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More women than men play games in the UK

Women now account for a bigger share of the UK games market than males. That’s according to the Internet Advertising Bureau UK (IAB) whose recent survey discovered that females account for 52 per cent of those who’ve played some form of video games in the last six months. That number …

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Core gamers are uncomfortable with change, EA’s Moore argues

The growth of gaming into new markets and new business models has left some of its core fans feeling uncomfortable. That’s according to EA COO Peter Moore, who has said that his company has chosen to embrace the change. "The growth of gaming… there’s a core that doesn’t quite feel …

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74% of US gamers prefer physical to digital

The disc could yet have some life left in it. Despite plummeting physical game sales in the UK, NPD reckons that US gamers still much prefer to purchase their games in a box. When price is equal 74 per cent of those who on console or PC play five or …

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Steam adds user tagging, chaos ensues

Valve today added the ability for users to add tags to games listed in its Steam library. Want to hazard a guess as to what happened next? Well, PC Gamer notes that major plot points in games such as Final Fantasy VII and BioShock Infinite have been ruined while Supreme …

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The UK has 6m daily smartphone gamers – report

Six million Britons play smartphone games every day according to new research from ComScore. In addition a total of 20m play games every month. That places gaming ahead of instant messaging in the most popular mobile activities race and approximately on par with photo messaging, reading the news or weather …

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US government: Pro League of Legends players are professional athletes

The US government has designated pro League of Legends players as professional athletes, allowing participants to acquire visas for international tournaments. Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen explained to GameSpot how the development was huge for international events. The United States government recognizes League of Legends pro players as professional …

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Why don’t gamers care about triple-A mobile games?

In the week before E3, Microsoft and Square Enix announced sequels to two of the biggest games of this generation – but they weren’t for Xbox One or PS4. They were for tablets. And they were met with apathy from consumers and journalists alike. Action RPG Deus Ex: The Fall …

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Daily Mail wants to win over gamers

The Daily Mail’s stance on video games is not as clear as you might think. The newspaper is known for running negative pieces about the industry’s alleged penchant for violence, but a few of its writers are keen to offset this with comprehensive video games coverage. Daily Mail Games offers …

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NPD: Core gamers still support retail, prefer used games over digital

New NPD data shows that while core gamers are embracing digital distribution, the method hasn’t overtaken purchasing new and used physical copies of titles at retail. The analysis group’s survey found that while 70 per cent of respondents purchase full digital titles frequently, a higher percentage prefer heading to the …

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Facebook refocusing on core games market

Facebook is set to redefine gaming on its social network with a string of new ‘core player-focused’ titles, the head of game partnerships at the company has claimed. Speaking toReuters, Sean Ryan said a new set of games would be released on Facebook during the next two quarters, embracing both …

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