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I bought the fastest server so why is my app slow?

It may seem obvious that having the “best” solution doesn’t guarantee a better outcome, but it seems in IT we don’t always see it that way. It seems …

Microsoft to pay Japanese Xbox owners with Points for a million hours of playtime

Microsoft has failed to gain ground in the Japanese gaming market with its Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles, but that's not stopping the software giant from trying. A new incentive will launch on April 20th that sees Xbox owners receive free points based on the collective amount of time that participants …

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PS4 development a 'radical change' for Sony, says Ubisoft

From a development standpoint, the PlayStation 4 is a "radical change" for Sony from past platforms. That's according to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat, who told CVG that building games for Sony's next-generation platform will be "less complex" thanks to the system's PC-like architecture.<p>"From …

Minecraft creator feeling pressure to repeat

Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson is feeling pressure to replicate the success of his landmark sandbox game. In a <i>New Yorker</i> profile, Persson said making Minecraft was simpler because no one knew who he was.<p>"I definitely think Minecraft is a freak thing," Persson said. "There's no way you …

Next-gen Xbox unveiling reportedly pushed back to May

Microsoft is planning to unveil its next-gen Xbox console this May, following initial rumors of a reveal sometime this month, The Verge reports.<p>This information comes following a comment from Windows watcher Paul Thurrott who recently said Microsoft would reveal its new console at an event on May …

Third-party devs found out PS4 has 8 GB RAM at reveal event, says Just Add Water CEO

Third-party PlayStation 4 developers didn't know the console would feature 8 GB of RAM until Sony announced that fact on stage at the system's mid-February reveal event, said Just Add Water CEO Stewart Gilray in an interview with Videogamer.<p>Until that point, said Gilray, Sony had told Just Add …

Torment: Tides of Numenera breaks record as most-funded Kickstarter game

InXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera has made Kickstarter history by becoming the most-funded Kickstarter game ever. It initially only had plans of …

The Power And Weakness That Come With Being The Default

Facebook had its big coming-out party for mobile on Wednesday, and its Home launcher will soon start shipping exclusively on an HTC device. This is the social network’s first crack at being the default experience on any device. Until now, using Facebook has been a completely optional and background …

Press Start: more about the 'always on' Xbox 720 and more

A pick of the weekend's gaming stories, hand selected by the Guardian games writers.<p>Microsoft creative director doesn't get the 'drama' around an …

U.S. Patent Office Withdraws Primary Objections to Apple's 'iPad Mini' Trademark Application

Last week, we noted that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had issued an initial office action denying Apple's application for a trademark on the term "iPad mini".<p>The examiner's primary objection to Apple's application related to all of the elements of the "iPad mini" name having been …

Malware turns hacked computers into slaves that “mine” new digital currency

The digital currency Bitcoin is having a bit of a moment, which is drawing the attention of cybercriminals. They don’t want to steal your money (though there is some of that too). Instead they want to hijack the processing power of your computer to create more bitcoins out of thin air.<p>There is no …

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Microsoft planning Xbox event for May

Microsoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April, but <i>The Verge</i> has learned that the company has pushed this back to May. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott revealed recently that Microsoft is planning an Xbox event for May 21st, and we understand …

Apple keeps iPad Mini trademark, but must add small-print

Apple has been allowed to retain iPad Mini as a trademark, but must now add small-print to indicate that it is not claiming exclusive rights to the term ‘Mini’ (via <i>MacRumors</i>).<p>The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had originally refused Apple the trademark on the basis that the term ‘Mini’ …

Sony’s 4K UltraHD TVs plummet in price, but content still scarce

Fancy LCDs drop in price equivalence from "nice new car" to "crappy new car."<p>We saw plenty of UltraHD "4K" TVs at CES—that is, TVs with a vertical …

How many iPhones were sold last quarter? Analysts chime in

Apple sold less than 33 million iPhones last quarter. No, wait, it sold more than 42 million. Actually, those are just the lowest and highest predictions offered by a bevy of analysts surveyed by Fortune.<p>Among the 48 analysts questioned about Apple's iPhone sales last quarter, Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu …

Xbox 720 announcement reportedly set for May 21

The next-generation Xbox has been a hot topic lately, and gamers are curious to see what Microsoft has up its sleeve after Sony announced the …

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CoD Championships - 2013

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StarCraft II Rules - HoTS Rumble #2 Tournament - StarCraft II for PC

Price: <b>10 credits per player</b><p>Registration Starts: <b>Mon 1 Apr 2013, 12:00 AM EDT</b><br>• Registration Ends: <b>Mon 8 Apr 2013, 5:50 PM EDT</b><p>Tournament Bracket Play …

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Ray on Twitter: "I think it's awesome how our community has really come together. Everyone needs to keep the same kind of respect going, we all gain from it."

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Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

Why Game Developers Are Flocking to Sony and Fleeing From Microsoft

In an age where most big games ship on multiple platforms, it was a Sony exclusive that took home the grand prize at last week's Game Developers …

First Call of Duty Championships dominated by team Fariko Impact

Team Fariko Impact took the top spot in the first Call of Duty Championship eSports competition this weekend, earning themselves the winning prize of $400,000.<p>The competition was hosted in Los Angeles April 5 through 7, and brought together 32 teams from across six continents to compete for cash. …