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Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars VII director tipped: J.J. Abrams

While it's definitely not confirmed, we're hearing a whopper of a rumor that claims none other than J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII. Ever since Disney announced that it will continuing the Star Wars franchise after its buyout of LucasFilm, the Internet has been going crazy trying to figure out who the director will be. Names have been tossed around left and right, though Abrams is definitely one of the bigger directors to be mentioned.

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AT&T posts $3.9 billion net loss for Q4 2012

AT&T posts $3.9 billion net loss for Q4 2012

AT&T is joining the slew of other companies posting quarterly results this week, with the company releasing its Q4 2012 financials today. The company experienced another loss in Q4 2012, but the good news is that AT&T's loss is growing smaller year-over-year. For Q4 2012, the company posted a net loss of $3.9 billion, which is compared to AT&T's net loss of $6.7 billion in the same quarter a year ago.

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Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

Huawei Ascend P2 strikes a pose in leaked press shot

A lot of Android users took interest in the Huawei Ascend Mate P1, so the fact that its rumored follow up is pulling in a lot of attention isn't much of a surprise. Today @evleaks is stoking the fire, leaking a press shot for the Ascent P2. We have to say that the Ascend P2 looks pretty snazzy, with Huawei clearly putting a focus on design with this latest handset.

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Dead Island: Riptide trailer shows off pre-alpha gameplay

Dead Island: Riptide trailer shows off pre-alpha gameplay

Get ready Dead Island fans, because Deep Silver has delivered the first gameplay trailer for the newest game in the series, Dead Island: Riptide. The gameplay trailer goes on for more than nine minutes, and puts the game's new Hub Defense mode into the spotlight. In Hub Defense, players will scavenge for equipment to defend their base and then fight off wave after wave of zombies, with the goal of keeping all of the survivors alive.

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Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA announces two new synthesizers at Winter NAMM 2013

Korg USA is going big at Winter NAMM 2013, introducing the world to two of its newest synthesizers. One of these is aimed at professionals and newbies alike, while the other is aimed at people who need a solid synth but don't have the room for a full-size machine. Both will probably be quite expensive as a result, but those who are serious about their music rarely seem to care about price anyway.

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Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Remaining THQ IP to be sold off in separate process

Yesterday, a bunch of studios and properties owned by THQ were auctioned off to other games publishers from around the world. Many of them found new homes, with Relic and the Company of Heroes series going to Sega and Ubisoft making a grab for South Park: The Stick of Truth. Some of the others weren't so lucky, with Darksiders developer Vigil Games not receiving any bids and remaining a part of THQ's chapter 11 proceedings.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 23, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 23, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. What started off as a relatively quiet afternoon quickly turned into a whirlwind of news, with Apple releasing its financial report for Q1 2013 today. There was a lot to go over between the report and the earnings call, and you can find all of the news in our round-up. Unfortunately, investors didn't like some of the stuff in Apple's report, sending its stock price down in after hours trading. We also received the results of THQ's auction today, with a number of its studios being sold off to other publishers and the core business shutting down.

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Apple stock takes a tumble in after hours trading

Apple stock takes a tumble in after hours trading

In case you missed the hullabaloo, Apple delivered its earnings report for Q1 2013 this afternoon. While things looked excellent for the most part, something about the report has investors worried, as Apple's stock price has taken something of a plunge during after hours trading. After an encouraging regular trading day that ended with a gain of 1.83%, Apple's stock price has slid $52.56 to $461.74, representing a 10% loss.

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Crysis 3 multiplayer beta kicks off next week

Crysis 3 multiplayer beta kicks off next week

Crysis 3 won't be arriving in North America until February 19, but you can check out the game's multiplayer mode a few weeks early thanks to a freshly-announced open beta. Today Crytek revealed this open beta, saying that it will go live on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC on January 29. That happens to be next Tuesday, so Crysis fanatics don't have much longer to wait until they can get some hands-on time with the game's multiplayer.

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