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Perlman remains OnLive CEO; Company debts had reached $30-40m

Serving OnLive CEO Steve Perlman will hold onto his position at the company despite its recent collapse and rebirth. The recent transition was the hardest thing we at OnLive ever had to go through in our careers,” a statement issued to fansite OnLive Fans reads. It’s unprecedented to do what …

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UK kids spend 12 days in front of screens throughout the summer hols

The summer holidays are nearly over – parents rejoice! – but how much time have your kids spent gaming this summer? Creative toy company Galt questioned 2,000 British parents and concluded that the average UK school child will spend 143 hours and 36 minutes this holiday either playing games, watching …

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Was Vita’s Gamescom dream shortlived? Lifetime sales numbers revealed

It was the week that Vita seemed to live again. But all too quickly Sony’s ambitious handheld has been brought down to earth. Sony has traditionally been coy about revealing Vita’s sales numbers, but be it deliberately or not the numbers were finally revealed at Gamescom last week, with PlayStation …

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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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Day Z reaches one million unique users

Independently developed Arma II mod Day Z has passed the one million registered users milestone. It’s a tremendous achievement for creator Dean Hall, whose creation – which is completely free to download – has become one of the hottest properties in gaming since its release in June of this year. …

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Temple Run hits 100m downloads in first year

iOS and smartphone hit Temple Run has been downloaded over 100 million times since its release a year ago, developer Imangi has revealed. It adds that 11 per cent of the UK population has acquired the game. This is alongside 13 per cent of people in the US, Australia, South …

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Ouya nears $6m with one week to go

Console newcomer Ouya is getting perilously close to hitting the $6m figure on crowd-funding portal Kickstarter. The project now has one week to go until backing is closed, and at the time of writing has received a total of $5,977,463 from 46,613 backers. Whatever happens, Ouya stands as by far …

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Ouya nears $4m on Kickstarter

Console newcomer Ouya is possibly just hours away from passing the $4,000,000 funding mark on Kickstarter. At the time of writing the project has attracted $3,934,714 in pledges from 30,542 backers. Interestingly, in the process of writing this story (which took about 15 minutes) the project attracted 54 backers contributing …

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UK games store count plummets

There are 300 fewer games specialists on the High Street in 2012. MCV?research has shown the combined number of GAME, HMV and Blockbuster outlets has plummeted from 1,465 to just 1,144. GAME took the biggest hit, with hundreds of branches closed when the chain went into administration in March. Conversely, …

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Minecraft sales close in on 10m

Total global sales of indie PC hit Minecraft are rapidly approaching 10m. The actual sales figure stands at maybe” 9.2m sales, according to Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan. Earlier today Mojang founder and Minecraft creator Markus Persson revealed that sales of the PC original had hit 6m. This means that total sales …

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