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  • News: PC-Exclusive Cyberpunk Shooter Hard Reset Out Today

    PC-exclusive shooters are somewhat more thin on the ground than they used to be, as console players dominate the multiplayer arena thanks to titles like Call of Duty. Hard Reset, from new Polish developer Flying Wild Hog, is an unapologetic love letter to those who remember the "good old days" before regenerating health, cover systems and having to constantly reload weapons. It's an all-out action extravaganza featuring lots of robots and the player as a one-man army sent out to stop them.

  • News: Halo News: Classic Map Returns, Reach Title Update Inbound

    Long-time Halo multiplayer fans will be well familiar with Halo 2's Headlong map, offering large scale vehicle friendly online mayhem. The map has been reimagined and rebranded "Breakneck" in the upcoming Halo: Anniversary, and will provide plenty of entertainment for 8-16 players when the game releases in mid-November.

  • News: Xbox Live Coming to PC with Windows 8

    Speaking via his blog, Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced yesterday that Windows 8 would incorporate Xbox Live functionality. Clumsily dubbed "Xbox Live on Windows," the service promises to "bring your games, music, movies and TV shows to your favorite Microsoft and Windows devices" and seems to be an attempt to forget that Games for Windows Live ever existed -- or at least a rebrand.

  • News: TGS: Sony's Press Conference Roundup

    Nintendo may have brought the games, but Sony definitely brought the hardware at their pre-TGS press conference tonight. Launch dates, PlayStation 2 remakes, and lots more was covered at the event, and we've got all the details. If you watched our liveblog you're already up to speed, but if not, here are a few noteworthy highlights of SCEJ's Vita-heavy presser:

  • News: LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack Available Today

    The LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack releases today for $9.99, and brings with it full Move support for the original story and community levels. It also provides a new story mode known as Rise of the Cakeling, featuring 14 new levels. And for Move-wielding creative types, the pack also offers a selection of new tools for use in level building.

  • News: From brainstorm to outline: Why I use OPML

    Successful projects start with thorough planning. You aren’t going to create a compelling business proposal by scratching a few notes on a cocktail napkin then firing up Keynote. You need to plan first. For me, planning means making an outline, and outlining means using OPML.

  • News: Alan Partridge on Kindle: Better than iPad

    The iPad and Android tablets are too distracting, says shamed TV legend Alan Partridge as he promotes his new autobiography.

  • News: Blocked from China, Twitter goes after overseas Chinese

    Twitter plans to offer a Chinese-language user interface in the coming weeks. But the company doesn't expect the bulk of the Chinese speaking population will be using it anytime soon.

  • News: Minecraft 1.8 'Adventure Update' Available Now

    It's fair to say that version 1.8 of Minecraft, also known as the Adventure Update, has been hotly anticipated by the game's millions of fans. Offering a significant update over previous versions, the game rewards both exploration and combat to a much greater degree than previous versions while still keeping the goal-free sandbox play so beloved of its proponents intact.

  • News: The two faces of Windows 8 Developer Preview

    A first hands-on look at the just-released Developer Preview of Windows 8 (which became available last night at the Windows Dev Center site) reveals an operating system poised halfway between yesterday's desktop and tomorrow's touch-screen interface. I installed it on a PC, but the OS seems built more for tablets and mobile devices than traditional computers,

  • News: Second carrier in Canada starts LTE service

    Canada's biggest phone company has launched LTE wireless data service five cities, including the nation's largest municipality.

  • News: Google Kenya: getting Kenya businesses online

    Businesses in Kenya do not engage enough with online audiences. This was the reaction sensitized by majority of speakers during the first day of Google Kenya 2nd annual web and mobile conference ongoing at the Westgate Cinemax, Nairobi.

  • News: Jobs' Departure Hasn't Quelled Demand for Apple Products

    Steve Jobs’ departure as CEO of Apple is having little effect on the clamor for iPads and iPhones, according to survey by ChangeWave Research.

  • News: Codemasters to Close Bodycount/Operation Flashpoint Studio

    Following poor critical reception of recent shooter title Bodycount, Codemasters has announced it will be closing its Guildford, UK studio and focusing on its racing titles.

  • News: Apply Now for the Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta

    If you're a long-time fan of the Tribes series, you may want to get signed up on developer Hi-Rez Studios' website for early access to the imminent closed beta.

  • News: Epson projectors bring iOS devices to the big screen

    Epson America has announced a new line of portable projectors, the MegaPlex series, aimed at turning your mobile Apple device into a home theater or business presentation device.

  • News: Windows 8: All you need to know

    After months of buildup, Microsoft unveils the next generation of Windows for PCs and tablets

  • News: Data 'blagging' deserves prison time, says Information Commissioner

    Courts should have the option to send people to prison for illegally accessing or ‘blagging’ personal data, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has told a Justice Select Committee hearing.

  • News: Creating a cloud-based backup for your image library

    Creating your own cloud storage system doesn’t require a degree in computer science. But it does help to choose the right equipment. A number of companies are offering network-capable hard drives that work nicely for photo backup and remote access. These network appliances typically house a couple of drives, basic server software, and an Ethernet connector. And since you don’t have to wire these units directly to a computer, they can be housed anywhere you have power and a connection to the Internet.

  • News: TrackMania 2 Canyon Available Now

    The full version of TrackMania 2 Canyon is now available for download from Nadeo and Ubisoft, marking the end of the multiplayer beta period.

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