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Windows 10 announced, coming late 2015

Microsoft has revealed the next iteration of its Windows operating system, Windows 10. Leapfrogging from the divisive Windows 8, which was released back in 2012, Windows 10 will reintroduce many of the features that were removed from Windows 8. This includes the iconic Start menu, which will implement some of …

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Alienware to launch Steam Box minus Valve OS

SteamOS has been dropped from Alienware’s upcoming mini gaming PC range in favour of Windows. The Steam Box will launch at the end of this year with a $550 price tag. But absent from the device are both the Steam OS and controller. Alienware will instead ship its offering with …

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Ouya ditching free demo requirement, offering up OS for other hardware

The Ouya team has announced a couple of initiatives that it hopes will bring relevance to the struggling console. Eurogamer reports that head of developer relations Kellee Santiago told a GDC audience that Ouya is removing the need for devs to include a free-to-play demo of all titles uploaded to …

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On-demand service planned for Wii U and 3DS

A follow-up report to Nintendo’s press briefing this morning has detailed plans for an on-demand service for Wii U and 3DS. Joystiq has translated the Japanese report that describes the service as part of president Satoru Iwata’s long-term plans for its gaming division. The unification of Nintendo Network IDs across …

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Windows 8 now on 20% of Steam user’s PCs

It may have had a rocky start in life, but Windows 8 adoption is clearly increasing amongst PC gamers. PCGamesN reports that Windows 8 is now installed on 19.97 per cent of PCs owned by those logging in to Steam. That’s up on 18.45 per cent the month before. Windows …

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Windows ‘Threshold’ update to strengthen ties to Xbox OS

Microsoft is planning to bring its Windows, Phone and Xbox operating systems closer together, a new report has claimed. The company has typically preferred to keep its Xbox OS totally separate from Windows for fears of its console being branded an under the TV PC”. But ZDnet has word of …

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Microsoft dismisses Xbox One OS concerns

Rumours doing the rounds about development difficulties with the Xbox One’s operating system are untrue, according to Microsoft. As well as a rush of whispers and gossip regarding alleged resolution disparities between third party titles on PS4 and Xbox One, there has been a developing narrative claiming that bugs in …

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Linux just one ‘killer’ game away from gaming explosion, DICE believes

All it will take is one ‘killer’ game for open-source OS Linux for the platform to make a significant mark on gaming. That’s according to DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson who told Polygon that the EA-owned studio would very much like the operating system to establish itself. "We strongly want …

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Huge European growth for Android

Google’s mobile operating system Android grew 1,580 per cent year-on-year to 7.9m units in 4Q 2010, according to data from IDC. The Western European mobile phone market grew 3.2 per cent year-on-year to this quarter, with shipments of smartphones increasing to 25.6m units, 99.4 per cent higher than in 4Q09. …

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Android leads smartphone market

A new study from Canalys claims that in the final quarter of 2010 Google mobile OS Android overtook Nokia’s Symbian platform to become the best selling smartphone OS in the world. Shipment of Android-based devices hit 33.3m worldwide in the period. By comparison, Symbian device sales hit 31m. Apple iOS …

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