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Nathan Gibson

Freelance writer with a love for gaming. Have owned pretty much every console and handheld from the last 15 years. When I'm not writing about games, which I am most of the time, I tend to be reading, writing about sport, binge watching shows on Netflix...or playing the odd video game.

Factory reset on Android devices leaves sensitive data in storage

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Avast, the security software company known for their anti-virus program, has revealed how much personal information can be retrieved from Android phones that have been factory reset. During a research project the company bought a number of smartphones from eBay and were able to access highly personal information despite the fact that all of the devices had been factory reset ...

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Lead designer from S.T.A.L.K.E.R joins Areal

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Areal, a post-apocalyptic game described as a spiritual successor to the cult hit S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, has had a somewhat troubled Kickstarter campaign. However, developer West-Games has revealed that they have hired Alexey Sytyanov who will serve as producer for the game. Sytyanov was previously part of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. design team according to a post on the Kickstarter page for the ...

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Xbox One July system update now available

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The latest software update for the Xbox One is now available to download from Xbox Live. The update will roll out to all players over the course of the next few days, with users being prompted to download it when they sign into Xbox Live. Microsoft first revealed the details of the latest patch in June. It will provide a ...

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League of Legends getting new tutorial mode

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League of Legends developer Riot Games has revealed that the MOBA will be getting a brand new tutorial mode. Intro Bots is an additional co-operative mode that will allow players to learn the basics against bots. The goal of Intro Bots is not just to introduce first-time users to basic gameplay mechanics, such as how to fight and cast spells, ...

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Ultimate Xbox 360 Sale announced

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Microsoft has revealed that for the following week it will be running the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale, with prices being slashed on “some of Xbox 360’s best titles.” The promotion will run for seven days starting tomorrow and will see a variety of games go on sale as part of a daily or weekly deal. Unlike most sales on ...

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel could come to next generation consoles

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The next Borderlands game may well release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as other platforms. Speaking on a gaming television show Tony Lawrence and Matt Armstrong discussed the upcoming Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and explained why they were concentrating on bringing the title to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. According to Armstrong, the franchise director ...

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New Killing Floor update is now available

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The developers behind Killing Floor have announced a final update to the game. Tripwire Interactive revealed a number of changes that includes both free and paid additional content. The free additions are made up of a developers map pack that includes three new maps along with an character that can be unlocked by playing the maps. The paid content includes ...

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Cliff Bleszinski forms new development studio Boss Key

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Cliff Bleszinski has formed a brand new games development company called Boss Key. Polygon reports that the Bleszinski registered a new business with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State in April. However, the company name and other details have only just become public knowledge. According to the filing Bleszinski acts as CEO of Boss Key while noted ...

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Miyamoto hints at new 3DS The Legend of Zelda game

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During a question and answer session  with investors Shigeru Miyamoto has hinted that there may be a new entry in the series being developed for the 3DS. As well as discussing how the company was hoping to evolve the franchise to include new gameplay and more open world experiences, he talked about how Nintendo were working on other The Legend ...

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Google adds support for virtual reality in Chrome

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Google have announced that they are adding support for virtual reality to their Chrome internet browser. Oculus Rift is now officially able to be used with the browser while the ability to use other headsets is being worked on, with the company hoping to implement it as soon as possible. The company has revealed that although virtual reality currently won’t ...

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