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Twitter testing “number of views” stats for tweets

Twitter testing “number of views” stats for tweets

Some Twitter users have been reporting emails from the microblogging site updating them on the stats of their tweets. Apparently a number of them have been seeing the stats for real, on their timeline, inside or out of the iOS app version of Twitter. Unlike the Facebook stats that can be pretty in-depth for a regular user, the Twitter stats are very basic and limited to views for the particular tweet.

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Microsoft’s Titanfall barrage continues: 8-bit games and bundle slashes

Microsoft’s Titanfall barrage continues: 8-bit games and bundle slashes

It should be seen as no mistake that the Xbox One-exclusive game Titanfall is being promoted with a fervor more intense than essentially any other game in this generation of gaming consoles so far. This week the third of three 8-bit games for the Titanfall "8-BIT IS BETTER WITH A TITAN" collection is released, there’s free magazines and contests being held at Wal-mart, and a price-matching war is being waged at Best Buy. Do you think Microsoft wants this game to be a hero for their system?

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Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity trailer taps 2014 release details

Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity trailer taps 2014 release details

It’s not long now before the next generation in a never-ending line of Ubisoft releases in the Assassin’s Creed family hits the public. Today amid leaks earlier this week, Ubisoft released their first teaser for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. This is also known as Assassin’s Creed 5: Unity, and it’s based in Paris, France, during the French Revolution.

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DualShock 4 light dimming coming in PS4 software update

DualShock 4 light dimming coming in PS4 software update

Earlier today during GDC 2014, a bit of miscommunication was left on the playing field as it was reported that the PlayStation 4’s DualShock 4 controller would be able to have its light turned off in a future firmware update. As it turns out, an interview between Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment, and Geoff Keighley from GameTrailers resulted in "dimming" the light being changed to "turn off" the light by mistake. In fact the future software will allow the controller to have its light dimmed, not turned off entirely.

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DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

Today Microsoft announced that DirectX 12 is officially headed to all of its platforms for futuristic gaming finesse. Both NVIDIA and AMD are pushing their claim for the collaboration gold on this release, with details on the Xbox One side of things coming mostly from the AMD camp, while NVIDIA appears to be firmly planting itself in the PC gaming side of the map.

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Titanfall NVIDIA GameWorks boosts bring 4K support, TXAA, HBAO+

Titanfall NVIDIA GameWorks boosts bring 4K support, TXAA, HBAO+

This week at GDC 2014, NVIDIA announced that they were working with Respawn Entertainment to bring on a number of GameWorks-centric enhancements to Titanfall in the immediate future. While many top-tier games work with NVIDIA before the release of their titles, it would appear that this move is happening after-the-fact. Better late than never - this release will have upgrades that bring what NVIDIA promises will be "the best game experience possible" in all arenas.

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INFAMOUS: Second Son early review round-up

INFAMOUS: Second Son early review round-up

With Second Son, INFAMOUS returns with a powerful showcase of DualShock 4 controller abilities and a presentation that’s fully PlayStation 4-aimed. Is that what PS4 users want? Apparently so, as early reviews have so far presented scores far nearer top marks than they have been low.

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Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

Bulletstorm removed from Steam: Games for Windows Live casualties expand

This week you’ll notice that the game Bulletstorm is no longer available on Valve’s gaming client Steam. While no explicit reason has been given, this is just one of a variety of games that will need (or will have needed) patching as Microsoft gets rid of Games for Windows Live on the first of July, 2014. Meanwhile, the Games for Windows Marketplace has been closed since August 22nd, 2013.

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Goat Simulator gameplay hands-on: no joke, all goat

Goat Simulator gameplay hands-on: no joke, all goat

Running through the halls of the Moscone center this week for GDC 2014 from session to session means it’s going to take something very special to grab our attention. As it happens, one happy-looking goat has done the trick this afternoon. Getting ever-closer to that perfect final-release format, we’ve gotten our hands-on some Goat Simulator gameplay.

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Oculus Rift DK2 hands-on and first-impressions

Oculus Rift DK2 hands-on and first-impressions

It’s suggested by Oculus VR that their second Oculus Rift developer unit is made to be much closer to a final deliverable consumer product than the first. In creating a better sense of "presence" as well as an improved overall comfort for the user, they’ve aimed at a device that’ll be ready to use by anyone, not just a developer. Today we’re having an up-close look and feel with the machine at GDC 2014.

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