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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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Black Ops II: Declassified "not about big campaign storyline"; Release date confirmed

PlayStation Vita release Call of Duty: Black Ops II Declassified will not feature a Hollywood-style action single player romp. Instead, the game will focus on multiplayer, despite the fact that matches will be limited to four-on-four. The biggest difference is in terms of the game focus,” the CEO of developer …

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: The Witcher 2

RPGS are not cool. The genre conjures images of Dungeons and Dragons, Lord of the Rings and epic adventures that only the most dedicated gamer will ever stand a chance of finishing. And while they have always been successful (on PC World of Warcraft still reigns supreme), they are hardly …

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FRANCHISE FOCUS: Tom Clancy

You’d be forgiven for thinking the fight for the military shooter crown was between two opposing forces. Sure, Activision’s Call of Duty is a launch-sales leviathan and EA boasts impressive figures with its Medal of Honor and BattlefieldFPS properties. But to ignore Ubisoft would be a big mistake. The publisher …

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FEATURE: Call of Duty’s Modern Art

Whichever way you look at it – the UK/US Day One of 6.5m, or $400m in 24 hours, or 75 copies sold a second – Modern Warfare 3 is a juggernaut. As a Call of Duty game, it was always going to be, of course; there’s probably a graph on …

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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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Brand Map: Super Mario Bros

This week we look at playing habits for one of the biggest game franchises of all time. In the past five years, Super Mario Bros has enjoyed a new life on the Nintendo DS and Wii.With the 3DS now available we haven’t had to wait long for news of a …

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QA Spotlight: Enzyme Labs

MCV chats to Enzyme Labs president and CEO Yan Cyr about the challenges of testing 3D games, motion titles and more. Is user-testing important in an age of 3D and motion gaming? Do you cater for this? At Enzyme Labs we have been performing focus groups and playtests on games …

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As triple-A ‘stagnates’, QA firms turn to downloads

QA and localisation firms are generating more money from social and mobile titles than triple-A boxed games. Several companies have told MCV they have had to expand their testing teams to cope with the strong demand for social, casual and downloadable games. Over the last eight months or so, digital, …

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