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Facebook expands App Center in more countries

Facebook expands App Center in more countries

Facebook opened up the App Center to more English-speaking countries today, including Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. In a blog post, Facebook said that users in those countries should be able to find the App Center bookmark located to the left of the Facebook homepage. It can also be found within the Facebook apps section on iOS and Android.

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New Tomb Raider trailer shows grittier gameplay

New Tomb Raider trailer shows grittier gameplay

It’s been a year since it was first announced that Ms. Lara Croft would be rebooted in a new Tomb Raider, and not too long ago we heard news that the refreshed franchise had been delayed to 2013. If you’re still a little bummed out that you won’t be tomb raiding until next year, Square Enix has released a lengthy gameplay trailer to give you a feel for the upcoming game and what to expect from the new Lara Croft.

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Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Wondering what you’ll be able to pick up when Halo 4 is released on November 6th? Wonder no more. The official Halo website has detailed the Limited Edition of the game, available for pre-order starting from today. It might set you back a cool $99.99, but hopefully the features will be enough to entice you. The Limited Edition will offer multiplayer map packs, specializations, and bonus digital content.

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CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

CyberpowerPC announces GeForce GTX 690 integration

High-end PC company Cyberpower Inc has announced that it will integrate Nvidia's powerful GeForce GTX 690 graphics card into a CyberpowerPC-branded desktop system. This is good news for enthusiasts who want to have the most up-to-date and high-end impressive graphics in their computers. It is mostly aimed toward those who spend a lot of time playing computer games, but media enthusiasts will also be able to appreciate its power.

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SimCity 5 previewed and detailed

SimCity 5 previewed and detailed

EA and Maxis confirmed last month that they would be bringing SimCity 5 to eager gamers sometime in 2013, bringing with it revamped graphics and new social networking features. The Game Jar had a hands-on preview with the game, and described in detail the mechanics of the refreshed franchise as well as typical gameplay.

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Razer’s Project Fiona concept brings PC gaming to the tablet world

Razer’s Project Fiona concept brings PC gaming to the tablet world

We heard about an ambitious new project from the gaming experts at Razer even before CES started, but a staggered release kept us away from their ostentatious booth until now. The "Project Fiona" concept device is a full x86 Windows 7 computer squeezed into a tablet device. Two things make Fiona unique: one, it's a tablet built wit the PC horsepower for serious modern gaming, and two, its unique control mechanism pairs physical buttons and triggers with a full touchscreen.

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Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

Minecraft 1.0 released, over 240 million logins every month

What's this, a game that gets 240 million logins a month that isn't actually named Farmville or World of Warcraft? And was just barely fully released this weekend? That's, drum roll please, the block-building Minecraft for you. Since the official launch of Minecraft’s 1.0 release candidate this weekend, the game has seen an astounding 4000 logins per second, and over 240 million logins every month. If you do some math, that's 240,000 logins a minute, and roughly 14 million logins an hour. Now that's what I call a popular game. And a very smart developer, Mojang.

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Sony DC Universe Online goes freemium

Sony DC Universe Online goes freemium

For those of you that have never heard of this game before, it's called DC Universe Online, created and run by Sony, and it functions as a MMORPG or massively multiplayer online role-playing game and it was released in January of this year to throngs of ravenous comic book hero fans. Users create their own superheroes (or villains) and move through the DC world fighting and having awesome adventures with the rest of the people working and playing in the environment. This game initially only had one payment model to play, but as more social games creep up and offer free online games with money made from goods available in-game, Sony's decided to upgrade the system to three ways to pay to play.

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