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Let The Games Begin – Sony and Microsoft Battle For Gaming Supremacy

While Nintendo’s Wii U ‘officially’ kicked off the next generation of games consoles late last year, for many of the world’s hardcore gamers and games publishers the real console war doesn’t begin until Sony and Microsoft say it does, when each show their hands and release their next generation of consoles. Speculation as to what features are to be included on each console has been reigning for years with Sony being the first to unveil their gaming behemoth, the PlayStation 4 (although not actually showing the console) at a press conference only a few short weeks ago.

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Torment: Tides Of Numenera Reaches $900k Kickstarter Goal In Less Than 12 Hours

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As the budgets of AAA level games continue to climb higher and higher and smaller indie or social media games (such as Angry Birds) proving they can be a huge success without the backing of a publisher, there seems to be little place in the world for the humble PC developer, catering to a niche yet passionate audience. Yet, with the rise of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, new light has been shone onto a genre and platform many had pronounced dead years ago. Continue reading

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