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FIFA 17 is due - download times are big!

FIFA 17 is upon us, which is exciting news whether you're a PS4 owner, or have an Xbox One. Other consoles are available, but no-one's bothered about them. The fantastically successful football game is ready to download, and will be playable on September 29th. So what does anyone need to know about it beyond that?…

After the handheld version of the ZX Spectrum caused some ripples in the gaming community, now there's another '80s computer getting a refix! The Commodore 64 is coming back, this time as the handheld device called 'The 64'. It'll go into production should it get enough support on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo. There's also going…

PS4 jailbreak lets you play pirated games

Are you one of those people that likes opening up video games consoles, and tinkering with the insides so you can do things that, strictly speaking, you shouldn't be? Do you have a PlayStation 4? There's some good news for you. A hacker has popped up their PS4, jailbroken the thing, so pirated games and…

Chrome has Dino Run game for when you can't get online

When you've not got a connection to the internet, because it has dipped out without you noticing - if you use Google's Chrome browser, you may be familiar with the little dinosaur that crops up. Turns out that the little t-rex is a game, and when it appears, if you hit the space-bar, it sets…

How to cancel your Zavvi Zbox subscription

Have you signed-up for Zavvi's Zbox? If you don't know what it is, it is a monthly box of geeky stuff that is sent to you, for £35 a month. You get games, toys, collectibles, and that sort of thing. To some, it all sounds great, however, cancelling your subscription seems to be a massive…

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Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

Crackdown on Moshi Monsters

The ASA, the UK's advertising watchdog, has cracked down in a ruling against online games Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils. They're not happy about the ways in which they pressure children to spend money. The Advertising Standards Authority said both "directly pressured" youngsters to pay subscriptions, and that, in the case of Moshi Monsters, children were…

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YouTube to take on Twitch

YouTube to take on Twitch

If anyone is jumpy about the hacked Twitch, bought by Amazon, there's going to be a rival to it, set up by YouTube. Of course, YouTube is owned by Google and they're trying to take over the entire world. With that, this dedicated gaming service will be called YouTube Gaming, enabling you to live stream your…

Boomerang Games: Has your money gone missing?

There's been a kerfuffle at Boomerang Rentals, where customers have been complaining that money has been going missing from their account. Boomerang said: "Following an initial enquiry at the end of last week, we have had a number of customers raise concerns regarding fraudulent payment attempts on their card details that are also registered with us."…

Over 2,000 free MS-DOS games to be played on your computer!

Fans of old video games can rejoice as a huge library of MS-DOS games have been archived and are playable on your computer. And you won't need to dust down a floppy disk or mess around with command prompts as they're playable in your browser. The MS-DOS Software Library has gathered up games in advance…

We Really Want... ABBA Monopoly

Do you like ABBA? Do you like Monopoly? No? Well look away then haters, for the two have combined forces into a thing that is as brilliant as it is bizarre. What's the name of the game? ABBA Monopoly. Instead of buying and selling properties, you’re buying single records, and instead of real estate you’re buying…

Currys PC World: 'Whatever Happens Care Plan' not all that?

Currys/PC World got together in perfect harmony, but there's a lot of customers of theirs who are despairingly unhappy with them, specifically, the KnowHow 'What Happens' team. They are the people who are supposed to help you with your technical difficulties, faults in your purchases and general aftercare once you've shopped with Currys/PC World. Currys/Pc…

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Is Nintendo irrelevant?

Is Nintendo irrelevant?

Nintendo are doing too well are they? Basically, hardly anyone's bought a Wii U and everyone is dribbling over the PS4 and Xbox One now, so obviously, they're struggling to keep the pace. The figures back this Mario malaise, with the company only shifting 3.61 million Wii U consoles. Compare that to sales of the original…

PS4 moron streams naked images of his wife

Hmm, this guy’s a keeper, and no mistake. A deeply pathetic - and now possibly divorced - gaming gimp thought it’d be a HILARIOUS idea to strip his unconscious wife naked and use the live streaming ‘Playroom’ feature on his PS4 console to show other users her norks. His wife was asleep next to him,…

Xbox could pay you to watch adverts

Microsoft have filed a patent which could reward users for watching advertisements. The patent is called the 'Awards and Achievements Across TV Ecosystem' and it could well be tied in with the new Xbox. The details released about the Xbox One mentioned the console's use for TV, along with the new Kinect system. The patent…

One of the iconic Monopoly pieces faces the axe

NO! SAY IT AIN’T SO! The complete IDIOTS behind Monopoly are planning to scrap one of the game’s iconic tokens, with the public getting to vote in a charade that couldn’t look more like a publicity stunt if it tried – and here’s us giving it publicity! Gnnnrrrrr… Aforementioned idiots Hasbro are ready to ditch…