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GAME is going to start selling tablets

GAME, that high-street game retailer that struggled through 2012 and is just about limping along today, is set to go down the hardware route, selling tablets from various manufacturers. The game seller has of course done this sort of thing before, when it began stocking the Google Nexus 7 last year, but this time around the list of available hardware …

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Mozilla has Unreal Engine 3.0 working in browser

Unreal Engine 3.0 has been a seminal development as far as gaming is concerned. Not only did it spawn a whole generation of titles with that grey/brown Gears of War look but it helped create a host of new franchises and has become the poster for low powered, high fidelity gaming. First we saw the engine running in Flash and …

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Blockbuster sold to Gordon Brothers

While I must admit, I was hoping the creators of South Park would buy it, just for the laugh, Blockbuster, the video rental chain that has been left behind in the wake of DVD rentals by post, and eventually streaming content, has now been bought by Gordon Brothers Europe. This will see a total of 264 stores saved for now, …

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Kotaku annoyed at IGN exclusive

Kotaku has posted a review of IGN’s review, of Bioshock Infinite. This might seem odd, but the former of the two sites is understandably annoyed, as IGN has been given the go ahead by publisher 2K Games to post its review, despite every other site being limited by an NDA to a Monday release. Linking through to IGN’s review of …

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EA Games’ CEO prompted to resign by board

Now ex-head at EA Games, John Riccitiello, has had to hand in his letter of resignation after pressuring from the board of directors. His self admittance was that a poor financial showing for the last year was down to his leadership – though the compliments have been pouring in since the news hit. In the mean time, Larry Probst will …

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League of Legends hits 5 million simultaneous players

MOBA arena title League of Legends, is continuing to grow exponentially. We last heard that it was generating over a billion game hours per month, but now it’s hit a new all time high of five million players, all battling away against each other at the same time. This isn’t a one off deal either, but a regular occurrence. As PCGamesN …

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Blizzard is set to show off something big at PAX East

While specifics are a little thin on the ground at the moment, Blizzard is apparently prepping something big for its PAX East announcement. Hopefully it’s a little more exciting than its big reveal at the PS4 debut show, where it announced that Diablo III would appear on the new console. Even though we don’t know what it will be, we …

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New Call of Juarez: Gunslinger footage is very pretty

Especially considering this is going to be a download only title. Shown off in a new trailer, the game looks to return to the Old West, where Juarez had its best outings – far better than the modern re imagining that we saw last year with Cartel. The videos showcases not only new characters of legend from the time, like Billy the …

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Valve console coming Christmas 2013, will cost $1000

Valve’s hotly anticipated “console” PC that looks likely to run the Steam platform and not much else, is expected to debut towards the end of the year, possibly this Christmas, with a price tag around the $1,000 mark – making it a pretty expensive alternative to the big three. Microsoft’s next Xbox as well as Sony’s PS4 will be releasing …

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So what happened with Sam Raimi and the Warcraft movie?

Sam Raimi, the man behind such epic classics as Evil Dead: 1,2 and Army of Darkness, Darkman and the previous Spider Man Trilogy, has spoken out about his time working on the World of Warcraft movie with Blizzard, suggesting that the publishing giant was a pain in the neck to work with. Nowadays, Raimi is off the project, with Duncan …

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