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How Oculus Rift plans to change the world

It may sound preposterous, but Oculus Rift has quite a bit in common with Nintendo’s Wii. The high-tech wizardry of VR may seem worlds apart from the more rudimentary implementation of motion control. Yet like the Wii, the Oculus Rift promises to seriously disrupt the video games market. And like …

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Google passes Apple to become world’s most valuable tech company… sort of

Enterprise Value may not be a familiar measure on the markets, but a lot of people are paying attention to it today. That’s because in terms of enterprise value – that is, company value assessed without taking into account cash reserves – Google last week passed Apple to become the …

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UK crowned the world leader in mobile web usage

A newOfcom reportreveals that the UK has taken over Japan as the world leader in mobile use. Consumers are downloading more data on their mobiles and tablets than any other major nation, with 16 per cent of all website traffic in the UK coming from mobile devices. Internet shopping is …

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Galaxy S3 beats iPhone 4S to become world’s best selling smartphone

The tide turning? Or an expected Apple lull as it transitions from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone 5? Whatever way you look at it, Samsung has claimed a significant psychological victory with news that the Galaxy S3 has overtaken the iPhone 4S to become the best selling smartphone on …

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Grand Theft Auto V exposed – Rockstar spills the beans

Rockstar has at last laid bare its ambitious plans for Grand Theft Auto V. As detailed by US mag Game Informer and reported by CVG, Rockstar says that GTAV’s gameworld is bigger than GTA San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption combined. It even features a fully modelled ocean …

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Ubisoft: We can still be the No.1 publisher

Publisher Ubisoft believes it can still become the world’s biggest publisher, despite the changing marketplace. The firm told MCV?in 2011 that it wanted to topple EA as the No.1 games firm. But admitted this year that its mission has been complicated by the emergence of mobile, browser and social gaming. …

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Exiled Salman Rushdie turned to Super Mario World

A new memoir from author Salman Rushdie has revealed that the respected academic has a (until now) secret love of SNES hit Super Mario World. The Millions reports that at one stage during his ten-year exile on the run from a fatwa, Rushdie took to playing Super Mario World after …

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Pokemon players in hotel poo fight scandal

Yes, that headline is correct. One of the more peculiar stories in the world of video games this weekend contained four bizarre components – the Pokmon Video Game Championships, a team of Spanish players, a Birmingham hotel… and handfuls of faeces. Nintendo Life reports that following a day of hot …

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FPS Man vs Machine sets 999 player record

A new Guinness World record has been set for the number of simultaneous players competing in a single FPS battlefield. Browser-based FPS Man vs Machine from developer MuchDifferent saw 999 players take to the action at one time over the weekend, with each paying $29 to participate. The achievement smashes …

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