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Hilary Clinton’s barnstorming comeback in last night’s US Democratic Primary elections just go to show that people will never give up on a job they feel should be theirs. Gladly, if you’re looking for your dream role in the games industry, no-one’s asking you to campaign around the country to …

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Its official: games revenues overtake music at retail

Statistics from trade body the Entertainment Retailers’ Association suggest that while gaming is the star performer, music sales on the High Street have been seriously undermined by downloads – and that DVD prices are falling all the time. As forecast by MCV last year, ERA’s figures show that games software …

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Endemol offers online games

Endemol is getting into the video game business, focusing on casual, web-based games. The production company’s first titles will be based on game shows Deal or No Deal and 1 vs 100. Endemol has appointed Eric LaVanchy as Endemol’s director of gaming and will report to senior VP digital media …

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Games could get film-style tax credits

The British Government has launched its new strategy paper: Creative Britain: New Talents for a New Economy. The new strategy has been announced by the secretary of state for culture media and sport, Andy Burnham, and is designed to research the economic benefits of the creative industries and raise awareness …

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Bizarre Creations 2008 charity drive

The UK based developer of hits such as Project Gotham Racing and The Club has lined up a bumper four months of charity activity – and it’s asking members of the games industry to rally in support. First up, on March 2nd Bizarre staff will be taking part in the …

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PEGI: ‘Dumping us is a big mistake’

The Interactive Software Federation of Europe has fired out a worrying warning to Gordon Brown – labelling any move to drop its PEGI ratings in the wake of Dr. Tanya Byron’s inquiry a ‘mistake’ and a ‘backwards step’ for the UK. ISFE director general Patrice Chazerand told MCV that the …

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After a new job in games? Weve got plenty

Valentine’s Day is a time to consider others in your life. But for the other 364 days of the year when you’re thinking about No.1, you may well fancy sorting yourself out with a plush new job. And in those self-indulgent moments, you can rely on MCV to deliver the …

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Futures games mag sales up 23%

Future Publishing has revealed that every console magazine in its portfolio has boosted its circulation in the last year, with Official Nintendo Magazine rising 37 per cent and Official Xbox 360 Magazine jumping up 19 per cent. The latest ABCs show that in the year ending December 31st 2007, combined …

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Eurogamer hits 1.8m unique users

Eurogamer has seen over 1.8 million unique users as of November 30th 2007, with almost 15 million page impressions. The European-based consumer site undergoes an annual audit by ABC Electronic, with the latest figures representing a 500,000 year-on-year increase. The audit is the first since Eurogamer added new German and …

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