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Origin hosts its End of Year Sale, BF4, FIFA 14, and more on sale

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 11:38 pm

Valve isn't the only one hosting some great sales, with EA kicking off its Origin End of Year Sale. Included in EA's sales are some of its biggest games.

 

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We have Battlefield 4 at just $42, SimCity for $24, FIFA 14 for $28, Need for Speed: Rivals for $35, and Dead Space for just $18. If you wanted some older EA titles, you can pick up Battlefield 3, The Sims 3, and Mass Effect 3 for $12 each - not bad at all!

Steam Holiday Sales continue: COD: Ghosts for 30% off and much more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 10:21 pm

The Steam Holiday Sales continue today, with some great games on special. We have F1 2013 down 66% from $69.99 to just $23.79, Surgeon Simulator 2013 is just $2.49, down 75% off from $9.99.

 

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If you want something a bit different, Rocksmith 2014 is $33.46, down 33% from $49.95, and the stand out here is definitely Call of Duty: Ghosts down 33%, from $89.99 to just $60.29. There are some Flash Sales that stand out too, with Dishonored seeing 75% slashed from its $44.99 price, dropping it to just $11.24.

Google and NORAD have began tracking Santa's location

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 3:09 pm

Christmas is upon us and that means that millions of little boys and girls will be waking up to presents under a tree as the day progresses. As always NORAD has their Santa tracker up and running, and this year so does Google.

 

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Unfortunately one of the systems tracking software is out of whack or they are tracking two different jolly old men. At the time of this writing, NORAD says that Santa is on his way to Hong Kong, but Google is tracking him as he is on his way to Taipei Taiwan. Google says that Santa has delivered 2,187,948,856 presents already and traveled more than 66,000km.

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Steam Controller used to play PC games, which works surprisingly well

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 12:40 pm

If there's something I'm excited to use in 2014, it definitely has to be the Steam Controller. Luckily for us, Chris from YouTube channel Trial By Game has his hands on one of the Steam Boxes, and has uploaded a bunch of videos playing various PC games with the Steam Controller.

 

 

Using the Steam Controller in Metro: Last Light, a first-person shooter, looks incredible intuitive and slick. It is a far cry from the jumbled mess that thumb sticks provide when playing with console controllers. There are a bunch more videos on the Trial by Game YouTube page, so be sure to check it out. I can't wait to get my hands on the Steam Controller after watching those videos!

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Acer's new CEO has TSMC and Intel under his belt

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 11:36 am

Acer has appointed itself a new CEO, someone who has quite a lot of experience in the industry: Jason Chen. Chen is the former Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), where he was the President and CEO.

 

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Chen recently resigned from TSMC, where he will join Acer on January 1, 2014. Before joining TSMC, Chen worked with Intel as the Corporate Vice President and Co-Director of the Worldwide Sales and Marketing Group. His extensive experience in the industry should help push Acer forward, something it has needed for quite sometime now.

2K slam dunks a massive new NBA 2K14 patch for next-gen consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 10:30 am

2K Games has released a large patch patch for NBA 2K14 for the Xbox One and PS4, with this new patch improving gameplay features, and fixing some of the bigger bugs that the game experiences from time to time.

 

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The developer promises fewer sudden disconnects when playing against other gamers online, as well as a fix for those long black loading screens that would annoy gamers when loading up the game. The bug that stopped players from moving past the All-Star break after playing through multiple seasons in MyCareer mode should also be fixed, too.

 

This new patch for NBA 2K14 should be hitting PS4s and Xbox Ones across the world, so check your console to see if there's any updates.

ASUS to show off another two-in-one device at CES 2014

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 9:37 am

ASUS will be holding a press conference at CES 2014 in just a couple of weeks time, on January 6, 2014 in Las Vegas. The Taiwanese company will be pushing another "two-in-one" device.

 

 

You can see the teaser video above, which shows the Statue of Liberty sporting a tablet, which switches colors between green and blue. A caption shows up, asking "Green or Blue? One or Two?", so we should expect a dual-boot slate running both Windows, and Android. We've seen this before with ASUS' Transformer line of slates, but what should we expect for this new device?

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Apple's new Mac Pro will begin shipping on December 30

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 8:36 am

Apple's new, sleek Mac Pro will begin shipping just before the end of the year, on December 30 to be precise. Many people have already slapped down their cards for the new Mac Pro, with some of their cards begin charged, and order statuses changed to "Preparing for Shipment".

 

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Preparing for Shipment would lead us to believe that nothing can be changed now, as it is being prepped to be delivered. There are some users reporting that their delivery dates are stating December 27, so we could see people receiving their new Mac Pro machines a little earlier than December 30, and as a nice, slightly late Christmas present.

RumorTT: EA to ease fans' problems with BF4 with free DLC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 6:34 am

It looks like EA could be fanning gamers' rage with this latest rumor: free Battlefield 4 DLC. The DLC would be given out to those who already own the game, but the problem is, what about people like myself, who have already purchased Premium, which includes all of the DLC.

 

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Considering DICE has reportedly stopped working on the DLC for Battlefield 4 until the game is working, this comes at a bad time for EA. The company is battling lawsuits over the first-person shooter, so it will not be a great Christmas for EA by any measure.

Steam Holiday Sales: Amnesia, Borderlands 2, and much more on sale

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 24, 2013 5:36 am

Every day that passes brings another slew of games on sale through the Steam Holiday Sales. Today we have Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs on sale, down 50% from its original price of $19.99 to $4.99, and ArmA III down 40%, from $59.99 to $35.99.

 

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If that doesn't tickle your gaming fancy, we have Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition down 50% from $79.99 to $39.99, or how about Splinter Cell: Blacklist down 50%, from $69.96 to $34.96. We also have games like Trine 2: Complete Story down a massive 90%, from $19.99 to a piddly $1.99.

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