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When Will The Watch Dogs Be Let Out?

One of the more eagerly anticipated games of 2013 2014 is UbiSoft’s open-world hacking game Watch Dogs. Originally slated for a November 2013 release for “all home consoles” (including the Wii-U), it will now be released on May 27, 2014. A William Gibson novel made into bytes, it’s set in a futuristic Chicago where every […]

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Four Awesome Google Street View Hacks

We’ve used Google Maps’ Street View (GSV) to look at our houses, our jobs, and to cyber stalk the places we used to live. I’ve seen the since-wrecked pick-up I used to own parked outside job sites with a twinge of loss. I use Street View to see what kinds of venues bands are playing […]

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Amazon Sparks Set-top Box Competition With Release Of Fire TV

Let’s face it, television setups are complicated these days. We have broadcast, cable, satellite, and a plethora of streaming services. Getting said streaming services on to your TV might mean having an AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast or some other solution. The problem is that most of those solutions are complicated or at least involve multiple steps […]

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CES 2014 Roundup: Next Year Is Going To Be Steam-y

If you’re any sort of gamer, you’ve almost certainly heard of Valve’s Steam platform. For the uninitiated, Steam is a gaming software solution for Windows, Mc OS, and Linux. Imagine an app store and gaming system in one. In September of 2013, Valve announced it was going to be an operating system as well. SteamOS […]

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Meet The 2DS: Nintendo Serves Up Dual Screens, Hold The 3D

There may be a console war on, but Nintendo is pretty much the undisputed champ of the handheld gaming arena at the moment. As long as you ignore casual gaming, that is. Gaming for iOS and Android have come a long way from the original monochromatic Gameboy, but there’s something about dedicated handheld gaming hardware […]

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SDCC: Firefly MMO Announced, Chutzpah Unintentionally Defined

Ah, San Diego Comic Con. The place where a nerd can be a nerd, a cosplayer can be a cosplayer, and small fuzzy things from Alpha Centauri can be small fuzzy things from Alpha Centauri. As someone who has never attended SDCC, there are two different things I specifically look out for every year. The […]

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Do This: Type The Konami Code While On Vogue’s UK Website

It may be a statement on the fashion industry’s predilection to return to previous fashion trends. It might be a comment on the assumed need for fashion models to look a certain way being an outdated idea. Or it could be that someone on Vogue’s website staff is a fan of old school video games. […]

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You Did This: Xbox One No Longer Needs To Always Be Online, Can Play Used Games

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In a move that surely shocks only the executives who tried to make these limitations part of the Xbox One, the gaming console maker has decided to remove the need for an internet connection to play video games and also allows you to trade and sell your games. It seems the massive backlash against the […]

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High Five, Bro! The Xbox One Is A Michael Bay Movie

Nobody that plays video games can pretend for a second that they weren’t excited about the unveiling of Microsoft’s next generation of consoles. Or at least curious. Ever since Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement and press conference earlier this year, everyone with an ear to the ground in the gaming world has been waiting with bated […]

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The Xbox One Revealed: Here’s The Important Stuff

Today, Microsoft, with much media hoopla, revealed then new Xbox, dubbed Xbox One. As with our coverage of Sony’s PlayStation 4 reveal earlier this year, here are the major takeaways from the event. IT’S A CABLE BOX Tellingly, Microsoft’s announcement didn’t lead with the games that would be available for the Xbox One. Rather, the […]

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