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Black Ops II will support livestreaming ingame

Treyarch and publisher Activision will be giving console owners the ability to stream gameplay directly to the internet from in-game. Activision announced Thursday the live streaming was possible thanks to a partnership with YouTube, which lets both PlayStation…

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Capcom to increase staff by 1000, stop outsourcing

Capcom plans to increase its internal development staff from 1,500 to 2,500 over the next decade. The Japanese publisher has told investors that the move will allow it to shift outsourced operations to its internal workforce…

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Steam Linux Beta grows, 26 games now available

The list of games available has grown quickly to 26. Among them Dungeons of Dredmoor, Frozen Synapse, Trine 2. Larger games include Team Fortress 2 and Serious Sam 3: BFE. There’s no sign of Left 4 Dead 2,…

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Google search page gets an update

Google has unveiled a new design for its search results page that gives more real estate to its Knowledge Graph results and makes the look and feel on desktop computers consistent with those on smartphones and tablets. In a nutshell,…

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Obama’s tweet becomes most popular tweet of all time

A tweet sent out by Barack Obama regarding his re-election as President of the United States has rapidly become the most popular of all time. The post, which simply read “Four more years” and was accompanied by…

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Xbox Surface tablet rumoured to be in development

Microsoft is making a 7 inch gaming tablet called Xbox Surface, according to a new report. Hardware planning for this device is underway, The Verge reports. It will “likely” include a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM designed…

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Assassin’s Creed Anthology spotted, all Games and DLC included

Ubisoft plans to release every console game in the Assassin’s Creed series in one big box, a new retail listing suggests. The Assassin’s Creed Anthology Edition includes Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Assassin’s…

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Facebook for iOS now has “built in instagram”

Facebook’s iOS app has been updated to version 5.1, and while it doesn’t say it on the iTunes page, photo filters is among the new features. This comes just days after a report in The New York Times said Twitter was…

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Google usage in the UK drops below 90%

Google’s search engine market share in the UK has fallen, according to a company that monitors web traffic. The 89.33 per cent share is Google’s lowest in five years, says Experian Hitwise. Microsoft’s Bing is in second place,…

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Assassin’s Creed 3 tops UK Gaming chart

Assassin’s Creed 3 has topped the UK charts with the best sales of the series to date. It was the biggest launch in publisher Ubisoft’s history and the second biggest launch of any game in the…

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292 GAME shops open tonight for Halo 4 Launch

292 GAME stores open at midnight tonight to sell Halo 4. The flagship launch is at GAME Stratford (GAME Oxford Street is no more). For midnight launches GAME stores open their doors around 11.45pm, but some…

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Corsair H100i and H80i announced

Corsair has announced the Hydro Series H100i and H80i liquid CPU coolers, a ground-up re-design of the the H100 and H80.

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iPad 4 sells 3 Million in 3 Days

Apple today announced it has sold three million iPads in just three days since the launch of its new iPad mini and fourth generation iPad , which is double the previous first weekend milestone of 1.5…

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Galaxy S3 passes 30 Million sales

The rise and rise of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has continued with latest sales figures topping 30 million. The Android phone released in May, reached the landmark figure this week, according to an announcement on Samsung Poland’s Twitter page.…

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CS:GO is free to play this weekend on Steam

Counter Strike: Global Offensive is free for all to play on PC via Steam this weekend. The staple team-based shooter went free earlier today and will remain that way until 1pm PST (9pm UK time) this…

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Comet enters administration

Comet has confirmed it will be entering administration next week. This will be the biggest UK high street failure since Woolworths went down the pan in 2008. Comet employs about 6,500 people, operates 240 large sized…

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Sony reports quarterly loss for the 4th time in a row

Sony has posted a loss of $198 million on revenue of $20.5 billion for its fiscal second quarter, marking an improvement over the $350 million loss it reported in the same period last year and $312 million loss…

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PS4 Developer Kits spotted

A report on Thursday suggested thatPlayStation 4 developer kits are already out in the wild, and the rumored PS4 specs paint quite a picture. According to the report, the PS4 dev kits that game studios are currently…

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Hotmail is finally overtaken by Gmail

According to their traffic data for October, Google’s email service has finally overtaken Hotmail with 287.9 million unique worldwide visitors during the month versus 286.2 million for Hotmail. Google had already claimed the top spot by its own…

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OCZ to lay off 28% of staff

OCZ has repeatedly missed earnings expectations, including a $6.3 million loss in its first quarter that ended in May. Although it hasn’t filed a Form 10-Q for its fiscal second quarter yet, the company recently said it expects…

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Megaupload returns as Me.ga

Kim Dotcom and friends are making good on their promise to revive MegaUpload. The popular file sharing destination was abruptly shut down by U.S. officials earlier this year and Kim Dotcom’s New Zealand mansion raided by American and…