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Bioshock: Infinite is the third game in the Bioshock series. Bioshock: Infinite is set in the floating city of Columbia where a war is brewing between two powerful factions. The release date of Bioshock: Infinite is 16th October, 2012.

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Paymate has screwed over a small indie game studio. SeeThroughStudios had a rude shock waiting for them yesterday when Paymate stopped processing their game’s payments. Paymate also refunded all the money in escrow. More details in the post.

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The White House has drafted a set of guidelines for good practices by companies regarding consumer’s privacy. The Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World document lays down several points that need to be maintained by companies for customer satisfaction. Read on to find out more!

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The PS Vita is selling like hot cakes in the West. Sony confirmed that over 1.2 million units of the new handheld have been sold after only a week’s time in non-Japan markets. The software sales also crossed the 2 million mark.

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Origin auto adds Steam purchases of EA’s titles to its own library. While this stinks of snooping around without your consent, it is generally not so bad. Read more about this automagic adding of games to Origin’s library.

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You have no idea how much I wanted to write an article under that headline. I did not know how much I wanted to write an article under that headline until I read the news. Apparently, a glitch in the matrix China’s nationwide firewall has allowed many Chinese users to troop around into Google +, [...]

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The Indian Government is planning to set up a National Cyber Coordination Centre (NCCC) to snoop on the general populace. At the NCCC, Tweets and Facebook statuses will be screened among other things. This is a bleak situation for Indian Netizens.

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Harnessing the power of 3D scanning with some hi-tech lasers, the Smithsonian Institute wishes to make its entire collection of 137 million objects 3D printable and accessible to institutions across the USA and soon, the world.

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Google has offered a total of $1 million for hackers in the Pwn2Own hacker contest if they find security exploits in their Chrome browser, the company’s security team announced. In its sixth year of running, the Pwn2Own contest has seen vulnerabilities being exposed for fully patched and functional browsers such as Internet Explorer and Safari. However, no hacker group has tried aiming at Chrome, especially since it is well protected behind a sandbox.

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Nokia unveiled its brand new camera phone, the 808 PureView. The USP of the Nokia 808 PureView is a 41 megapixel sensor that can be used to capture crystal clear 5 megapixel photos both at its widest and highest digital zoom. The technology behind the 808 PureView from Nokia is explained here.

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Today, Wikileaks went live with staggered posts of over five thousand emails from STRATFOR, much of which has to do with the company’s attempt to show “privileged information about the US government’s attacks against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks and Stratfor’s own attempts to subvert WikiLeaks”, as stated by RWW. Many of these emails also show how STRATFOR has engaged in malpractice in the name of security consulting.

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This has the potential to be one of the coolest moves Sony has done in recent times and will help save their image (somewhat). IGN reported that the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast said that Killzone 3’s multiplayer component will become free-to-play (f2p) soon enough with the distribution being handled by the PlayStation Network (PSN). The downside is that there will be a level cap on the f2p mode which can be removed by paying $14.99. Players who had purchased the full version of the game will have no level cap.

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CodeHero is a video game from PrimerLabs that teaches you how to code! You can back the funding for CodeHero from KickStarter. Read on to find out more about CodeHero!

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The official Counter Strike blog has put up a new Steam-only survey for the upcoming team-based shooter Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). Completing this Steam-only survey may allow a player to receive a beta key to CS:GO. Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment and Valve Corporation, Counter Strike: Global Offensive is the multiplayer first person tactical shooter to look out for this year.

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Mass Effect 3′s Launch-day DLC is terrible business. Here’s why.

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