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Bank Holiday catch-up: EA, Wii-U and the $99 Xbox

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Catch up on some of the stories that broke over the Bank Holiday break, including the announcement of Dead Space 3 and a new way to sell games consolesIt's been quite a busy weekend for the games industry, so here's a quick refresh on what we've missed while lounging about...
Bank Holiday catch-up: EA, Wii-U and the $99 Xbox

The eBook - Déjà Vu All Over Again?

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This is a guest post by Phil Dwyer, author, freelance writer and in the 1990s the first editor of seminal UK tech title, NMA. You can follow him on twitter at @phildwyer or on his blog. The publishing world is in turmoil. A series of recessions have all but eradicated...
The eBook - Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Online video in Asia: Deepest reach in Vietnam but Japanese are most active

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Analytics firm comScore has released a new report on online video consumption in Asia, throwing up some interesting findings about Internet habits of those across the continent. First of all, it’s worth pointing out that this data include PC visitations only, which entirely discounts video watching from mobile phones, tablets...
Online video in Asia: Deepest reach in Vietnam but Japanese are most active

MiB 3 can't stand the heat at the UK box office

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The dark sunglasses were on, but the Men in Black suffered inside as cinemagoers stayed outside; and What to Expect When You're Expecting also landed below expectationsThe disappointment #1When Sony UK opted to release Men in Black 3 in the UK on the same day as in the US –...
MiB 3 can't stand the heat at the UK box office

Ebooks roundup: Fifty shades of new erotica and roll the dice for a price

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Populist titles tick the genre boxes, publishers get creative with eshort tasters and price-setting takes a new twistCrime, fantasy, romance, erotica - sometimes digital publishing really does conform to the stereotype. July's ebook offerings are unashamedly populist and tick all the genre boxes.The latest self-publishing hit snapped up by the...
Ebooks roundup: Fifty shades of new erotica and roll the dice for a price

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

Sim City – preview

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The classic city building simulation is back, with a deeper simulation than ever and a fascinating new multiplayer modeAbout 23 years ago, Will Wright and his team at Maxis software changed the course and meaning of video game design forever. They did it with Sim City, a brilliant urban sandbox...
Sim City – preview
RIM's first payment to Nokia is $65 million in patent settlement

Grand Theft Auto V: Rockstar teases new screens - announcement looms?

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GTAV is still yet to receive an official release date, but Rockstar has begun its drip feed of pre-publicity with some intriguing screenshotsRockstar would appear to be accelerating its pre-publicity drive for long awaited gangster sequel, Grand Theft Auto V.On Monday, the publisher released three new shots from the game...
Grand Theft Auto V: Rockstar teases new screens - announcement looms?

The 10 funniest Tumblrs

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The blogging platform is a great place for aspiring comedians to showcase their skills. Here are some tumblelogs that will have you rolling on the floor laughingIt has launched Obama's re-election campaign, hosted powerful protest blogs and propelled hip young fashionistas and artists to fame and fortune. Blogging platform Tumblr...
The 10 funniest Tumblrs

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

Amazon Prime Beefs Up Sports Documentary Content, Adds ESPN 30 For 30 Film Series

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Amazon continues to ramp up the content in its Amazon Prime film catalog, with the latest licensing acquisition expanding its back catalog of sports and documentary content. From today, users of Amazon Prime Instant Video, its on-demand streamed film service, can watch instalments of ESPN’s 30 for 30 popular series...
Amazon Prime Beefs Up Sports Documentary Content, Adds ESPN 30 For 30 Film Series

Apple's Chinese Web Store Adds Credit Facility As iPhone-Maker Battles Cheap Androids

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Apple has started offering users of its Chinese online store the option to buy devices on credit. The option to pay in interest-free monthly instalments is detailed on this page of Apple’s Chinese web store. The credit offer can apply to any purchase of more than 300 yuan ($48) but...
Apple's Chinese Web Store Adds Credit Facility As iPhone-Maker Battles Cheap Androids

Is Resident Evil 6 the death of survival horror?

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The sixth game in the series harks back to the tone of the original Resident Evil, with an undertone of body horror and graphic goreI can remember exactly where I was when I first saw the zombie dogs jump through the window in the original Resident Evil. I was in...
Is Resident Evil 6 the death of survival horror?

Assassin's Creed III - review

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PC, PS3, Wii U & Xbox 360; £29.99-£39.99; UbisoftReading this on mobile? Click here to view Mankind's unlikely, hoodie-wearing saviour, Desmond Miles, continues to explore his ancestral memories, this time participating in the American revolution.That means hobnobbing with Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin and chums while defending Native American rights and...
Assassin's Creed III - review

China's e-publishing revolution puts writers on a fast track to freedom

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A new phenomenon in China – fiction published exclusively online – is giving young writers the opportunity to get their work read quickly and free from censorshipThe middle-aged man was introduced to me simply as "Old Field". He had given up his teaching job, my informant told me gleefully, and...
China's e-publishing revolution puts writers on a fast track to freedom

Printed encyclopedias were once a rare source of knowledge. But no more | Ian Jack

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Information – 'the sum of human knowledge' – had a different shape in the era of the printed encyclopediaThere can be no clearer evidence of the swift and steep decline of the printed reference book than these figures taken from a recent New York Times: In 1990, the Encyclopedia Britannica sold 120,000 sets...
Printed encyclopedias were once a rare source of knowledge. But no more | Ian Jack

Amazon gets down and Dickensian with serialised stories for Kindle

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Online retailer takes a leaf out of Charles Dickens' book by publishing fiction ranging from romance to crime in instalmentsAmazon is following in the grand old footsteps of Charles Dickens by launching a series of serialised stories for the Kindle.Just as Dickens published novels including The Pickwick Papers and Oliver...
Amazon gets down and Dickensian with serialised stories for Kindle
Neglected No More: High-End Electronics for Low-Income Masses

Ebooks roundup: Satire, serials and shorts

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Publishers try on variations of the ebook format, from free samples to 'pamphlets' and mini-ebook instalmentsFebruary is a month with plenty of different types of ebook on offer, as publishers continue experimenting to find what strikes a chord with readers.The Friday Project declares it is reviving the tradition of the...
Ebooks roundup: Satire, serials and shorts
Mass Effect Infiltrator brings EA’s popular sci-fi franchise to iOS for the second time

Millicom closes deal with Rocket Internet to jointly build more clones in Africa, Latin America

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Global telecom giant Millicom International Cellular (Millicom), also known as Tigo, today announced (PDF) that it has received all necessary documentation to close an earlier announced deal with German ‘Internet startup accelerator’ Rocket Internet. The Samwer brothers’ clone factory operates two subsidiaries in Latin America and Africa, aptly named Latin...
Millicom closes deal with Rocket Internet to jointly build more clones in Africa, Latin America

U2's Bono and the Edge invest in Dropbox

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Stars follow $270m Facebook stake with backing for internet storage serviceAfter making profits of about $1bn (£620m) from their Facebook investment, U2 stars Bono and the Edge appear to have a thirst for web technology and have given personal backing to internet storage service Dropbox.The U2 pair were announced as...
U2's Bono and the Edge invest in Dropbox

Book publishers hunt online for the new EL James

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Following the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, publishers eye authors who self-publishMainstream publishing houses are colonising fresh territory in the next stage of an ebook revolution that is changing not only how we read, but what we read, for ever.Following the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which started...
Book publishers hunt online for the new EL James

From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

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It turns out that if you play Civilization II for long enough, you enter a world very much like Orwell's 1984. Coincidence?If you happen to have touched a computer some time within the last 20 years, the chances are you may well have spent a regrettably long time playing on...
From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

Rocket may clone Stripe to beef up payments portfolio

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Germany’s notorious clone specialists, the Samwer Brothers, have yet to prove themselves in developing long-term businesses that are outside their traditional strengths in e-commerce. But it’s looking more and more like their Rocket Internet incubator is determined to firm up its foray into one of those other markets, however: payments....
Rocket may clone Stripe to beef up payments portfolio

Twitter is a clunky way of delivering fiction

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Jennifer Egan's Black Box is being published in 140-character bursts over 10 days. If, unlike me, you're staying up till 1am to read it, please let me know what you thinkProof, if proof were needed, that stories really aren't what they used to be. Yesterday evening, the New Yorker began...
Twitter is a clunky way of delivering fiction

Devil May Cry – gameplay footage revealed at last

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The forthcoming reboot of Capcom's gothic-tinged hack-n-slash adventure has a new trailer and some fresh infoDante is back – and now we have some rather scintillating new imagery. As revealed at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, the goth rock demon slayer is to be reborn after four varyingly successful adventures....
Devil May Cry – gameplay footage revealed at last
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