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Crash test: games in review

Crash test: games in review

TRISTAN Ogilvie reviews the latest games including XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Pokemon and Way of the Samurai 4. XCOM: ENEMY UNKNOWN [MA] PC/PS3/Xbox 360, $69.95/$89.95 Rating: 4/5 A re-imagining of a classic PC strategy game from the mid-90s, XCOM: Enemy Unknown is built around the Earth’s defence... read more »

The far-crying game: Far Cry 3 focused o...

The far-crying game: Far Cry 3 focused on story

STORY and character were never the strong suit of the Far Cry series. But all that’s about to change. At a recent preview of the game attended by News.com.au, it was clear that Ubisoft Montreal have taken the task of creating Far Cry 3’s story very seriously indeed. The game thrusts you... read more »

Smart software solutions that are cheap ...

Smart software solutions that are cheap — or free

Having just spent hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of dollars on a computer that will inevitably become the cornerstone of your very life, it’s easy to forget that apps costs money too — a lot of it, in some cases! And since textbooks and tuition are expensive enough, here’s some... read more »

Facebook beefs up its security, adds too...

Facebook beefs up its security, adds tools for mobile devices

Facebook Inc., operator of the world’s largest social network, is bolstering efforts to make its services more secure with seven new partners and new tools for mobile devices. Facebook’s security services, which let users shut down malicious pages, accounts and applications, now includes tools... read more »

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