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Activision: We listen to Call of Duty fans, not critics

The importance of Call of Duty’s critical response pales compared to the thoughts of the series’ fans, Activision Publishing boss Eric Hirshberg has claimed. As previously documented by MCV, while Call of Duty’s review scores have trended down since 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, sales have continued to rise – until …

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Grand Theft Auto fans more likely to be interested in art and literature than other gamers

A new report from Exponential Interactive paints a very different picture of the average Grand Theft Auto V player than you might expect. The data was sourced from the anonymous cookies from 2m UK internet users who have expressed an interest in Grand Theft Auto. This was then compared with …

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Xbox One will do more than just ramp up fans to keep itself from overheating

Microsoft has hinted at the possibility of Xbox One downclocking itself to protect itself from overheating. This is very similar to how gaming PCs protect themselves from high temperatures. The first step such a machine will take if it feels that its components are getting too warm is ramp up …

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Resident Evil 6 devs on the price of mass-market appeal

Few games have proved as divisive as Resident Evil 6 but the team behind the game has tried to explain the reason behind its design decisions. And as might be expected in this day and age, it’s the desire to tap into as wide an audience as possible that was …

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Gamers ‘asked’ for digital-only Euro 2012 game

EA Sports says it is up to the fans if the next football tournament tie-in gets a boxed release. The publisher released this year’s Euro 2012 tie-in as a DLC add-on to FIFA 12. But that doesn’t mean the same will happen with 2014’s World Cup game. Gamers in all …

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Reggie Fils-Aime: Nintendo fans "insatiable", always "want more"

One of the things that, on one hand, I love and, on the other hand, that troubles me tremendously about not only our fanbase but about the gaming community at large is that, whenever you share information, the perspective is, ‘Thank you, but I want more’. ‘Thank you, but give …

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EA aware of fans’ Dead Space 3 concerns

We definitely do not want to piss off our fans by taking [Dead Space 3] too far from horror." That’s according to EA Labels president Frank Gibeau, who has admitted to CVG that the publisher is aware of the less-than-ideal reception its E3 Dead Space 3 trailer received from the …

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COD XP: What the fans think

COD XP: Activision’s weekend celebration of its biggest franchise has come to close. MCV spoke to fans and the game’s excitable developers to find out what they thought of COD XP and its activities. I think it’s awesome. I love all the stuff they have going on outside like the …

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Dragon Age II ‘lost some fans’

It’s a more profitable series that Mass Effect, but EA has admitted that recent RPG release Dragon Age II has "lost some fans" for the franchise. "We were clearly disappointed with some of the response from the fanbase, because we want them to be as excited about it as we …

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