Entries in 'gamers' (44)

Brand Map: Need for Speed

Brand Map: Need for Speed

Need for Speed: The Run hits stores in November and this time things are a little different for the franchise. We take a look at gamers' playing patterns.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 22nd 2011 at 5:59PM in News
Brand Map: LittleBigPlanet

Brand Map: LittleBigPlanet

With the Move patch for LittleBigPlanet going live recently, GameVision looks at the ongoing success of this relatively recent IP. 

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 15th 2011 at 5:44PM in News
Brand Map: Gears of War

Brand Map: Gears of War

It’s only a few weeks now until Gears of War 3 is released. Over the three years since the previous game in the series, the term 'Added Value' is the tag ...

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Sep 8th 2011 at 2:20PM in News
MS “not forcing” Kinect on devs or gamers

MS “not forcing” Kinect on devs or gamers

Microsoft has reasserted that developers are not being forced to incorporate Kinect functionality into their Xbox 360 games and that Kinect functionality will not be forced on core gamers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 19th 2011 at 10:30AM in News

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FEATURE: Engaging with gamers

FEATURE: Engaging with gamers

Video games have the most devoted following of any entertainment medium. Gamers queue for days to pick up new blockbusters at launch. They furiously defend their favourite games from criticism. And ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 12th 2011 at 4:25PM in News
Core leadership under threat

Core leadership under threat

The rising market in what stat trackers NPD 'digital gamers' is threatening to overthrow hardcore gamers as the most active segment in the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 27th 2011 at 2:46PM in News
OPINION: Give 'em an inch

OPINION: Give 'em an inch

You are your own worst enemy. Well, probably not YOU. Obviously the vast majority of MCVuk.com readers are of sane mind and valiant heart. And will be rewarded in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2011 at 9:59AM in News
Player spends 21 hours a day on Warcraft

Player spends 21 hours a day on Warcraft

A World of Warcraft player spent an average of 21 hours per day playing the online game.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Dec 20th 2010 at 11:32AM in News

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Why some gamers don’t like pre-owned

Why some gamers don’t like pre-owned

A study by US analyst Cowen & Company has said that fear of buying a scratched disk, missing out on the in-game manual or simply the urge to own new ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2010 at 11:54AM in News
Hardware RRP ‘dragging down’ market

Hardware RRP ‘dragging down’ market

With year-on-year comparison continuing to paint a picture of gradual decline in the home console games sector, analyst Cowen & Company has named the high RRP of console hardware as ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2010 at 8:32AM in News
Facebook has 200m active gamers

Facebook has 200m active gamers

Internet powerhouse and social networking leader Facebook has outlined a range of initiatives that it hopes will arrest the slowdown of gaming growth on the website.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 22nd 2010 at 2:48PM in News
Sony: Motion Control for hardcore too

Sony: Motion Control for hardcore too

Echoing similar assurances given by Microsoft last June, Sony has stated that whilst the mass-market implications for its upcoming Motion Controller are obvious, the device will also cater to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 23rd 2010 at 3:57PM in News

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Xbox ultimatum for Zac Efron

Xbox ultimatum for Zac Efron

Gaming is once again at the centre of a high-profile celebrity split story with news that High School Musical star Zac Efron’s gaming addiction has landed him in the dog ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 3:17PM in News
Black Wii targets lapsed gamers

Black Wii targets lapsed gamers

Nintendo believes that its new sleek black Wii console can single-handedly lure hard-to-reach consumers back into gaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 27th 2009 at 10:18AM in News
UK has most online and console gamers in Europe

UK has most online and console gamers in Europe

Recent research shows that Great Britain has more online and console gamers than any other territory in Europe.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Oct 1st 2009 at 1:17PM in News
Twentysomethings spend big in UK

Twentysomethings spend big in UK

The latest TNS data shows that gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old spend the most money on games in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 23rd 2009 at 5:27PM in News

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Girl gamers get 505's attention

Girl gamers get 505's attention

Burgeoning UK games publisher 505 Games is to enter the increasingly competitive girl-gamers market on DS with the announcement of its new The Academy range, which is due to arrive ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2009 at 2:42PM in News
Could credit crunch hit Nintendo hardest?

Could credit crunch hit Nintendo hardest?

The extent to which the games industry is or is not ‘recession-proof’ will be revealed over time, but two leading industry analysts have warned that casual-centric games firms, and more ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 8th 2008 at 12:52PM in News
The Sims 3 targets 'real' gamers

The Sims 3 targets 'real' gamers

EA’s The Sims Studio is looking to lure traditional gamers to the next installment in the franchise, The Sims 3, with more ‘goal-orientated’ gameplay.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 31st 2008 at 2:04PM in News