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You’ve seen a lot of movies. You’ve played a lot of games. While single player campaigns often reach loftier cinematic heights than what’s showing at your local picture house, can the same be said of more open MMORPGs? Yes; yes it can.

Here’s the very best of online gaming’s crazy plots, scams and heists.  Read more

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We hot-footed it down to the launch of Now TV this morning, and weren’t disappointed by what we saw. It’s basically an online on-demand films service that promises to be Sky Movies without the contract.

You can opt for the all-you-can-eat Movie Pass option – encompassing five premieres a week along with the full catalogue of 1,000 movies – for £15 a month. Or you can rent movies from 99p to £3.49 a go. That’s in line with Netflix and Lovefilm.

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Netflix is on a mission to be available on everything, from games consoles to PCs to drinks coasters. The company wants to be on ‘every relevant screen’, which is why it’s just inked a deal with Sony to launch on the Sony Entertainment Network, bringing movie streaming to a host of Sony kit. Has your Blu-Ray player just found a better source of content than your Blu-Rays? Read more

I’m on a one-man mission to find out if the BlackBerry PlayBook can act as a reasonable replacement to the new iPad, for the benefit of anyone who suddenly wants to join the tablet brigade but doesn’t want to spend their life savings. Today’s test: can the £169 PlayBook keep up with the iPad in terms of multimedia? Read on to find out. Read more

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Tesco has announced a move to embrace digital movies by partnering with Blinkbox and offering to hand them out to customers when they pay for one of a select list of Blu-Rays or DVDs. It’s part of what the supermarket hopes will “help start a digital revolution,” and may pave the way for a big shift in movie buying. Read more

Sky Movies on the go? You do spoil us, Sky. On top of a constantly expanding list of devices that’ll let you watch Sky content, the company has just added on demand movies and 11 live Sky Movies channels to its Sky Go app. Read more

HMV On-Demand, the high street retailer’s own online video rental service, has launched today for PC and Mac. It’s a service powered by FilmFlex, who handle Virgin Media’s on-demand powers, and is the result of a deal between HMV, Sony Pictures Television and The Walt Disney Company. But will its lack of compatibility be its downfall? Read more

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Remember Google Movies? The movie renting service was shown off back in May, but at long last has opened for business in the UK. Head over to market.android.com/market on the desktop to peruse offerings (which you can watch in the browser), or download the Google Videos app on your Android 2.2 or up phone and you can rent around 1,000 titles from £2.49, from oldies like to Bend It Like Beckham to new releases including Senna and The Green Lantern.

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