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Twitch adds audio recognition just days after Google deal

Video game streaming site Twitch has announced the introduction of “Audio Recognition” to on demand videos on the website – putting an end to the musical free-for-all that users were used to. The change means that Twitch’s on-demand videos will work like YouTube: with any unlicensed music that is picked up through the system being silenced. Meaning no more videos …

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James O'MalleyTwitch adds audio recognition just days after Google deal
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Evolve delayed into next year

Evolve was one of the mostly hotly anticipated games of the year. Bad news though for anyone who was looking forward to spending the autumn slaying huge monsters – the game was been delayed until February. According to Gamespot, TakeTwo President Karl Slatoff explained the decision saying that: “We are encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response from press and fans, …

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James O'MalleyEvolve delayed into next year
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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. “Bomb Gaza” and “Gaza Assault” amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you might imagine, as word of …

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?
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Microsoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?

Getting rid of physical buttons on our gadgets has been a massive advantage for phones and tablets – but for gaming… it makes things more difficult. Luckily though, it appears that Microsoft could be working on an interesting solution. Patently Apple has dug up some diagrams filed by Microsoft with the US patent office that show plans an Xbox-style controller …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft working on a split controller for tablet gaming?
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WATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever… umm, Niko and Roman can do, I guess. A new fan-made mod for Grand Theft Auto IV has added Spider-Man into the mix. GTA IV may be getting on a bit now, but coders Bob Lester and JulioNIB are still hard at work playing with it. The game is home to an extensive and serious modding …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Spider-Man in GTA4 mod is seriously impressive
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Let’s admit it: Destiny isn’t wowing us so far.

Last Thursday at 6pm the switch was flipped and thousands of PS4 players were granted access to the playable beta of Destiny, the forthcoming massively-multiplayer shooter from Bungie. And here’s the thing… is it really that impressive? Obviously this puzzlement should be heavily caveated with the fact that it is called a game beta for a reason: Rather than wait …

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James O'MalleyLet’s admit it: Destiny isn’t wowing us so far.
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Flappy Bird comes to… the Apple II

Flappy Bird took the world by storm when it found fame in the app store last year… but was soon pulled by the creator who was overwhelmed by its overnight popularity. But the good news is that if you’re still yearning for your Flappy fix, and the million clones don’t appeal… how about digging out your old Apple II? A …

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James O'MalleyFlappy Bird comes to… the Apple II
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Sony plans PS4 re-releases of classics to lure in Wii users

Sony are planning to re-release more of its archive on the PS4 in a bid to attract players who were Wii owners during the previous console generation, says Sony Computer Entertainment chief Andrew House. According to Eurogamer, House has been speaking at the Develop conference in Brighton, where he said: “I hesitate to say this because I know committed gamers …

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James O'MalleySony plans PS4 re-releases of classics to lure in Wii users
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Google bring Ingress augmented reality game to iPhone and iPad

Google has released a version of its augmented reality game, Ingress, on the iOS app store. That’s right: Google make games too, apparently. Ingress is an augmented reality game where you must travel on foot around physical space in order to ‘capture’ different neighbourhoods and gather resources. The game takes places globally too – with the world carved up into …

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James O'MalleyGoogle bring Ingress augmented reality game to iPhone and iPad
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(Almost) hands-on with Assassin’s Creed: Unity – and more on the lack of playable women characters (UPDATED)

Update (17:14): In a piece of excellent timing, to celebrate Bastille Day Ubisoft has released a brand new trailer. Watch it below. Last week I got a chance to not quite play a demo of Assassin’s Creed: Unity, but rather watch one of the game’s developers play through the demo of the game that was shown at E3 last month. …

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James O'Malley(Almost) hands-on with Assassin’s Creed: Unity – and more on the lack of playable women characters (UPDATED)