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Troubled U.K. retailer Game will not be stocking Mass Effect 3

Fresh concerns about the future of European game retailer Game Group have risen today, as it was revealed that the company will not be stocking the highly anticipated role-playing-game Mass Effect 3. A company spokesperson blamed this on a “supply issue”, while a leaked memo to store staff suggested Game could not agree to credit terms with publisher Electronic Arts.

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HTML5 versus Adobe Flash (infographic)

One of Steve Jobs’ last major acts before passing was to launch an attack on Adobe Flash. Mobile Apple devices began blocking Flash-powered content, and Apple even went so far as to prevent iOS developers from using Flash — one of the most popular multimedia programming platforms — in their apps. Apple positioned HTML5 not as an alternative, but as a replacement. A few months later that decision was reversed based on “developer feedback” (i.e. Internet outrage), but the battle between HTML5 and Flash rages on.