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Facebook targets one billionth user

Most publishers are still pondering exactly how they intend to tap into the Facebook market – well they had better get a move on, because if founder Mark Zuckerberg is to believed the market reach of the social network is on track to achieve some startling results. The Guardian reports …

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US: 52% of PSP owners are female

We hear lots about the success Nintendo has enjoyed in the emerging casual games sector, but new statistics about the North American PSP audience suggest that Sony has achieved great things in the female sector. Edge reports that 52 per cent of US PSP owners are female. This compares to …

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3m play Battlefield Heroes

Publisher EA and Swedish developer DICE have announced that over 3m players have no signed up to the online free-to-play Battlefield Heroes. Battlefield Heroes continues to grow fast with well over 50,000 new players joining us every week,” Battelfield Heroes’ general manager Ben Cousins stated. The full story is over …

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MCV hits new online high

Online readership of leading UK games trade site MCV: The Market for Computer & Video Games has hit a new record high – bursting past 300,000 unique readers. The targeted site, which focuses on retail and publishing, offers daily news and analysis, plus chart information, jobs and real-time release schedule …

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Sony targets iPhone fans with PSPgo

Sony will court iPhone users and gadget fans when the PSPgo hits retail next week. The device, which only plays digital downloads, launches on October 1st priced 224.99 and will be promoted as part of a 6m warchest being spent on the handheld’s 2009 marketing. The PSPgo is positioned differently …

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Xbox 360 boasts most active users

New numbers from analyst firm Nielsen Games suggest that the Xbox 360 currently boasts the most active user base of any home console, with 11.5 per cent of those owning the console in North America playing games on a regular basis. The news isn’t so rosy for Wii, however, with …

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NPD: Microsoft dubs Live untold phenomenon

An unsurprisingly upbeat Microsoft has heaped praise on the continuing success of Xbox Live in its response to the June NPD figures and the news that Xbox 360 was the only machine to increase its sales year-on-year. Our console sales for the first half of the year actually grew 20 …

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Demigod savaged by piracy

A rush of 120,000 users heading online to play Demigod should be good news for Stardock’s MMO Demigod, despite the resulting server woes – but when 102,000 of those users are playing a pirated copy of the game, it becomes a major concern. Speaking on the official Demigod site, the …

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LittleBigPlanet community grows to nearly 2m

Sony’s impressive PS3 exclusive platformer LittleBigPlanet has hit a big milestone with the news that the game’s online community now stands at nearly 2m users. In addition, the number of user-created levels now available for players to download has hit 725,000. Since Media Molecule’s game launched last November, it has …

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GameSpot boasts 4.5m UK readership

Gamespot reckons it is the UK’s biggest games site – and has ABCe figures to back up the claim. An ABC Electronic audit from December 2008 has shown a significant increase in monthly unique users, the site’s parent CBS Interactive has revealed to MCV. GameSpot’s readership has risen from 3.5 …

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