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League of Legends is "the most played video game in the world"

Riot Games has released an infographic claiming that its free-to-play online RPG is the most played video game in the world”. It has a total of 70m registered Summoner names, 32m active monthly users and 12m daily active users. Over 1bn game hours are logged every month. To put that …

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VIDEO: Gamesaid’s epic Cologne-Brighton bike ride

GamesAid has released an official video of its epic Cologne to Brighton bike ride. The event took place after the Gamescom expo last month and saw a collection of journalist and industry notable tackle the daunting 318 mile stretch back to their homeland. Here’s a complete run-down of all the …

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Ouya Kickstarter closes on $8,596,475, attracts 12 $10k pledges

Having embarked on its Kickstarter journey with a lofty target of $950k, Ouya Kickstarter dream has reached a spectacular conclusion. Having gone live on July 10th, the project closed last night with total funding of $8,596,475 from 63,416 backers. In addition, Kickstarter has revealed that 12 backers pledged a total …

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UK games retail down 40% in June

2.1m games were sold at retail last month – a drop of more than 40 per cent compared with June 2011. In total, stores generated 48.4m from software sales throughout June, down 38.2 per cent from the 78.4m made during the same period last year. The biggest new release of …

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EA says NPD stats "totally irrelevant"; NPD defends itself

It’s an irrelevant measure on the industry. It’s totally irrelevant. We don’t even really look at it internally anymore.” Those are the thoughts of EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau, who claims that the current perception of a games industry in trouble is mistaken. "I think one of the problems with …

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Io: Only 20% of players will finish Hitman: Absolution

Developer Io Interactive predicts that just one in five players will finish the upcoming Hitman: Absolution. Knowing that 20 per cent of the players will see the last level of the game,” game director Tore Blystad told OPM. It’s horrible to know. It makes the people working on it really …

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699 games kick started by Kickstarter

A total of 699 games projects have been successfully bankrolled by creative funding project Kickstarter. The site allows creative types to pitch ideas to the public who are then able to make a monetary donation. Of these, three potential games have raised in excess of $1m. 31 have raised between …

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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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Brand Map: 51% of Professor Layton players are female

Over half of Professor Layton gamers are female – a much higher profile than seen for the average game. This week we take a look at the GameVision Brand Map for Professor Layton. GameVision asked 6,729 gamers about this brand. 1,400 had played it within the last six months and …

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FEATURE: The rise of social games

There are more UK consumers playing social games online than ever before, but how are they spending their money? With the help of PopCap Games and other industry experts, MCV investigates… The number of social gamers who purchased in-game currency with real-life money doubled year-on-year. This is partly due to …

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