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Kickstarter pledges pass $1 billion

The total amount of money pledged on Kickstarter since its inception on April 28th 2009 has now passed $1bn. On its first day 40 people pledged $1,084 to seven projects. By September 2011 total pledges had reached $98,637,926. The booming popularity of the service means that over half of its …

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As many people play Angry Birds every month as are registered on Twitter

Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka has outlined the scale of not only Angry Birds’ achievements, but also its ambitions for the ‘century’ ahead. "We’re not building Angry Birds for a hundred days but for a hundred years,” he told an audience at Pocket Gamer Connects, as reported by ME. "I thought …

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Activision claims Call of Duty next-gen dominance

Call of Duty: Ghosts has emerged as the big winner in the next-gen games race, Activision has claimed. The publisher says that Ghosts is the best-selling Xbox One and PS4 title at leading retailers” (that’s GameStop, best Buy, Walmart and Target) in North America. It also reckons it’s the most …

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Gamescom 2013 celebrates 23% attendance spike

Attendance numbers of last week’s Gamescom 2013 were up an impressive 23 per cent on the 2012 event, the event’s organisers have revealed. The world’s largest video games trade expo welcomed over 340,000 people, including 635 exhibitors and 6,000 journalists from 88 countries, to its 14k square metres of exhibition …

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Battlefield 4 could also allow for cross-gen stats transfer

Players of Battlefield 4 may be offered the chance to carry over their stats and progress from the current-gen to the next. EA announced last week that those who buy FIFA 14 on PS3 or Xbox 360 – which is released in September – will be able to transfer much …

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Happy 5th Birthday, Apple App Store

One of the most influential forces in the modern games market will turn five tomorrow. Apple’s iOS App Store arrived in 2008 and has gone on to redefine the world of digital gaming and force significant changes to the core games market. Nothing like the App Store existed before and …

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$10,000 App Store gift card up for grabs as Apple approaches 50bn app downloads

Apple’s App Store is on the verge of delivering its fifty billionth download. The moment itself will be revealed thanks to Apple’s countdown timer. The customer who downloads to the fifty billionth app will receive a decent reward, too – a $10,000 App Store gift card. The next 50 users …

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Retail narrowly avoids Christmas drop, grows 0.3% YOY

UK retail sales values were up ever so slightly by 0.3 per cent year-on-year fro December. It’s a severe drop from the 2.2 per cent gain made in 2011, but better than some had feared. The BRC reports that total sales were up 1.5 per cent. This is down from …

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App Store vitals: 40bn downloads, 500m active accounts

Apple’s App Store has hit 40 billion downloads, less than a year afterreaching 25bn downloads back in March.The announcement follows Flurry’s study that showed1.76bn Android and iOS apps were downloaded in the last week of 2012. Apple certainly had a bumper December as the App Store reached 2bn downloads during …

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Borderlands 2 is the year’s most played new game, according to Raptr

Online games community Raptr has revealed that Borderlands 2 was the Most Played New Game of the year on Xbox 360 and PC amongst its 15m members. The game enjoyed 200 per cent more playtime in its first month than its nearest competitor, Blizzard’s Diablo III. Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma was …

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