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Child's Play: what's next for kids games

Child's Play: what's next for kids games

Ever since the glorious days of the 8-bit era, console gaming has bloomed into a thriving entertainment industry. However, the players who also did their growing up alongside it have ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jul 24th 2017 at 11:53AM in News
MotoGP esport championship

Formula E-sports: Milestone on the future of its MotoGP esports championship

With its new MotoGP esports championship underway, Katharine Byrne talks to Milestone's marketing manager Andrea Loiudice about the future of real world esports.

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 21st 2017 at 12:19PM in News
Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Can the Evil Shift dominate console esports?

Console esports simply wouldn’t be at the level they are today if it wasn’t for highly-modified competitive controllers. The latest – and arguably greatest – such controller is the new ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 19th 2017 at 11:50AM in News
Why Rocket League could be the mainstream esports hit of the generation

Why Rocket League could be the mainstream esports hit of the generation

Psyonix’s car-based kickabout Rocket League is two years old this month, and while most toddlers can’t even string a sentence together, Rocket League has managed to mark itself out as ...

by Jake Tucker
on Jul 18th 2017 at 11:11AM in News

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Sean Walsh

VooFoo Studios at 10: 'We're proud to have established a reputation for technical and creative expertise'

As the Birmingham-based VooFoo Studios celebrates its tenth anniversary, Katharine Byrne speaks with marketing and PR manager Sean Walsh (pictured right) about the growth of the studio and its recent ...

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by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 17th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
White Day

PQube talks White Day and South Korea's new school of horror

Originally released back in 2001, South Korean horror title White Day: A Labyrinth Named School is finally heading to European retail on August 4th courtesy of PQube. We talk to ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Layton's Mystery Journey

Level-5 on Professor Layton's mobile journey in Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy

Level-5 hit big with Professor Layton back in the late 2000s. Its titular gentleman puzzle solver was one of the early success stories on the Nintendo DS, and it wasn’t ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jul 6th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Distribution warehouse

UK distribution 2017 - MCV talks to five of the top distributors in UK gaming

The games industry is a highly-complex marketplace. One that spans almost every imaginable distribution channel, be it physical, digital or some blend of the two. From customers purchasing digital content ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 5th 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Caspar Field CEO Wish Studios

That's You! We talk to PS4 PlayLink launch title creator Wish Studios

The first wave of PlayLink titles for the PS4 are now launching - utlising smartphone controls to allow multiple players to play together on the PS4. We talk to Wish ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 2:12PM in News
Michael Denny Sony Worldwide Studios

PlayLink: Can Sony combine a PS4 and smartphones to create broad appeal?

While games consoles have always had a broad appeal, the increasingly complex controllers required for modern 3D games are not for everyone. Because of that PlayStation has long explored numerous ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 4th 2017 at 11:08AM in News
Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

Ukie's Jo Twist invites UK firms to Gamescom

We first took 22 UK businesses to Gamescom in Cologne in 2012. The UK industry stand at Europe’s largest consumer games show has been the focal point of Ukie’s annual ...

on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Xbox One X Dave McCarthy

Return of the 'X' Men: Microsoft talks Xbox One X and 2017 release slate

When is a hardware generation not a hardware generation? When people keep on launching new hardware in the middle of it. The new Xbox has been discussed by everyone, Microsoft ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jul 3rd 2017 at 10:00AM in News

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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy: Vicarious Visions talks history and return

Following up on a fan favourite franchise after a seven years hiatus is never an easy task. But imagine the pressure when the main character of that series has been ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 30th 2017 at 10:30AM in News
Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Margin Makers: Guide to Crash Bandicoot merchandise

Activision started talking about the return of Crash Bandicoot as far back as 2011, and six years later it's finally here, in the form of a remaster of 1996's original ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 11:13AM in News
Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Codemasters talks Micro Machines' return to its console roots in World Series

Say ‘Micro Machines’ to practically anyone and they’ll come back with one of two responses: Matchbox-like miniature cars – which famously ‘come in collections of five’ – or the head-to-head ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 22nd 2017 at 10:00AM in News
SEGA forever

To be this good takes FOREVER - Sega launches new retro back catalogue service

Sega is relaunching its 1000 game retro back catalogue on mobile devices for free. The long-sighted and wide-reaching initiative is called Sega Forever. Today we'll see five initial launches, including ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 2:00PM in News

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OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

Set up five years ago, OP Talent was the first dedicated management company for top YouTube gaming influencers. We manage a large proportion of the UK’s top YouTubers and have ...

on Jun 21st 2017 at 11:30AM in News
Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch goes IRL: why you should be attending TwitchCon

Twitch is a big deal, we all know that, and it’s getting bigger still. The service is increasingly looking to spread its reach beyond its staple Let’s Play and eSports ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 21st 2017 at 10:00AM in News
OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

OPINION: Hi-Rez Studios on why streaming is the best way to engage with your audience

To me, what matters most has always been to make people happy; it was one the main reasons that drove me to work in the video games industry. As a ...

on Jun 20th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
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Reaching out - We Are Reach on Twitch vs YouTube and why more publishers should have official VOD channels

When Twitch announced in March it was going to sell games and give creators and developers the chance to earn a cut of each sale, the industry wasn’t sure what ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Jun 20th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
OPINION: Hype Management on why subscriber levels don't always indicate a YouTuber's success

OPINION: Hype Management on why subscriber levels don't always indicate a YouTuber's success

At a launch event during my tenure on the Activision PR team, an eager young content creator walked up to me, grabbed my hand and introduced himself by his ...

on Jun 19th 2017 at 11:30AM in News
How to use streaming and VOD as marketing tools according to Twitch, Devolver and DingIt

How to use streaming and VOD as marketing tools according to Twitch, Devolver and DingIt

The battle for the streaming market has been raging for years now. According to recent data from Streamlabs, Twitch is still by far the most dominant platform in terms of ...

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Jun 19th 2017 at 10:00AM in News
Xbox One X

The X Factor is back - how the Xbox One X will re-establish the Microsoft's technical superiority

Consoles are usually creations of compromise. They have to hit a certain price point, not be too large (or too noisy), provide future-proofed technology, and often include a range of other ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 3:00PM in News
Starlink

E3 2017: Ubisoft's return to life with Starlink: Battle for Atlas

One the most unexpected announcements of this year’s E3 was undoubtedly Ubisoft’s ambitious new toys-to-life title. At a time when some have described the sector as being doomed, with ...

Seth Barton
by Seth Barton
on Jun 16th 2017 at 2:00PM in News
Karol Severin

Nintendo Switch title mix lays groundwork for its upcoming Online Service - MIDiA

MIDiA Research's lead analyst for research on games and the mobile content economy Karol Severin shares his views on Nintendo's recent game announcements and how they look set to ...

on Jun 16th 2017 at 11:30AM in News