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WATCH: Doom running on a cash point

Another entry into the “Does it run Doom?” file this morning. Over the weekend some clever hackers managed to make an ATM machine run the game that has become almost the standard test for hardware hacking: 1993 shooter Doom. The way it works is because the cash point they used, like many others, actually runs Windows XP underneath the bank …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Doom running on a cash point
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Destiny Beta opens to everyone

Good news if you missed out on a beta code for Destiny: the game is now open for all players to download on both PSN and Xbox Live. The update comes just a week after PSN players could play exclusively. Worry not though Xbox gamers, as when Call of Duty: Advanced warfare comes out the boot will be on the …

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James O'MalleyDestiny Beta opens to everyone
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WATCH: Star Wars recreated in Minecraft

The dedication of some Minecraft players is astonishing. But rather than build a blocky cathedral, “Paradise Decay”, as he’s known, has decided to recreate the original Star Wars film, A New Home, shot-for-shot in Minecraft. The film is almost finished, and the trailer below has been posted as a bit of a teaser. Unfortunately due to the bewildering length of …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Star Wars recreated in Minecraft
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GTA5 remastered coming on November 7th?

An online retailer is listing November 7th as the release date of the remastered versions of Grand Theft Auto 5 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out this listing from GameSeek. It shows all three versions as listed for November 7th. This is in line with the most official thing we’ve heard, which is “fall” (What the Americans wrongly …

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James O'MalleyGTA5 remastered coming on November 7th?
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Twitch moves closer to broadcast TV

Popular game streaming service Twitch is introducing a new feature to the platform that brings Twitch closer to being a TV network. The new Host Mode will allow users to embed other channels within their own, broadcasting other people’s content when they’re not online themselves. Viewers will be able to subscribe to the original channel directly and will count towards …

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Stuart O'ConnorTwitch moves closer to broadcast TV
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Sony bids to catch up with Microsoft on Blu-Ray playback

Sony has hastily announced PS4 support for 3D Blu-Rays just days after Microsoft promised the same on Xbox One. The other day we reported that in the next monthly Xbox One system update gamers will be able to watch Blu Ray films in 3D on their consoles. Great news for Xbox owners, but pretty awkward for Sony as the not …

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James O'MalleySony bids to catch up with Microsoft on Blu-Ray playback
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Steam controller redesigned to include a thumbstick

New images show a re-designed Steam controller – which shifts back a gear from the radical design and adds a slightly more conventional thumbstick. We’ve known that Valve has been working on the Steam Machine for some time now – its the PC gaming Kings’ attempt to break away from the desktop and enter the living room. One of the …

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James O'MalleySteam controller redesigned to include a thumbstick
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WATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer

Ubisoft has posted a new video looking behind the scenes at the new game engine in Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Creative director Alex Amancio explains what went into some of the designs – and shows off some new gameplay footage in the process. We’re counting down to the October 28 already.

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James O'MalleyWATCH: New Assassin’s Creed: Unity trailer
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Nvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming

Graphics card-maker Nvidia is expanding its Shield line of handheld Android gaming devices with a new tablet that works with a separate controller. The 8-inch Shield Tablet – which can also stream games from a PC – is powered by a 32-bit Tegra K1 chip with 192 GPU cores. The tablet comes in several different models including wifi-only or with …

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Stuart O'ConnorNvidia announces Shield Tablet for mobile gaming