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Oh dear… new SimCity patch makes everything worse

It’s one thing to release a game that’s single player experience requires always-online DRM and then have those same always-on servers crash soon after launch, but it’s another thing entirely to release game breaking patches that were supposed to fix everything weeks after launch. That’s the situation EA, Maxis and …

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Info Security Europe kicks off in London

As technology permeates every corner of the planet, so the threat of significant security attacks grows. Articles that run on world famous newspapers like the New York Times, result in massive hacks into every PC owned by that organisation – within 24 hours. It’s a very serious world and security …

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Fancy a pizza? Order it from your Xbox, with Kinect

Pizza Hut has introduced a new app for the Xbox 360, which allows users to order pizzas online and even design their own custom toppings with the use of Kinect. Whether this will evolve into some sort of social-network mini-game remains to be seen, but it does sound intriguing. “We’re …

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Live action GTA V trailer in the works

Some images have shown up online for a supposed live-action trailer of Rockstar’s upcoming GTA V game, featuring crashed cars, destroyed environments and all the sort of mayhem you’d expect from a game in the GTA series – apart from cops getting shot with rocket launchers that is. The following …

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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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