Entries in 'trade' (36)

Which console is dominating festive ad space in 2015?

Which console is dominating festive ad space in 2015?

Generation Media account executive Joseph Phelan takes a look at which games are pulling ahead in the race for Q4 TV advertising presence

on Dec 1st 2015 at 2:04PM in News
'Find a new audience by looking outside of games'

'Find a new audience by looking outside of games'

Phuong Nguyen, head of eBay Advertising, discusses how games brands can utilise online insight to find new shopping groups

on Dec 1st 2015 at 1:53PM in News
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
What's in a GAME? We go inside the retailer's Westfield Stratford store

What's in a GAME? We go inside the retailer's Westfield Stratford store

GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs takes MCV on a tour of the company’s flagship Westfield Stratford outlet, and reveals the latest innovations taking place in games retail 

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 19th 2015 at 10:47AM in News

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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
Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Excalibur cuts back on sims and eyes console business

Publishing label Excalibur is considerably cutting back on its simulation business as it invests more into its own IP.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:12AM in News
Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft sees Xbox One controller sales spike in 2015

Microsoft’s first-party controller revenue has shot up by two-thirds during 2015, according to GfK Chart-Track.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 13th 2015 at 10:08AM 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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UK games retail banks on blockbusters as sales stumble

UK games retail banks on blockbusters as sales stumble

Call of Duty, Fallout and Star Wars Battlefront must deliver if UK games retail is to turn around a difficult 2015.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 13th 2015 at 9:50AM in News
GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

GAME responds to spate of MGS5, Mario Maker and Fallout 4 pre-order problems

It’s been a couple of rough months for GAME customers, to say the least.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 10th 2015 at 12:14PM 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
Quarter of gamers holding off purchases until Black Friday

Quarter of gamers holding off purchases until Black Friday

Almost a quarter of PS4, Xbox One and Wii U owners are waiting for a Black Friday bonanza before buying games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Nov 5th 2015 at 9:08AM 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

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'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

'Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date'

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Oct 27th 2015 at 9:30AM in News
'PlayStation has put Paris Games Week on the international radar'

'PlayStation has put Paris Games Week on the international radar'

Next week’s PlayStation conference has made Paris Games Week part of the global calendar, but don’t expect it to become a Gamescom rival, organiser SELL has told MCV.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 22nd 2015 at 10:42AM 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
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
You can take part in the first census of the UK games industry since 2012

You can take part in the first census of the UK games industry since 2012

The first examination of the UK games business in three years is now underway – and you can help.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 16th 2015 at 3:12PM 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
GAME customers charged £235 for Super Mario Maker in payment gaffe

GAME customers charged £235 for Super Mario Maker in payment gaffe

GAME has apologised after some customers were overcharged by up to five times for Wii U title Super Mario Maker.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 8th 2015 at 9:47AM in News
Games firms Green Man Gaming and Dovetail make Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Games firms Green Man Gaming and Dovetail make Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100

Digital retailer Green Man Gaming and simulation specialist Dovetail Games have been ranked as two of the UK's best-performing private businesses.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Sep 7th 2015 at 3:13PM in News
Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Smyths to offer free Shiny Rayquaza and Pikachu visits in first promotion with Pokémon

Retailer Smyths Toys Superstores is teaming up with The Pokémon Company for the first time as part of a new campaign.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Aug 12th 2015 at 5:00PM in News