Top 10 best paid iPhone games of 2013…so far!

Gerald Lynch Apple, Features, iPhone apps, Round ups, Tech Digest news 9 Comments

iPhone gaming apps! If the storm clouds gathering over our office are anything to go by, the summer's almost up and we'll all soon be hunkering down for some quality time with our favourite games. This year more than ever,…

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The Top 20 Most Depressing Video Games of All Time

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Round ups, Tech Digest news 162 Comments

Video games. We play them because they are fun. But are they always happy? No. Not by a long, long shot. Here Tech Digest run-down the top 20 most depressing video games of all time, depressing not because they…

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Limbo headed to the PlayStation 3 PSN store and Steam for PC

Gerald Lynch Gaming, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Limbo, the finest downloadable game to hit the Xbox Live Arcade store last year (and arguably ever), is to finally get a release on the PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Network Store and the PC through Steam. Heading over to…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood edges Call of Duty: Black Ops for nominations

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The nominations for this year's BAFTA Video Games Awards have been announced this morning, with Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood leading the pack ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Heavy Rain. Ubisoft's stealth action-adventure title has been given the…

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Top Ten Games of 2010

Gerald Lynch Features, Gaming, Round ups, Tech Digest news, Top tens 2 Comments

2010 proved to be a vintage year for gaming! From motion controllers like Kinect and Move through to brand new handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS, there was plenty of new hardware to salivate over. But the real stars of 2010…

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Xbox 360 – Christmas Gift Guide 2010

Gerald Lynch Christmas 2010, Features, Gaming, Guides, Round ups, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

What a vintage year for Xbox 360 gaming! With a nifty new Slim console and ground-breaking motion-tech in the shape of the Kinect sensor, Microsoft pumped out some great hardware over the past 12 months. Games were top-notch too:…

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FEATURE: Modern Day Malware & Organised Crime

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Quarter past nine on a Monday morning. I’m staring at the thick oak beam of long polished table wondering what the hell I’m doing at briefing about internet security. My last journalistic foray into this turgid corner of the tech world had me stuck talking anti-virus software with one of the chief marketing officers at a leading company. I recall a solid 40 minutes of the internet neighbourhood watch warnings as the canapes passed just out of reach behind his back. The hungrier I got the more it sapped my soul. My last conscious thought was “never again”. Never again; until today.

I’m not sure if it was the lure of the Soho House, the charm of the invitation or, more likely, the promise of breakfast but somehow, between them, they short-circuited that old memory in my brain; they silenced its voice. Down went that corner of my neural net; a localised blackout and now here I am in my trainers and jeans, most others with a collar at least. Quarter past nine on a Monday morning. Fifteen minutes before I’m usually at work.

Ed Gibson begins the day more upset than I am that his cooked breakfast hasn’t arrived but that’s probably where the similarity ends. Edward P Gibson is Microsoft’s chief security advisor and a former operative with the FBI. He takes comfortable control of the room of assembled journalists with the warmth and ease of his Midwest drawl. I wonder if that manner served him well at the FBI. I wonder if he’s enjoying his retirement, but by the end of the morning I’ll have changed my mind about how much rest he’s getting in his new profession…

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