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The UK Top 10 video games chart: GTA V steals the lead

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Top tens, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

This week sees the return of Rockstar and Take 2 to the No.1 spot thanks to Grand Theft Auto V. Even before this week, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of this game held the record for highest-grossing game in a week (£94m total UK estimate – week 38, 2013) and also the…

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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 Digest: Facebook goes to work… and 5 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Broadband, Facebook, Internet, Microsoft, Mobile phones, PlayStation 4, Robots, Social Media, Video games, Xbox One Leave a Comment

Facebook targets workplaces with new professional networking site | The Guardian "Facebook is taking aim at the likes of Google and LinkedIn with a bid to drive business users to the social networking site. The company is developing a site called Facebook at Work that will allow users to chat and collaborate on…

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The Digest: Sony Announces PlayStation Vue… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue | Reuters "Sony has unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service allows users to access live TV and on-demand content without a cable or satellite service, the company said." …

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

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, Kinect, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Round ups, Sony, Top tens, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One 1 Comment

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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Top 10 Gadget Christmas Gifts for Him

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As Christmas fast approaches (we'd tell you how many shopping days are left, but we don't want to terrify you) it's time to think about what to get the man in your life. Forget the old reliable standby of a tie, underwear or socks - what your husband/boyfriend/son/dad/brother/uncle/secret lover really wants (and needs)…

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

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, PlayStation 4, Sony, Video games, Wii U, Xbox One Leave a Comment

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

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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…

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Destiny review roundup

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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…

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