Media & PR

INTERVIEW: Roy Bahat, IGN

IGN’s ambitious president Roy Bahat tells Christopher Dring what the recent UGO acquisition brings to its business, why it sold Direct2Drive and how it plans to grow the entire video games market. IGN’s Roy Bahat is one of the most powerful men in the games media.He is in charge of …

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Aussie developers get new tax breaks

The Australian government has announced a re-working of its R&D Tax Concession, now known as the R&D Tax Incentive, to benefit local developers. The incentive applies to any R&D (which, for local studios could mean the creation of new technology and game engines during the early phases of a game’s …

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MCV GameTime: Industry TV advertising monitor (wk ending September 2nd)

We look at recent TV advertising activity for games and video games’ total share of all TV campaigns. Games and consoles TV advertising last week recovered from its lowest point year to date, recording 256 Men 16 to 34 TVRs. This is in line with 2010’s advertising pressure of 259 …

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Anonymous investigators arrest two in UK

The Metropolitan Police arrested two suspects today for conspiring to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. The arrests were made as part of an investigation with the FBI, South Yorkshire Police and other law enforcement bodies into hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec, and in particular the activities of …

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Lord of the Rings: War in the North dated and rated for Australia

Warner Bros Australia has confirmed that Lord of the Rings: War in the North has received an Australian classification and local pricing. The co-op action RPG has been rated MA15+, avoiding the ban hammer, and will be released with an RRP of AUD$79.95 for PS3 and 360, and $69.95 for …

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Deus Ex storms UK August charts

Square Enix title Deus Ex: Human Revolution was the second best selling game in the UK in August. And it achieved this despite only being on sale for 48 hours of UKIE Gfk Chart-Track’s August tracking period (July 31st – August 27th). The only title able to better it was …

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OPINION: GameStop – goodie or baddie?

I have a right hand and a left hand. For the purposes of this article, my right hand shall be called mAStaK1lla. He represents the gamer and the consumer in me. I like great deals on new titles and am delighted when games turn up early. For the sake of …

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INTERVIEW: Chris Spearing, PDP

Last month, MCV reported that US-based peripherals specialist PDP has opened a new UK office.But this is just the beginning of a larger expansion into Europe. PDP is the No.1 gaming accessories manufacturer in North America, by quite some margin,” the firm’s newly appointed European regional manager Chris Spearing tells …

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Ingham quits CVG for Music Week

CVG editor Tim Ingham is leaving games journalism – to run leading business magazine Music Week. GMA-winner Ingham leaves his position as editor of ComputerandVideoGames.com (CVG) and will take over at Music Week on October 3rd. Music Week is published by MCV publisher Intent Media, which acquired the title from …

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Green Man Gaming goes continental

PC download firm Green Man Gaming is going international with four new European services. The company has partnered with retail specialists Next Level Games for the Czech Republic, teamed up with CD Media for a Greek store and is working with Vivida for a Turkey download site. All three digital …

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