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post Jun 4 2015, 07:39 PM
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Hi and welcome to a new weekly thread from myself and James (JSG). We're here to bring you the biggest news of the week in the world of gaming and technology, as well as offer information on upcoming releases and other useful information (all in the hope of breathing a bit of life into the gaming and technology aspect of The Lounge). happy.gif

Every Thursday evening we'll be alternating, bringing you bitesize chunks of what's making the headlines during that week, with links for further reading at your own leisure!

PS. There will be a banner made for future editions! laugh.gif


Sony Hack Saga To Be Made Into Movie

The team behind Emmy-winning Netflix documentary 'The Square' are gearing up to create a new film based on the Sony Pictures email hacking saga that hit Hollywood late last year. Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer's documentary focuses on cyber attacks and aggression, demonstrating alternative theories to who was responsible for one of the biggest hacks in corporate history. This has long been associated with North Korea, with the country's outrage over the James Franco/Seth Rogen film 'The Interview' seen as the main reason behind the hack.

Read more about this story here, or if you want to know more about the hacking incident, click here.

Microsoft Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Anyone who has a Windows PC or laptop will have noticed a shiny new icon in their system tray over the last few days. For anyone who is running Windows 7 or newer has the opportunity to download and install the latest Windows operating system for free. Windows 10 uses the best of Windows 8/8.1, whilst, due to customer feedback, bringing back some of the much used criteria from Windows Vista and 7 that had originally been disposed of.

Click here to see what Windows 10 is all about.

New Mid-Range Phone From Sony

Canada is welcoming the release of the new Sony Xperia M4 Aqua, successor to the current M2 model. Sporting a 5" HD display, 13 mega-pixel back camera, 5 mega-pixel front camera and a battery that Sony say will give two days of life, the stylish phone is sure to attract people looking for a fairly cheap phone with lots of features. Like Sony's high-end models the phone is also waterproof, giving a nod to it's name.

See a review by PC Advisor here.

Electronic Entertainment Expo

For all you gamers out there, E3 is coming round again in less than two weeks. This will be the perfect time to see what Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have in store for us console-wise, for game publishers to showcase what they hope to be the next Game of the Year. One game in particular that will have its first full reveal is Bethesda's 'Fallout 4'. Other games that should be making an appearance include 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' and 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate'.

To chat about E3, please visit Silas' thread here, or visit the official website here.

Apple Watch In-Store Availability

It was announced today that the Apple Watch will be available in store in pricesely two weeks, as the company was finalising the remaining pre-orders that had been placed. Not all of the models will be available to buy straight away however, and Apple were being coy on which ones were on offer, stating only that "some models" will start to arrive in stock. The Apple Watch will also land for the first time in countries such as Italy, Spain, Switzerland and South Korea.

Fancy an Apple Watch? Check out the official Apple website here.

Big Game Releases for June

June 09 - Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
June 12 - LEGO Jurassic World
June 23 - Batman: Arkham Knight
June 23 - Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
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