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British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

British Man Faces Jail Term for Stealing 400 Billion Zynga Poker Chips

Ashley Mitchell, a 29 year old IT business man plead guilty yesterday to stealing 400 billion Zynga poker chips. Though these were virtual chips, they are worth real money, about $12 million. Mitchell was able to sell about a third of them for £53,000 ($86,000). He hacked into the developer's servers and stole the chips some time between June 30, 2009 and September 7, 2009.

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Gigabyte G1-Killer Series of Gaming Motherboards Unveiled at CES 2011

Gigabyte G1-Killer Series of Gaming Motherboards Unveiled at CES 2011

Gigabyte had more than one announcement to release at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first, which focused on the company's first AMD FusionT Mini-ITX mainboard, was an announcement that plenty of PC builders and enthusiasts were excited for. The company's latest announcement at the event is geared specifically for gamers, and gamers who want to take their rigs seriously.

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Breaks Record, Sells 3.3 Million Copies in 24 Hours

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Breaks Record, Sells 3.3 Million Copies in 24 Hours

There are a few properties in the entertainment market that are expected to have huge releases. That includes the newest Call of Duty game, as well as the newest installment to the Gran Turismo franchise. Both of those games managed to sell a ridiculous amount of copies, with Call of Duty: Black Ops destroying entertainment records on its own. One other franchise is just as anticipated, and when a new game launches, everyone knows that huge numbers are going to be racked up. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm didn't disappoint.

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Bungie Developing Title for Activision to Launch on Major Consoles and PC

Bungie Developing Title for Activision to Launch on Major Consoles and PC

There's no doubt that publisher Activision has been on a bit of a roll as of late, especially with mega-hits like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and more recently, Call of Duty: Black Ops breaking records in the entertainment market. But, that's obviously not going to stop them from focusing on the future, and one way to make sure that you have a strong library of titles coming down the pipe is to secure strong developers. Bungie, the makers of Halo, were picked up by Activision not too long ago, and now it looks like Bungie's ready to go multi-platform, more than likely thanks to a big push from Activision.

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Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

Lesance GSN801GAW Gaming Laptop Packs a Punch, Not the Looks

It seems that the bigger you get in the gaming laptop market, the faster the beautiful aesthetics drop off. The new GSN801GAW gaming laptop from Lesance follows this trend, packing enough power in the features department for anyone looking for their next gaming laptop to give it a second look, but it certainly won't be winning any beauty pageants any time soon.

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Origin EON 17 Gaming Notebook Unveiled, Ships in October

Origin EON 17 Gaming Notebook Unveiled, Ships in October

Origin have launched their brand new gaming notebook, the EON 17, sticking to the old adage, "You get what you pay for." Offering the customization options that PC/notebook gamers expect, plus throwing the kitchen sink into the deal as well, the EON 17's price tag will ecstatically showcase how much time and effort you're willing to put into designing your monster of a gaming notebook. With a price tag that starts at $2,499, you can expect that climbing the options ladder only sees significant increases to that price.

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CyberPower Announces Fang Series Evo Enhancements for Gaming PCs

CyberPower Announces Fang Series Evo Enhancements for Gaming PCs

When it comes to hardcore PC gamers, they know that they've got plenty of options out there to choose from. Manufacturers make a killing off offering the latest and greatest in the market. And, not to be out-done, CyberPower has announced today that they're introducing Fang Series Evo enhancements to their gaming PCs. Four different PCs are getting the upgrades, making them some of the most noteworthy gaming PCs out there right now.

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