EA’s Origin Service Goes Purely Digital

Say goodbye to physical discs because EA’s Origin service will go 100% digital starting April 4. According to its official blog, “Starting April 4th Origin will be going all digital. This means the entire Origin game store will be entirely digital downloads for PC and Mac.

“What does this mean for you?,” The statement continues. “If you’re among 99% of our users, absolutely nothing. Your shopping experience hasn’t changed one single bit.”

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Free Games Preview for April on Playstation Plus for US

If you don’t have Batman: Arkham City yet, then this is your chance to get it for free! This April, PlayStation Plus is giving the game out for free to members.

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Ask Lifehacker Podcast: Android Skins, Amazon Fakes, and Expensive Cable Bills

In this week’s episode of Ask Lifehacker podcast, host Whitson Gordon and his crew discuss the new Android service packs, streaming your movie collection with Google Drive, and OneNote vs Evernote. They also answer fan questions about fake items on Amazon, dealing with expensive cable bills, and efficiently backing up files on Windows.

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‘The Last of Us’ Will Arrive at Sony PS4

Rumors have been circulating that a PlayStation 4 version of the survival horror game The Last of Us is coming, thanks to a statement by Playstation Turkey vice president Sercan Salun regarding the PS4 version port of The Last of Us on Turkish television. Sulun has said that the sequel for the game not yet been made “right now” before mentioning the PS4 version of the game.

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Firewall and Iceberg Podcast 223: The Emmys, ‘Girls,’ and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

HitFix’s TV critics Alan Sepinwall and Daniel Fienberg dish out TV reviews, analyses, and previews, heavily peppered with bad jokes, sarcasm, and bickering in the Firewall and Iceberg podcast. Welp, sounds like my kind of party.

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Anti-Online Gambling Bills Introduced in US Congress

Last Wednesday, both parties from the Washington House and Senate introduced bills that aim to ban online gambling. This is to reverse a decision made by Attorney General Eric Holder in 2011, that Internet gaming only restricts sports betting. Since then, online gaming has been legal in Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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Radiolab Podcast: Kill ‘Em All

The hosts of Radiolab podcast visit a mosquito factory in eastern Brazil. And in this episode titled Kill ‘Em All, Hadyn Parry, David Quammen, and Sonia Shah share several interesting tidbits on mosquitoes, as well as their personal experiences with the bloodsucking critters.

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Facebook Buys Oculus Rift for $2B

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that they have acquired Oculus VR, the makers of Oculus Rift, for a whopping $2 billion. The estimated cost of the deal was around $400 million in cash and 23.1 million Facebook shares, which would be valued around $1.6 Billion.

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Nvidia Unveils GTX TITAN Z

Nvidia GeForce has just announced the GeForce GTX Titan Z, a dual-Keplar GPU graphics card with 5,760 processing cores and a whopping 12GB frame buffer memory. It is worth $3,000.

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Sony PS Vita Firmware Update 3.10 Is Out Today

According to an announcement in the Playstation Blog, the newest update for Sony PS Vita Firmware is out today.

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