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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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Nintendo unveils new 3DS handhelds

As Nintendo continues to struggle with its Wii U console, the Japanese games giant has turned its attention back to its handheld device. The Kyoto-based company has announced a new version of its successful 3DS console – cleverly called the New Nintendo 3DS. As with the current models, the New 3DS will come in regular and XL sizes. The New …

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will now play media from an …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Mario Kart 8 zooms past 1m sales in the US

Nintendo has been having a difficult couple of years, with sales of its latest console, the Wii U, not exactly setting the world on fire. But there’s some good news for the games pioneer as Mario Kart 8 sales top the one million mark in the US. It’s the second Wii U title to achieve those sales in the States …

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Stuart O'ConnorMario Kart 8 zooms past 1m sales in the US
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New World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets a release date

Warlords of Draenor, the latest expansion for Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, is to be released on November 13. Announced at last week’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany, the expansion introduces the new continent of Draenor to explore, allows game characters to become more powerful and lets players build their own fortresses. The expansion lets players take their characters up …

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Stuart O'ConnorNew World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, gets a release date
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Dead Island 2 is exactly like you expect it to be…

…and that’s no bad thing. A new trailer has landed showing actual gameplay footage of the much-anticipated sequel. If you like killing zombies in the most relentlessly violent ways, then it appears as though the game will be for you. Previously our only look at the game came in the E3 announcement trailer last June – which set the tone …

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James O'MalleyDead Island 2 is exactly like you expect it to be…
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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

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 is directly from the increased …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft loses $400m on Xbox One
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Video games CAN be good for you

Hallelujah. It looks like all those naysayers who have been telling us for years that video games are bad for you and will rot your brain or turn you into a violent psychopath were wrong after all. A new Oxford University study suggests that children who play games for up to an hour a day are more sociable than their …

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Stuart O'ConnorVideo games CAN be good for you
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Nintendo is still faltering despite Mario Kart 8 success

It was once the video game powerhouse, but now Nintendo is still suffering financial woes. While sales of both the Wii U console and the Mario Kart 8 game have been strong, they have not been enough to pull the company out of its four-year slump. Nintendo this week revealed its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The …

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Stuart O'ConnorNintendo is still faltering despite Mario Kart 8 success
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Watch the Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer

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”, in a future policed by …

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Stuart O'ConnorWatch the Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer