Entries in 'Publishers' (117)

Publishers back Kapow Comic Con

Publishers back Kapow Comic Con

Several big name game publishers will be showcasing their products at the Kapow Comic Con in London this month.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 1st 2011 at 12:40PM in News
Harrison issues chilling warning to publishers

Harrison issues chilling warning to publishers

The video games industry of tomorrow is likely to be bossed by a very different leading pack as traditional publishers refuse to accept the changing face of the market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 14th 2011 at 11:28AM in News
Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Take-Two wins Metacritic publisher report

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has named Take-Two as the most critically successful publisher of 2010.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2011 at 3:12PM in News
EA crowned top publisher of 2010

EA crowned top publisher of 2010

Electronic Arts has been named the leading games publisher for the second year in a row.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 19th 2011 at 10:45AM in News

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GameStop: Publishers are starting to accept pre-owned

GameStop: Publishers are starting to accept pre-owned

After a year spent adding new ways to monetise game trade-ins, publishers have learned to accept second-hand sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 24th 2010 at 8:00AM in News
Publishers 'up their own arses’ over digital

Publishers 'up their own arses’ over digital

PC specialist Excalibur has hit out at leading publishers over their lack of support for retail in the digital marketplace.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2010 at 10:25AM in News
‘PC market impossible for smaller publishers’

‘PC market impossible for smaller publishers’

French publisher Focus Home Interactive has declared it ‘impossible’ for smaller publishers to sell PC titles at UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 22nd 2010 at 12:04PM in News
Pre-owned stand off is ‘ridiculous’

Pre-owned stand off is ‘ridiculous’

Publishers and retailers must get together and figure out a way of working together to tackle the dual problem of pre-owned and digital retail, Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 16th 2010 at 1:23PM in News

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Asda: Publishers understand need for pre-owned

Asda: Publishers understand need for pre-owned

Andrew Thompson, the head of games at supermarket Asda, has told MCV that increasing competition in the games sector forced it to adopt a pre-owned games strategy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2010 at 2:55PM in News
OPINION: The problem with new IP

OPINION: The problem with new IP

It’s been a great year for new games franchises. In fact, last month was one of the most promising with the release of both Enslaved and Vanquish. But both failed ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2010 at 3:53PM in News
Crytek wants new TimeSplitters

Crytek wants new TimeSplitters

In a move that will delight the series’ many followers, Crytek has confirmed that it is putting in the groundwork to try and get a new entry in the TimeSplitters ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 1st 2010 at 1:54PM in News
Nintendo promises closer 3rd party ties

Nintendo promises closer 3rd party ties

The impressive E3 software line-up for 3DS proved that Nintendo’s new platform is one that publishers clearly believe in – and Saturo Iwata has pledged to ensure that remains the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 30th 2010 at 11:25AM in News

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Pre-owned games suffer legal threat

Pre-owned games suffer legal threat

A fresh question mark hangs over the viability of the pre-owned software market this morning after a ruling in the US Court of Appeal upheld a developer’s right to prevent ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 14th 2010 at 12:26PM in News
Team 17 breaks ties with publishers

Team 17 breaks ties with publishers

Team 17 has turned its back on third-party publishers in favour of digital distribution.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 30th 2010 at 2:00PM in News
THQ: Pre-owned games ‘cheat’ publishers

THQ: Pre-owned games ‘cheat’ publishers

Publisher THQ is fast becoming the leading voice in the industry’s apparent tirade against pre-owned software, and its latest outburst is the most aggressive yet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2010 at 10:49AM in News
Ubisoft becomes No.2 UK publisher

Ubisoft becomes No.2 UK publisher

Ubisoft has become the No.2 publisher in UK and Europe as it announced game sales almost doubled year-on-year.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jul 23rd 2010 at 11:15AM in News

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Sainsbury's calls for lower games RRPs

Sainsbury's calls for lower games RRPs

The war between retailers and publishers looks set to once again erupt over software pricing – with Sainsbury’s last week issuing a fierce battlecry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 8th 2010 at 2:37PM in News
SONY: 40 firms readying Move games

SONY: 40 firms readying Move games

Speaking at today's Sony E3 press conference, Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, confirmed that 40 developers and publishers are presently working to bring consumers ...

Will Freeman
by Will Freeman
on Jun 15th 2010 at 9:31PM in News
Publishers wary of the digital goldrush

Publishers wary of the digital goldrush

Games firms are concerned that the digital marketplace isn’t big enough to sustain the number of competitors eyeing the space.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 14th 2010 at 10:00AM in News
Reviews ‘more important than price’

Reviews ‘more important than price’

Consumers are more likely to base their buying decisions on review scores than on price, a new Moving Minds report from branding specialist Kinetic claims.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2010 at 6:33PM in News
OPINION: Sega's new saga

OPINION: Sega's new saga

Recent news that Sega has cut back on staff numbers only told the horrible half of a fairly revealing transformation at the company.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 6th 2010 at 12:56PM in News
Publishers ready for MCM expo

Publishers ready for MCM expo

Major UK publishers will showcase their latest titles at the MCM Expo in May.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Apr 30th 2010 at 11:30AM in News
Publishers champion Facebook's marketing power

Publishers champion Facebook's marketing power

Games publishers are getting behind Facebook as a major marketing tool, enabling them to interact with millions of consumers directly.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 28th 2010 at 5:02PM in News
Traditional publishers "set for extinction"

Traditional publishers "set for extinction"

Codemasters will become a major player in the digital space thanks to a heavy-duty investment deal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2010 at 1:25PM in News
Let us sell your DLC, pleads GameStop

Let us sell your DLC, pleads GameStop

Having claimed that the increasing focus on DLC won’t deter gamers from buying pre-owned, GameStop has gone on to state that publishers could radically enhance the value of their ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2010 at 10:53AM in News