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Fight My Monster reaches 1m boys

Fight My Monster has become the UK’s fastest-growing online game for boys after reaching 1m players. The Moshi Monsters rival launched in 2011 and has gone on to achieve an average game session time of 40 minutes per player. The company claims this is almost twice as long as a …

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FEATURE: Have we lost the kids games market?

It was September 2003 when THQ released Finding Nemo. The Traveller’s Tales-developed adventure based on the hit Disney/Pixar movie was a phenomenon. It shifted millions worldwide. In the UK alone it sold over 500,000 units on just PS2 and Game Boy Advance. Fast forward to February 2011 and THQ CEO …

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D3P nabs DreamWorks games licence

D3Publisher has acquired the rights to publish games based on DreamWorks movie IPs, following THQ’s retreat from the sector. As part of the deal, D3P will develop and publish games based on upcoming DreamWorks films Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (due June), Rise of the Guardians (holiday 2012) and The …

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THQ quits licensed kids games sector

We’re used to publishers broadening their reach and distancing themselves from the core, but a new strategic shift from THQ is seeing it do the opposite. The firm has confirmed its intention to exit its relationships” with licensed kids entertainment IP holders. THQ’s back-catalogue of recent years features some of …

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Imagine Online heads to the High Street

Ubisoft has released a physical starter pack for its browser-based game and popular girls’ property Imagine Online. This launched in France last week but will arrive in the UK and the rest of Europe next year. It is priced at €14.99 and includes one-month diamond membership for the browser-based free-to-play …

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OPINION: Time to invest in the next generation

My son, only 17 months old, knows how to turn on my iPhone, he’s seen me use it so much. The other day he saw me playing Super Mario 3D Land and stopped to crane around and look at the screen (don’t worry, I turned off 3D), before pointing to …

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Aussie Telegraph claims ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’

Earnest and reputable mainstream newspaper The Daily Telegraph has today run a headline warning parents about the dangers of videogames. The print edition ran the headline ‘Video Games Sending Kids Crazy’, while online the tag was ‘Games Wage War on Young Minds.’ Meanwhile, thefull articlecarried the significantly more descriptive headline …

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Zelda ‘can be played by five-year-olds’

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is so accessible that a five-year-old can play it, claims Nintendo. It’s part of the format holder’s bid to ensure the Wii exclusive is the first Zelda game for everyone” when it hits UK shelves this Friday, November 18th. Nintendo has already succeeded in …

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Just Dance Kids coming to Kinect and Move

Ubisoft has announced a tenth instalment in its highly successful dancing series – Just Dance Kids. The game will be released on November 4th in the UK for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. Kinect and Move compatibility has been confirmed. The game will feature 40 kid-orientated tracks as well as …

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Moshi named best-selling kids’ mag

Moshi Monsters Magazine has become the best-selling children’s publication in the UK with a monthly circulation of 113,748. The magazine was launched in February by Skyjack Publishing after it struck a deal with Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy. It’s based on the popular online monster-collecting kids’ game which has 50m …

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