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Destiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014

Destiny has received mixed early reviews, but it has become 2014’s most-viewed console game on the Twitch streaming service. In its first week on sale, Destiny Twitch streams have been viewed nearly 20 million times, with fans watching almost 240 million minutes of gameplay. “To date, Destiny is the biggest console game launch of the year on Twitch,” said Twitch …

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Stuart O'ConnorDestiny is the most-watched game on Twitch so far in 2014
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Destiny review roundup

The PS4 beta version of Bungie’s space-based online shooter Destiny didn’t exactly blow away Tech Digest editor James when he gave it a shot back in July. But the finished game was let loose on the public this week – early word says that it’s already made distributor Activision more than $500 million in sales to retailers – and the reviews have been …

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Sony announces PlayStation TV launch dates for UK and Europe

Sony is to launch its PlayStation TV mini console in the US, UK and Europe in the autumn, the company announced at Gamescom yesterday. The long-awaited streaming device will make its debut in the US on October 14, and in the UK and Europe on November 14. Making the announcement at the games trade show in Cologne, Germany, Sony said …

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Microsoft loses $400m on Xbox One

In news that will no doubt please Sony, Microsoft – which spent $2.1 billion producing and marketing the Xbox One – has reported a loss of $400 million (£238m) since launching the console in November last year. The Independent reports that the news comes from Microsoft’s annual earnings report for 2014, and shows the loss is directly from the increased …

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Watch the Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare story trailer

Call of Duty is probably the biggest-selling game franchises on the market, after GTA. The latest version – Sledgehammer Games’ futuristic Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – is due out in November, and Activision has just released the new campaign story trailer. It’s set in the wake of “the first global terrorist attack in history”, in a future policed by …

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Rip-off Britain: UK shoppers pay more for technology

It’s something that people in the UK have always suspected, but now Which? has made it official – Britons pay far more for new technology products than consumers in the US. The consumer watchdog compared the prices, excluding tax, of 13 identical products ranging from televisions and games consoles to desktop applications and security software and found UK consumers pay more …

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Xbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft

In news that will surprise nobody, it seems that forcing people to buy a peripheral they do not want does not make good business sense. Microsoft’s Xbox Wire blog is reporting that Xbox One sales have doubled in the US since the launch of the non-Kinect bundle. “Over the past month, we’ve seen a strong spike in interest in our …

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Stuart O'ConnorXbox One sales double after Kinect-less release, says Microsoft