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Chatterbox: Friday

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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

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Good morning! Here's the overnight news. After catching up, come back to SAI all day for live tech news and analysis. Marissa Mayer does not consider herself a feminist. Marc Andreessen is backing an app for contractors who want to rent equipment. Walt Mossberg says you might want to wait...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, YHOO, LNKD, FB, GOOG, EA)

Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th

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Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social network will go dark, but Page & Co. note that some titles will...
Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th
'Sword & Sworcery' composer Jim Guthrie releases first solo album in a decade

Unity readies cross platform game development tool for BlackBerry 10 with open beta test

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Unity Technologies will soon extend its cross-platform game development tools with an open beta trial targeting the BlackBerry 10 OS. It is inviting developers to register now to be among the first to get access.Unity's tools can be used to create games simultaneously for a number of different platforms,...
Unity readies cross platform game development tool for BlackBerry 10 with open beta test

EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

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Electronic Arts isn't able to say Game On quite yet to all SimCity fans, but it says it has made "huge progress" fixing problems that tarnished the March 5 release. Its servers are now responding 40 times faster than at launch while the franchise is seeing reduced downtimes. While the server...
EA making progress fixing SimCity problems

Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC; Bethesda; £6.80-£7.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewThe first story-driven downloadable content for Dishonored is The Knife Of Dunwall, putting you in the stealthy boots of Daud the assassin, the man responsible for killing the empress, thereby starting the whole dishonouring process. There are three...
Dishonored: The Knife Of Dunwall - review
Four elements, four buttons: 'Element4l' is a fun, atmospheric shape-shifter
Makers Of Firefly 'Fan-game' Abuse DMCA To Try To Silence Critic

Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

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The Kickstarter-funded, $99 device is expected to shake up the gaming industry. Ouya, the cube-shaped gaming console that won all its backing on Kickstarter, has started shipping units, reports the BBC. The system, which runs on Android, rapidly raised over $8 million in investment, and is expected to disrupt...
Ouya Games Console Starts Shipping To First Customers

Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane

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A report by market analysts App Annie and IDC continue to show that mobile devices such as the iPhone or the Nexus 7 control a clear majority of mobile gaming interest and dollars spent on purchases, with portable handhelds fading rapidly. The first quarter of 2013 saw another milestone achieved...
Study: tablets, smartphones rule mobile gaming; handhelds wane
The cute and charming violence of 'Battleblock Theater'

Here's what we know about Xbox One games

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Here's a roundup of the Xbox One games announced at the Xbox Reveal event for Microsoft's Xbox One. [Read more]...
Here's what we know about Xbox One games

Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

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Sony CEO Kaz Hirai’s rebuilding job is showing its first signs of promise after the company posted net profits of $458 million (43 billion yen) for its 2012 financial year [PDF], its first annual profit for half a decade. The results have been helped by the sale of a string of assets...
Sony reports net profits of $458 million for 2012, returning to black for the first time in 5 years

What's the Future of the Digital Classroom?

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As technology becomes more available in classrooms, education firm EverFi is trying to use games to teach students life skills like financial literacy. EverFi founder and CEO Tom Davidson joins digits....
What's the Future of the Digital Classroom?

Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

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Surface Pro fanboys, Take notice. Your hot little tablet will soon be the runner-up in the ever-growing category of “incredibly expensive Windows 8 tablets aimed at a tiny, but rabid demographic”. Razer just announced that the Edge and Edge Pro gaming tablet will ship in late March, with the startup accepting...
Preorders For TheGaming-Focused Razer Edge Tablet Start March 1st, Prices Start At $999

Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

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Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. That might be changing, if Android Police's snooping around the Google Play Services component of the...
Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

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For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a...
Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

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Samsung Electronics has introduced the Android-based HomeSync media center, which can be used to watch movies, play games and also provide private and shared storage....
Samsung launches Android-based media center HomeSync

Chatterbox: Friday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterFriday! Watcha doing?!GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds...
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In Tettix's 'Solace,' the concept art is the game

W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

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Monetization and user acquisition provider W3i today announced that it has rebranded the company, changing its name to NativeX. The company’s name change comes alongside its other announcement, pivoting the business to providing native ad units for its customers, a form of in-app advertising where publishers can integrate ads into...
W3i rebrands as NativeX, launches new advertising platform

Planets Defense - review

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Android, iPhone, iPad; Lightworks; £1.49Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewPlanets Defense is a game of solar system domination with no plot or scene setting, just you against the red spaceships. Your job is to mine resources, build and upgrade spacecraft and colonise new planets, while defending your bases....
Planets Defense - review
StadiumVision turns every smartphone at Brooklyn Nets games into a live video scoreboard

Sega Pluto prototype console surfaces: the Saturn / NetLink mishmash that never was

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So, first things first. Sega actually shipped some pretty insane gear. A handheld console that used full-size Genesis cartridges? Check. A sophisticated Tamagotchi that our own editor-in-chief developed games for? Yessir. Something called a "32X" that stacked on top of an already sizable home console? Sure, why not? Given...
Sega Pluto prototype console surfaces: the Saturn / NetLink mishmash that never was

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Tuesday.GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds    ...
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Chatterbox: Thursday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterHey, it's Thursday! What are you up to?!GamesKeith Stuartguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds...
Chatterbox: Thursday

Amazon unveils new virtual coins for Kindle Fire users

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Amazon Coins will offer Kindle Fire owners a new and different way to buy games and other apps. [Read more]...
Amazon unveils new virtual coins for Kindle Fire users
Name that Tech Tune: What is this classic Nintendo game?

Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King

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In the wake of its No. 1 game's popularity, King.com revamps its brand and launches two more games and continues to fill the pipeline. [Read more]...
Crushing competition, Candy Crush creator crowns itself King
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