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Peter Capaldi’s Doctor coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360

The BBC has announced that a special Doctor Who DLC pack will soon be available for Minecraft’s Xbox 360 edition. From “September 2014″, players will be able to customise their avatar to look like new Doctor Peter Capaldi, Clara as well as five older Doctors and their companions (unfortunately the press release didn’t specify which exactly). The pack will also …

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James O'MalleyPeter Capaldi’s Doctor coming to Minecraft on Xbox 360
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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you’re one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you’ve probably been wondering if you’d ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources, the peripheral will be available …

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Stuart O'ConnorSeparate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October
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How clone apps are making the world a worse place

When Flappy Bird took the world by storm earlier this year, it perhaps understandably overwhelmed creator Dong Nguyen who hadn’t expected his little game to receive millions of downloads. A few days after it made it big (many months after it first hit the app store), he pulled it from iOS and Android… a few days after that (approximately) ten …

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James O'MalleyHow clone apps are making the world a worse place
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Link and Animal Crossing’s Villager coming to Mario Kart 8 via DLC

Nintendo has announced two forthcoming packs of downloadable content for Mario Kart 8 which in a change for the series means that you’ll not only be able to play as characters from the Mario Universe (or, umm, drive a Mercedes), but you’ll be able to play as Link from the Legend of Zelda games, or the villager from Animal Crossing. …

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James O'MalleyLink and Animal Crossing’s Villager coming to Mario Kart 8 via DLC
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5 reasons why Amazon might have bought Twitch

Big news overnight from Amazon, which has bought streaming service Twitch for a cool $970m. Yes – that’s right – Amazon. Twitch had multiple suitors, but it seems that in the end Twitch went for the one we least expected. (We were all expecting Google). So why did it happen? For Twitch, it appears that it made the conscious choice …

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James O'Malley5 reasons why Amazon might have bought Twitch

Feminist Frequency shines another depressing light on the videogames industry

Last night the latest episode of Anita Saarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency series was posted. Spoiler alert: It’ll make you despair for the industry you love. The series looks at the portrayal of women in videogames – and in the latest episode focuses on the role of women characters as “background decoration”. As someone who loves videogames, it is a particularly distressing …

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James O'MalleyFeminist Frequency shines another depressing light on the videogames industry
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WATCH: Fish Play Street Fighter II

We’ve reached another milestone in gaming history as at long last, someone has asked what would happen if two fish took the controls of Street Fighter II. Following on from Fish Plays Pokemon it works in much the same way: a camera pointed at the fish tank determines the controller input from the movement of the fish into different parts …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Fish Play Street Fighter II
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Xbox testing “Free play day” game downloads

Microsoft is reportedly testing a new feature on the Xbox One which will allow gamers to download a game and play it for free for a limited time (presumably 24 hours) – before having to pay up to continue. The test was spotted by some clever Redditors, and shows the game “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood” with a mysterious “Free …

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James O'MalleyXbox testing “Free play day” game downloads
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Minecraft on PS4 delayed?

We were expecting Minecraft to hit the PS4 this month, but it appears to have been delayed. A tweet from developers 4JStudios reports that Sony has found some problems with the game. Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of #MinecraftPS4 :( We're fixing, but we need to go through the process again. — 4J Studios …

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James O'MalleyMinecraft on PS4 delayed?
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to WiiU

The head of the studio developing the latest Call of Duty game has confirmed that the game won’t be heading to the WiiU after all. Michael Condrey, co-founder of Sledgehammer Games tweeted the following in response to a fan asking a question: @1422644 no, no WiiU. That was an Activision decision. We are focused on XboxOne, PS4, and PC. — …

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James O'MalleyCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare not coming to WiiU