Media & PR

IGN announces Game Changer talent search

IGN UK has launched a six-month talent search to expand its video and editorial teams. Entitled Game Changer, the initiative will see the popular games site hire undiscovered talent next year – specifically new writers and video presenters. Only UK residents over the age of 18 can apply. As IGN …

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Channel 4 commissions more UK-made games

UK broadcaster Channel 4 continues to invest heavily in innovative UK games projects. It today revealed a new set of commissions for its Education division from British game studios. The projects are all due out in the next few months. Studios signed include Tuna, Playniac, Zoe Mode, Preloaded, Littleloud and …

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Tecmo Koei CEO to resign

The CEO of Tecmo Koei has announced that he is to resign from his position at the end of November. Andriasang reports that, effective immediately, Yoichi Erikawa has become the publisher’s president and CEO. Current CEO Kenji Matsubara will remain as a director until the end of the month when …

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Developer A2M rebranded

The largest independent studio in Canada has rebranded itself with a new mission to break into the nascent digital markets. Behaviour Interactive – formerly known as Artificial Mind and Movement – will continue to undertake contract work for publishers, yet the group has targeted new opportunities in the self-publishing online …

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Book now for this year’s ME Awards

This year’s ME Awards, the mobile industry’s premier awards event hosted by MCV’s sister website ME, takes place at the Royal Garden Hotel in London on November 18th. The event gathers together over 350 execs to celebrate the best of the mobile content industry. This year, the big names in …

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UKIE signs up three new members

The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment has announced that three new firms have signed up for membership. The latest companies to sign up with the games trade body are Target Media and the University of Abertay Dundee and international games publisher Atari. Target Media is a UK media agency that …

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Minecraft passes 500k purchases

Indie PC hit Minecraft has passed the 500,000 purchases barrier as the one-man project continues to take the gaming world by storm. In the last 24 hours alone the game has sold nearly 10k copies. The Minecraft stats site is currently down, meaning the very latest numbers aren’t currently available. …

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Now Angry Birds heads to Nokia

Rovio Mobile might be seizing headlines for the two million downloads of its Angry Birds game on Android this week, but the company is targeting other smartphones too. The full Symbian version of Angry Birds has gone live on Nokia’s Ovi Store, and is available to buy now. Yes, that’s …

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