Tag Archives: gaming

Dragon Age wins accessibility award

The PC version of BioWare’s recently released RPG epic Dragon Age: Origins has won AbleGamers’ 2009 Mainstream Accessibility Award thanks to its approach to widely-accessible gaming. US-based AbleGamers is a charity site aimed at disabled gamers. It aims to provide information for those with disabilities about what games are and …

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Riccitiello hails 1bn gamers

With a market as disparate as video games, hard stats are always tough to come by – but EA boss John Riccitiello reckons that the global audience for gaming now stands at a massive one billion. Conservatively, if I add up mobile users that play games, social network people that …

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40m 3D displays predicted by 2014

A new report entitled Stereoscopic 3D Gaming has predicted that over 40m 3D-capable displays will be installed in households around the world by 2014. Its conclusion is seemingly based on both the fact that 3D films are currently outperforming their 2D variants on a revenue per screen basis and extensive …

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Windows 7 to advance PC gaming

Windows 7 will be the PC gaming platform of choice, Microsoft has told MCV. The firm is confident that a host of new technological upgrades – which includes DirectX 11 and multi-touch screens – will finally give consumers a reason to upgrade to a new operating system. We believe Windows …

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Apple dominates CoolBrand listings

It’s official – gaming is cool. And as if that statement of undeniable fact isn’t enough, Apple is seemingly the coolest of them all, having dislodged last year’s winner Aston Martin at the top of the pile. The results come from consumer analyst agency Interactive Brand Profiles, which has just …

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Twentysomethings spend big in UK

The latest TNS data shows that gamers aged between 25 and 34 years old spend the most money on games in the UK. This age bracket boasts the biggest share in terms of money spent with 30.9 per cent. Meanwhile, under 20s represent just 14.7 per cent. Males still invest …

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Zune HD’s gaming future outlined

Microsoft has confirmed its plans to release downloadable apps and games for its new Zune HD device, but only a few titles have been announced, and they won’t be available until November. The Zune HD went on sale in the US yesterday, alongside new Zune software. The relevant section of …

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It’s official – Zune HD does gaming

Following the release of a promo video yesterday that hinted at a gaming-orientated future for Microsoft’s new portable multimedia player the Zune HD, the Xbox platform holder has finally broken its silence and spoken openly about its gaming aspirations for the device. However, Microsoft is not yet planning on opening …

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England demands games centre

The FA has sent its list of requirements to the South African base that will be housing the England football team during next summer’s World Cup – and chief amongst the demands in a luxury video games centre. The room is set to be kitted out with Wiis and PS3s, …

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Zune touts gaming credentials

Ever since the Zune was first announced the industry has patiently awaited Microsoft’s move to position the device as a games machine – and that could be about to arrive at last if a new promo video is anything to go by. Gizmodo spotted an inclusion in the machine’s latest …

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