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Is Steve Ballmer too “past it” to run Microsoft?

POSTED IN:  by Kikizo Staff, May 26, 2011 at 15:50 EST
Is he really stuck in the past? REALLY?

According to a hedge fund manager named David Einhorn, yes he is.

Einhorn, whose “Greenlight Capital” hedge fund commands a whole 0.11 per cent of Microsoft shares, reckons the Microsoft exec is “stuck in the past” – and that Ballmer should call it a day and “give someone else a chance” at running the empire. More »

This catchy pop music video was made using a PS3 with Sony’s blessing

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, May 25, 2011 at 15:05 EST
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You probably already know that Sony’s LittleBigPlanet and its sequel allow players to let their imaginations run wild and create everything from silly catapults to actual working calculators.

But one gamer – London-based games journalist-turned music producer Chandra Nair – has used LittleBigPlanet 2 to create the music video to his latest song – with Sony’s blessing. More »

L.A. Noire review – who wants to play as cops?

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, May 25, 2011 at 02:00 EST
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The Grand Theft Auto games derive a huge chunk of their fun from consequence-free criminality, whether it's random missile attacks or mowing down innocent hotdog vendors just for kicks. L.A. Noire shifts to the other side of the law completely, so can a Rockstar game still be enjoyable if you can't do the fun stuff? More »

VIDEO: Obama drinks Guinness with Irish locals

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, May 24, 2011 at 18:16 EST
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It's hard to imagine most politicians and presidents being so consistently charming, but with a Guinness in hand there seems to be no stopping President Obama. Watch as he cracks some jokes and admits that America needs to work on its beer policy if it's ever to catch up with Europe or, indeed, the rest of the world. More »

Review: Is Portal 2 the game sequel of 2011?

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Apr 21, 2011 at 17:31 EST
Some gameplay elements have been added

2007's The Orange Box (reviewed here) may have been the best value-for-money new game release of all time. For me it was because of the arguably still-unmatched Half-Life 2 series, combined with the first Portal - one of the most pleasant surprises to come out of any studio in this generation of gaming.  While the first Portal introduced players to the series' now-trademark wit, charming art style and most importantly, the best 3D puzzle-solving action gaming ever conceived, ultimately it felt like rather a small, if perfectly formed little game. More »

Review: Spielberg epic Saving Private Ryan finally reaches Blu-ray

POSTED IN:  by Joe Grace, Jun 6, 2010 at 00:00 EST
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Famous for it’s bloody portrayal of the D-Day landings in 1944, Spielberg’s classic has been a long time coming. Now it’s been released, glitch-free, and we’re left with the inevitable questions… More »