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Minecraft by numbers

As part of the inaugural Minecon event at the weekend, developer Mojang has released a handful of impressive stats about the 4m+ selling Minecraft. According to GameFront, the game currently attracts in the region of 241,920,000 logins every single month. On top of this, it also welcomes 1,000 logins per …

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OnLive claims UK audience of ‘millions’

THE UK launch of games streaming service OnLive reached ‘millions’ of users, says CEO Steve Perlman. That’s part of an overall global figure in the ‘tens of millions’, he told MCV – but still drew the line at giving any exact figures. OnLive went live on September 22nd and allows …

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2m leave World of Warcraft in one year

The number of World of Warcraft subscribers has fallen from over 12m to 10.3m in one year. Yesterday Blizzard announced that 800,000 players left the PC MMO between July and September. During October last year the game reached a peak with over 12m users. Earlier this year that figure fell …

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EA’s Origin draws 5m users

More than five million gamers use EA’s online download platform Origin every day, says the publisher’s COO Peter Moore. The former EA Sports boss told Screen Play about the service after being heckled at the EB Games Expo in Australia last weekend by one member of the audience. We’re only …

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Gamescom celebrates record attendance

Last week’s Gamescom 2011 was an unprecedented success. In total 275,000 visitors attended the trade and consumer video games show, beating all previous records for the event and bettering 2010 by eight per cent. 557 companies spanning 39 countries were in attendance, with 257 exhibitors. Over 5,000 media reps were …

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Team Fortress enjoys user boost

Counter-Strike’s deeply-embedded position as the most played Steam game has finally been dismantled, following a daring and controversial change in pricing policy from Valve. The Washington-based company rocked the games industry last week by re-releasing Team Fortress 2 as a free-to-play game. That triple-A game, at the time of writing, …

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WoW subscription numbers dip

Though the 11.4m subscribers to Blizzard’s world-conquering MMO World of Warcraft make for some impressive reading, it actually represents nearly a three year low for the game. The current number was revealed in Activision’s financials last night, Kotaku reports. The game reached its highest point in October last year as …

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CityVille shatters Facebook records

Having been on the market for just over a month, Zynga’s latest Facebook title CityVille has already attracted an astonishing 84.2m players. Inside Social Games reports that this puts CityVille ahead of Facebook’s current record-holder, Zynga’s FarmVille. The latter title, however, took nine months to reach that landmark, suggesting CityVille …

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UK says no to 3D TV this Christmas

Any hopes of 3D TV being high on consumer’s Christmas wish lists this year appear to have vanished as a new survey suggests that the appetite for the technology in the UK is almost non-existent. A study from price comparison site Twenga, reported by Reg Hardware, which polled over 3,000 …

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How popular is Game Center?

Apple launched its Game Center connected gaming community for iPhone and iPod touch in early September, as part of its iOS 4.1 software. So how’s it doing? The company has not provided any official figures, but there is a certain amount of transparency built in to Game Center, since on …

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