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Inside Lost Words – the UK Game of the Show winner at Gamescom 2017

There were so many great UK-made games at Gamescom this year, but it fell to the staff of MCV to pick the winner of the UK Game of the Show award, which is organised by Ukie and presented to the best unpublished game on the show floor. We saw dozens …

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EA: FIFA 18 has ‘the best gameplay we’ve ever had’

In a recent interview with GameReactor, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund admitted the company “played it safe” with FIFA 17. This year, however, EA is going “all in” with FIFA 18, and as we sit down with lead gameplay producer Sam Rivera at Gamescom, it becomes clear exactly what …

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Level Up Media launches on-demand video site TheGamer.tv for blockbuster console games

Esports and gaming video broadcaster Level Up Media has launched its brand-new website, TheGamer.tv. Initiallyannounced back in February of this year, TheGamer.tv is the world’s first dedicated destination for audiences looking for the latest premium console-based videos from blockbuster titles such as FIFA, Call of Duty, GTA, Assassin’s Creed and …

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Slightly Mad Studios: Project CARS 2 ‘wouldn’t ship without elite brands like Ferrari and Porsche’

When Project CARS 2 launches tomorrow, it will be the culmination of several years’ hard work for developer Slightly Mad Studios, not just in terms of getting the game to market, but also in its quest to secure over 180 car licences from almost 40 different manufacturers, giving the series …

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Microsoft won’t confirm Xbox One X lifespan but talks up ‘not just backwards compatibility’

With the Xbox One X launch, two industry heavyweights will be competing with mid-gen hardware updates. However with the Xbox One X costing a hefty 450, a key question on consumer’s lips will be just what is the lifespan of the new device? We asked Albert Penello, the senior director …

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Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Capcom’s Monster Hunter World will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th 2018, the publisher has announced, with the PC release to follow at a later date. The news comes straight out of Tokyo Games Show, which kicked off this morning with a press conference from Sony. …

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Nintendo’s US TV ad spend was higher than PlayStation and Xbox in August

Nintendo spent the most amount of money on US gaming industry TV ad spend in August, according to new figures from real-time TV ad measurement company iSpot.tv (via GamesBeat), spending an estimated $4.5m. The platform holder aired 14 adverts over 1,600 times, collecting around 230.6m impressions. The biggest ad was …

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OPINION: Old games, new revenue – how retro is still big business in today’s event market

Andy Brown, director of Replay Events (pictured right), specialises in retro gaming events. Here, he talks about how serving the retro community has genereted huge growth for his company. When it comes to the games industry, they say everything is cyclical. Every few years, the three major first party players …

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