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Steam sees series of concurrent user records, topping out at 13.5m

Steam has seen multiple record-breaking spikes in concurrent user numbers over the past few weeks, peaking out at nearly 13.5m this weekend. Multiple reports – as well as Valve’sstats pagefor the service – show the game broke concurrent user record marks three times during the second half of October. The …

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Steam reaches 9.5m concurrent users

Steam topped 9.5m concurrent users over the past weekend, setting yet another new record for Valve’s service. The digital distributor was busy as usual last Sunday, at one point surpassing the new milestone by a couple thousand individuals – 9,502,661 total according toGameSpot. Steam reached 9m concurrent usersless than two …

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Raspberry Pi sells 4.5m units, approaching UK sales record

Raspberry Pi is positioned to become the bestselling UK-made computer of all time, according to a new BBC report. Ahead of Raspberry Pi 2’s launch later this month, founder Ebon Upton tells BBC that lifetime sales for Raspberry Pi have reached 4.5m – just 500,000 shy of overtaking the ZX …

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Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record

Last night’s series four finale of Game of Thrones has set a new record for illegal downloads. The tenth episode of the highly popular TV series was downloaded by over 1.5 million file sharers in the 12 hours following its transmission on American screens on Sunday night, according toTorrent Freak. …

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Watch Dogs smashes UK new IP records; Wii U hardware sales up 666%

Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has become the best-selling new IP ever in the UK. UKIE Gfk Chart-Track says that the game beat the previous week one sales record for a new IP held by Rockstar’s 2011 crime hit LA Noire by an amazing 58 per cent. It also becomes the 17th …

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Watch Dogs is Ubisoft’s best ever launch

After what has been a very long wait, Watch Dogs has certainly delivered the goods for Ubisoft. The publisher has announced that the open-world action title has recorded the best day one sales for the company ever, outstripping all previous releases. I once said that the buzz around Watch Dogs …

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Insomnia51 gaming festival draws record 20,000 attendance

Multiplay’s gaming festival Insomnia51 scored its biggest ever crowd across the Easter weekend. Over 20,000 gamers turned out for the first Insomnia event of 2014 and the highest attendance for Multiplay in its 17-year history. It smashed the figures for last year’s 50th anniversary event, which prompted the move to …

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Football Manager 2014 breaks PC chart record despite crack

Football Manager 2014 has broken the record for the most consecutive No.1s in the PC charts. The title has racked up 16 No.1s in a row. If the game can hit 22 No.1s in total (not necessarily consecutively) it will beat the record for the most No.1s of any PC …

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PS4 and Xbox One help Argos smash festive records

Catalogue retailer Argos posted its best Christmas results in a decade with the help of video games. The retailer called out gaming – in particular Xbox One and PS4 – for helping it increase like-for-like sales by 3.6 per cent. Sales of tablets and white goods also improved significantly. The …

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