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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/20/14: Xbox One remote, Facebook buys WhatsApp

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/20/14: Xbox One remote, Facebook buys WhatsApp

This morning one of the stories you’ll see trampled by bits of information like Facebook’s buy of WhatsApp and the new Xbox One remote is the fact that the FCC isn’t giving up on Net Neutrality. The solidification of the idea that all web traffic should be created equally - that’s what’s being fought over. The FCC is writing up some ground rules right now that you really, really should be aware of.

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Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

Google I/O 2014 sign-up to be random: June 25-26th in SF

It’s just 126 days until Google I/O 2014, the company’s annual developers conference that’ll once again be taking place at Moscone West (aka the Moscone Center) in San Francisco, California. This event will be largely the same as in past years with a similar setup and subject matter - as far as we know - while the sign-up process will be entirely different.

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Irrational Games eviscerated: all but 15 developers remain

Irrational Games eviscerated: all but 15 developers remain

After 17 years of game production, Irrational Games’ Ken Levine has announced that they’ll be "winding down" the company. They’re laying all but "about 15" members of the Irrational team, while Levine suggests that though there’s "no great way to lay people off", they’re pushing first to get those leaving some new jobs.

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Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

After having played the Titanfall Beta on both the Xbox One and PC (via Origin on Windows 8), we’ve come to one conclusion. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, we’d recommend simply skipping the demo of the PC side of things. When you’ve got a ramped-up beast of a gaming PC pitted against the Xbox One, gameplay is comparable - but the graphics delivery difference is immense.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/17/14: COD Ghosts, Kickstarter hacked, Titanfall Open Beta

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/17/14: COD Ghosts, Kickstarter hacked, Titanfall Open Beta

This weekend has been a big one for the likes of Respawn Entertainment and EA Games as their Titanfall Beta has been a wild success. With so many users asking to play the beta that they decided to change from Closed to Open, it’s seeming likely that the game will be doing rather well when it’s released in its final form on March 11th. For now have a peek at our Titanfall Beta gameplay first-impressions and let us know what you think!

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Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Titanfall Beta open: everyone is free to play

Tonight the decision to stress test Titanfall Beta has been made - codes will not be needed and all players will be able to try the game until the end of the Beta period. At the moment this means users will immediately, if not soon, be able to access Titanfall Beta so that the creators of the game are able to test how much the servers that keep the game active online are able to take.

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