Entries in 'industry' (33)

Mastertronic enters administration

Mastertronic enters administration

UK games publisher Mastertronic has entered administration.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 27th 2015 at 4:33PM in News
Canada's game industry sees significant growth over past two years - ESA

Canada's game industry sees significant growth over past two years - ESA

Game development studios in Canada are on the rise, according to new data published by the country's ESA chapter.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 18th 2015 at 4:22AM in News
Koch Media and Codemasters partner for global distribution deal

Koch Media and Codemasters partner for global distribution deal

Koch Media and Codemasters have inked a new distribution and co-publishing deal to cover the western games market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 16th 2015 at 10:16AM in News
Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two: 'GTA Online success won't change our strategy'

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:00AM in News

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Alien Isolation designer and Escapists dev among 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits

Alien Isolation designer and Escapists dev among 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits

A number of games industry members have been honoured by BAFTA as some of this year’s most talented entertainment business newcomers in the UK.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 11th 2015 at 5:10PM in News
Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Craig McNicol, Northern Europe MD, and Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director for Northern Europe, discuss Koch Media’s big changes during the last year, reveal the benefits of being both ...

on Nov 9th 2015 at 10:33AM in News
Take-Two nets $365m during fiscal Q2

Take-Two nets $365m during fiscal Q2

Take-Two has beaten its quarterly revenue expectations by almost $50m, as revealed during its latest financials.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 6th 2015 at 9:12AM in News
ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:26AM in News

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:21AM in News
UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

Games trade body UKIE has laid out a list of Government recommendations that would boost the industry by £1bn by 2020.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:15AM in News
GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

GAME On: CEO Martyn Gibbs talks Black Friday, digital, physical retail and eSports

It's been a busy 12 months for GAME, following the High Street retailer's acquisition of eSports specialist Multiplay, hectic Black Friday last year and return to the PC space.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 28th 2015 at 9:22AM in News
'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

'Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,' says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:38AM in News

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GAME: VR needs us to succeed

GAME: VR needs us to succeed

If virtual reality is going to change the world of video games, then it will need the High Street.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:45AM in News
Angry Birds firm Rovio cuts over 200 jobs

Angry Birds firm Rovio cuts over 200 jobs

The Finnish studio behind mobile hit Angry Birds has let 213 staff go in a new round of job losses.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 9:04AM in News
'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

'Overly ambitious' expansion leads Humble Bundle to cut a fifth of staff

Digital retailer Humble Bundle has been forced to let 12 of its staff members go, after the firm’s CEO admitted it had attempted to grow too quickly.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 13th 2015 at 9:33AM in News
Snake Tales: The games industry looks at the legacy of Metal Gear Solid

Snake Tales: The games industry looks at the legacy of Metal Gear Solid

With a legacy stretching back almost three decades, Metal Gear Solid has shaped and inspired the career paths of some of the industry's biggest names.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 8th 2015 at 2:35PM in News

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Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%

The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 10th 2015 at 8:46AM in News
Around the world with Ubisoft

Around the world with Ubisoft

Darren Bowen, UK sales director at Ubisoft, takes MCV on a globetrotting trip through its MCV Award-winning export team’s operations

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 4th 2015 at 9:09AM in News
International Insight: Germany

International Insight: Germany

As the games industry heads to Cologne for Gamescom, Timm Walter, senior manager at local industry body GAME, examines the struggle of Germany’s local market

on Aug 3rd 2015 at 10:02AM in News
European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

European Commission: Our 'Digital Single Market' will strengthen the industry

The European Commission insists that its proposed Digital Single Market will open up the whole of Europe for games retailers.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:34AM in News
CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft closes deal to distribute Metal Gear Solid V

CentreSoft is braced for a busy September after signing Konami.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 30th 2015 at 9:24AM in News
Mod DB and Indie DB join Eurogamer parent Gamer Network

Mod DB and Indie DB join Eurogamer parent Gamer Network

Gamer Network, the firm behind Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and EGX, has added two sizable new brands to its portfolio. 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 21st 2015 at 10:00AM in News
#RIPIwata: The games industry reacts to the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

#RIPIwata: The games industry reacts to the passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata

Players, developers and other games industry figures from around the world have shown an outpouring of grief, appreciation and remembrance following the death of Satoru Iwata.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jul 13th 2015 at 9:56AM in News
International Factfile 2015: Israel

International Factfile 2015: Israel

Digital is thriving in Israel, with few specialist retail outlets present.

on Apr 22nd 2015 at 9:50AM in News