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THE NEWS IN 140 CHARACTERS The Tweets you might have missed in the last seven days


@GearsViking You know you’ve pre-ordered too many games when Tuesdays just become “mystery- package-from-Amazon-day” #everyweekisXmas (Rod Fergusson, Irrational Games) Thursday, October 25th


@davescarborough I think the most hideous thing to get overlooked today is @SimonMiller316 quoting Stone Cold in MCV.


(David Scarborough, GamesTM) Thursday, October 25th


@iltrullo Love the passion that drives this industry and made us proud to do our job day by day


(Stefano Petrullo, Ubisoft) Friday, October 26th


@HC_Jones Finally updated to the new PSN store, looking rather swish. I’m assuming I should be downloading The Unfinished Swanyes?


(Harriet Jones, Unlimited Hyperbole Podcast) Friday, October 26th


@Nathan_Irvine SingStarsongs are now £1.15, eh? Mad how a 16p increase makes you think twice before buying Nutbush City Limits, but here I am.


(Nathan Irvine, freelance journalist) Saturday, October 27th


@SpectralHands I wonder how many of these kids’ parents know they’re dressed as sexy maids and giving hugs to random strangers. Quite unsettling #MCMExpo (Ian Dickson, Lunch PR) Saturday, October 27th


@JaminEatWorld Who is this Hugo ‘Hugs’ fellow that all the kids at MCM are so passionate about freeing? What was he locked up for?


(Jamin Smith, Born Ready Games) Saturday, October 27th


@richard4481 I completed my #SmartAs Daily Training and recieved a Brain Power score of 50%, a decrease of 15% Maybe I’m having an off day?


(Richard Jenkins, SCEE) Sunday, October 28th


@AceyBongos Going back to a 1.6 Focus after driving the #EscapeTheGrid Jag XKRS is like going from fibre optic broadband to 56k dial up :(


(Graeme Boyd, Xbox) Monday, October 29th


@slackerninja The height of shadiness is a distributor owned game store shipping out a game to customers four days before other retailers even receive it.


(Rishi Alwani, Game4U) Monday, October 29th


THE MOST POPULAR STORIES ON MCVUK.COM THIS WEEK


Our biggest stories for the week ending October 29th


1. Minecraft dethrones Call of Duty as Xbox Live king www.mcvuk.com/news/read/minecraft-dethrones-call-of-duty-as-xbox-live-king 2. WII U TRADE GUIDE: Why the industry can’t wait www.mcvuk.com/news/read/wii-u-trade-guide-why-the-industry-can-t-wait 3. A man called Triforce is already queuing for the Wii U www.mcvuk.com/news/read/a-man-called-triforce-is-already-queuing-for-the-wii-u 4. Couple name child after Skyrim, get free Bethesda games for life www.mcvuk.com/news/read/couple-name-child-dovahkiin-get-free-games 5. Argos to undergo brand overhaul; More store closures incoming www.mcvuk.com/news/read/argos-to-undergo-brand-overhaul-more-store-closures-incoming 6. Apple reveals iPad Mini AND iPad 4 www.mcvuk.com/news/read/apple-reveals-ipad-mini-and-ipad-4 7. WII U TRADE GUIDE: Getting to know U www.mcvuk.com/news/read/wii-u-trade-guide-getting-to-know-u 8. Leaked GTA V poster claims Spring 2013 launch – rumour www.mcvuk.com/news/read/leaked-gta-v-poster-claims-spring-2013-launch-rumour


9. Bully 2 has not been forgotten, Rockstar assures fans www.mcvuk.com/news/read/bully-2-has-not-been-forgotten-rockstar-assures-fans 10. EE admits that 500MB 4G data plan has little use for customers www.mcvuk.com/news/read/ee-admits-that-500gb-4g-data-plan-has-little-use-for-customers


//CLASSIC//Stock Car Speedway


System 3 has a fantastic reputation in the racing genre, and in Stock Car Speedwaythe publisher experimented with some more unique races, including Street Stocks (where you drive and bash old bangers around a track), Dirt Midgets (which lets you do flips and spins) and Late Model (which features expensive, toughened vehicles). It also boasts 12 real-life tracks, five racing modes and real world graphics. A racing fans dream.


Released: 2005 Formats: PS2 www.mcvuk.com europesales@pdp.com


www.pdp.com November 2nd 2012


900


The number of stores that held midnight openings for the latest game in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed saga earlier this week


$8.2bn


Apple’s profits for the last financial quarter, up from $6.6bn compared to the year before. That’s a lot of iPhones


13


Zynga has closed 13 of its studios and axed around 100 jobs as its financial situation struggles continues


4.15bn


Nintendo has sold over four billion first-party games since the launch of the NES in 1983


80


GameStop plans to open 80 ‘GameStop’ Kids stores in the US for Christmas


PDP designs and


manufactures the Mario Kart 7 Crystal Armor for 3DS


PRESENTS FACTS 5 SECOND


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


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