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Did Steve Jobs design the iPhone 5 before he died?

Two weeks ago the iPhone 4S was unveiled, which didn’t sit well with many who were anticipating the iPhone 5. Now an analyst claims the late Steve Jobs has been involved with the creation of the iPhone 5 from concept to final design, according toCnet. In a research note, Ashok …

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Carmack predicts the death of discs

Twelve months after Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada predicted the demise of physical media, another games industry stalwart has declared that the days of packaged games are numbered. John Carmack, one of the most respected and longstanding game programmers in the world, believes digital distribution is the natural and inevitable …

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Kojima foresees end of consoles

Legendary games developer and the creator of the Metal Gear Solid series Hideo Kojima has said that in time the games industry will move away from consoles and turn instead to cloud-like computing technology. In the near future, we’ll have games that don’t depend on any platform,” Kojima told attendees …

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"Sometimes I sounded like a dick"

In a high-profile confessional at the DICE summit earlier this week, Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick took the chance to clarify his infamous boast that he wanted to take the fun out of game development”. He explained that he’d been trying to convince institutional investors – generally burdened by the …

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AUS: More death threats for Atkinson

Outspoken anti-games critic Michael Atkinson has said that he fears for the safety of his family thanks to ongoing threats from gamers due to his strict opposition of legislation that could legalise violent video games in Australia. The South Australian Attorney-General claimed last month that: I’m unlikely I’ll change my …

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Death threats in Aussie R18+ debate

With the Australian government having finally opened up the debate on violent games, and in turn paved the way for a possible R18+ rating to be introduced, South Australian attorney general Michael Atkinson has stated that he has been receiving death threats from disgruntled gamers. Atkinson maintains that violent games …

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Watchdog accused of exaggeration

Following BBC show Watchdog’s somewhat farcical attack on PS3 last week, one of the consumers that starred in the segment has come out and claimed that he was encouraged to exaggerate the problems his console had suffered. When asked by TheSixthAxis whether the BBC had told him to embellish the …

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BBC defends Watchdog report

Following last night’s focus on alleged manufacturing problems with Sony’s PS3 on BBC consumer rights show Watchdog, the broadcaster has fought back in its war of words with platform holder Sony. Yesterday’s show, which has since been widely ridiculed by the UK games industry (and, indeed, MCV) claimed that Sony …

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Watchdog PS3 segment falls flat

A feature on the Sony PlayStation 3 on BBC’s consumer rights show Watchdog last night has left the UK games industry unimpressed thanks to a string of inaccuracies and questionable data. Kicking off with the claim that PS3 costs 400 – something that hasn’t been true for nearly two years …

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Sony slams Watchdog PS3 claims

PS3 platform holder Sony has spoken out against tonight’s episode of BBC consumer rights show Watchdog, which will feature a segment presented by Iain Lee investigating claims that Sony is refusing to fix consoles suffering from what has become known as the yellow light of death”. YLOD is a term …

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