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150m now signed up to Club Penguin

Club Penguin, the in-browser virtual world custom-made for children, has registered its 150 millionth user, owning company Disney has said. And Disney is using the registion landmark as a platform to promote the new Club Penguin app for iPhone and iPad. The smartphone game spin-off, called Puffle Launch, began life …

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EA: We’ve redefined social games with The Sims

EA boasts that The Sims Social has redefined the Facebook games market. The franchise has gone from being one of the top-selling boxed games to also become one of the biggest social online titles in less than a month. Over 40m monthly active users have flocked to the new Facebook …

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PSN sales up following hack outage

The astonishing PlayStaion Network crisis that dominated the headlines earlier this year doesn’t seem to have dented the public appetite for PSN. Gamasutra reports that Sony CEO Howard Stringer told an audience at the IFA electronics show that since the restoration of the service in March an additional 3m users …

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UKIE welcomes eBay ruling

Trade body UKIE has praised the news that eBay could be accountable for its users selling counterfeit goods. The European Court of Justice ruled that trade sites may be liable as part of a ruling on a case filed by cosmetic firm L’Oreal. The court said that owners of online …

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Rovio chases 1bn users

Angry Birds developer Rovio has set itself the goal of attracting 1bn fans as it plans to crack the Chinese market. The Finnish mobile giant said it wants to grow Angry Birds into a long-term brand as big as Mario or Mickey Mouse, rather than try to build a new …

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50m users for Moshi Monsters

Mind Candy has announced that its social networking title for children, Moshi Monsters, now boasts over 50m users worldwide. The ubiquitous Moshi Monsters brand has grown rapidly over the course of its three-year life span, and Mind Candy has said that it expects to generate 60m from total gross Moshi …

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Sony removes user data posted online

In a fresh blow for PSN’s security worries, Sony has omitted over the weekend that it was forced to remove the details of some 2,500 PSN users that were posted online by hackers. Reuters reports that the details stemmed from a 2001 product sweepstake and included names and partial addresses. …

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OPINION: Give ’em an inch

You are your own worst enemy. Well, probably not YOU. Obviously the vast majority of MCVuk.com readers are of sane mind and valiant heart. And will be rewarded in the afterlife with countless riches and, I don’t know, Vimto on tap. Or something. But there’s no escaping the fact that …

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PlayStation Home hits 19m downloads

Sony has announced that the number of PS3 owners who have downloaded and booted up PlayStation Home at least once has reached 19m. Director of Home Jack Buser wouldn’t confirm how many users are actively using the service, however, though he did say that 1.6m people in North America played …

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Facebook has 290m gamers, says EA

Publishing giant Electronic Arts has indicated it will throw more weight behind the Facebook games platform. Speaking at an earnings report this week, where the publisher reported a $322 million net loss, an EA exec said Facebook remained integral to the firm’s future. We’re seeing an increase in game traffic …

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