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Steve Ballmer is retiring

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s long running CEO and successor to Bill Gates, has announced that he’s retiring at some point within the next 12 months. Until then, he will continue his duties and help search for a successor. This news might come as a surprise to many, as we’ve heard rumours for years about Ballmer’s deliberate ousting of potential business rivals …

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What’s your next big thing in display tech?

There’s been a lot of talk about the next-generation of display technology over the past year or so. For a while 3D seemed like it might make enough of an impact to become the next big thing, but now it’s sort of petered off and really, no one cares. It’s nice when it’s there (unless it gives you a headache) …

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Valve heading to German court over digital game resale

Valve has staunchly denied users of its Steam platform the right to resell digital games that they bought through the distribution service, despite an EU court ruling that all consumers and businesses had the right to resell their digital license for a product as long as they didn’t retain access to it after the fact. Now though, a German right’s …

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I’m not one for early acess, but this looks cool

Coming from ARMA developers Bohemia, this game set for Steam early access release on 1st August, looks very intriguing. It’s all about designing a Mars rover and then sending it to the red planet to explore its surface; you’ll need to be careful though, your multi-billion pound project is fragile. In the new trailer for the game released today, Bohemia …

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Home Monitor Indoor Security Camera

While smartphone apps and mobile connectivity are often touted for lots of things, be it fitness, media viewing, navigation or a whole host of other facilities, security isn't one that's touched on quite as much. Hoping to turn that trend around is Home Monitor, a home security camera system that hooks right up to your home network and gives you a chance to check in from wherever you are.

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Ouya CEO issues apology over failed delivery of console

Many Ouya Kickstarter backers are complaining today because their little android console didn’t turn up as expected. To help assuage their concerns that they’re getting screwed over by the crowd funding success company, the CEO has issued an apology. She began it by saying, “I’m pissed,” highlighting that the shipping had all been paid for and that the units were …

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Here’s the first five minutes of the new Borderlands 2 DLC

Borderlands 2 might have been released over 8 months ago, but it’s still going incredibly strong and there’s a new batch of DLC set to hit soon. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep is a role playing game withing a role playing game: that’s right, this is Inception level DLC. Publisher 2K has released a new gameplay trailer, showing the …

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Torchlight 1 is now free on GoG

You’ve only got 48 hours to take advantage of this one folks, so get in there while you can: the hit RPG Torchlight 1 is now free to download from Good Old Games, to help kick off GoG’s NoDRM Summer Sale. Of course all games on GoG are DRM free all the time, but this Summer sees over 500 of …

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Sony gives full details of PS4 specs

Sony has been thrashing competitor Microsoft at this year’s E3 expo, specifically targeting the Xbox One’s weak spots with its announcements about no online activation, the ability to share games, used game sales and more, but now its stepping beyond that and giving us a full run down of the internal hardware. According to a Sony release, the PS4 is …

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Xbox One titles listed at E3

Microsoft has spent the last hour or so not talking about TV (for a change) and instead, giving us some details of the games that will be released during the next-gen consoles launch. Sunset Overdrive, is coming from Insomnia and looks like a mashup of Borderlands with an art style that’s straight out of Epic Games’ Fortnight. No gameplay footage …

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