Media & PR

Develop Awards partner with Eurogamer

This year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards have been bolstered by new partner Eurogamer. Over 500 leading games development professionals will be attending the awards event, which runs on Wednesday July 20th during the Develop Conference in Brighton. There are 95 companies competing across 21 categories, including New Download IP, Best …

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Skies darken above Nokia

Finnish firm Nokia, once the giant of the mobile phone scene, has sent a chilling warning to investors. The company has warned that it is likely to report no profit for the quarter ending June and that overall handset sales would be "substantially below" the €6.1bn to €6.6bn previously forecast. …

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Future turns Golden Joysticks into games showcase

Changes are afoot for the 2011 Golden Joystick Awards.Future Publishing this year will offer publishers the chance to unveil new content during the event. It mirrors similar opportunities available to firms at the Spike Video Game Awards in the US. Last year Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3 and more were …

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Future profits down as digital grows

Future has reported a fall in profits for the first half of 2011. The publisher of Official Nintendo, Official Xbox, Official PlayStation, CVG and a host of other publications reported revenue of 68.8m for the first half of 2011, down four per cent over the 71.4m posted in H1 2010. …

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Portal 2 forces world to lose perspective

"Did you hear that?" news anchor Brigida Mack is heard to say having just witnessed the shocking moment that one leading video game chose to launch a scathing attack on the world’s adopted children. Be warned though – considering this statement without putting it into any sense of perspective can …

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‘Pay by mobile’ billing for games downloads explained in new ME report

MCV’s sister publication ME launched its reports division last week, and the first publication explains developments in one of the mobile world’s most scrutinised sectors: payments. Mobile Payments 2011 costs 39.99, and looks at technologies, business models, leading companies, case studies and revenue projections in this dynamic market. To download …

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Date set for next MCV Quiz

The first MCV/Xbox 360 Quiz of 2011 will take place on Thursday, June 23rd. Once again, the evening will pit retailers, suppliers and the media against each other in a friendly battle of wits. The quiz will be held at the newly refurbished Sway Bar in London. There are some …

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