Entries in 'internet' (91)

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Internet abuse has become 'the new normal'

Former Microsoft Studios creative director Adam Orth has spoken of how a tirade of abuse from people on the internet affected his life and lost him his job.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Mar 24th 2014 at 10:15AM in News
Porn block threatens UK games firms

Porn block threatens UK games firms

UK games execs have expressed concerns over reports that game downloads are being inadvertently blocked as part of a UK crackdown on porn.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 3rd 2014 at 10:13AM in News
UK net porn filter could tamper League of Legends patching

UK net porn filter could tamper League of Legends patching

David Cameron’s brave new world of socially responsible internetting could interfere with League of Legends.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2014 at 10:27AM in News
5MB net connection needed for 'good' PS Now experience

5MB net connection needed for 'good' PS Now experience

Sony has laid down a benchmark for the internet connection quality needed for a decent streaming games experience with PlayStation Now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2014 at 10:36AM in News

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FilesTube and TorrentReactor among 21 blocked websites in the UK

FilesTube and TorrentReactor among 21 blocked websites in the UK

The British courts have ordered ISPs to block a further 21 websites accused to sharing illegal material.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2013 at 10:54AM in News
2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

2m mentions in 24hrs for Grand Theft Auto V on Twitter

As well as taking retail by storm, Grand Theft Auto V has also dominated social networks.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 17th 2013 at 12:59PM in News
Spurs launches internet kids' game Tottenham Turfies

Spurs launches internet kids' game Tottenham Turfies

London football club Tottenham Hotspur has launched a new children’s internet game called Tottenham Turfies.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 8th 2013 at 11:35AM in News
Australian man wants to kill CAPTCHA

Australian man wants to kill CAPTCHA

A disabled internet user has begun a campaign that will attempt to rid the internet of CAPTCHA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2013 at 3:57PM in News

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OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

OPINION: Ignore Cameron's censorship plans at your [REDACTED] peril

It is not yet known whether the ‘child protecting’ web censorship plans proposed by XXXXX XXXXXXXX David Cameron ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 9:58AM in News
Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

Average global broadband connection speed hits 3.1Mbps; UK hits 7.9Mbps

The average internet user from anywhere in the world enjoys a connection speed of 3.1Mbps.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 24th 2013 at 3:45PM in News
Forza 5 will not require net connection on first play... but will to complete the game

Forza 5 will not require net connection on first play... but will to complete the game

Xbox One owners will not need to be connected to the internet to get Forza 5 working upon its initial install.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2013 at 2:25PM in News
Valve - provider of games to high-income households

Valve - provider of games to high-income households

Take an average internet user. Then take an internet user whose household income is £50,000 or more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2013 at 3:19PM in News

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Xbox One pre-owned and online policies are "definitive", unlikely to change in near-term

Xbox One pre-owned and online policies are "definitive", unlikely to change in near-term

Those hoping for a swift U-turn from Microsoft look set for disappointment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 13th 2013 at 3:20PM in News
"We have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360"

"We have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity, it's called Xbox 360"

The public reaction to Xbox One’s online requirements is not realistic, Microsoft’s interactive entertainment business boss Don Mattrick has argued.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 12th 2013 at 10:55AM in News
Nintendo partners with O2 for national wi-fi access

Nintendo partners with O2 for national wi-fi access

O2 is to offer free wi-fi access to 3DS and DS owners across the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2013 at 2:55PM in News
Xbox One DOES require a sort of permanent internet connection

Xbox One DOES require a sort of permanent internet connection

Got your head around the pre-owned situation? Good. Now here’s the next confusion for you – does the Xbox One need a permanent internet connection?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2013 at 9:17AM in News

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'Always-on' never considered for PS4, Sony claims

'Always-on' never considered for PS4, Sony claims

Sony never believed that an always-on was a viable option for the PlayStation 4.

by Seth Tipps
on May 8th 2013 at 10:41AM in News
Windows 8-based Next Xbox due out early November - report

Windows 8-based Next Xbox due out early November - report

We know, we know. ANOTHER next Xbox rumour story.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2013 at 10:12AM in News
Nintendo illustrates the growing importance of online to its business model

Nintendo illustrates the growing importance of online to its business model

It was once mocked for its reluctance to embrace online, but Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has told investors that the company has well and truly embraced the internet revolution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2013 at 1:51PM in News
Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Audience is ready for always-on consoles

Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Audience is ready for always-on consoles

Yannis Mallat, the CEO of developer Ubisoft Montreal, has claimed that the market IS ready for an always-on next-generation of consoles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2013 at 4:06PM in News
Fresh rumours refute new Xbox 'always-on' claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

Fresh rumours refute new Xbox 'always-on' claims; Xbox 360 mini touted once again

A new report now claims that the new Xbox WILL be able to play games when not connected to the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 11th 2013 at 11:19AM in News
VIDEO: Internet shouty man Francis takes an axe to Xbox 360

VIDEO: Internet shouty man Francis takes an axe to Xbox 360

Do you remember that guy who went mental about Diablo III on YouTube?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2013 at 10:08AM in News
Microsoft dev director dismisses always-on "drama"... then locks Twitter account

Microsoft dev director dismisses always-on "drama"... then locks Twitter account

Will Xbox 720 require an always-on internet connection? It's possibly the biggest question in console gaming right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 5th 2013 at 5:17PM in News
OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

OPINION: SimCity gifts Durango a potential PR nightmare

Whether you like the sound of it or not, at the very least you must understand the motivation behind Microsoft’s online vision for Durango.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2013 at 9:48AM in News
Miyamoto on Wii U sales: "I'm not at the point where I'm concerned yet"

Miyamoto on Wii U sales: "I'm not at the point where I'm concerned yet"

Nintendo’s design boss Shigeru Miyamoto insists that he remains confident about the Wii U’s long-term prospects.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 13th 2013 at 10:48AM in News