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CityVille shatters Facebook records

Having been on the market for just over a month, Zynga’s latest Facebook title CityVille has already attracted an astonishing 84.2m players. Inside Social Games reports that this puts CityVille ahead of Facebook’s current record-holder, Zynga’s FarmVille. The latter title, however, took nine months to reach that landmark, suggesting CityVille …

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XBL has 12.5 Gold members

Microsoft has said that it currently has around 12.5m paying subscribers to Xbox Live. Subscriptions to the service currently cost 40 a year in the UK. Of our 25m members, about half of them are subscribers to the business and pay us about $60 a year for that,” Microsoft’s head …

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XBL points to big Black Ops sales

We are yet to receive any firm sales numbers for Call of Duty: Black Ops from publisher Activision, but stats from Xbox Live suggests the game is well on track to rival the records set by its predecessor Modern Warfare 2. As noted by Treyarch’s community manager Josh Olin, last …

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150m users for Bigpoint

Bigpoint, the games portal site and developer, has reached 150m registered users, an expansion of fifty per cent on the 100m users it had in January of this year. The firm, which is seeing a daily new user registration of around 250,000, ascribes its growth to an increasing number of …

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Steam hits 30m users

Valve’s digital games retail network Steam now has over 30m active accounts, the company has announced. During the last 12 months it has seen user growth of 178 per cent and sales growth in excess of 200 per cent. Over 1,200 games are now available to buy over the network, …

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How popular is Game Center?

Apple launched its Game Center connected gaming community for iPhone and iPod touch in early September, as part of its iOS 4.1 software. So how’s it doing? The company has not provided any official figures, but there is a certain amount of transparency built in to Game Center, since on …

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WoW welcomes 12 millionth user

Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that PC online RPG World of Warcraft now has over 12m registered players worldwide. The game first arrived in 2004 and has topped the PC charts ever since via sales of the original and its two expansions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich king. …

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Facebook has 200m active gamers

Internet powerhouse and social networking leader Facebook has outlined a range of initiatives that it hopes will arrest the slowdown of gaming growth on the website. Privacy concerns have lead to a tightening of security restrictions on the network, which in turn has stunted titles’ ability to spread the word …

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PS3 sales ahead of expectations

Sony has stated that it’s on track to sell the 15m units it had forecast in the year ending March 2011 and that the machine is now selling at a better rate than the company had forecast. As of the end of August, sales look a bit better than we …

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Does APB still have a future?

The administrator in charge of troubled Dundee developer Realtime Worlds have released some stats that it hopes will make MMO APB an appealing purchase for a would-be buyer. The game currently has 130,000 registered users who play the title on average for four hours every day. An average of $28 …

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