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Activision Blizzard stops reporting World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

This month’s financial report will be the last time that Activision Blizzard confides subscriber numbers for World of Warcraft. The company has said it has made the decision as there are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall Blizzard business performance”. Which essentially means it doesn’t want to …

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World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

Subscriptions for MMO World of Warcraft have risen back over ten million following the release of the game’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor. The title sold 3.3m copies with its first 24 hours on sale and developer Blizzard claims the MMO has seen growth across all major regions. Subscriptions for …

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More than half of PS4 owners have subscribed to PlayStation Plus

PlayStation Plus is proving hugely popular with PS4 owners. CVG reports that Sony CEO Kaz Hirai told investors that "of all the 4.2m PS4s that have moved into the hands of consumers, more than half of those people have signed up for the PS Plus service". There are now also …

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Yogscast: The journey behind the UK’s No.1 YouTube channel

Nobody paid attention when the Yogscast was created six years ago. Born as BlueXephos, founded by everyday gamers Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley, it was just one of thousands of YouTube channels offering original gaming content. But in 2014 it’s difficult for anyone in games to not have heard of …

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Games With Gold to stick around on Xbox 360

The once limited-time Games With Gold offer on Xbox 360 is to remain a permanent feature. GWG mirrors PlayStation Plus in that it offers free access to select titles for users who are subscribed to Xbox Live. The good news is that it looks like the promotion is sticking around …

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PS3 auto download feature extended to non PS+ subscribers

A new PS3 firmware update has extended the ability to enable automatic downloads to non-subscribers of PlayStation Plus. Previously PS+ members were able to have their consoles automatically download both system updates and software purchases made in the online version of the Sony Entertainment Network website. Now all PS3 owners …

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PlayStation Access adds 90,000 YouTube subscribers in five months

Sony’s new-look PlayStation Access team says it is now attracting over 1m viewers to its videos. Access is an editorial and video platform that is focused on PlayStation events and upcoming games. The four-strong team was finalised in April this year, and since then the firm has increased its YouTube …

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Xbox One Game DVR limited to Xbox Gold members

The ability to record and upload game footage on Xbox One will only be available to paying subscribers of Xbox Live. Microsoft has confirmed as much on the official Xbox website. The Xbox One’s Game DVR tech sees the console constantly record the last five minutes of gameplay and allows …

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Blizzard curbs World of Warcraft exodus

A total of 100,000 World of Warcraft subscribers left the PC MMO during the three months ending December 31st, according to financial documents filed by Activision Blizzard. An aggressive marketing campaign for the game featuring martial arts icon and actor Chuck Norris may have pulled in enough new subscribers to …

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Star Wars: Old Republic getting 1m log-ins a day

EA has announced that it has sold 2m copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic since its release in December, attracting 1.7m active subscribers in the process. Unique daily log-ins for the game stand at around 1m per day with an average playtime of approximately four hours per day. EA …

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