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App Store vitals: 40bn downloads, 500m active accounts

Apple’s App Store has hit 40 billion downloads, less than a year afterreaching 25bn downloads back in March.The announcement follows Flurry’s study that showed1.76bn Android and iOS apps were downloaded in the last week of 2012. Apple certainly had a bumper December as the App Store reached 2bn downloads during …

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Study shows ‘no public health benefit’ from active video games

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have released a report on the impact of active video games on healthy children’s physical activity. The results show consistent engagement by study participants (children 9-12 years of age) in games such as Wii Fit Plus and EA Sports Active yield little to …

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Mafia Wars 2 sheds 900k users in under a month

Casual games title Mafia Wars 2 has suffered an exodus of players in November. Business Week reports that having hit a user peak of 2.5m daily active users in October. However, that number has tumbled by a massive 900k players in November according to AppData. The site goes on to …

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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. Privacy concerns have lead to a tightening of security restrictions on the network, which in turn has stunted titles’ ability to spread the word …

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EA sued over Sports Active 2.0

Electronic Arts is facing a lawsuit after fitness firm Active Network has claimed EA Sports Active 2.0 will infringe on its trademark rights. The California-based company claims it has the rights to the word Active” when used in reference to sports training services and more, according to GameSpot. Active Network …

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EA sued over Sports Active 2.0

Electronic Arts is facing a lawsuit after fitness firm Active Network has claimed EA Sports Active 2.0 will infringe on its trademark rights. The California-based company claims it has the rights to the word Active” when used in reference to sports training services and more, according to GameSpot. Active Network …

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Sony 3D glasses to cost £90

Electronics giant Sony is expected to release its first commercially available 3DTVs in the UK market this June – but as is the case with all early adopters, those wishing to take the plunge early on face a hefty outlay. Sony’s first 3D sets will include in the box two …

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No Xbox 360 for EA Sports Active 2

Just hours after revealing that a motion controlled version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be heading to PS3 but not Xbox 360, EA has now announced that EA Sports Active 2 will also be snubbing the motion control bandwagon on Xbox 360. The game will come bundled with …

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EA Sports Active makes $125m

Electronic Arts’ Wii fitness title EA Sports Active earned the company $125m in its most recent financial year, leading the publisher to heap praise on Nintendo’s challenging format. Peter Moore, president of EA Sports said: As a company we’re great believers in the Wii. Titles that take advantage of motion, …

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EA dates Crysis 2 and key titles

Crysis 2 will be released some time between October and December this year, EA has announced. Crytek’s console FPS isn’t the only title to get dated, either. Other games on the way in the final quarter of the year include Dead Space 2, Criterion’s first entry in the Need for …

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