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Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Last night’s series four finale of Game of Thrones has set a new record for illegal downloads. The tenth episode of the highly popular TV series was downloaded by over 1.5 million file sharers in the 12 hours following its transmission on American screens on Sunday night, according toTorrent Freak. …

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GTA V "could be the biggest entertainment launch in history"

More than 1,000 UK stores will be open from midnight for the launch of Grand Theft Auto V. Retailers are out in force for what is tipped to be the biggest release of the year, with chains, indies and supermarkets reporting record pre-order figures. Midnight launches will take place from …

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UK games retail suffers worst month on record

The UK games retail market has suffered its worst month in history. Just over 1m boxed games were sold last month, 40.4 per cent lower than June and 33.3 per cent below July 2012. In total stores generated just over 23m from game sales, almost half the figure posted the …

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Apple becomes the richest company ever… while Facebook hits new low

Perhaps this puts a true perspective on the global importance of the smartphone and tablet market. Having more or less singlehandedly revolutionised not only the smartphone market but also the tablet sector, Apple has grown to become the most valuable company that has ever existed. At the end of trading …

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Smartphone gaming is "the biggest content revolution we’ve ever seen"

The handheld video games market is being killed off by the smartphone sector, metrics firm Flurry Analytics believes. It claims that in 2009 the iOS and Android games software market accounted for 19 per cent of the total $2.7bn handheld and mobile games market in the US. In 2001 it …

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Infinity Blade is Epic’s most profitable ever game

Forget Gears of War or Unreal Tournament – iOS series Infinity Blade is the most profitable game Epic has ever made. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told GDC Taipei, as reported by Gamasutra, that: "We’ve been very happy with the game industry’s growth. "For a while we were worried that the …

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Final Fantasy XI is the most profitable ever FF title

Square Enix has confirmed that ten-year-old MMO outing Final Fantasy XI remains the profitable title in the series ever released. Looking at profitability, it’s the top of all past Final Fantasy games,” Square Enix CEO Yoichi Wada told the Vana Fest 2012 audience, Andriasang reports. The publisher recently announced yet …

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"This’ll be the best FIFA we’ve made"

‘Revolutionary’ new gameplay features will make this year’s FIFA the best in the series to-date, says EA. The game’s studio has implemented what it describes as ‘the deepest feature set in the history of the franchise’. These include an overhaul to the in-game dribbling, free kick and first-touch mechanics. And …

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HMV: Diablo III our biggest ever product launch

The Diablo III launch event at HMV Oxford Street was the retailer’s biggest to date, says games boss Ewan Pinder. He estimates at least 1,000 fans queued up at the High Street chain’s flagship London store last night to purchase the game first. It went on sale at 11pm with …

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FEATURE: UK’s Top Ten single SKUs of all time

Chart-Track director Dorian Bloch reveals the Top Ten games on single platforms, in terms of both unit sales and revenue, and takes a look at how controller sales have altered since 2007… Basic analysis on Chart-Track’s CUBE online data warehouse solution could start with a simple list of best-sellers, either …

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