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'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards - Salon

March 4, 2015 - 10:47pm

Salon

'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards
Salon
'Shadow of Mordor,' 'Monument Valley' win big at game awards EnlargeThis image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows a ranger named Talion and his ghostly companion invading an orc fortress in a scene from video game "Middle-earth: Shadow ...
Welcome. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Wins GOTY 17th Annual Game ...IGN
Shadows of Mordor Takes Home Top Prize At 15th Annual Game Developers ...Game Informer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor" is king of the Game ...Longview Daily News
Gamasutra -GameSpot
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Fans Teased Of 'Half Life 3' Release Date Only To Be Let Down Moments Later ... - Youth Health Magzine

March 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

Youth Health Magzine

Fans Teased Of 'Half Life 3' Release Date Only To Be Let Down Moments Later ...
Youth Health Magzine
All hope was on an all time high when the "Half Life 3" release date was confirmed just recently. However, fans were led to a major disappointment when the exciting news was quickly gunned down by the same person who made the announcement.

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Game On! Microsoft Courts Developers for HoloLens - Tom's Guide

March 4, 2015 - 7:07pm

Tom's Guide

Game On! Microsoft Courts Developers for HoloLens
Tom's Guide
If you've been keeping up with the recent deluge of virtual reality headsets, you're probably familiar with the Microsoft HoloLens: an augmented reality headset that intersperses realistic holograms into the real world around you. Such a device has enormous ...
Microsoft Tips Xbox Dev Tools for a Windows 10 WorldPC Magazine
Xbox One, Windows 10 Games Getting Cross-Buy SupportGameSpot
Xbox caters to Twitch and YouTube streamers with upcoming Windows 10 appThe Verge
Engadget -Kabir News -Ubergizmo (blog)
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GDC 2015: John Carmack on the Future of Mobile VR - Maximum PC

March 4, 2015 - 6:46pm

Maximum PC

GDC 2015: John Carmack on the Future of Mobile VR
Maximum PC
The lead designer on some games you might have heard of, like Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, has been away from the forefront of first-person shooters for a few years, but he has not been idle. Aside from building rockets that fly into space, John Carmack also ...
John Carmack answers 'why mobile VR' during GDCTechRadar
The First Oculus Comes Out This Year -- But It's A Phone, Not The RiftGizmodo Australia

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Mark Zuckerberg hams it up in Barcelona - USA TODAY

March 4, 2015 - 6:25pm

USA TODAY

Mark Zuckerberg hams it up in Barcelona
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg hammed it up at a Facebook town hall in Barcelona. The Facebook CEO was in town for Mobile World Congress. In fielding a question on Spain, he confessed his fondness for Iberian ham. He recalled that a friend once ...
Facebook wants to get better at detecting fake profilesPCWorld
Will Facebook Make a Car? Zuckerberg: Focus on the NetworkABC News
Mark Zuckerberg has one rule for hiringErieTVNews
Times of India
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Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable - TechCrunch

March 4, 2015 - 5:53pm

Instagram Starts Letting Ads Be Clickable
TechCrunch
Instagram never allowed URLs to open until now. It wanted people browsing photos, not the web. But Instagram says its advertisers demanded more vivid ways to influence people who “lead to meaningful results for their businesses.” Brands want measurable ...

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Google brings app messaging to its cloud - PCWorld

March 4, 2015 - 5:19pm

VentureBeat

Google brings app messaging to its cloud
PCWorld
Closing a gap with other enterprise cloud providers, Google has created a service to facilitate communications across applications that customers build on the company's cloud platform. The Google Cloud Pub/Sub service, made available as an open beta on ...
Google launches Cloud Pub/Sub, a messaging API for connecting applications ...VentureBeat
Google's Cloud Pub/Sub Real-Time Messaging Service Is Now In Public BetaTechCrunch
Google's new service will ease real-time communications for applicationsGigaom
Tech Cocktail
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SimCity and Sims 4 Development Continuing After Shutdown of Maxis Studio - GameSpot

March 4, 2015 - 4:59pm

Attack of the Fanboy

SimCity and Sims 4 Development Continuing After Shutdown of Maxis Studio
GameSpot
The primary Maxis studio in Emeryville, CA--the developer behind games like SimCity, Spore, and the early Sims games--been shut down, Electronic Arts confirmed today. The news first came to light when SimCity designer Guillaume Pierre tweeted, "Well it ...
EA shuts down the studio behind 'SimCity'Engadget
Say Goodbye to Maxis Emeryville, EA Shut Them DownTwinfinite
EA shutters venerable SimCity studio Maxis EmeryvilleGamasutra
Cinelinx -Attack of the Fanboy -The Mary Sue
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Apple Said to Delay Larger IPad Production on Panel Challenges - Bloomberg

March 4, 2015 - 4:32pm

9 to 5 Mac

Apple Said to Delay Larger IPad Production on Panel Challenges
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., which has seen stagnating iPad sales, will delay the start of manufacturing for a larger-screened version of the tablet, people with knowledge of the matter said. Production of the 12.9-inch-screen iPad is now scheduled to start ...
Apple Delaying Production on Larger-Screened 'iPad Pro' Until SeptemberMac Rumors
Apple reportedly pushes production of 'iPad Pro' to September due to low ...Apple Insider
Apple to delay larger iPad production till September - reportReuters UK
9 to 5 Mac (blog) -Fortune -AppAdvice
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Microsoft pulls Xbox One under the Windows 10 umbrella - Mashable

March 4, 2015 - 3:31pm

Mashable

Microsoft pulls Xbox One under the Windows 10 umbrella
Mashable
Microsoft's Phil Spencer speaks about gaming on the Xbox with Windows 10 at an event in January. Image: Mashable, Lance Ulanoff. Screen%20shot%202014-01-13%20at%203.09.25%. By Karissa Bell 11 minutes ago · Microsoft just moved one step closer ...
Is 'Elite: Dangerous' Xbox's Answer To 'No Man's Sky'?Tech Times
Microsoft to launch new tools that enable cross-platform play across Windows ...VentureBeat
Microsoft rolls out Xbox Live SDK, bringing Xbox Live to Windows 10Pocket-lint.com
NDTV
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EA Shuts Down SimCity Game Developer Maxis - Paste Magazine

March 4, 2015 - 3:12pm

EA Shuts Down SimCity Game Developer Maxis
Paste Magazine
Big news has come from Electronic Arts today that the company will officially close the doors on the Emeryville studio of Maxis, the main headquarters for the developer that brought about such games as SimCity, The Sims and Spore. Maxis began its journey ...

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Apple in talks to become launch partner for cable-free HBO Now service - Apple Insider

March 4, 2015 - 3:07pm

Apple Insider

Apple in talks to become launch partner for cable-free HBO Now service
Apple Insider
Apple is in negotiations to make the Apple TV a launch destination for HBO's standalone streaming service reportedly called "HBO Now," which could launch in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones premiering April 12, according to a new report.
UPDATE 1-HBO in talks with Apple to launch video streaming service -reportReuters
HBO's streaming service for cord cutters now has a name and priceQuartz
HBO's online-only service will cost $15 per month, report saysMashable
Mac Rumors -SlashGear -Engadget
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Google Contacts gets a new design, upgraded features - The American Bazaar

March 4, 2015 - 2:20pm

The American Bazaar

Google Contacts gets a new design, upgraded features
The American Bazaar
BENGALURU: After years of neglect, Google Contacts has received a major upgrade, introducing a new design and additional features like duplicate content merge and multi-platform delivery. Google's contact management tool, Google Contact has been in ...

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Space Sim Elite Dangerous Coming To Xbox One As Console Exclusive This ... - Game Informer

March 4, 2015 - 1:29pm

Game Informer

Space Sim Elite Dangerous Coming To Xbox One As Console Exclusive This ...
Game Informer
Head of Xbox Phil Spencer just announced that it is teaming up with Frontier Developments to bring Elite Dangerous to Xbox One. The port of the PC title will be arriving this summer. Spencer is currently making a presentation on stage at GDC. We'll have ...

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Uber Heads in New Mapping Direction With deCarta Acquisition - ABC News

March 4, 2015 - 1:24pm

Uber Heads in New Mapping Direction With deCarta Acquisition
ABC News
Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals. Although deCarta isn't ...

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Uber Heads in New Mapping Direction With deCarta Acquisition - ABC News

March 4, 2015 - 1:16pm

Mashable

Uber Heads in New Mapping Direction With deCarta Acquisition
ABC News
Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential rivals. The acquisition ...
Will Uber Be Stiff Competition for Google Maps?Bloomberg
Uber buys mapping specialist deCarta to reduce its dependence on Apple and ...TechSpot

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The New Google Contacts Fixes Its Most Annoying Flaw - Fast Company

March 4, 2015 - 1:14pm

Fast Company

The New Google Contacts Fixes Its Most Annoying Flaw
Fast Company
Google just released a preview of the new Contacts for Gmail (which users can try out here), and it's a fresh look that cleans up a lot of the noise of previous versions. Most importantly, the new version streamlines how contacts are combined with duplicates ...

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One of the first Valve VR games is inspired by 80s fantasy films - Engadget

March 4, 2015 - 1:06pm

India Today

One of the first Valve VR games is inspired by 80s fantasy films
Engadget
The Gallery: Six Elements is a magical fantasy exploration game created by Vancouver Island studio Cloudhead Games for Valve and HTC's new virtual reality headset, the Vive. It includes motion controls and a soundtrack by Elder Scrolls composer Jeremy ...
HTC makes an apology for causing Half-Life confusionGamerCenterOnline

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Dragon Smaug Hunts Bilbo Baggins in Virtual Reality Game Demo - Bloomberg

March 4, 2015 - 12:52pm

Dragon Smaug Hunts Bilbo Baggins in Virtual Reality Game Demo
Bloomberg
Smaug, the fire-breathing dragon in director Peter Jackson's “Hobbit” movies. Source: Epic Games Inc. via Bloomberg. Recommended. The Price of Oil Is About to Blow a Hole in Corporate Accounting · How a 25-Year-Old Investor Spurred Lumber ...

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Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition - SFGate

March 4, 2015 - 12:35pm

Uber heads in new mapping direction with deCarta acquisition
SFGate
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies is buying digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal that may help the rapidly growing ride-hailing service lessen its dependence on navigation services from Google and Apple, an imposing pair of potential ...

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