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After Selling 4 Million Kindle Singles Across The Pond, Amazon's Short eBook Format Debuts In The UK

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Originally announced in late 2010, and launched in early 2011 in the U.S.-only, Kindle Singles was an early attempt by Amazon to popularise a format that sits somewhere between a magazine article and a fully-fledged book. It also turned the e-tail giant from eBook seller to eBook publisher, working with...
After Selling 4 Million Kindle Singles Across The Pond, Amazon's Short eBook Format Debuts In The UK

When you pre-order Starcraft II from Amazon you get a code to play in the beta – http://www.amazon.com/Starcraft-II-Wings-Liberty-Pc/dp/B000ZKA0J6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1272500947&sr=8-1

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When you pre-order Starcraft II from Amazon you get a code to play in the beta – http://www.amazon.com/Starcraft-II-Wings-Liberty-Pc/dp/B000ZKA0J6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1272500947&sr=8-1

Must See HDTV (April 22nd - 28th)

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Welcome to your spring sporting season -- the NBA playoffs are underway, the NHL's postseason close to beginning and the NFL draft is this weekend. Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and Dead Island has returned to consoles with the Riptide edition. Look below for the highlights this week,...
Must See HDTV (April 22nd - 28th)

Sony to Buy Videogame Streaming Service

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Sony agreed to pay $380 million to buy U.S.-based Gaikai, which specializes in streaming videogames over the Internet, demonstrating an industry shift from playing games on dedicated machines toward using any Internet-ready device....
Sony to Buy Videogame Streaming Service

Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content

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A U.S. judge is ordering Isohunt, one of the world’s leading BitTorrent search engines, to remove all infringing content. Isohunt’s operator said Tuesday that the decision would likely shutter the site, which has 30 million unique monthly visitors. The injunction targeting Isohunt follows similar rulings against competing pirate sites like...
Isohunt Ordered to Remove Infringing Content

Time to kill? Spot all 56 videogames in this picture

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Time to kill? Spot all 56 videogames in this picture

Heated Turf War Erupts in Mobile Videogames

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A platform war is under way in the videogame industry and, for once, it has nothing to do with Nintendo Co., Microsoft Corp. or Sony Corp. This time, the battle is taking place on smartphones with names like Gree Inc. and DeNA Co. — a pair of Japanese firms little...
Heated Turf War Erupts in Mobile Videogames

Great Day For Canadian Copyright: Supreme Court Issues Five (Count 'Em) Rulings Supporting Fair Dealing And Fewer Tariffs

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Canadian copyright is undergoing huge changes. The copyright reform bill is very close to becoming law, bringing with it some fantastic new fair dealing provisions (though unfortunately along with a significant downside in the form of digital locks rules), and now the Supreme Court has stepped in with a series...
Great Day For Canadian Copyright: Supreme Court Issues Five (Count 'Em) Rulings Supporting Fair Dealing And Fewer Tariffs

Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)

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It's finally over -- pro football is done for the year. In its absence we have a number of big returning shows to look forward to, including favorites like Community and The Walking Dead. Also of note, Syfy will air Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome this weekend, a show...
Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)

Activision's Hirshberg Says as CEO His Call of Duty is to Take Creative Risks

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Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg said as the maker the most successful first-shooter, Call of Duty, it was a risk bringing a children’s game to market. But he said Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure, which attempts to bring physical toys to life through videogames, has been worth it. “It was scary,” he...
Activision's Hirshberg Says as CEO His Call of Duty is to Take Creative Risks

Must See HDTV (March 18th - 24th)

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March Madness is dominating the TV schedule, but a number of shows are back with new episodes or premieres. The Hobbit comes to Blu-ray (in 3D, but not 48fps... yet) this week, and Continuum has its season finale. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break...
Must See HDTV (March 18th - 24th)

Sony Chief Bets on Videogames for Lift

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Sony's new CEO, Kazuo Hirai, is betting on the Japanese electronics company's videogame business to do what its loss-making television operation hasn't been able to do: deliver fat profits....
Sony Chief Bets on Videogames for Lift

Must See HDTV (August 20th - 26th)

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Welcome to the summer doldrums between the Olympics, and later in the fall when new shows premiere and the box office hits get their home releases. There are a few things to keep an eye out for with some premieres and finales, plus a series of Disney combo packs...
Must See HDTV (August 20th - 26th)

Originality Helps Build Hit Toys

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This week's American International Toy Fair will include several rivals for Mattel's Monster High dolls and Activision Blizzard's Skylanders videogames. But kids are rewarding toy companies that introduce original lines....
Originality Helps Build Hit Toys

Remember when I said OFP would be on sale soon? http://post.ly/QsGX #fps #ofpdr #operationflashpoint #videogames

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Remember when I said OFP would be on sale soon? http://post.ly/QsGX #fps #ofpdr #operationflashpoint #videogames

In Japan, Games Business Pairs Reward and Risk

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As a Japanese government investigation questions the legality of mobile videogames like those from Gree Inc. and DeNA Co., a snapshot is emerging of both the promise and risk of the nascent social-network games business, an industry that offers a new model of success for Japan’s flagging technology sector. Gree...
In Japan, Games Business Pairs Reward and Risk

Must See HDTV (April 8th - 14th)

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Tonight the Men's NCAA basketball tournament comes to an end as Louisville faces Michigan. That's not the only finale this week, as Being Human, Go On, Legit and others wrap up their seasons. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of...
Must See HDTV (April 8th - 14th)

Tactile Gaming Vests: The Fourth Dimension In Gaming: http://bit.ly/dkqHIn #digg #digguser #physorg #videogames

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Tactile Gaming Vests: The Fourth Dimension In Gaming: http://bit.ly/dkqHIn #digg #digguser #physorg #videogames

Editorial: Ouya's success is opportunity missed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

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While today's videogames are bigger, flashier and more impressive than ever, it's hard not to think that the golden era of console gaming is behind us. Back in the late '80s and early-to-mid '90s, when a new console came out every couple of years to cut its predecessors off...
Editorial: Ouya's success is opportunity missed for Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
Report: Google investing in YouTube content creator Machinima

Disney Shuts Lucas Videogames

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Disney is shutting down LucasArts, the once-pioneering videogame unit of George Lucas's "Star Wars" empire....
Disney Shuts Lucas Videogames

Turf War Erupts in Mobile Videogames

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A pair of Japanese firms are taking on Zynga, and potentially Apple and Google, for control of the hottest segment of the videogame industry....
Turf War Erupts in Mobile Videogames

EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio

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Electronic Arts Inc., fresh off announcing it cut 10 percent of its workforce to trim costs, is investing in a new Los Angeles studio for its Stockholm-based DICE game developer with the goal of poaching talent from rivals like Activision Blizzard Inc. The DICE unit, purchased by EA in the...
EA Opening New Los Angeles Game Studio
Videogame makers discuss LGBT acceptance at 'Full Spectrum' event

News: Study links violent behaviour to individual personalities

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A new study into violent behaviour and the possible influence of videogames has concluded that effects are likely to be limited only to those whose "personalities are predisposed to be highly neurotic, less agreeable and less conscientious." The research, conducted by Dr Patrick Markey of Villanova University and Dr...
News: Study links violent behaviour to individual personalities

BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announce retirement

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For the last 17 years, BioWare has operated under the guidance of founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, two medical doctors who quit their practice to make the kind of epic, choice-driven RPGs they wanted to play. That era is coming to an end, as the pair today announced their...
BioWare founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk announce retirement

Must See HDTV (April 29th - May 5th)

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This week the NHL joins the NBA in celebrating its postseason, with plenty of games on the schedule for each. There are a number of premieres and finales this week, as well as the debut of individual seasons of Friends on Blu-ray. Look below for the highlights this week,...
Must See HDTV (April 29th - May 5th)

Must See HDTV (May 6th - 12th)

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It's spring / season finale time, and as the temperatures rise outside the TV shows we've been watching all winter are starting to fade away. Meanwhile, the NBA and NHL playoffs are just starting to get good with plenty of interesting matchups to be found. Finally, Gamer hits shelves...
Must See HDTV (May 6th - 12th)

The morning lowdown: Facebook ads, mobile videogames, Time Inc. subscriptions

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning… Apple, Time Inc. solve their subscription squabble (All Things Digital) Facebook preps “Facebook Exchange” for real-time bidding (GigaOM) State Department speaks out on Amazon Kindle deal (paidContent) Turf war erupts in red-hot mobile videogames (WSJ) What Facebook knows (MIT Technology...
The morning lowdown: Facebook ads, mobile videogames, Time Inc. subscriptions

Must See HDTV (December 10th - 16th)

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It's that time of year, when our favorite TV shows go one winter break. There's a sudden flood of fall finales, so while most will be back in a few weeks/months, don't be surprised when your DVR is looking a little thin next week. Look below for the highlights...
Must See HDTV (December 10th - 16th)
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