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Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Last night’s series four finale of Game of Thrones has set a new record for illegal downloads. The tenth episode of the highly popular TV series was downloaded by over 1.5 million file sharers in the 12 hours following its transmission on American screens on Sunday night, according toTorrent Freak. …

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Zynga loses Facebook crown as FarmVille 2 is overtaken

FarmVille 2’s hefty stint as Facebook’s No.1 game has come to an end. Well, it has according to one measure, at least. AppData reports that Zynga’s game currently commands some 8.8 DAUs (daily active users). That places it second behind King.com’s Candy Crush Saga which currently has 9.7m DAUs. However, …

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FIFA 13 named as AbleGamers’ accessible mainstream game of the year

Charity the AbleGamers Foundation has named EA’s FIFA 13 as its most accessible mainstream game of the year. AbleGamers was established in 2004 and works towards helping those disabilities of quality-of-life issues use gaming as a way in which to improve their lives. Accessibility features in the title include remappable …

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UK crowned the world leader in mobile web usage

A newOfcom reportreveals that the UK has taken over Japan as the world leader in mobile use. Consumers are downloading more data on their mobiles and tablets than any other major nation, with 16 per cent of all website traffic in the UK coming from mobile devices. Internet shopping is …

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PS3 is Netflix’s most popular platform

Popular streaming movie and TV service Netflix has announced that Sony’s PS3 is the most popular platform with its customers. "PS3 is our largest TV-connected platform in terms of Netflix viewing, and this year, at times, even surpassed the PC in hours of Netflix enjoyment to become our number one …

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Google Store finally matches up to Apple App Store

One of Apple’s key smartphone marketing advantages has neutralised. Google has stated that there are around 700,000 apps now available for Android devices, meaning that it is now on parity with Apple’s all-conquering App Store according to VentureBeat. Apple announced in September that it had hit the 700,000 app milestone, …

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Manchester is the UK’s piracy capital

The people of Manchester are mad for piracy, it would seem. New research from monitoring service Musicmetric – which monitors global BitTorrent activity – found that there was more illegal downloads per person in the city than anywhere else in the UK, the BBC reports. Nottingham came second and Southampton …

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Ouya is the most successful Kickstarter of all time, breaks 3 records

Headline-hitting console upstart Ouya has become the most successful Kickstarter of all time. At the time of writing the campaign stands at $5,047,737 from a total of 39,592 backers. And this is with 21 days still to go. This means Ouya beats previous Kickstarter record-holder Double Fine Adventure, which raised …

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More PS3 fans buy digital content than 360 gamers

UK PS3 owners are more willing to pay for digital content than Xbox gamers. That’s according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel. The data specialist revealed that in the UK, 8m people bought a digital film, TV show or game in the past year. The firm says that 17 …

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Infinity Blade is Epic’s most profitable ever game

Forget Gears of War or Unreal Tournament – iOS series Infinity Blade is the most profitable game Epic has ever made. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told GDC Taipei, as reported by Gamasutra, that: "We’ve been very happy with the game industry’s growth. "For a while we were worried that the …

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