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EA claims app store success

Games publisher EA says it has seven games on Apple’s top 25 paid and top 25 free most downloaded app charts. Apple recently announced the top 25 all-time most-downloaded paid and free apps for iPhone and iPad. EA owns Chillingo and PopCap, meaning games like Angry Birds and Plants vs …

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Taco Bell apologises for rejected Vita winners

Dozens of customers at food chain Taco Bell received codes saying they’d won PS Vitas but failed to receive their prizes. Taco Bell told CBS 13 that someone ‘tampered’ with their competition, which means winning messages were incorrectly sent to entrants who hadn’t actually won. They later received emails informing …

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PSN offers Mass Effect 3 pre-order exclusive

PS3 owners who purchase Mass Effect 3 early via PSN will receive an extra theme not available elsewhere. Consumers will be able to pre-order a downloadable copy of the game through PSN online, claims the US PlayStation Blog. Those who do will receive an in-game M55 Argus rifle and Mass …

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Spec Ops: The Line due June 29th

Shooter Spec Ops: The Line will hit UK shelves in June with a host of pre-order bonuses, 2K Games has announced. The Xbox 360, PS3 and PC game will arrive on June 26th in North America and on June 29th in the UK. Consumers who pre-order the title will receive …

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Microsoft unconvinced by third-party Flight content

Allowing third parties to build content for MS Flight would create a ‘confusing mess’ for new customers, Microsoft said. Flight sim specialists told MCV last month that Microsoft needs to let them create content for its new PC free-to-play game MS Flight. Firms such as Just Flight and First Class …

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Fujifilm rumbles into games space

Photo expert Fujifilm wants to shake up the video games market. The Japanese giant has told MCV it hopes the likes of Nintendo and Sony will use its new technology that can ‘transmit the ‘sense of touch’ in future versions of 3DS and Vita. The firm’s technology division, Fuji Xerox, …

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FIFA Street will convert "last remaining PES players"

The last few Pro Evolution Soccer fans will finally jump ship when FIFA Street hits, says EA. Speaking to MCV at a showcase for the five-a-side spin-off game – which arrives on March 16th on Xbox 360 and PS3 – creative director Gary Paterson said Street will convert players of …

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MCV’s 20-page trade guide to PlayStation Vita – available now

We have put together a special magazine all about PlayStation Vita – and the 20-page guide is now available to download, read in your web browser or access via iPad. The in-depth look at Sony’s handheld – due to hit UK shelves on February 22nd – includes everything you need …

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MCV GameTime: Industry TV advertising monitor (wk ending January 29th)

2012 started brightly for games and consoles TV advertising. The first two full weeks produced remarkable year-on-year growth (52 per cent and 2,498 per cent). The extraordinary growth witnessed during the week ending January 15th reflects a very poor corresponding week in 2011, when a small base of just three …

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Software Sales Monitor: Market generates £12.7m

The arrival of several big new releases wasn’t enough to help grow the market week-on-week, with the UK games retail market value falling 14 per cent to 12.7m. Unit sales also dropped 12 per cent to 535,578 for the week ending February 11th. EA’s fantasy RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning …

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