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Seth Barton

Seth Barton is the editor of MCV – which covers every aspect of the industry: development, publishing, marketing and much more. Before that Seth toiled in games retail at Electronics Boutique, studied film at university, published console and PC games for the BBC, and spent many years working in tech journalism. Living in South East London, he divides his little free time between board games, video games, beer and family. You can find him tweeting @sethbarton1.

What is Google looking for from its 4,000 would-be Stadia developers?

Google today revealed that over 4,000 games companies had applied for access to Stadia via its Stadia.dev site. Sam Corcoran, a technical account manager for Stadia, noted the figure in a broad talk on the progress of its fledgling Stadia platform at the Develop:Brighton conference. With all those games companies …

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PlayStack’s Rob Crossley tells us ‘what publishers really want’ after listening to 1,620 dev pitches

“I’m constantly amazed that, of the 1,620 game pitches I’ve assessed, more than half can be reduced to ‘recently successful game but with my art assets’. They’re not clones. But they are cover bands.”

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