Media & PR

Big hopes for Gamescom 2011

Ahead of this year’s Gamescom 2011 in August, the executive VP of organiser Koelnmesse has told MCV of his hopes for this year’s gathering. "With Gamescom 2010 we certainly reached a new level for a games and entertainment trade fair," Oliver Kuhrt stated. "This is confirmed by the overwhelming feedback …

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GDC 2011 – News Roundup

A record number of industry professionals attended last week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, and it’s fair to imagine the event was covered by more media outlets than ever. Hundreds of developers speaking at the event had their opinions republished across the world, and numerous companies used GDC as …

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Bramwell promoted at Eurogamer

Online games network Eurogamer has announced that senior staff member Tom Bramwell has been promoted to the position of operations director. Eleven years into his role at the company, Bramwell will now oversee the day-to-day running of Eurogamer.net, on which he remains editor-at-large, as well as industry site GamesIndustry.biz and …

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Read this week’s MCV online edition

You can now read the digital edition of this week’s MCV magazine – simply point your browser here. You can download the PDF edition or flick through the pages online. Alternatively, for iPad owners, please give our iPad edition a try by downloading it for free from iTunes. This week’s …

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Angry Birds heading to Facebook

With 75m downloads, you’d be forgiven for thinking that smash hit game Angry Birds is on the verge of hitting its limit. But Finnish developer Rovio, which created the game and has grown it into a massive franchise over the last year, says much more is to come. Including not …

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Euro digital market to reach 3.3bn by 2015?

Research firm DFC Intelligence estimates that the European market for digital game content is expected to grow to €3.3 billion in the next five years. The company will be presenting more details on this and other findings from a new report – Monetizing the European Market for Virtual Currency – …

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UKIE calls for PC download chart support

Trade association UKIE has called on publishers to sign-up to its download chart for PC games. The body has already seen leading publishers sign up, including EA, Focus Multimedia, Kalypso Media, Mastertronic, NCSoft, Sega, Sony DADC, THQ, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. A close-beta trial is currently underway, however, …

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FEATURE: Media Special

What’s your favourite games website? Who’s your favourite writer? What’s the games media’s most important role? Is print dead? These are just a few of the questions MCV put to some of the biggest names in the sector as part of this week’s Media Special. Contributors include Jim Rossignol (RPS), …

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