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Virgin Media to host UK’s first Destiny 2 gameplay event next month

Virgin Media is to host the UK’s firstDestiny 2gameplay event next month in collaboration with Activision and Bungie, the internet service provider has announced. Taking place on July 17th and 18th at a secret central London locationjust before the official beta starts on PS4, Virgin Media Vivid Gamer customers will …

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Capcom and Virgin launch real-money Street Fighter IV multiplayer

Street Fighter IV has been added to Virgin Gaming’s real-money multiplayer roster. PS3 and Xbox 360 players are now able to compete for cash via the service in 1v1 battles in 32-player leagues. It involves a relatively convoluted process requiring use of both the Virgin website and in-game menu system, …

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Virgin wants back into gaming

Sony’s Gamescom press conference ended with a flurry of announcements. Price cuts for PS3 and Vita. New PlayStation Plus offers. That all-important PS4 release date. Almost lost amongst them was the news that Virgin Media will be the official Internet Service Provider for the next-generation console. For Virgin, it’s a …

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Virgin Media confirmed as PS4’s UK broadband partner

Sony has announced a strategic partnership with Virgin Media, naming the firm as PlayStation 4’s official UK ISP partner. During its Gamescom conference this evening, the platform holder said that it recognises broadband is not readily available to all European customers, so it is forming similar partnerships with Internet Service …

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UK ISP’s renew efforts to block Pirate Bay

Several major UK ISPs have expanded their blockade against The Pirate Bay by denying a number of new IP addresses known to be used by the file-sharing website to their blacklist. Sky Broadband, Virgin Media and Talk Talk have all widened their block, although The Pirate Bay is thought to …

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Virgin begins doubling user broadband speeds

Cable ISP Virgin Media is set to begin rolling out a speed upgrade for customers in 30 towns and cities across the UK. The upgrade, announced in January, will boost 10Mb/sec packages to 20Mb/sec, 20 and 30Mb/sec to 60Mb/sec and 50Mb/sec to 100Mb/sec. Those customers already on a 100Mb/sec package …

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Using OnLive downloads around 3GB of data per hour

Estimates from a number of online sources claim that playing games via new streaming service OnLive consumes between 2GB and 3GB every hour. Tech blogs Techbeast.net and The Perils of Parallel estimate hourly usage at 2.9GB and 3GB respectively, while UK’s biggest ISP BT has a slightly lower estimate of …

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Virgin Gaming: Call of Duty Elite ‘not a threat’

The Battlefield 3 Worldwide Conquest Tournament helps EA compete with Call of Duty Elite, Activision’s social service which also includes a competitive gaming element with prizes up for grabs, according to Virgin Gaming. We don’t view Elite as a threat,” Virgin co-founder Zachary Zeldin told MCV. We view it as …

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HMV hires online and marketing chief

HMV has recruited former Asda chief Mark Hodgkinson as marketing and e-commerce director. He replaces former e-commerce director Steve Napleton, who leaves the retail chain with immediate effect. Hodgkinson takes a dual role because of his ‘extensive marketing, e-commerce and digital skills.’ He joins from Asda where he has been …

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FIFA the killer app for Virgins Euro push

Virgin Gaming is braced for the big time in Europe after signing a deal with EA Sports. The tournament provider expects a surge in users when it is integrated into the publisher’s FIFA titles. It has already seen almost 40,000 new gamers sign up after running a similar scheme on …

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