Tag Archives: pc games

Opinion: PC games market is defining the future of this industry

PC GAMING WEEK: A few short years ago there were some people under the illusion that the PC games market was in perpetual decline. Aside from being proof – if any was needed – that the lack of digital data has seriously skewed our view of our own market, it …

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Introducing PC Gaming Week on MCV

PC GAMING WEEK: MCVuk.com is devoting an entire week dedicated to the PC games industry. Over the next seven days, we will feature heavyweight features, analysis, exclusive data and interviews dedicated to gaming on the PC. It’s part of MCV’s desire to extend its coverage of the PC gaming scene, …

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UK PC games market smashes through £500m sales barrier

UK consumers spent half a billion pounds on PC games last year. It’s the biggest number in the platform’s history, but if you visited the UK High Street you wouldn’t know it. The boxed PC market has suffered its steepest decline yet, with 42.7m made from the sale of physical …

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PC games market continues to show growth in 2013

Global PC gamer spending increased year-over-year in 2013, in spite of a comparative lack of major new releases. Games Industry reports on the findings of research group DFC Intelligence, which states the PC portion of the market continues to grow in the midst of a seemingly dry release schedule. Core …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 29 – January 4

DayZ is on top of Steam’s top ten sellers list again this week – beating out another slew of discounted titles during the distributor’s end of 2013 sale. Facepunch Studio’s open world survival game Rust continues to perform well as an Early Access offering. The title rose from fourth last …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 22-28

The Early Access offering of DayZ has again taken first on Steam’s best ten selling titles, making it the victor for the second week running. The feat is made more impressive by the fact that the upcoming standalone Arma II mod managed to outsell every other game on Steam – …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 15-21

Valve has released its latest top ten weekly sellers chart for Steam – with newcomer DayZ claiming the top spot from last week’s winner, Starbound. Starbound still finished in the runner-up spot, with Rust (last week’s runner-up) finishing third this time around. Steam’s end of 2013 sale also had an …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 8-14

Indie Starbound maintained control over the top spot in this week’s Steam top ten sellers, beating out chart newcomer Rust. Both are being sold in pre-release form via Steam’s Early Access program. Other Early Access titles leaving their mark this time around include Wasteland 2 in fourth, and 7 Days …

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GOG debuts refund guarantee for faulty digital titles

Digital PC games distributor GOG has announced a 30-day refund program that offers customers a money-back guarantee if the product purchased fails to run properly. Specifically, the DRM-free games seller will fully refund the amount on any product within 30 days of purchase that carries "technical problems or game-breaking bugs …

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Steam top ten sellers chart: December 1-7

The Steam Early Access release of indie darling Terraria’s spiritual successor Starbound has vaulted to the top of Valve’s latest weekly top sellers chart. A host of past chart-toppers finish behind the highly-anticipated indie game, including Civlization V – which clocks in twice with its Brave New World expansion in …

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