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Amazon might now be the defacto marketplace to buy and sell goods online in the UK, but eBay believes its "good surprise" might just lure customers back into the world of online auctions. In a bid to make things things a little easier for users to understand, eBay says that from May 13th it'll all...

April 10th 2014 at 6:54am 0 Comments
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Toyota's original plan for its Entune in-car platform was to draw in new users with three months' free usage, before whacking 'em with a $5 monthly charge. At some point, however, the company decided to abandon that idea, and will instead offer the connected infotainment service free of charge. We...

September 12th 2013 at 9:31am 0 Comments
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If you've noticed that it's become more difficult to buy, sell, or trade goods in an MMO these days due to the sheer amount of player-bound items, you're not imagining things. A writer for Gamasutra penned an article in which he discusses the decrease of in-game trade and suggests that studios migh...

June 7th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Legendary arcade scoring organization Twin Galaxies had to take a break from tracking scores for about six months as the company went through a transition last year, but as of last week it's back in business and ready for score submissions.There is one catch, however. The company charge to report y...

April 24th 2013 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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Parents looking to create additional Nintendo ID accounts for their children are required to pay a one-time $0.50 fee via credit card to provide consent for minors to access Nintendo Network.Nintendo's confirmation email notes that Wii U owners can use a "Parental Control PIN" to create additional...

November 18th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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I can log into RIFT any time I want. I have my subscription active, and I'm perfectly happy to give Trion Worlds my money on a monthly basis. But my actual playtime with the game is spotty at best. Despite this, I still describe myself as playing the game, because I am still playing, just not in...

October 20th 2012 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Lodsys filed what many are calling a "patent troll" lawsuit against a number of smaller iOS developers last year, claiming that while Apple may have licensed its in-app purchase technology patents for iOS, individual developers have not, and should be held accountable for using it. Despite...

October 9th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Lower Manhattan, Pearl Street, the Financial District. A Starbucks with broad windows, great for people watching. Sipping my $5 flavored coffee, I watched a homeless man sit on the sidewalk. I liked him immediately: his sharp gaze and thoughtful expression. When I left, I squatted down next to him...

October 2nd 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments