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Dark Souls board game hits Kickstarter goal in three minutes, is approaching £500,000

Steamforged’s table top game based on the popular Dark Souls series met it 50,000 funding goal in just three minutes. At the time of writing, Dark Souls: The Board Game has raised 461,630 – almost ten times its initial goal – and has been backed by 5,763 people. What’s more …

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Amazon to roll out monthly subscription option for Prime

Online retail giant Amazon is planning on offering a monthly package for its popular Prime service. At the moment, an Amazon Prime subscription can only be purchased annually, setting consumers back 79 in the UK. But a story from The Hollywood Reporter has says that Amazon is launching a monthly …

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Shovel Knight has sold 1.2 million copies

Developer Yacht Club Games has revealed just how well its indie darling has performed. The studio has revealed that between its launch in June 2014 and December 2015 the platformer sold more than 1m units in total – physical and digital. But in February, the Kickstarter game’s digital sales figures …

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Slither.io tops free iPad charts in the UK

Steve Howse’s Snake-meets Agar.io title Slither.io was the best-selling free game in the iPad charts last week. Furthermore, it came in at No.4 in the free iPhone charts. In the iPad rankings, the title took the top spot away from Marvel’s Avengers Alliance 2, which falls to second place. Slither.io …

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PC website GameFront closing down this month

Popular PC mod and patch site GameFront is going to be shutting its doors at the end of April. In a post on the portal, managing editor Ron Whitaker announced that the site would be closing on April 30th, though gave no reason for GameFront’s closure. Whitaker also said that …

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GAMEFest targets 100,000 visitors

Retailer GAME expects its next Insomnia festival – which will include the GAMEFest expo – to be the UK’s most popular gaming event this year. The firm targets a record number of attendees over the August Bank Holiday weekend, and says it will be investing heavily to ensure it hits …

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Rumours point to three new Nvidia GTX cards in June

With Nvidia’s tech conference having been and gone without word of any new GPU models, now rumours suggest a June release for Nvidia’s next-gen graphic card line up. PC Gamer reports on word that three SKUs housing the Pascal tech that was demoed at the conference are currently prepping for …

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PC shipments fall to nine year low

Two analysts have reported a sharp fall in PC shipments for the first quarter if 2016. VentureBeat reports that Gartner says global PC shipments for the period fell 9.6 per cent to 64.8m units. It’s the first time since 2007 that the number has fallen below 65m. IDC’s numbers were …

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Rupert Loman on GAMEFest, queues and the future of EGX

Gamer Network won the 2016 Events Team MCV Award for its work on EGX. We speak to founder and CEO Rupert Loman about the company’s past and upcoming shows, and its renewed rivalry with GAME. Why do you think you won the MCV award?EGX is a show that delivers a …

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