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Bundle Stars rebrands as Fanatical

Focus Multimedia’s PC games retailer Bundle Stars has got a new name and a new look. Existing Bundle Stars customers – whose numbers exceed a million – can log into the new Fanatical site using their existing sign in details. The change is being celebrated with a sales, featuring titles …

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Angry Birds rules PC budget Christmas charts

Angry Birds Star Wars was the No.1 UK PC budget game over Christmas. Focus Multimedia – which claims to have held 25 per cent of the budget-priced PC market in December – told MCV last year it was confident Angry Birds would top the Christmas charts. It is the second …

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Angry Birds Star Wars could be Christmas No.1… on PC

PC publisher Focus Multimedia believes it has one of the year’s biggest PC sellers on its hands in Angry Birds Star Wars. The firm released a boxed PC version of Rovio’s new game today and claims it will outsell anything else the format has to offer this Christmas. Collaborations of …

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Rovio: ‘It is going to be an Angry Birds holiday’

This Christmas will be the biggest in Angry Birds’ history, if Rovio gets its own way. The developer – which has just launched the No.1 iPhone game Bad Piggies – will release its most lucrative tie-up yet, Angry Birds Star Wars, on November 8th. And it’s retail that is likely …

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Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies coming to retail

Rovio’s new Angry Birds spin-off is coming to retail next month. A PC version of Bad Piggies will be released by Focus Multimedia, and the publisher says the game will even get free DLC in the form of extra levels – just like the game’s iOS equivalent. Bad Piggies, as …

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Space invaders! New Angry Birds hits retail in April

The next Angry Birds game will bombard retail next month, MCV can reveal. Angry Birds Space – the fourth title in the smash hit smartphone series – lifts off on March 22nd. And Focus Multimedia will release a boxed PC version less than a month later on April 20th. The …

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Focus sets up Premier comeback

Angry Birds PC publisher Focus Multimedia is set to bring another major IP to games retail. Premier Manager 2012 will arrive on February 24th, with an SRP of 10.20.The news follows a record breaking Christmas for Focus, which holds almost a third of the PC budget market. The publisher saw …

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FEATURE: Older gamers’ playing habits

Pensioners may be overlooked within the industry, but that doesn’t mean they’re not interested in games. PlayableGames’ manager Ben Weedon looks at the playing and buying habits of the older generation. The proportion of people over 65 years old is increasing at an enormous rate. Approximately 10,000 people will turn …

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Focus Multimedia achieves record market share

UK publisher Focus Multimedia dominated the budget market in October 2011, achieving its largest ever market share in a single month. The firm accounted for 31.4 per cent of all budget PC software sales in terms of units, according to last month’s GfK Chart-Track report. By contrast, Focus’ nearest competitor …

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