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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014’s most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. “To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch,” said Twitch …

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014
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Almost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020

The world is becoming ever more connected, and it’s not going to slow down any time soon. According to a new report from the company Digital TV Research, the number of TV sets connected to the internet will reach 965 million by 2020 – up from 103m at the end of 2010 and the 339m expected by the end of …

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Stuart O'ConnorAlmost 1bn TV sets will be online by 2020
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Twitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts

Malware that can spread through Twitch’s chat feature will try to bleed your Steam account dry, according to security software maker F-Secure. The malware originates from an automated account which, according to F-Secure, “bombards channels and invites viewers to participate in a weekly raffle for a chance to win things such as ‘Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’ items”. When you click on …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch malware can drain users’ Steam accounts
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GTA5 on PS4/Xbox One coming 18th November, PC to follow on 27th January

The news is in the headline folks. At long last we have a release date for the remastered version of Grand Theft Auto 5, that will be coming to PS4, Xbox and later PC. Rockstar also says that the re-release will see the addition of 100 new songs and DJ mixes on the 17 in-game radio stations. Excellently, players who …

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James O'MalleyGTA5 on PS4/Xbox One coming 18th November, PC to follow on 27th January
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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie’s space-based online shooter Destiny didn’t exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it’s already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to retailers – and the reviews have been …

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny review roundup
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GTA5 on PS4 and Xbox One reportedly looks great

More details may have emerged about what we can expect from Grand Theft Auto 5 on the PS4 and Xbox One. If this NeoGaf post is legit – some more light has been shed on some of the finer points of the remaster. Here are the key quotes: “I saw 30 minutes of gameplay of this game yesterday. Guys the …

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James O'MalleyGTA5 on PS4 and Xbox One reportedly looks great
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Xbox One Japan launch is a massive flop

On September 4th the Xbox One finally launched in Japan… not that the people there seemed to notice. The console – which was debuting almost a year after its US and European launch – has according to Japanese mag Famitsu (by way of Bright Side Of News) sold only 23,562 units since. By comparison, the PS4 shifted around 370,000 units …

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James O'MalleyXbox One Japan launch is a massive flop
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PSP getting cut off from the Playstation Store next week

The writing has been on the wall for a long time, but Sony has finally said that the ageing handheld will be cut off and left to die from September 15th, when PSP players will lose access to the Playstation Store. This follows Sony stopping production of the device back in June. This was pretty inevitable: The PSP has long …

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James O'MalleyPSP getting cut off from the Playstation Store next week
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Dubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?

Say what you will about Dubai, but it is not a country known for its modesty – as this story testifies. Retailer Jumbo Electronics thought that it would get some free publicity at the “Games 14″ convention by gold plating a PS4 and an Xbox One. According to Luxury Launches, if you want them you’ll have to come up with …

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James O'MalleyDubai store makes gold plated PS4 and Xbox One because who needs taste when you have money?
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Duck Hunt Dog added to Smash Bros 3DS

Do you ever get the feeling that Nintendo is running out of characters to feature? Nintendo’s latest Smash Bros fighter hits the 3DS in Japan tomorrow, and a handful of Twitch players have already managed to get their hands on copies of the game. It turns out that despite the endless announcements of increasingly tenuous new characters, including such memorable …

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James O'MalleyDuck Hunt Dog added to Smash Bros 3DS