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Mathematicians Determine the True Protagonist of Game of Thrones

With so many characters to track, across different continents, it’s easy for fans of the Game of Thrones series to become lost in a sea of names, let alone determine who the “hero” of the story…

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Planet With Three Suns Discovered

Astrophysicists have discovered a distant planet that has not one, not two, but three suns in its sky. While the Jupiter-sized world, named KELT-4Ab, orbits a single star (KELT-A), its system is within close proximity of…

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Xbox Chief Talks “Xbox One-and-a-Half”

Following strong speculation that Sony is to launch an advanced version of PlayStation 4, dubbed the PS4.5, to offer stronger support for the PlayStation VR headset and 4K output, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer has spoken about…

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Project CARS Falls Victim to the VR War

Slightly Mad Studios has released its 1.3 Oculus Rift SDK support for Project CARS this week, and with it revealed that crossplay between Oculus and HTC Vive users is not possible. While Project CARS supports both…

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Mass Effect: Andromeda Tech Demo Leaks

The Mass Effect: Andromeda hype machine is ramping up: following the most recent leak of an EA marketing survey (a repeat of an incident from last year), which teased details of the forthcoming BioWare RPG, a…

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Square Enix Considering “Higher Spec” Version of Final Fantasy XV for PC

While Square Enix has not yet confirmed that its forthcoming JRPG epic Final Fantasy XV will arrive on PC, it seems that, if it does, it will be a “higher spec” version running on DirectX 12.…

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“Hack the Pentagon” Begins This Month

Hack the Pentagon, the US intelligence agency’s new bug bounty program, is set to begin this month, its organiser HackerOne has revealed. The challenge, which is open to anyone who thinks they have the technical nous…

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Backfiring Gmail April Fools’ Gag Allegedly Lost People Jobs

Google’s Gmail April Fools’ Day prank has earned the wrath of users after its new, jokey feature landed some people in hot water, some even losing jobs over it. This morning, Gmail introduced a secondary reply…

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Microsoft UWP Will Help More Xbox Exclusives Arrive on PC

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform (UWP) program – an effort to unify Windows PCs with Xbox One, amongst other platforms – may have been branded a “sneaky manoeuvre” by Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney, but the company…

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More Mass Effect: Andromeda Details Leaked?

New details regarding BioWare’s hotly-anticipated action RPG sequel Mass Effect: Andromeda may have leaked online. Screenshots of an EA marketing survey were posted to NeoGAF this week, which – while unverified – reveal that the forthcoming…

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HoloLens Developer Warns of Overheating Issue

2016 may be the year of virtual reality, but Microsoft is carving its own path with its augmented reality headset, the HoloLens, which launched its Development Edition yesterday. While the HoloLens has been criticised for its…

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Eve Online Gears up for Biggest War It’s Ever Seen

Players of MMORPG Eve Online might have thought they had witnessed the greatest battle the game had ever seen following 2014’s battle at B-R5RB – a 20-hour firefight, during which 10,000 people vied for victory – which…

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The Planet Mars Could be Recreated as a Theme Park in Las Vegas

A consortium of designers and investors has proposed a new attraction in Las Vegas, called Mars World, which aims to recreate the surface of The Red Planet. Should the proposal be successful, Mars World would offer…

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More PlayStation 4.5 Details Emerge

Following rumours that Sony is working on a 4K version of the PS4 – nicknamed the PlayStation 4.5 – designed to fully exploit the PlayStation VR headset, the Wall Street Journal has effectively confirmed its existence,…

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NVIDIA Pascal Rumoured to Struggle with Asynchronous Compute

NVIDIA’s new Pascal GPU micro-architecture – billed as 10x faster than the previous Maxwell iteration, and set for release in retail graphics cards later this year – is rumoured to be having problems when dealing with…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 to be Announced at E3?

According to rumour, Rockstar is set to reveal its sequel to Wild West open world shooter Red Dead Redemption at E3 this Summer. I know, we’ve been here before: the very same report emerged around the…

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Resident Evil 4 HD Comparison Screenshots Revealed

The HD fan remaster of Resident Evil 4 is making great strides, if the recent photo comparisons of the game’s new textures and models are anything to go by. The Resident Evil 4 HD Project –…

Nintendo NX

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Nintendo NX Controller Was a Fake – Here’s How It Was Done

Earlier this week, a programmer, claiming to be in possession of the Nintendo NX dev kit, revealed photos purporting to be the controller for the new console (above), the design of which certainly matched a patent…

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Street Fighter V Story Mode Beaten by a Baby

I’m sure many readers will have been on the receiving end of that accusation, that questions your gaming integrity: “You play Civilization Revolution/Super Smash Bros/Wild Gunman? That’s a baby game!” While the hyperbolic barb can sting,…

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Microsoft’s “Teen Girl” AI Becomes Incestuous Nazi-Lover

Microsoft, in trying to launch a customer service artificial intelligence presented as a teen girl, got a crash course in how you can’t trust the internet after the system became a foul-mouthed, incestuous racist within 24…

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Hitler-Starring Fast & Furious Sequel Seeking Funding

Did you plough through the Fast & Furious franchise disappointed, like there was something missing? I think we all felt it. I remember reading countless reviews of the series’ instalments – particularly Tokyo Drift – which…