locker, Mega, has launched a new feature called Event Notifications, which informs you of all “relevant activities” of your cloud partners, meaning you can keep an eye on what everyone’s doing when they access your files and folders. On top of that, you can also …

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Ouya’s E3 appearance is an odd one too

Last Friday we heard how Nintendo was going to be holding mini-E3s around the US at Best Buy stores, showing off unreleased Wii U games to the public as well as or instead of the journos at the actual event. Ouya are doing something a bit different too. Its E3 …

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Valve is running a beta for Steam Cards now

Yesterday we talked about the new leveling system that Steam profiles are getting, but apparently that’s not the only shake up Valve is introducing. Another new feature which is now in beta, is a Steam trading card system. This isn’t a game though, but more like achievements, that aren’t just achievements, if …

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EA Games is ditching online passes

Thank god. EA Games has announced that due to its player base not really taking it up on the offer of paying for games’ multiplayer content, after they bought the game second hand or borrowed it from a friend, that it was dropping the much hated Online Pass system. “We’re …

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Sony copyrights PS4 tagline, Greatness Awaits

Sony has had some famous taglines for its consoles over the years, often with several significant ones landing with each generation. Often though there’s one that sticks in your memory a little more. With the PS One it was “Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation,” while the PS2 had …

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Yo dawg, I heard you like Mortal Kombat and Doom

Remember when you played Day of the Tentacle and it let you play Maniac Mansion, inside DotT? Well this is a bit like that, except it’s two guys playing Mortal Kombat in a Doom multiplayer map. It’s pretty fully featured too, with character select, authentic sounds, original visuals and no …

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Where in the world are you, in Google Maps?

This is the basic premise for web-game, GeoGuessr, which sees you trying to figure out where in the world you are, based solely on what you can see on a Google Maps streetview screen. Of course you know where you actually are, but where is your virtual counterpart? That strange …

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Another pro gamer bites the dust

At least, in terms of staying with his current team, Evil Geniuses. This one doesn’t involve the “toxic” gamers in League of Legends, but a Starcraft 2 pro player called Idra, real name Greg Fields. The reason behind his firing? He insulted fans and made as if he couldn’t care …

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Ouya secures $15 million in new round of funding

The Ouya Android console has taken a bit of a beating recently. Early reviews of the developer hardware that went out were not good. People described it as being significantly underpowered and only offering something that most smartphones are capable of. Despite this, the company behind it have managed to secure another …

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