Media & PR

MCV hits new online high

Online readership of leading UK games trade site MCV: The Market for Computer & Video Games has hit a new record high – bursting past 300,000 unique readers. The targeted site, which focuses on retail and publishing, offers daily news and analysis, plus chart information, jobs and real-time release schedule …

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Importance of reviews questioned

The importance of reviews aggregators such as Metacritic may be overstated, according to Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz, who claims that of the eight metrics measured review scores emerged as the least influential. Instead, the study found that word-of-mouth was by far the most effective driver of consumer purchases. We …

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Fils-Aime: Publishers Missing Out

Last week EA’s chief executive John Riccitiello expressed disappointment in Wii’s performance and its weaknesses as a platform for third parties. That’s not the way Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime sees things. He’s disappointed that third parties – particularly those publishing traditional, hardcore packaged games – aren’t showing enough …

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MCV unveils hottest young games execs

The 2009 edition of MCV’s 30 Under 30, our guide to the UK games industry’s hottest young talents, is published today. Available to read here online, here in our in-browser digital edition, or as part of our weekly PDF download, the guide is the definitive list of the UK execs …

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Trade ready for consumer show

Publishers have thrown their weight behind the second Eurogamer Expo, which hits Leeds and London this month. The consumer show debuted in 2008, and this year the organisers have secured support from EA, Bethesda, Sega, Sony, Ubisoft, Nintendo, Konami, Capcom and others. Last year’s Expo satisfied the needs of core …

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Last call for 30 Under 30 nominations

Don’t say we didn’t warn you: the deadline for nominations for this year’s 30 Under 30 is very close. It’s the end of play today, Tuesday 20th, in fact. Every year, MCV presents a list of the UK games market’s rising stars, and the 2009 edition of 30 Under 30 …

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