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Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s senior staff writer, having joined the publication during its days as a weekly magazine. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

Kingdom Hearts 3 gets Toy Story world and release date

Square Enix has finally given Kingdom Hearts 3 a vague release date, four years after its initial announcement. The publisher unveiled a new trailer at Disney’s fan convention D23 Expo this weekend and announced a 2018 release date. The trailer also tells us more about the setting of this new …

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ESL UK, British Esports and Gfinity headline MCV’s esports special

This week, we partner with our sister title Esports Pro for a special esports edition of MCV. We met some of the biggest players of the UK esports scene – the British Esports Association, ESL UK, Faceit, Gfinity and Multiplay – and discussed the growth of the market, what needs …

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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 a key (unofficial) PlayStation mascot for the past two decades. With 18 games over the span of 14 years, Naughty …

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X, Sony’s PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week’s MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft and Sony about their E3 announcements and what’s to come for the platform holders. In the blue corner, Sony Worldwide Studios’ senior VP Michael Denny discusses PlayLink and how it’s looking to utilise casual gamers’ familiarity with smartphones as a recruiting tool for multiplayer …

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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 Crash Bandicoot, 1997’s Cortex Strikes Back and 1998’s Warped, entitled the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy. These new versions support 4K and …

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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 monthly active streamers, but the competition has never been fiercer. YouTube Live, for instance, has shown more growth than its …

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Read our E3 2017 analysis and in-depth take on the future of streaming in this week’s MCV

After a week of announcements and hype at E3, MCV is back from the show floor with in-depth analysis about what’s going to set the industry’s agenda for the next twelve months and beyond. From Microsoft revealing the Xbox One Xand Nintendo’s partnership with Ubisoft on Mario+Rabbids, to the lack …

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Loading and Checkpoint: A new dawn for games magazines?

We’ve been told for ages that magazines aren’t relevant anymore, that the internet is killing print. And yet, despite all the odds, games magazines are still here, fighting against the online invaders. Whether it’s Edge, Retro Gamer, GamesMaster, GamesTM, or even MCV, every one of them has been challenging the …

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Women in games unite in this week’s issue of MCV

As MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are about to unveil the winners of the third Women in Games Awards this afternoon, supported by Facebook, Twitch, Aardvark Swift, The Yogscast, Ukie and Rovio, this week’s issue of MCV is all about giving the finalists a platform to talk about their experiences …

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