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Now Windows 7, 8 and Vista lock out some old games too

In August it was revealed that the then new Windows 10 would lock out some older disc-based games that used certain DRM methods. Now it seems that the same restrictions have been rolled out older versions of the OS, including Windows 7, 8 and Windows Vista. Rock Paper Shotgun reports …

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Early access contest winners crack and leak game’s pre-release build

Upcoming FPS Modern Combat 5 has been cracked and uploaded onto multiple torrent websites ahead of its release. The leak is due to a recently run contest by Gameloft that gave select players access to an early build.Polygon reports the developer/publisher has released a statement on the matter: "Following the …

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No new Windows 7 PCs after October

Sales of computers pre-installed with Windows 7 are to end in October this year. Microsoft’s lifecycle fact sheetwas recently updated to state that computers pre-installed with the Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate versions of the operating system would be halted on October 31st 2014. Windows 7 Professional is yet …

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Microsoft reveals Beautiful Game UK dev competition

Microsoft has announced a new competition that will give UK games developers a chance to better show off their work through Windows app stores. The Beautiful Game contest is open to all UK games developers that publish new games on Microsoft Windows 8 or the Windows Phone Store, or port …

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Nokia reveals its X Android phones

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has, following a prolonged period of rumours, revealed three Android-based smartphones. The X, X+ and XL all use a Microsoft-centric version of Google’s OS and offers a number of other perks, such as pre-installed Skype with a month’s free call usage. The devices also hook up …

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Windows 8 now on 20% of Steam user’s PCs

It may have had a rocky start in life, but Windows 8 adoption is clearly increasing amongst PC gamers. PCGamesN reports that Windows 8 is now installed on 19.97 per cent of PCs owned by those logging in to Steam. That’s up on 18.45 per cent the month before. Windows …

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UPDATE: Xbox One SmartGlass app arrives ahead of console launch

Microsoft has released Xbox One’s SmartGlass companion app, ahead of the console’s launch this Friday. Xbox One owners can use the SmartGlass device as a remote control and keyboard via the touch screen. The new version of the app also boasts "increased performance with faster connections and reliability," versus the …

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