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Razer is shutting down Ouya

A few years ago, there was a big push to bring Android into the living room as a competitive console offering. This resulted in a few different products, including Ouya, the MadCatz Mojo (which used the Ouya store) and the Razer Forge TV. Razer acquired Ouya back in 2015 and …

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TorrentHound becomes third big site to shutdown in 2016

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2016 has not been a good year for torrent sites. On top of losing mainstream sharing traction to streaming sites and services, three of the top 10 torrent sites in the world have shut down. Following along with KickassTorrens and Torrentz, TorrentHound has now announced a sudden end to its …

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Apple’s iBooks and iTunes Movies stores shut down in China

Apple has found itself unable to sell both ebooks and films over in China, after a government regulator took issue with the iBooks and iTunes movie stores. Right now, it is being reported that China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television is behind the block on two …

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ATVOD is no more, OfCom to take over regulation duties

Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD), the regulatory body for on demand TV platforms in the UK, like 4OD, BBC iPlayer and the ITV player, is set to close after just five years of operation. It’s regulatory responsibilities, which lately have seen the organisation go after porn site operators, will …

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Mojang is killing off Scrolls

It looks like Mojang is pulling the plug on Scrolls, its battle card game, which launched some time after Minecraft rocketed in to popularity. Scrolls did not achieve the same level of success as Minecraft did and now it will be shutting down entirely, although the game will continue to …

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Lost Planet 3 developer ceasing operations

It looks like we are about to lose another game development studio as Spark Unlimited, the team behind Lost Planet 3, is ceasing its game development operations. All employees at the studio have also unfortunately lost their jobs, which is never good news. Spark Unlimited also developed Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden …

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Grooveshark shuts down, apologises to everyone

Grooveshark was once upon a time one of the world’s biggest music streaming platforms, with a peak user base over 30 million strong. However its near 10 years history has now come to a close, as with a looming damages payment in the hundreds of millions, the site settled with …

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Sony is closing its stores in Canada

Sony has announced that it will be closing down all of its stores in Canada within the next six to eight weeks. From now on, Sony will be selling and supporting its products through a series of authorized retailers and its own online store. Sony confirmed the cost cutting move …

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Business as usual: Silk Road 3 reloaded appears

In an almost immediate response to the shut down of the illicit substance marketplace, Silk Road 2 and the arrest of its alleged owner, Blake Benthall, Silk Road 3 “reloaded” has appeared on the dark net, advertising business as usual for underground drug sales. However, just because the name and …

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Borderlands update paves way for Steamworks

Borderlands is the latest title to be saved from the Gamespy shutdown as a new update removes the title’s SecuROM DRM and paves the way for Steam Works integration. Right now Borderlands is a multiplayer-less game but co-op will soon be making a return for those who still play. The …

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