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Who could be the new GamesMaster?

"Whoever it is needs to be a gamer and carry a good amount of credibility. Dominik Diamond knew his games or at least gave that impression. That’s crucial if the show is to gain the attention of today’s gamers. I’d have Bill Bailey as the actual GamesMaster."Rob Saunders – Head …

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MCV Awards 2010 supplement now online

The online version of our MCV Awards supplement is now live and can be found here. Over 60 companies are in the running for the hotly contested awards, and our indispensable guide tells you who they are and what they have achieved. The print version of the guide was published …

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UK "will remain a development leader"

The UK government has issued a statement regarding its pivotal decision to incorporate a tax break system into the UK game industry. Culture secretary Ben Bradshaw said: "The new tax relief scheme will help Britain remain a world-leader in this important industry. Video games generate 2 billion in retail sales …

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UK tax breaks ELSPA responds

The importance of the UK video games industry is at last being recognised – that’s the conclusion of trade body ELSPA in light of the Government’s pledge to support the UK games industry with tax breaks. The organisation has also pledged to continue working with the government during the scheduled …

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UK games market holds steady in Feb

The value of the UK games software market in February fell two per cent year-on-year, according to ELSPA/GfK Chart-Track. The monthly charts show that Sega’s sci-fi FPS Aliens vs Predator was the biggest selling title of last month. Sega’s action shooter Aliens vs Predator saw off stiff competition from 2K’s …

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Sales boom puts EA back on top

It’s been a bumper 2010 so far for EA, thanks to a 3.6 per cent year-on-year rise in sell through for the publisher. The latest numbers from ELSPA GfK Chart-Track show EA claim 19.1 per cent of the year-to-date UK software market, driven in no small part by a highly …

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FFXIII breaks series UK records

Final Fantasy XIII has shattered the series’ UK sales records, becoming the fastest ever selling Final Fantasy game in the region, as well as the fastest selling UK game of the year. It’s also become the fastest selling game of the year so far in Germany and France. The news …

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New speakers confirmed for Monetising Mobile

Anderson will be joined by another newly confirmed speaker, Caroline Van den Bergh of Golden Gekko, who will show how to build an app in just half an hour that works across virtually all platforms. Monetising Mobile: How To Make Apps Pay Their Way takes place on Wednesday May 26th …

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Blockbuster UK breaks its silence

The UK arm of rental and entertainment chain Blockbuster has finally spoken out about the ongoing speculation surrounding the British arm of the retailer. Speaking of the spiralling media reports, UK MD Martin Higgins stated: That kind of press is always a challenge for employees, suppliers and partners, and it …

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Blockbuster UK up for sale?

The European arm of rental specialist Blockbuster is up for sale, according to newspaper reports. The Scotsman claims that 50m is the asking price for the chain’s entire European network. That deal would include all 650 UK stores and 5,000 UK staffers. US finance house Winchester Capital has reportedly been …

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