Tag Archives: size

VIDEO: Just how big are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

If you’re planning on upgrading to the latest iPhone later this month then you’d best be comfortable with holding a bigger handset. While the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen remains an appealing selling point for many, the market has shifted towards bigger handsets and while Apple has resisted this trend until …

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UK pre-owned games market made more than £79m in 2013

Pre-owned game sales grew faster than new titles over Christmas, says data specialist Kantar Worldpanel. Sales of second-hand games were up 4.9 per cent over Q4, while the mint games market rose by just 1.2 per cent year-on-year. In total, more than 79m was generated from pre-owned game sales for …

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Batman: Arkham Knight is ‘five times the size’ of Arkham City

The next instalment in the Arkham series will be a significant overhaul for the Caped Crusader. As revealed in the latest issue of GameInformer as thumbed by Eurogamer, Batman: Arkham Knight will offer a large number of changes and improvements to Rocksteady’s established formula. The new Gotham – which is …

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Xbox One requires 15-20 minute day one update download

New Xbox One owners next month will be required to download and install a sizable patch on day one. We are optimising Xbox One so that the day one update is as fast as possible,” Xbox One chief platform architect Marc Whitten told IGN. While we’re still finalising the details, …

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PSN will be ready for Killzone: Shadow Fall’s 50GB download, Sony says

Sony is doing all it can to prepare PSN for a post-PS4 world where game download sizes will hit an eye-watering 50GB. UK boss Fergal Gara has confirmed to Eurogamer that the download for PS4 launch title Killzone: Shadow Fall will be the best part of 50GB. PSN doesn’t have …

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Jade Raymond: Market can only support 10 successful triple-A games a year

The popularity of emerging business models and free-to-play has significantly reduced the scope for full-price triple-A success in the modern games market. That’s the opinion of Ubisoft’s Toronto Studio boss Jade Raymond, who believes that while the sector has reduced in size there is still scope for success in more …

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NPD: UK’s Q4 used games market was £90m

British gamers spent nearly 100m on pre-owned software during Q4 2011. According to NPD data shared with MCV, $141.9m (90m) went on used game purchases during Christmas. That’s just ten per cent of the 780m GfK Chart-Track reports was spent on new boxed video games in the same period. The …

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Video games now bigger than movies

Growth in digital has seen video games overtake movies as the most lucrative entertainment medium in the UK. The figures published in the ERA Yearbook 2012 shows that despite faltering physical sales, digital downloads and apps meant UK games market sales reached 1.92bn in 2011. That’s well ahead of video …

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Google drastically increases Android app size limit

Google has extended the maximum size limit for Android apps up 8,000 per cent from 50mb to 4gb. Revealing the move on the Android developers blog, the move has been made to accommodate high-quality 3D interactive games” that require more resources than typical apps. APK files will still be limited …

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XBL indie games games can now be bigger, cheaper

Microsoft can seemingly do no right when it comes to indie developers on Xbox Live, but a new set of policy changes may go some way toward appeasing the indie dev community. Three major changes have now been made to the Indie Games developer T&C’s. First, games can now be …

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