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US games violence explained

US games violence explained

Confused by the current legal row between games retailers and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the US? MCV is at hand to explain the background to the feud…

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 1:22PM in News
Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

Supreme Court to rule in games violence case

The US Supreme Court will deliver the final verdict in the increasingly feverous storm that is enveloping the US games sector that sees Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger trying to illegalise the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 1:16PM in News
MCV Awards 2010: See the video here

MCV Awards 2010: See the video here

The UK games industry may be increasingly mature, but it still has a sense of humour.
 
Leading execs from Electronic Arts, Activision, Nintendo, Sega, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Future and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 12:11PM in News
Gamescom comes to the UK

Gamescom comes to the UK

Set for 10.30am on Tuesday May 4th at the Hoxton Hotel, London, senior execs will argue that buyers and reporters must come to Cologne in August for the biggest consumer ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 27th 2010 at 10:42AM in News

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EA takes March crown – monthly charts in full

EA takes March crown – monthly charts in full

The value of the UK games software market fell in March by seven per cent year-on-year. But it was still a great month of major releases, while EA and Square ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 6:24PM in News
Tories 'have abandoned game tax breaks’

Tories 'have abandoned game tax breaks’

The Conservative Party has abandoned plans to introduce game development tax breaks, a Labour MP insists.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 3:29PM in News
Jagex tops UK games rich list

Jagex tops UK games rich list

Andrew and Paul Gower have amassed a fortune of £138 million after forming UK outfit Jagex, new data suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 26th 2010 at 12:24PM in News
Arkham dealyed? Q1 is the new Q4

Arkham dealyed? Q1 is the new Q4

UK retail sources are suggesting that Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 is to see its release date pushed back from this Q4  to Q1 2011, paving the way for yet another ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 4:00PM in News

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THQ promises new approach to casual

THQ promises new approach to casual

Along side its plans to progress key IP such as WWE, UFC, Red Faction and Saints Row, THQ has stated that it intends to completely re-work its approach to the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 6:10PM in News
HMV selling games insurance

HMV selling games insurance

Gamers are now being offered the chance to insure their purchases at the checkout in some select HMV stores.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 2:04PM in News
What will the parties do for us?

What will the parties do for us?

The three leading political parties have laid out their plans for the UK games industry ahead of the General Election.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 2:00PM in News
Funtastic abandons Aussie games market

Funtastic abandons Aussie games market

Distributor Funtastic has backed out of the Australian games market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2010 at 1:42PM in News

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GAME’s digital battle cry

GAME’s digital battle cry

Leading UK video games retailer GAME has outlined its ongoing strategy that it hopes will increase the amount of its revenue that stems from its digital business.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 5:46PM in News
Morgan’s departure “not a surprise”

Morgan’s departure “not a surprise”

In the wake of this morning’s confirmation that former GAME CEO Lisa Morgan is to depart the retailer after 14 years at the helm, interim CEO Christopher Bell has insisted ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 4:59PM in News
Darling: I value games industry’s passion

Darling: I value games industry’s passion

Chancellor Alistair Darling has personally endorsed the game industry as a “creative force” that deserves, and needs, support in Westminster.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 2:20PM in News
GAME plans more store closures

GAME plans more store closures

Only 550 GAME and Gamestation outlets will remain on the UK High Street by Christmas 2013, according to GAME Group chairman.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 12:34PM in News

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News Corp acquires developer

News Corp acquires developer

Rupert Murdoch’s high-profile entry into the video games sector has been talked about for years, though whether the acquisition of Irata Labs is really the beginning of a new era ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 11:13AM in News
Execs go as GAME profits fall

Execs go as GAME profits fall

This morning's news of wholesale changes at GAME Group have sent shockwaves through the industry and its share price tumbling.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 21st 2010 at 10:15AM in News
Square Enix grows market share

Square Enix grows market share

Square Enix has laid out ambitious plans to become a Top Five European publisher over the next few years.
The company also reckons it can turn up the heat on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 3:56PM in News
GAME issues volcano warning

GAME issues volcano warning

Publishers are remaining defiant, but the channel has once again warned that the ongoing disruption caused by the Icelandic volcano could result in troubles at UK games retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 3:41PM in News
Volcano threatening key releases?

Volcano threatening key releases?

UK video games publishers are insisting that April’s upcoming triple-A releases will not miss their intended release dates despite the heightened pressure being placed on freight companies in light of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 1:38PM in News
AUS: Volcano halts games deliveries

AUS: Volcano halts games deliveries

Though we're unlikely to see any delays to the UK’s continental-based video games deliveries unless the disruption continues for far longer, Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano is causing major disruptions to Australia’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 11:12AM in News
Ubisoft ditches instruction manuals

Ubisoft ditches instruction manuals

In a move that will strike horror into the aged games collector but most likely mean very little to younger games fans, publisher Ubisoft has announced that it is to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 6:50PM in News
US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

US: 7-Eleven to sell pre-owned games

In a move akin to Budgens or Cost Cutter introducing such a range to its stores in the UK, American retail behemoth 7-Eleven has confirmed that it is to begin ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 5:49PM in News
EA and Battlefield dominate March

EA and Battlefield dominate March

The value of the UK games software market fell in March by seven per cent year-on-year, according to ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 19th 2010 at 2:19PM in News