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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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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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Dark Souls sells 1.19m units

RPG Dark Souls has sold 1.19m copies to become Namco Bandai’s most popular 2012 release across the US and Europe. The sales figure was revealed in the publisher’s financial report for its fiscal year ending March 2012. It reported a year-on-year profit increase of 20 per cent. Dark Souls was …

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Entertainment overtakes gaming in Xbox 360 usage

US Xbox 360 owners are now spending more time using Xbox 360’s multimedia functions than they are gaming. It’s the realisation of a long-term goal for Microsoft, which has spent huge amounts of time and money to try and position its device not just as a games console but also …

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JAPAN: PS2 remains most popular console

The world’s most successful home console still holds a commanding position in Japanese homes, according to a survey conducted by CESA on the last day of this year’s Tokyo Game Show. VG247 reports that 70 per cent of respondents still said the decade old machine was amongst their most played, …

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What Kotick thinks about what you think about Kotick

There’s no other exec who provokes quite the same reaction on the pages of MCVuk.com as Activision’s Bobby Kotick. As the head of the most powerful publisher in the world, the hardened businessman is not always a favourite on the site comments. But speaking to Edge magazine, Kotick has admitted …

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Halo Reach more popular than Halo 3

The Halo: Reach Xbox 360 beta attracted more players on day one than Halo 3 did during its complete beta period, it has been revealed. A Machanima video featured official stats from developer Bungie which included the claim, according to Destructoid. On the first day of the Halo: Reach beta …

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2008s most played console was PS2

Data from research and analysis firm Nielsen claims that North America gamers spent more time playing Sony’s PS2 than any other console in 2008. The stats show that the PS2 accounted for 31.7 per cent of the US’ total game time. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 claimed the second spot with 17.2 …

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US: 97 per cent of kids play games

A new survey from Pew Internet & American Life Project has shown just how deeply gaming has infiltrated North American life – with the results suggesting that 97 per cent of 12 to 17 year olds are active gamers. The results were fairly consistent amongst various ethnic groups, and even …

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Gaming more popular than sex

The Daily Mirror reports that Brits spend more time playing computer games in bed than they do having sex – in fact, sex is apparently only the 10th most popular activity between the sheets. Sleep is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the most popular bed-based pursuit, though it is followed by the likes …

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