Media & PR

Change4Life surprised by industry reaction

Diabetes UK – one of the parties behind the new Change4Life print ad – has told MCV that it has been left ‘surprised’ by the video games industry’s reaction to the promotion. Since MCV announced that it had filed an official complaint with the ASA regarding the Government’s Change4Life campaign, …

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MCV appointed key international partner by E3

A partnership has been signed between this year’s E3 Expo in Los Angeles and leading games trade title MCV. The agreement is part of E3 Expo’s widened reach this year, with its aim being to attract more accredited retailers and media from outside the US. Published by Intent Media, MCV …

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Tiga submits formal Change4Life complaint

UK and European development trade body Tiga has become the latest organisation to speak out against the Government’s Change4Life campaign, joining the likes of Sega and Atari in their condemnation. This advert is absurd and insulting in equal measure,” CEO Richard Wilson stated. To imply that playing a video game …

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Now Atari denounces Change4Life ad

Atari has backed MCV’s complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority over the Government’s latest Change4Life print ad . The campaign reached the national press over the weekend. Sega was the first publisher to step forward and criticise the ad this morning. An Atari spokesperson told MCV: Atari fully supports MCV’s …

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Government defends Change4Life ad

The Department of Heath has defended its new Change4Life campaign ad to MCV – and declined to apologise for the potentially damaging parallels the promotion draws between playing games and premature death. The Department told MCV this morning that the Government "wasn’t saying children shouldn’t play computer games". MCV has …

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ELSPA calls urgent meeting with Government over Change4Life

ELSPA has attended an ‘urgent meeting’ with the Department Of Heath after the Government’s controversial Change4Life ad campaign linked video games to premature death . The ads have become a hot topic of debate amongst the industry this morning. The new print promotion – supported by The British Heart Foundation, …

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Edge celebrates milestone with 200 covers

The 200th edition of Edge magazine hits newsagents next week, and boasts a world first: the magazine will be issued with 200 collectors’ covers. The variants include game icons such as Mario, Sonic and Master Chief, alongside forgotten legends such as Dizzy, Q-Bert and Dirk the Daring. Subscribers will receive …

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Exclusive DSi preview

MCV has been lucky enough to be given a ‘guided tour’ of Nintendo’s new DSi – and we’ve kindly printed it on MCVuk.com for your reading pleasure. Retail can look forward to showing customers a model with better sound, improved internet functions and motion-sensing abilities – as well as that …

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The Hut looking to promote Zavvi

The Hut Group is on the search for a brand agency as it looks to launch an awareness campaign designed to highlight its recent resurrection of Zavvi. The move comes after The Hut bought the rights to the Zavvi name and its online retail restructure. Marketing Week says The Hut …

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