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$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

Apple’s App Store is on the verge of delivering its fifty billionth download. The moment itself will be revealed thanks to Apple’s countdown timer. The customer who downloads to the fifty billionth app will receive a decent reward, too – a $10,000 App Store gift card. The next 50 users …

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SimCity sales reach 1.1m copies, breaks Origin records

EA’s controversial city-simulator SimCity has passed the 1m unit sales mark. The publisher has announced that the game, which was released in the UK on March 8th, has to date shifted 1.1m copies. The game also broke Origin records, helping the service to 1.3m concurrent users. Furthermore, 54 per cent …

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Real Racing 3 smashes series’ download records

One of the great things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. But one of the bad things about the internet is that it gives everyone a voice. Remember the furore that erupted over EA and Firemonkey’s decision to make Real Racing 3 a F2P title? Remember …

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PS4 will offer "world’s first" 4K movie download service

Sony has revealed its first big non-gaming service for the PS4 – the world’s first 4K video service. 4K – also known as Ultra HD – is being lined up as the next standard in video fidelity, doubling today’s 1080p standard to 2160p. It carries an image resolution of 3,840 …

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Draw Something tops 100m downloads

Zynga-onwed social game Draw Something has been downloaded more than 100 million times since its release. The mobile phenomenon was released last year and rapidly rose to popularity, quickly passing the 50m downloads mark within a few months. Draw Something saw its active user numbers dip shortly after, but has …

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1m downloads and counting for Jetpack Joyride on PS3

Halfbrick has just sent word that over one million Playstation owners have now taken flight with Jetpack Joyride. The news comes at the same time as an update for the Vita version of the game, which adds Twitter support amongst other assorted upgrades. "We want to extend a massive thanks …

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Freelance journo Irvine launches dlcentral.co.uk

A new consumer website has launched that intends to offer unrivalled coverage of downloadable digital games content. It’s called dlcentral.co.uk and is run by freelancer Nathan Irvine. Irvine’s a familiar face to many in the industry following his successful eight year stint at Future publishing where he began at PSM2 …

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Temple Run 2 downloaded 20m times since launch

The iOS version of Temple Run 2 is off to a very fast start. The sequel to the endless runner hit has been downloaded over 20m times since it launched late last week, collecting 6m downloads alone on its release day. The response from fans has been overwhelming,” said Keith …

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HMV had soft-launched digital game downloads prior to administration

A digital games store had been launched on HMV.com just weeks before the chain fell into administration. Located under a new ‘games downloads’ tab on the retailer’s homepage, the catalogue is run by Eurogamer-owned GetGames. Prices are reasonably standard although a few deals can be found, such as Far Cry …

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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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