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Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

When you look at the new "Chromebook 2" lineup from Samsung, you see a set of notebooks that don’t look like the first wave of Chromebooks. Here you’re seeing a set of devices that - aesthetically, at least - are just as brilliant to behold as their Windows-running counterparts. In this release is another big reason for Microsoft to truly free their operating system from the shackles of licensing costs.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

Call of Duty: Ghosts: why the hate?

This week we're taking a look at the bigger picture when it comes to reviews of the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. When we first published our (still in progress) review of Call of Duty: Ghosts earlier this year, it was shocking to see how big of a backlash was issued at the hands of gamers that'd purchased the title and disagreed with our (mostly positive) assessment on a level so great that we were accused of publishing a paid review (which, for the record, we never, ever do.) Here we're taking a peek at some of the biggest complaints users have with the game.

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Xbox topped game sales in January

Xbox topped game sales in January

NPD Group's January 2014 numbers are in, and with it Xbox has taken the bragging rights for most sold games in January across both the Xbox One and Xbox 360. A total of 2.27 million games were sold in January of this year, making up 47-percent of the market share and trumping the competing -- and bestselling -- PlayStation 4.

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Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Xbox One’s 2014 Q2 console sales hit 3.9 million

Today Microsoft published its fiscal year 2014 second quarter earnings report, and among it is presented a varied picture: year-on-year results are looking up, while Windows has continued to suffer from the lack of PC demand and the Surface skyrocketed. Among these trimmings is the gaming side of its Devices and Consumer revenue: 3.9 million Xbox One consoles were moved, and nearly as many Xbox 360s.

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Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Showtime, HBO, and others deny losing subscribers to Netflix

Recently research firm NPD published a report that said major pay cable networks like Showtime, HBO, and Starz were losing subscribers to digital streaming firms like Netflix and others. The pay cable networks deny that claim. The NPD report said that the pay channels lost about 6% of their subscribers in the last two years while the online services like Netflix gained 4%.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review

With a Call of Duty game coming out at least once a year for what seems like forever, it’s not easy always seeing the newest title for what it’s worth, especially when it comes to multiplayer. With Call of Duty: Ghosts, you’ve got the first title from this series to be released to the next-generation consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Because of this, we’re able to take on a new era regardless of the changes Infinity Ward has made - but is it enough?

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Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Xbox One leads December sales in USA: PS4 stock MIA

Head to your local gaming hardware retailer this weekend and you'll likely see a similar sight: the PlayStation 4 completely out of stock and Xbox One units as far as the eye can see. With reports and first-hand experience in both major cities and outlying, smaller towns throughout the USA, we've come to the very unscientific conclusion that Sony simply isn't keeping up with gamer demand for the PlayStation 4 console itself. Meanwhile the Xbox One leads sales in the December 2013 version of NPD Group's sales figures in the states.

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