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Watch Dogs smashes UK new IP records; Wii U hardware sales up 666%

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has become the best-selling new IP ever in the UK. UKIE Gfk Chart-Track says that the game beat the previous week one sales record for a new IP held by Rockstar’s 2011 crime hit LA Noire by an amazing 58 per cent. It also becomes the 17th …

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£2399.99 GTX Titan Z arrives at UK retail

If you have a lot of money and really, really need the absolute best GPU available, today is your lucky day. Nvidia has announced that the GTX Titan Z is now available in the UK. The price? You’re not going to like this – it’s around 2399.99, give or take …

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PS4 version of Need for Speed Rivals looks better than PC – report(s)

Although there’s a certain amount of cryptic messaging to get past, it looks like EA’s next-gen racer is looking impressive on PS4 – going by what critics have been shown so far. Polygon reports that Need for Speed Rivals is a more visually impressive” on PS4 than even on PC, …

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Bushnell tips Xbox 720 to beat PS4 in next-gen race

Atari founder and video games veteran Nolan Bushnell has said he believes Microsoft will emerge victorious in the next-gen console war. "Microsoft, because of their strong software tools, will end up with much better products sooner and easier, in my estimation," Bushnell said on GameTrailers show Rollin’ With Nolan, as …

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Crytek insists Crysis 3 is the best in the series, despite lowest review scores

"It is better than Crysis 2. It is better than Crysis 1. Technical and creatively, and storytelling – all aspects." That’s the analysis of Crytek founder Cevat Yerli, who believes that the studio’s latest release Crysis 3 is the best it has ever released. Obviously you’d expect him to say …

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Video games is the star in record year for Kickstarter

2012 was a fantastic year for crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, and video games have emerged as the big winner. A total of 18,000 projects were backed by 2.2m contributors in 2012, with video games winning the largest slice of pledges totalling $83m of the $320m total from 561,000 backers across 2,796 …

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EA conquers 2012 as UK’s No.1 publisher

Electronic Arts was comfortably the UK’s top physical games publisher of 2012. The firm enjoyed a successful year thanks to record-breaking sales of FIFA 13, which sold through 2m units two weeks faster than its predecessor. Other games that helped propel the publisher to the top of the rankings included …

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Metacritic bemoans 2012’s lack of quality

Significantly fewer games received an average review score of 90 per cent or above in 2012 than they did in the preceding three years. That’s according to review aggregation site Metacritic, which says that just 18 games (14 of which were on console) achieved the higher score bracket last year. …

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2012: Despite it all, look what we achieved

It has been a brutal year for nearly everyone working in the video games business. Be you a publisher struggling to keep out of the red, a developer facing project cancellations or a retailer trying to sell games in a dramatically contracting market, it’s been one of the toughest. But …

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Top 10 Cats in Video Games – 2012

Top Ten this, Top Ten that. Seriously, who gives a toss? Let’s just cut to the chase. 2012 has been an eventful year for cats in games. There have been some tremendous feline highs and some painful puddy tat lows. Here MCV will highlight some of the top felis catus’ …

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