Games industry events

Dont miss out on the Games Media Awards

The biggest gathering of UK games media this year, possibly of all time, will take place next Tuesday (October 11th) – and there are a handful of Trade Tickets left for the big night. Over 150 members of the media will gather at the Soho Revue Bar from 7:00pm until …

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TGS: EA on the lookout for Japanese partners

Electronic Arts is looking for a partnership or acquisition in Japan, according to the Financial Times. President of EA Asia Jon Niermann said Japan was a strategic priority” for the company, in an interview at the Tokyo Games Show. He added that EA was interested both in blue-chip players and …

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TGS: EA on the lookout for Japanese partners

Electronic Arts is looking for a partnership or acquisition in Japan, according to the Financial Times. President of EA Asia Jon Niermann said Japan was a strategic priority” for the company, in an interview at the Tokyo Games Show. He added that EA was interested both in blue-chip players and …

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Trade tickets go on sale for Games Media Awards

The Finalists have been announced and invites are on their way to the press. Now the rest of the industry gets the chance to buy tickets to the first ever Games Media Awards on October 11th at London’s Soho Revue bar. With categories across specialist and mainstream outlets, in print …

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ESA boss: Politicians should be playing more games

The man who replaced Doug Lowenstein as president of the US Entertainment Software Association has called on the wider industry to raise the profile of video games amongst politicians and mainstream opinion formers. Michael D Gallagher told The Washington Post that: Video games are not getting the type of recognition …

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GC to expand further after biggest ever show

Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt and Hamburg are all in the running to take Games Convention a step further in 2009 after last week’s biggest ever event in Leipzig. While event organiser Leipziger Messe has confirmed that the show will be back in Leipzig next year, the race is on for other …

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Best of GC 2007 revealed

The Leipziger Messe has named this year’s ‘Best of GC’, with an even spread of publishers given accolades by the show’s jury. The winners are as follows: PC: Crysis (EA)Xbox: BioShock (Take 2)PSP: God of War: Chains of Olympus (SCE)PS2: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)PS3: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)Wii: …

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Guitar Hero III rock-off set to entertain GMAs

In the latest of Activision’s notoriously lavish Guitar Hero promotions, attendees of the first Games Media Awards will be invited to compete in a Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock play-off in support of the release of the rhythm title. The competition will kick off straight after the awards ceremony, …

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FEATURE: EA calls on united industry to crack Russia

EA’s VP of Central Europe Peter Laughton has told MCV that the Russian games market is there for the taking – providing the industry chooses to work together to crack it. We would love everyone else to join us in trying to open up this market,” he told MCV. It …

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Mario Party 8 tops Japanese charts

The seven best selling titles in Japan are new entries, led by Mario Party 8 on the Wii at number one – which outsold Everybody’s Golf 5 on the PS3 at number two by 100,000 units, reported Next Generation . Following them at number three is Taiko Drum Master on …

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