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1m gamers sign up for premium Call of Duty: Elite membership

Activision has announced that over 1m consumers paid up for the premium version of the Call of Duty: Elite service within its first six days of availability. By contrast it highlights the premium online offers from the likes of Xbox Live, Netflix and Hulu took over a year to reach …

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Activision corrects Xbox Live user number error

Publisher Activision has had to correct one of the stats it released following the huge success of Modern warfare 3. The company had claimed that the game set a new concurrent Xbox Live user record of 3.3m gamers.But in actual fact the 3.3m figure referred to the total number of …

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Minecraft by numbers

As part of the inaugural Minecon event at the weekend, developer Mojang has released a handful of impressive stats about the 4m+ selling Minecraft. According to GameFront, the game currently attracts in the region of 241,920,000 logins every single month. On top of this, it also welcomes 1,000 logins per …

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OnLive claims UK audience of ‘millions’

THE UK launch of games streaming service OnLive reached ‘millions’ of users, says CEO Steve Perlman. That’s part of an overall global figure in the ‘tens of millions’, he told MCV – but still drew the line at giving any exact figures. OnLive went live on September 22nd and allows …

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DC Universe popularity surges 1000% after F2P switch

DC Universe Online has seen a 1,000 per cent increase of concurrent users since going free-to-play on the November 1st. The superhero MMO, managed by Sony Online Entertainment, has also gained 330,000 new players since the switch from a subscription model. The 1000 per cent rise suggests the game had …

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Lord of the Rings Online suffers forum hack

Players of PC MMO Lord of the Rings Online have been warned about a ‘security issue’ on the game’s forums. Developer Turbine issued a statement informing gamers that some of their accounts may have been breached. The game itself remains unaffected. Recently, we were made aware of an issue with …

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EA’s Origin draws 5m users

More than five million gamers use EA’s online download platform Origin every day, says the publisher’s COO Peter Moore. The former EA Sports boss told Screen Play about the service after being heckled at the EB Games Expo in Australia last weekend by one member of the audience. We’re only …

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HMV’s Pure card hits new milestone

HMV’s loyalty card scheme has surpassed two million users in the UK. PureHMV allows customers to collect points with every purchase, which can then be spent on exclusive products such as signed items, merchandise and concert tickets. The scheme launched in May 2009 after extensive trialling and has been so …

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The Sims Social close to claiming Facebook crown from CityVille

Electronic Arts is now within touching distance of becoming the first games company to topple Cityville, the Zynga sensation that holds the record as the most popular Facebook game of all time. According to Appdata, The Sims Social now drawn in 65 million monthly active users (MAUs) – the closest …

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EA’s The Sims Social reaches 50m players

EA is edging ever closer to usurping the Facebook games kingpin Zynga, with The Sims Social now reaching more than 50 million monthly active users. Zynga’s Cityville – the most popular game in Facebook’s short but dramatic history – stands atop the leaderboard with 74 million monthly users, according to …

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