Media & PR

ESA spent $1.2m on lobbying in Q409

A report filed by the House of Representatives’ clerk’s office in the US shows that trade body The Entertainment Software Association spent a whopping $1,208,000 on lobbying in Q4 2009. Spong reports that the number is up on 2008’s total lobbying spend of $980k. The ESA engaged officials on a …

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Party leaders back new awards

Standout creatives from the British game industry are to be recognised during a new awards event backed by the three key party leaders. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Tory leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrats head Nick Clegg have each issued messages of support for the new awards event called the …

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Registration opens for Develop 2010

The 2010 Develop Conference and expo has opened registration. Taking place in Brighton on July 13th – 15th, limited early bird discounts are up for grabs until June 7th. Over 80 sessions will feature across eight tracks covering all areas of modern video games development. Keynote speakers include Activision DCA …

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MPs in gaming question time

Members of Parliament will take part in a Q&A session to discuss the state of the games industry on March 29th. Trade body ELSPA will hold the event at the BAFTA building in London. It aims to give retailers, publishers, developers and others involved in the industry the chance to …

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Just Cause 2 offers 150 hours of gameplay

Following the release of a playable demo yesterday, Square Enix has told MCV that action outing Just Cause 2 will offer around six days worth of gaming and is a title that any publisher would be desperate to get in its software stable. Just Cause 2 would compliment any publishers …

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