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£32k – the average dev wage

The average earnings for a game developer is 32,203 ($50,794) according to new data. As part of a comprehensive salary survey conducted by Develop and MCV, answers from 298 game developers across the globe were compiled to give the final figure. The 32,203 wage figure is balanced by a wide …

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Strong reviews as Black Ops arrives at last

It’s finally here. As midnight struck around the world last night retailers opened their doors to usher in the arrival of what many in the industry is hoping will be the best selling game ever made – Call of Duty: Black Ops. The official Activision launch event, held at Battersea …

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Average game price falls

The price of games is falling, says ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track. Following Sainsbury’s demands last week for prices of games to drop, the latest Chart-Track data reveals that Wii, DS, PSP and PS2 games have in fact gone down during the first half of 2010. The average price of Wii games for …

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Average Wii price down to £155

The price of the Nintendo Wii has tumbled at retail.MCV’s research, which monitored the sale of hardware across 25 leading UK retailers, shows that the average price of Wii is now 155.56. That’s 24.43 (13.6 per cent) less than its expected price of 179.99. WHSmith is selling the Wii for …

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Games got cheaper in 2009

The average sale price of a video game in the UK fell last year compared to 2008, new data from the ERA shows. The overall average price of a game in 2009 was 21.34, down from 22.99 in 2008. In addition, supermarkets may be the largest growing games retailers in …

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Praise heaped on Mass Effect 2

The first reviews of Mass Effect 2 have gone live ahead of Friday’s UK release of EA’s long-awaited RPG sequel – and all signs point to BioWare’s latest becoming one of the highest rated titles of all time. According to reviews aggregator Metacritic, Mass Effect 2 is currently the second …

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Universal praise for Uncharted 2

Consumer media outlets went live with their reviews for Sony’s Uncharted 2 overnight and the universal praise for Naughty Dog’s title points to a smash hit for the publisher. Scores of note include straight 10/10’s from both CVG and Eurogamer – it’s the first time the latter has ever awarded …

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Average game price falls in ’09

The latest research from TNS Worldpanel Entertainment suggests that the average selling price for video games has fallen over the last year. In the 52 weeks ending May 24th 2009, the average price across all formats fell to 21.97, a decline of two per cent, according to the firm. The …

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Mums and dads spend nearly £2bn a year on entertainment

Parents spend on average 247 per child per year on digital entertainment, new research has found. The technology, media and telecoms division of Harris Interactive carried out an online survey with parents of children aged between six to 16 years old. The firm asked for details on what parents spend …

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Gaming is the new family time

A new report entitled Media Democracy from research firm Deloitte claims that gaming is no longer a popular pursuit for just lonely teens, and has now become a significant family activity. It claims that the average media-consuming Brit now spends 6.6 hours per week playing games either on consoles or …

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