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Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

Watch Dogs characters: just so you know

This week the folks at Ubisoft are letting it be known who you’ll be getting to know in the game Watch Dogs. "In a city of over 3 million people," the company says of the plot line inside futuristic Chicago, "you’d be surprised at how few you can trust." Today we meet the main character of Watch Dogs Aiden Pierce’s friends - and his enemies.

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Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Offline Google Play movies for Chromebooks coming soon

Google is adding offline playback support for Google Play movies in Chrome OS, allowing Chromebook users without WiFi to still watch the films and TV shows they've bought. The update, which is expected to roll out in the coming weeks, further unties Chrome OS from its dependence on the cloud, one of the initial complaints that reduced the flexibility of Chromebooks for some users.

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Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

Sony makes 185TB cassette tape: here’s why

The people behind the 185TB tape aren’t creating the technology necessary for its existence so they can make the world’s longest mix-tape. Instead it’s far closer to a proof-of-concept than it is to something you’ll see on your record store’s shelves. Sony might not even turn this technology into a product that’ll see the light of day.

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Steam is down: many users having access trouble

Steam is down: many users having access trouble

This afternoon Steam has been having a bit of trouble staying up in several areas. In Europe East servers especially, with a high number of players searching for the term - as you likely know already. There aren’t an inordinate amount of people on Steam at the moment - nearly 5.5 million - and Steam database clients are currently set to "Normal" mode.

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PS4 Xbox One Walking Dead GOTY coming in June

PS4 Xbox One Walking Dead GOTY coming in June

One very early listing on GameStop has revealed the release date for a game we didn’t know until now would certainly exist. This game is The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition (GOTY), ready for PlayStation 4. This game has been released in this edition on a couple of other platforms before, and will head to the newest in new Sony hardware by June 17th.

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Acer TravelMate X313 Convertible Ultrabook Review

Acer TravelMate X313 Convertible Ultrabook Review

Acer has introduced a new ultrabook, the hybrid laptop/tablet TravelMate X313. With this device comes a removable tablet component with an accompanying keyboard-equipped case, allowing users to pop the main computing unit from the rest of the device and use it while on the go or lounging around for the evening. We've given the TravelMate X313 a solid run; check out what we found in our full SlashGear review.

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