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Top 10 Gadget Christmas Gifts for Him

Stuart O'Connor Amazon, Apple, Blu-ray, Christmas Gift Guides, Gadgets, Gaming, iPad, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Samsung, Sony, TV, Wearables, Xbox One 2 Comments

As Christmas fast approaches (we'd tell you how many shopping days are left, but we don't want to terrify you) it's time to think about what to get the man in your life. Forget the old reliable standby of a tie, underwear or socks - what your husband/boyfriend/son/dad/brother/uncle/secret lover really wants (and needs)…

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The UK top 10 video games chart: FIFA is still top of the table

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Wii U, Xbox One Leave a Comment

EA’s FIFA 15 does it again with a sixth consecutive week at No.1 since launch, the most of any title so far this year. The previous version, FIFA 14, made 12 appearances at No.1 (a record for FIFA titles) and also strung a six-week streak together, but not from launch. Microsoft’s Xbox One…

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

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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…

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Destiny review roundup

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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…

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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Xbox One 2 Comments

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft - which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One - has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss…

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Watch the Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer

Stuart O'Connor Gaming, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Video games, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Call of Duty is probably the biggest-selling game franchises on the market, after GTA. The latest version - Sledgehammer Games' futuristic Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - is due out in November, and Activision has just released the new campaign story trailer. It's set in the wake of "the first global terrorist attack in history",…

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, PlayStation 4, Retail, Samsung, Software, TVs, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

It's something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and…

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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

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In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft's Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. "Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong…

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