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GZ_Dave The best bit about Gran Turismo 5is unlocking new horns


(Dave Scammell, Gamerzines) Wednesday, November 24th


IanAShepherd Today’s game reviews. Son Jamie reckons Epic Mickeyis “amazing” and the best Wii game ever. Daughter Cara agrees! Praise indeed. (Ian Shepherd, GAME) Sunday, November 28th


PercyBlakeney63Well said Darryl Still at 1C in MCV. Steam is here to stay and deserves to be. Plenty of room in the market for others as well btw. (Andy Payne, UKIE) Friday, November 26th


WillguyattWagner gets the ladies. I have much to learn


(Will Guyatt, IGN) Sunday, November 28th


Acton Well done Club Penguinfor winning the BAFTA <not said through gritted teeth>.


(Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy) Sunday, November 28th


Mr Jonty Alec Baldwin in 30 Rockreminds me of my boss. Best-case scenario, that would make me Liz Lemon. Worst-case I don’t want to think about. (Jon Hicks, OXM)


Sunday, November 28th


AceyBongos Just had one of those lunchtime Call of Dutygames that makes my hands go all funny and makes it difficult to do spreadsheets afterwards (Graeme Boyd, Microsoft) Monday, November 29th


JaminVG Just signed up for a half marathon. The only exercise I’ve done all year is Kinect Sports. I’m going to regret this big-time in March.


(Jamin Smith, Videogamer.com) Monday, November 29th


SimonParkin New Statesman feature on Erotica, Europe’s “best-attended erotic event” http://bit.ly/gBiadp Could almost have been written about E3.


(Simon Parkin, freelance games journalist) Monday, November 29th


Fourzerotwo Oh @RockstarGames, your decision to promote Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmareduring The Walking Deadwas very wise. (Robert Bowling, Infinty Ward) Monday, November 29th


THE MOST POPULAR STORIES ON MCVUK.COM THIS WEEK


Our biggest stories for the week ending Monday, November 15th


1. Brotherhood makes a killing in Europe http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41989/Brotherhood-makes-a-killing-in-Europe


2. Gran Turismo reviews are GO! http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41949/GT5-reviews-are-GO


3. Why some gamers don’t like pre-owned http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41956/Why-some-gamers-dont-like-pre-owned


4. GT5 midnight openings announced http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41946/GT5-midnight-openings-announced


5. Update needed to play GT5 online http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41931/Update-needed-to-play-GT5-online


6. Where next for Assassin’s Creed? http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41992/Where-next-for-Assassins-Creed


7. iOS 4.2 goes live today http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41923/iOS-42-goes-live-today


8. EA: Shift 2 can be ‘sterile’ GT5 http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41937/EA-Shift-2-can-beat-sterile-GT5


9. Sony teases PS3 ‘holographic’ games http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41940/Sony-teases-PS3-holographics-display


10. Music genre plummets by 75% in two years http://www.mcvuk.com/news/41922/Music-genre-plummets-by-75-in-two-years


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FACTS


Read and remember these stats so you can sound clever at the next Monday morning meeting


7m


A whole lot of Angry Birds sold on Android since its October launch.


83


Ubi hires new blood to make the sixth Splinter Cell.


26,000


Kinect unit sales get off to a slow start in Japan according to Media Create.


Five hours a night


Ashley Cole’s COD Black Ops addiction gets serious.


December 9th


The rumoured date that Sony will unveil the PlayStation Phone.


900k, 600k


The number of DS and Wii consoles sold, respectively, during Black Friday in the US.


20 million


and counting Total series sales of Assassin's Creed.


£10m


Time Outfounder Tony Elliott sells a 50 per cent stake. Buy yourself something nice.


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