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Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Overwatch: Blizzard’s online FPS detailed for Beta release

Details on Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch game have begun to spill. At Blizzcon 2014, the company showed the game being played in what appeared to be an early bit of in-game gameplay. This game will be online, it'll be multiplayer, and it'll be both first-persona and third-person action, based on what we've seen thus far. Blizzard describes this game as "team-based first person shooters in objective oriented skirmishes."

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The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

Fans of the The Witcher games on PCs and consoles will either be filled with anticipation or dread. The popular action RPG franchise is coming to mobile devices soon, but, unsurprisingly, it won't be the same type of game you might have grown to love. The Witcher Battle Arena will indeed drop you in the middle of the game's world, but you'll be dishing it out in solo or team-based skirmishes, ala DotA or LoL.

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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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Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

There’s a massively multiplayer online game being prepared for delivery this week after the folks at Funcom secured massive amounts of cash to develop it. This game will likely build on the success of the customizability efforts in recent games like The LEGO Movie Video Game. In that game, customization of characters includes the changing of pants.

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Amazon sees online sales decline in states where it charges tax

Amazon sees online sales decline in states where it charges tax

Amazon has been at the heart of battles with state governments around the country as retailers want to the online seller to pay sales tax. Currently Amazon and other retailers don’t have to charge sales tax for products if they don’t have a physical location in the state where the product is purchased. A new study has been performed by researchers at Ohio State University that looks at the sales Amazon has made in states where it has to charge sales tax.

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Amazon Lockers now support returns and deliveries

Amazon Lockers now support returns and deliveries

Amazon has been placing its Lockers delivery service into locations around the country to cater to folks that don’t want packages delivered to their home or office. There are all sorts of reasons why delivering to home or office won’t work for some people, one of those reasons is fear of theft. One thing that the Amazon Lockers didn't allow when the service launched was returns of items to the same location they picked up from if they didn’t like the product.

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Steam is down (again), it’s not just you

Steam is down (again), it’s not just you

If you’re a regular Steam user, you may have noticed that this gaming network has been down a bit more often than usual as of late. Having seen issue just this past week and here now again not a week later, it would seem that a recurring issue must be at fault. And it’s not a scheduled maintenance point, if that’s what you’re thinking.

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Tim Berners-Lee’s Reddit AMA summed in four comments

Tim Berners-Lee’s Reddit AMA summed in four comments

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. As he mentioned today in his Reddit AMA session (that’s Ask Me Anything, a popular method of popular people speaking to the internet), TBL "coded it up on a NeXT", while it was Robert Cailliau who was "the first convert to it" and later "wrote some code for a Mac browser called "Samba". As the creator of the WWW, TBL is (arguably) one of the best people to go to when it comes to considerations for how it might be handled now and in the future - thusly we devour his insight.

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