Media & PR

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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Lib Dems propose stricter piracy measures

The Liberal Democrats have proposed an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill that will grant government the power to block websites that offer users the chance to illegally download copyrighted material. More specifically, the party wants to grant the High Court the power to grant an injunction against a service …

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Charity Golf day sold out

One of the most popular events in the UK games industry’s annual events calendar, the GamesAid Third Annual Charity Golf and Spa Day, has sold out. The event, which takes place on May 27th, is already on target to smash the 32,024 raised at last year’s event. Attendees include Microsoft, …

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US charts: Jan market sinks 13%

The US game market in January fell an anticipated 13 percent year-on-year, NPD figures reveal. Software at retailers made $598 million for the first month of the year, down some 12 per cent on the $683 taken last January. Hardware was down further, falling 21 per cent from $447 million …

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MCV Awards: lobbying closes tomorrow

There’s just a day left to send in nomination suggestions for the 2010 MCV Industry Excellence Awards. Lobbying closes tomorrow, Friday February 12th This year’s event takes place on Thursday April 22nd at The Brewery, London, and sponsors include Nintendo (Retail Partner), Just Dance (After Party Partner), Codemasters (Pre-Event Reception …

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