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Chatterbox: Friday

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Kanye West announces that Kim Kardashian is pregnant

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Rapper tells crowd at show in New Jersey about his impending fatherhood and serenades his girlfriend Reading on mobile? Watch hereKanye West is to become a father, he announced in typically understated style on Sunday night - from the stage, in front of 5,000 fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The...
Kanye West announces that Kim Kardashian is pregnant

UK top 20 video games chart

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There's no shifting Ms Croft, as Tomb Raider stays top of the pile with three new entries coming into the top fiveUKIE Games Charts © compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesXboxPS3PS VitaPSPNintendoSonyPCWiiguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is...
UK top 20 video games chart

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Tuesday. How was your Bank Holiday?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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Guardian launches news app for the new BlackBerry 10 platform

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The Guardian launches an app for BlackBerry 10We're pleased to announce that the Guardian will be available to BlackBerry users with the launch of our app for the new BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone. Available to download free of charge from BlackBerry® World™, the Guardian app will allow users to read the...
Guardian launches news app for the new BlackBerry 10 platform

Gears Of War: Judgement - review

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Xbox 360; Microsoft; £37-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewGears Of War has a formula and Judgement isn't going to mess with it: one of your ludicrously proportioned musclemen kicks open a door to find a room littered with waist-high barriers; aliens with guns arrive; using the barriers as...
Gears Of War: Judgement - review

UK top 20 video games chart

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II takes the crown for a fourth week in a rowReading on mobile? Click here for chartUKIE Games Charts © compiled by GfK Chart-TrackGamesCall of Dutyguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content...
UK top 20 video games chart

Resident Evil: Revelations HD - review

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PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Capcom, cert: 16Capcom's once-legendary horror series has languished in recent years, with newer instalments failing to recapture the macabre delights of earlier efforts. Revelations, originally a side project for the portable 3DS, certainly lives up to its name, proving a surprise reminder of how great bio-terror...
Resident Evil: Revelations HD - review

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

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The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you had to go and now I can see the view.• Deborah Moggach's latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel,...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

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How très français. Monkey is a little slow on the uptake here (hat tip: New Statesman) - last week the French government's General Commission for Terminology and Neology issued a proclamation to users of Twitter and other social media to urging them to stop using the term "hashtag", in favour...
Twitter hastag is déclassé, says France | Media Monkey

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

Sumioni: Demon Arts - review

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(PS Vita, Xseed Games, cert: 12)Before play even begins, offbeat action platformer Sumioni makes an impact based on its striking art style alone. Inspired by Japanese sumi-e, or ink wash, the game presents a world of unique visuals steeped in rich mythology. It's not the first game to adopt the...
Sumioni: Demon Arts - review

Chatterbox: Friday

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What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

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Artist tweets picture of glasses worn by singer when he was shot dead in 1980, and says US has become like 'war zone'Better known among her nearly 3.7 million Twitter followers for more gnomic 140-character missives - "You are water. I'm water. We're all water in different containers. That's why...
Yoko Ono uses photo of John Lennon's bloodied glasses in plea for gun control

Chatterbox: Monday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Monday again. How was your weekend?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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ZombiU - review

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Wii U; Ubisoft; £39.99-£44.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewIt's London's turn to host the zombie apocalypse in this unexpectedly gritty undead outing for the Wii U. Taking control of a lone survivor, you eke out an existence amidst the rubble and small crowds of the howling infected, starting...
ZombiU - review

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

Norwegian Youtube kicker Havard Rugland signs NFL deal with Detroit Lions

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Havard Rugland wins NFL contract with Detroit Lions following success of Kickalicious videoNorwegian Havard Rugland has earned himself an NFL contract after becoming a Youtube phenomenon with his trick kicks video.Rugland has signed with the Detroit Lions who are looking for a new kicker following the retirement of 21-season veteran...
Norwegian Youtube kicker Havard Rugland signs NFL deal with Detroit Lions

This week's games news

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Destiny | Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires | Transport Simulator | Skyrim PS3 DLC: Dragonborn, Hearthfire and DawnguardReading this on mobile? Click here to viewBungie, creator and former developer of the Halo series, has announced its new game, Destiny, which it describes as a "shared-world shooter". Which means that while it...
This week's games news

Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

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The law is on your side - and so is Amazon's guaranteeI bought a mobile phone via Amazon Marketplace in March. I have never received it and contacted the company, which informed me it uses a parcel firm for deliveries. The delivery firm claims the phone was signed for at...
Amazon Marketplace has not sent me my phone - what can I do?

Nightsky - review

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Nintendo 3DS; Nicalis Inc; £8.99; Nintendo eShop downloadReading this on mobile? Click here to viewSilhouetted against a set of serene multi-coloured sunsets and introduced only by a lonely paragraph or two of text, NightSky is an unusually atmospheric and beautiful set of physics puzzles that involve rolling a ball from...
Nightsky - review

Networks under attack

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Your company's confidential information is under threat from botnets, spreading infection across the networkA botnet is a collection of connected PCs that are under the control of a remote hacker, typically through an infected PC that is then run by an external command and control system.The infected software can be...
Networks under attack

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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Twitter fiction: Will Storr

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"I tried my best to capture her perfect beauty in photos, paintings and in wax. But, the silly girl, she wouldn't stop changing."• The Hunger And The Howling Of Killian Lone...
Twitter fiction: Will Storr

Chatterbox: Friday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Friday. What are your plans for the weekend?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...
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