Dust 514 accounts will migrate to Project Legion, it has been confirmed.

During the closing keynote at EVE Fanfest 2014, executive producer Jean-Charles Gaudechon said that migration plans are in the works if the newly-announced PC shooter becomes a full game.

"If - and if, we haven't got the green light yet - if Project Legion becomes something, do we have migration plans? Yes we do," he told attendees including Digital Spy.

"We wont leave any Mercs behind, and you'll be able to keep your identity, your player name, what you have - what's applicable to the new experience obviously - but we're working on that right now. So, yes, you will able to keep your stuff."

Following suggestions that updates on Dust 514 are slowing down, Gaudechon clarified that his company is still working on the game.

"We're still working on a lot of stuff - such as Planetary Conquest - there's a lot of work happening," he said.

"Obviously the firepower may not be the same, but we're still keeping working on making Dust as good as possible."

Gaudechon told Digital Spy yesterday (May 2) that survival-style missions, as well as a Vita app, had been cancelled and any updates for the time being would simply "keep improving the experience" rather than adding to it.

As well as Project Legion, CCP announced virtual reality game EVE: Valkyrie would star Katee Sackhoff and move development to Unreal Engine 4.

Meanwhile, EVE Online will drop its expansion model for smaller updates throughout the year.

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Google Glass could be worth only a fraction of its $1,500 asking price, according to a report.

TechInsights performed a teardown of the headset and concluded that its components cost just $79.78 (£47) combined.

Google Glass's most expensive component is its Texas Instruments OMAP4430 processor, which can be purchased for as little as $13.96.

While the overall figure does not include development costs, TechInsights does not believe that the device's value will reach even close to its asking price with all factors considered.

Google has dismissed the report, with a spokesperson for the web giant telling the Wall Street Journal that its findings are "absolutely wrong".

The $1,500 price tag referred to the prototype Explorer edition of Google Glass, with a price and release date for the consumer version yet to be announced.

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Microsoft has confirmed that Windows XP users will receive an incoming security update to correct a flaw in Internet Explorer.

The computing giant ended support for the 13-year-old operating system last month, meaning no further security updates will be issued for it, but an exception was deemed necessary in this instance.

The flaw affecting Internet Explorer versions 6 to 11 potentially enables hackers to impersonate familiar websites in order to steal personal data from users.

"Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is past the time we normally provide security updates, we've decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP," said Microsoft's Adrienne Hall in a blog post.

"We made this exception based on the proximity to the end of support for Windows XP."

Microsoft began rolling out the update correcting the flaw on Thursday (May 1).

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Apple is allegedly planning to equip future versions of its EarPods with health sensors.

The technology giant is said to be developing a set of earphones that are capable of monitoring the user's heart rate and blood pressure.

The information was apparently leaked by a former Apple employee onto gossip service Secret, the same source that accurately reported Nike's plans to shut down its Fuelband division before they were announced.

Apple's future hardware is expected to include a strong health focus, with the iPhone 6 tipped to pack a range of smart sensors and the rumoured iWatch expected to be geared towards fitness enthusiasts.

The new EarPods are said to be powered by a Lightning connector, and can be located using iBeacon if lost.

Apple is yet to officially confirm plans to revamp its EarPods.


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Vine has overhauled its web-based service just five months after its last incarnation debuted.

The Twitter-owned video service's new app comes with a range of new features, including improved search and new subsections.

"Today, we're excited to introduce a brand-new version of vine.co, which adds a bunch of new features that will help you find and discover Vine videos on the web," said the Vine team in a blog post.

Vine has introduced an Explore page containing channels such as Animals, Art and Comedy, as well as adding the Trending tags and the Popular Now section from the firm's mobile apps.

Other new features include improved navigation and a revamped search engine that lets users carry out queries by person, tag, or location.

Vine last updated its web service in January.

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From Software and Japan Studio have joined forces to create a PlayStation 4 game, it has been suggested.

The two studios are apparently collaborating on Project Beast for Sony's latest console, based on a few purported screenshots that appeared on NeoGAF.

Project Beast is a working title, according to the images, and is said to feature numerous elements inspired by Dark Souls.

From Software was recently purchased by Japanese publisher Kadokawa Shoten, which aims to finalise a deal by May 21.

The developer's latest release, Dark Souls 2, was distributed by Bandai Namco.

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MouseCraft will be released on July 9 in Europe and July 8 in North America, Crunching Koalas has announced.

The upcoming puzzle title will be available on PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

The game will launch as a cross-buy title on PlayStation platforms and will support the cross-save feature.

Originally planned as a May release, the PS Vita version is in development at Curve Studios.

MouseCraft sees players aiding mice in their relentless quest for cheese by stacking and manipulating tetrominos to create safe paths and defeat enemies.

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The town of Marshfield, Massachusetts has lifted a 32-year ban on arcades.

The proposal to abolish the long-running prohibition was initiated by local resident Craig Rondeau, according to The Patriot Ledger (via Eurogamer).

"I was sitting thinking, 'why is this illegal in my town, to have fun with my friends?'" Rondeau said, prompting him to seek support from six local businesses.

"They want the opportunity to choose," he added. "Let's give them back their right to choose."

To demonstrate his approval of arcades and video games in general, Rondeau said that gaming helps children learn social skills, hone their problem-solving skills and encourage creative thinking.

He also argued that arcades can provide a challenge to those who prefer games over sports.

Meanwhile, China recently lifted a 14-year sales ban on foreign consoles.

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Evolve community manager Josh Olin has been sacked for comments regarding LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Twitter.

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recently banned from the NBA for life after making remarks of a racist nature. The quotes were recorded and leaked to the press earlier this week.

Evolve community manager Josh Olin appeared to back Sterling, telling Twitter followers that the businessman had the right as an American to be a bigot in his own home.

In a follow-up tweet, Olin said: "When you were raised in an era where segregation was perceived as 'right', that will stick with some people. Doesn't make him a monster."

Evolve developer Turtle Rock apologised for Olin's remarks and have since let the community manager go.

Olin said that his remarks "were in condemnation of sensational media, and support of one's privacy, not in support of Sterling's actions".

"The irony of my Donald Sterling tweet(s) was I was raising an issue with sensational media. Expressly not defending his remarks or actions," reads another tweet.

Olin still said he would recommend upcoming shooter Evolve, but believes the situation was badly handled by "malleable" management.

Evolve will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC by the end of the year.

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The Watch Dogs development team has resumed its work on the Wii U version.

Watch Dogs creative director Jonathan Morin told Red Bull (via VG247) that Wii U developer Ubisoft Romania had been working on the versions shipping in May.

"We wanted to finish all the platforms that we are currently shipping. We needed those guys to get [the shipping versions] finished," Morin explained.

The Romanian studio is now "fully focused" on the Wii U version, which will make its debut later this year.

"The good news now is that they're all fully focused on the Wii U version, making sure it gets the attention it deserves to make it the best version it can be," Morin added.

"We wanted to finish all the platforms that we are currently shipping. We needed those guys to get [the shipping versions] finished," Morin explained.

The Romanian studio is now "fully focused" on the Wii U version, which will make its debut later this year.

"The good news now is that they're all fully focused on the Wii U version, making sure it gets the attention it deserves to make it the best version it can be," Morin added.

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