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The UK top 10 video games chart: Call of Duty defends its position

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has successfully defended its position at the top of the chart, despite a fall in sales of 77% and strong competition from new contenders Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Ubisoft’s highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed sequel has to settle for second place, missing out on…

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The UK top 10 video games chart: Call of Duty advances straight to the front

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EA’s six-week run with FIFA 15 is over as Activision Blizzard take the top spot with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The latest in the series convincingly beats the week one number of 2013’s Call of Duty: Ghosts despite being the fifth-biggest launch in the Call of Duty series as a whole. By…

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The Digest: Video games don’t cause violence… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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US study finds no links between violent video games and violence | The Independent "A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson…

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The Digest: South Park skewers freemium games… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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South Park skewers 'freemium' games | Engadget "If your business model is conning kids into spending their parents' hard-earned app-store cash on in-app purchased 'rewards', it's fair to say you deserve to be ripped. South Park did the honors with its Freemium Isn't Free episode involving a Terrence and Philip-branded Candy Crush-style game…

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The Digest: Internet giants ‘in denial’ over terror… and 6 other things people are talking about today

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GCHQ director attacks tech giants for being 'in denial' over terrorism | Huffington Post "The new head of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency has accused internet firms of being in denial of the role their networks play in terrorism and demanded they open themselves up more to intelligence services. GCHQ director Robert Hannigan said…

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The UK top 10 video games chart: FIFA is still top of the table

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EA’s FIFA 15 does it again with a sixth consecutive week at No.1 since launch, the most of any title so far this year. The previous version, FIFA 14, made 12 appearances at No.1 (a record for FIFA titles) and also strung a six-week streak together, but not from launch. Microsoft’s Xbox One…

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The Digest: Samaritans app flags worrying tweets… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Samaritans app monitors Twitter feeds for suicide warnings | The BBC "Samaritans Radar uses an algorithm to identify key words and phrases which indicate distress. They include 'tired of being alone', 'hate myself', 'depressed', 'help me' and 'need someone to talk to'. Users who have signed up for the scheme will receive an…

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The Digest: Twitter keeps spreading its wings… and 5 other things people are talking about today

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Twitter increases users and sales but shares slide | BBC News "Twitter has reported a doubling in sales and a 23% increase in the number of active users of its micro-blogging site for the third quarter. The firm said it added 13 million monthly active users between July and September, meaning it now…

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The Digest: Web inventor ‘staggered’ by hateful people online are… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Tim Berners-Lee: hateful people on the web are 'staggering' | The Guardian "Sir Tim Berners-Lee has expressed sadness that the web has mirrored the dark side of humanity, as well as enabling its wonderful side to flourish. The developer, who created the web in 1990 while working for the particle collider project Cern…

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