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$10bn+ spent on the Apple App Store in 2013

Apple has revealed that over $10bn was spent on its App Store throughout 2013. December was a record breaking month for the service, in which spend passed $1bn and nearly three billion apps were downloaded. We’d like to thank our customers for making 2013 the best year ever for the …

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2013 claims Metacritic record for lowest number of ‘great games’

Only seven individual console titles scored 90 per cent or higher on Metacritic in 2013 – by far” the lowest number in a single year since the last-gen consoles arrived. When PC and handheld games are added into the mix the total reaches 18, matching 2012. PlayStation formats were the …

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Most read stories of 2013: 1-10

Bully 2 rumours and the creation of the FIFA series: the top ten stories of 2013. 10.The extent of Kinect 2’s visual DRM is beginning to emerge Along with the controversial DRM on its home console, Microsoft also filed for similar restrictions on its Kinect hardware which limited the number …

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Most read stories of 2013: 11-20

GAME’s Christmas Tinner and Resident Evil’s return to its horror roots. The 11th to 20th most read stories of 2013. 20.Minecraft for PS3 creeps toward release Mojang teased that a version of their bestselling construction game would be heading to PlayStation 3. Of course, it eventually come out on December …

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2013 – A good year for some, a bad year for others

As with any year, 2013 had its ups and downs. MCV takes a look at some of the epic highs and crushing lows that companies in the industry faced in the last twelve months. 3DS The portable has seen a number of critically acclaimed released this year, hit 2m UK …

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REVIEW OF THE YEAR: THQ’s demise

The year started on a sour note, as THQ entered liquidation and was picked apart by publishers across the games industry. What followed was a lot of analysis on what was to blame for THQ’s demise. The popular consensus from the media was that to survive in this industry you …

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Report: Gamers suffered 11.7m malware attacks in 2013

A new report from Russian internet security company Kaspersky Lab claims that gamers faced 11.7m malware attacks worldwide in 2013. As of the publication of the report, the firm had identified 4.6m pieces of gaming focused malware.” "We’ve just seen two of the biggest console launches ever, with the PlayStation …

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30 Under 30 – 2013

They are the brightest minds and rising stars in games, retail, publishing, events, marketing PR and journalism. But who are they? MCV profiles the class of 2013, the UK games industry’s 30 under 30.. Ben PestellAge: 29Trade Marketing Manager, SCE UKBen Pestell joined the PlayStation UK team almost a year …

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NPD June: The Last of Us and 3DS on top

The NPD Group has released its June 2013 sales report for US retail, revealing a 15 per cent year-over-year decline during the period. The $593.3m brought in during the month may have not bested June 2012’s total of just over $700m, but it certainly leaves a better taste than the …

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Nintendo bringing E3 to Best Buy

Nintendo is handling E3 very differently this year. First, it revealed it would not be holding it’s traditional pre-show press conference. Then it promised more activity and new games at its show floor booth.And now it has promised to take its E3 demos directly to the public. Nintendo of America …

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