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eSports viewing almost doubled in 2013

New numbers suggest the boom in eSports is showing no sign of abating. Gamasutra reports that IHS Technology data suggests 2.4bn hours of eSports were viewed throughout 2013. That’s nearly double the 1.3bn watched in 2012. Furthermore, it estimates that this will have climbed to 6.6bn hours by 2018, by …

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Cut the number of games on Steam? That’s insane, says Rust creator

Developers should worry less about the level of competition on Steam and simply spend the time making a great product, says PC games veteran Garry Newman. The latest stats on Steam show that more games have launched on the digital platform in the first five months of this year than …

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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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Black Ops II trailer nears 10m views on YouTube

While some of the games press chooses to dwell on the odd notion that Call of Duty has lost its appeal, the public as a whole continue to go crazy for the franchise. Having released the first trailer for the game on YouTube on Tuesday (May 1st) the video has …

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Over 2m take part in Old Republic beta

EA has said that upcoming MMO release Star Wars: The Old Republic has seen over 2m gamers participate in its recent beta. Over 725k unique users took part over the US Thanksgiving weekend alone, with each player logging in for an average of 12 hours over the period. "The game …

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LA Noire pushes Xbox disc limits

After such a long wait for it to arrive at retail, Rockstar is packing crime title LA Noire with an incredible amount of content. So much so that, according to Kotaku, the game has had to be spread across three discs on Xbox 360. It will be a single Blu-ray …

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Black Ops tipped for Xmas No.1

Bookmaker Paddy Power has opened the betting on the race to be the UK’s official Christmas No.1 video game, and the early favourite is perhaps not surprisingly Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops. The company is currently offering odds of 1/6 on the game. So far it has only released …

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Android Market welcomes 100,000th app

Android Market has reached the 100,000 apps milestone, confirmed by Google’s official AndroidDev Twitter account. The milestone has been predicted for weeks based on unofficial counts by third-party sites. Android Market has been growing fast in recent months, as more developers and brands have targeted the platform, rather than just …

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Female UK dev count falls to 4%

The UK game industry is 96 per cent male dominated, new data suggests. A study undertaken by the University of Liverpool concludes that females take up just four per cent of the British industry workforce – eight per cent lower than the results of a similar survey taken in 2006. …

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UK CHARTS: Splinter Cell claims no.1

After a longer than hoped absence from the global games market, the return of the Splinter Cell series has seen the latest release, the Xbox 360 only Conviction, debut at the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. In doing so Splinter Cell delivers publisher Ubisoft its …

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