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Sega Pluto prototypes rediscovered

Some of the rarest video games, consoles and accessories are prototypes that never made it into full production. Finding them in the wild is nearly impossible as they’re usually in the basement/attic of a previously fired and (at the time) disgruntled employee, who decided they would take the latest and …

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Twitter music app now available

Ok so I said last week that the Twitter music app was going to launch over the first Coachella weekend. My bad. In all fairness though, everyone else said that it was going to, so at least a lot of us were wrong. That said, the Twitter music app is …

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Bioshock and Tomb Raider – big sellers in US

Bioshock and Tomb Raider have sold well in the United Kingdom, and the same sales pattern has been mirrored in America. Interestingly the Xbox 360 is also the best selling console, which is now a record 27 months. The NPD numbers show that Bioshock Infinite has taken the top position …

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PhysX gets new outing in Hawken

Hawken is a free to play first person shooter, featuring giant mechanical walker bots, that players pilot and shoot at one another with. In the latest trailer from Nvidia, the developers show off what new effects have been added to the game with the inclusion of more advanced PhysX features. …

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Edifier shows off new Predator 2.1 speaker system

Considering I’ve been running  a set of Razer Mako speakers for the past few years, it’s obvious I’m a fan of odd shaped sound setups. With that in mind, my interest is certainly peaked by the Edifier Predator 2.1 speaker system which comes heavily inspired by an unnamed sci-fi universe …

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Twitter launching music app today

Twitter’s not-so-secret music app is set to launch today according to some, following on from several unplanned leaks by random people give early access. The app works by suggesting tracks and artists to users based on several factors, including who they follow. The social blogging network has tried to keep …

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Office of fair trading to investigate in-app purchasing

The Office of Fair Trading is set to investigate what it describes as “aggressive” in-app purchases, especially in games aimed at children, following on from several instances where kids playing on parents’ phones has resulted in bills that are thousands of pounds deep. “We are concerned that children and their …

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What happens to spam after you die?

It’s an interesting question – and certainly something that can be classified, for now, as a ‘first world problem’. But, sooner or later, the question of ‘What happens to a person’s data when they’re dead’ will come up for almost everyone on the planet. KitGuru plays the theme tune from …

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Asda is taking PS4 pre-orders now

You’ll need to shell out £20 for the privilege of reserving what at the moment must be the most anticipated of the next-gen consoles, the PS4, with Asda expecting it to be available to pick up some time within 2013. Despite this release date suggestion however, Asda has noted that this is …

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Skype spread trojan could make you a bitcoin miner

A new trojan has been discovered that is being spread through innocuous looking Skype messages, giving ‘hackers’ control of your machine. Once they do so however, they aren’t creating a botnet, or stealing credit card details, but making you part of a distributed bitcoin mining network. Those hit with the …

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Microsoft apologises for always-on ranter’s rant

Last Friday, we covered how Adam Orth, a creative director at Microsoft was bashing those that complained about always-online systems, suggesting people should just put up with it. This annoyed Microsoft and Xbox fans, as well as many gamers in general – especially coming off the back of EA’s Sim …

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