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If you’d like to learn more, from market size to competitive landscape, then you are advised to attend the ELSPA-supported London Games Conference.

This event, taking place on Tuesday October 27th at BAFTA, Piccadilly is taking shape nicely. It will be the biggest ever focus on the sector here in the UK, attracting over 150 execs from all over the business.

So crucial is digital distribution when it comes to the future shape of the UK games industry, Shadow Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey is coming along to kick things off.

From then on, starting at around 5pm, there will be three hours of keynotes and panel discussions featuring the likes of Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Edge, Sega, ChartTrack, The Hut and many more.

This low-cost event, with networking dinner and drinks, is about bringing people together and sharing information.

MCV will focus heavily on digital distribution over the next few weeks, building up to the event. Not just because London Games Conference is coming, but because this has been the hottest topic of the year by some distance.

From the importance of DLC for new games such as The Beatles: Rock Band and Championship Manager’s ‘Pay Want You Want’ gimmick to this week’s purchase of Gimme5games by ambitious new contender Zattikka… purchased, rented, browser or cloud-based digital content is in the news every week.

Next Wednesday, Nintendo is holding a major showcase event focused purely on WiiWare and DsiWare games.

So how will retail respond to the rise in digital content? When will there be a download chart? And exactly how much money is the digitally-distributed games business worth today? Let alone tomorrow.

Come along and you might just discover a few clues to guide you through the next year, whilst swapping business cards with the people shaping this exciting sector.

Delegate places really will be limited, so email Rob.Baker@intentmedia.co.uk to make sure you get in. Discounts apply for ELSPA and TIGA members, plus anyone who books before next Friday (September 18th).

See you there.

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