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Facebook: 250 million users log gaming hours monthly

Facebook: 250 million users log gaming hours monthly

By 26 March 2013

Facebook announced that more than 250 million of its users are playing games on the social network monthly. Some quick maths tell us that figure is 20 per cent of Facebook's user base, which is certainly impressive.  The news came from an announcement... >>

Sony Entertainment Network rolls out to North America and Brazil

Sony Entertainment Network rolls out to North America and Brazil

By 24 January 2013

Sony has rolled out its Sony Entertainment Network to customers in North America and Brazil, after being available in Europe since December 2012. In an attempt to catch-up with the Xbox's media capabilities, the Entertainment Network offers a storefront... >>

Chipped consoles cost industry £1.45 billion

Chipped consoles cost industry £1.45 billion

By 21 January 2011

The Association of UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) has revealed that games UK software sales are down and that pirated games are costing the industry £1.45 billion a year. The figure comes from the estimate that for every game legally purchased,... >>

South Korea bans videogames after midnight

South Korea bans videogames after midnight

By 13 April 2010

South Korea has announced a series of policies that attempt to curb the growing problem of videogame addiction that the country is facing. A series of recent incidents have caused media outrage in the country's cities, which have some of the most videogame-friendly... >>

Sonic crowned UK's favourite video game character

By 21 October 2008

The bright blue, spiky-haired, lightening-fast hedgehog that was once Sega's mascot back in its glory days of the Master System and the Mega Drive, has been crowned the UK's favourite video game character. Beating Nintendo's emblematic Super Mario to... >>

E3 2009 set to open doors to public?

E3 2009 set to open doors to public?

By 21 October 2008

If the rumours and speculation are to be believed, E3 2009 is set to be held in June at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, and will for the first time, open its doors to the public There are a few different reports claiming to have heard the news from... >>

Nintendo sets goal of one DS per person in US

Nintendo sets goal of one DS per person in US

By 3 October 2008

Nintendo has set itself the goal of getting every person in America to own at least one version of its DS handheld console. In the wake of the DSi announcement, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that he expected the handheld's market... >>

Brain Training games first up for DSi Shop

Brain Training games first up for DSi Shop

By 3 October 2008

The two Brain Training titles will be first games released on the US Version of the DSi Shop, Nintendo of America has confirmed. However, the games will be "retooled" for the new system, according to NoA president Reggie Fils-Aime. Nintendo UK on the... >>

GameStop buys French games retailer Micromania

GameStop buys French games retailer Micromania

By 2 October 2008

Gaming retailer GameStop is set to acquire French gaming retailer Micromania, in order to gain a presence in France. GameStop, which started up in America, now has a worldwide presence with stores spreading across 11 different countries. After the deal... >>

Nintendo helps breast cancer awareness with limited edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite

Nintendo helps breast cancer awareness with limited edition Pink Ribbon DS Lite

By 27 September 2008

Now here's something that slipped through the net. New DS Lite SKUs usually get made a big deal out of way before they are available - but yet this charity-themed version has snuck its way onto Amazon US without so much as a peep. And what a shame when... >>


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