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Machine-managed cloud, Amazon-run contact centres and bye-bye servers: the IT market in 2019

Cloud has long been establishing itself as the go-to IT infrastructure for all sorts of businesses and use cases. First it was about private cloud, and now we’re seeing the rise of public cloud as the vehicle for the world’s enterprise. So what’s the next move? What can business leaders expect to deal with in 2019?Machine-managed cloudFirstly, machine...

10 games to get your non-gamer parents this Christmas

Do your parents play videogames? Mine don’t. They never have and they likely never will. I once asked my mam if she’d play through Dark Souls so I could write about her struggles with Ornstein and Smough. It was a hard pass. I’ve since devised a new plan of attack, though. I searched far and wide across the dark...

China says that cash still has a place in an e-commerce world

Physical currency still has a place in an increasingly digital world according to China's central bank which warned that rejecting cash as a form of payment is illegal.The country's central bank fears that rejecting cash in favour of digital payments could eventually lead to a loss of confidence in physical money while further alienating those unfamiliar with electronic...

Cryptography failure leads to easy hacking for PlayStation Classic

Enlarge / The PlayStation Classic's internal USB, removed and picked at as part of the hacking effort. In the days since the PlayStation Classic's official release, hackers have already made great progress in loading other PlayStation games...

How Doom changed PC gaming forever

It’s been so long since Doom first slipped into floppy disk drives the world over that there’s an entire generation of console and PC players out there who’ve never even heard of Doom, let alone played it. And yet, despite its age, this dusty old relic lives on every shooter that’s come and gone since. Every single First Person...

The 10 best Doom mods you should play on its 25th birthday

It’s time to blow out the Lost Soul-shaped candles and dig into the velvet cake made of pulverised giblets, because today Doom celebrates its 25th birthday. That’s 25 years of glorious mods, ultraviolence and anxious parents concerned that their children are being brainwashed into demon-killing space marines (though if your kids are trying to sign up to Elon Musk’s...

Doom: 25 years of a gaming legend

From the BFG to the shotgun, from troublesome imps to the spectre of shareware - Doom is one of the rare titles that can be considered a true icon in gaming's brief but glorious history.The first public version of Doom was uploaded to Software Creations BBS and an FTP server at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on December 10,...

Katy Perry to appear in Final Fantasy mobile game

Katy Perry is coming to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius later this week.Square Enix revealed the "California Gurls" artist will join the mobile game on December 12, lending her likeness to multiple playable characters for a limited time. In addition, Perry has released an original song for the game, titled Immortal Flame. You can check the music video out below:This...

Spyro's big price drop makes it the perfect gift for the PS4 lover in your life

Still haven't grabbed Spyro yet? Well now could be the perfect time in the lead up to Christmas.Amazon is offering 20% off the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, meaning it's only £23.99 rather than £29.99 - saving you £6 on the nostalgic platformer collection. While this may not seem like a huge saving, it's the cheapest we've seen the title...

The best Boxing Day sales 2018: what to expect before the January sales

The Boxing Day sales have turned into a special event to finish off the year in style for all those last-minute bargains. But with so many stores shouting about new deals it can all turn into a bit of a blur, or maybe that's the eggnog and excessive amounts of turkey lulling us into a slumber.The short version:...