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Anthem PC – First Look!

Last weekend I gave the Anthem Demo a go only a few weeks away from their unfortunate VIP demo connectivity and bug issues I was a little more than cautiously optimistic about the experience. EA revealed a rather confusing release schedule matrix, but the full version of Anthem will be released for Origin Access Premier subscribers from the 15th of February, The rest of us get to play it on the 22nd.

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UK law could soon ban ‘non-conventional porn’ online

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Do you partake in pornography that is considered “non-conventional?” Who knows right? That’s a pretty vague term, but it’s the exact wording of the currently under-debate, Digital Economy Bill, which is being pushed through parliament. If enacted, it could force ISPs to put blocks in place for any sites that …

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What caused the latest Netflix stock slump?

Netflix might be the world’s most popular streaming service, but that doesn’t mean that everything is rosy at the company. Indeed after announcing its first quarter earnings, investors have shown their usual level of (in)stability and have sent shares crashing down more than 10 per cent in extended trading. These …

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BBC Three is now online only

BBC Three has ended its run as a traditional TV channel and is now officially an online only destination. To celebrate the end of its 13 year run on TV, the channel broadcast some of its most popular shows, including Family Guy and the Mighty Boosh among others. BBC Three …

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Online racists shamed with billboard screengrabs

We’re not blowing anyone’s minds when we say that some people can be dicks online. Racism, sexism, homophobia – often the internet feels like it brings out the worst in people, even if there are many pieces of evidence to counter that point. Still, Brazil is looking to change people’s …

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Royal Mail further invests in ecommerce future

Royal Mail is not quite the company it once was, with many, many alternatives for those that wish to post letters, parcels and other assorted packages to one another around the world. As retailers like Amazon continually look to create new delivery platforms and trends that Royal Mail struggles to …

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Do any of us ‘laugh out loud’ anymore?

Laughing out loud, or “lol”, has been the go to phrase to communicate amusement online (no matter how small) forever. However according to new statistics, that may no longer be the case, with many Facebook users rarely, if ever using the acronym any more, preferring more speech-like “haha” and “hehe,” as …

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Aldi: online grocery sales ‘not an immediate focus’

Despite the massive growth of online grocery shopping in the UK, German discount supermarket chain Aldi, has said that it won’t be pushing into the field in any large way. Despite reports released earlier this week that it would be looking to expand online in the UK, it has now …

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Where did your online alias come from?

Even though sites like Facebook have encouraged the use of our real names online, most of us have been gaming and chatting under pseudonyms for much of our internet based lives. Often we go through several different ones before something sticks and once it does, that name can have a …

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Riot Games’ owner now runs an online bank

Tencent, best known in the gaming world as the parent company of Riot Games and its worldly popular League of Legends, is one of the largest internet firms in China and it now looks set to expand its influence even further with the creation of its own private online bank. …

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Sim City is finally getting an Offline mode

Almost a year after its painful release, Sim City is finally getting an offline mode in the game’s next update, developer Maxis has just announced. While an offline mode is much appreciated, it has raised an important question- How is it suddenly possible to have an offline mode now, when …

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Sony explains PS4 online fee

While Sony has received a lot of accolades for its handling of the next-gen in terms of online activations (it isn’t doing them), used game sales (it’s not restricting them) and bundled hardware (the Eye camera isn’t mandatory), it did take a bit of flak for its announcement that for …

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Luxa2 launches brand new online store

While the initial sheen might have come off the smartphone market (Apple in particular) as it moves to becoming a commodity, it is still a growth industry. But enjoying far greater growth is the accessory industry that has grown around it. KitGuru snags a sighting of a new site – …

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Former HMV boss ready to ‘help’ Blockbusters

Confidence is a good thing. We like meeting people who have a well-placed confidence on their own skills and abilities. Bit like the master and commander of a sailing vessel. But what if a captain’s last command ran into the rocks – and he was still highly confident?  KitGuru wonders …

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85000 Facebook users begin dating mystery women

Genius reporter David Lee, over at the BBC, has uncovered a dating mystery. As KitGuru goes into ‘Roses are Red, Violets are Blue – We can Rhyme and so can You’ melt down, we also try and bring you some of the facts. It seems that an organisation called ‘Cloud …

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Now that’s how you play a board game, online

Wolfire Games, the original creators of the Humble Bundle indi funding initiative, has released a new game that shows just how board games should be played online: with far less rules and real time players. One of the problems with online board gaming – and card games to a similar …

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KitGuru visits Multiplay i47

Gamers from across Europe have battled the adverse weather conditions and descended upon the International Centre in Telford for the last i-Series LAN of the year, i47.  This is a smaller event than the summer i-Series (i46 this year).  KitGuru’s reporters were on hand to take a look around. We …

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Argos to become digital focused

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Finally moving on from the 20th century catalogue, Argos is looking to become far more digitally focused in a move that will see 75 stores close or relocate to more viable locations. According to The Guardian, the parent company of Argos, Home Retail Group, has announced that it will also …

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