Media & PR

MCV AWARDS 2010: Trade hails the very best

Over 650 retailers, publishers, developers and distributors jammed into The Brewery in London to see 60 firms compete for key accolades at last night’s MCV Industry Excellence Awards. The big winner was Microsoft. Xbox took home both the Sales Team prize and the prestigious Grand Prix. The format-holder has driven …

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COMMENT: The hard work pays off at MCV Awards

It is indicative of a changing market that no single company dominated this year’s MCV Awards. Retailers and suppliers have been working extra hard over the past year to stave off some genuine softness in demand. Modern Warfare 2 was a phenomenon, brilliantly executed, and was rightly rewarded last night. …

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Delay for Tory mini-manifesto

The Conservative Party has yet to release the mini-manifesto it promised a week ago, fuelling suggestions that the paper has been delayed. Nine days ago the Tories’ spokesperson for the game industry, Ed Vaizey, confidently assured Develop that the documents would be released this week. That promise is now on …

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FMG signs Advantage

Foreign Media Games has secured a new distribution deal with Advantage. The distributor will now exclusively handle the publisher’s titles in the UK throughout 2010 and beyond. We’ve been very impressed with Foreign Media Games’ commitment to the UK,” said Advantage’s general manager Max Butler (pictured). The investment in product …

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Brigstocke steps in for MCV Awards

The flight disruption caused by Europe’s volcanic ash cloud has meant a last minute switch of host for the MCV Awards. Over 650 top retailers and execs from the UK games business will squeeze into The Brewery in London’s Barbican tomorrow night (Thursday April 22nd), but original presenter Dom Joly …

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Brain games ‘do not improve IQ’

So-called brain training games have zero positive benefits on the intelligence of players, according to new research. A study by BBC Labs UK, tested 12,000 viewers of the TV show Bang Goes the Theory to practice a series of online tasks for ten minutes a day over a period of …

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Read this weeks MCV online

You can now read the digital edition of this week’s MCV magazine – simply point your browser here. You have the option of flicking through the pages of the magazine online, or downloading the PDF. Our digital edition means MCV is now be read by more people than ever before, …

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Debate urged for Digital Economy Bill

Though it will no doubt be tough to put the just-announced General Election out of their minds, MPs will gather later today to discuss the controversial Digital Economy Bill – and critics of the Bill have urged Parliament to ensure that all sides of the debate are given a fair …

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