Media & PR

Government details video games review

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport – which will be at the forefront of Gordon Brown’s proposed review of children’s access to adult video games – has outlined its intentions to re-examine the way in which adult rated video games fall into the hands of children. Talking exclusively to …

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We wont censor games, promises PM

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has given fresh details of his proposal to review the impact of entertainment media on UK children – and ruled out any plan to further censor the video games industry. Speaking at his second monthly press conference in Downing Street, Mr Brown unveiled plans for a …

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Euro price cut for 360 HD DVD Drive

Microsoft has announced that there will be a European price cut for the Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive, reported EfluxMedia . Microsoft announced the news at the consumer electronics trade fair IFA in Germany, stating the unit will be cut by €20 to €180. However no date was issued for …

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ELSPA welcomes politicians games plans

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) has praised comments from Government and Opposition ministers made in MCV about the cultural and fiscal importance of the UK video and computer games industry. Labour’s Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and Tourism Margaret Hodge and The Conservatives’ Shadow Secretary of State …

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Labour: We DO take games seriously

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to the games industry and announced plans for further economic support, after the Conservative Party claimed that Labour was not doing enough to support the sector in last week’s MCV (cover, 17/08). Speaking exclusively to MCV, Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture, Creative Industries and …

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Tories: Well come to industrys rescue

The UK development industry is under ‘great’ threat from a skillset crisis and the exodus of talent abroad – and the Government simply isn’t doing enough to stop it. That was the message from the Conservative Party this week, as it made a landmark attempt to build bridges with the …

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MTV to splash £250m on games

MTV Networks plans to spend more than $500 million (250m) on game development, Reuters reports. The media giant has previously had success with game-related sites such as Xfire and GameTrailers.com, as well as in the casual games sector. Apparently 47 per cent of MTV’s audience are video game players. MTV …

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ABCs: 360 and Nintendo mags up, PlayStation decline continues

A mixed set of results for this years’ Audited Bureau of Circulation figures, as the rise of Nintendo and continued strength of 360 see considerable rises for single format magazines, counterbalanced by some significant reductions in PlayStation magazine circulations. PC magazines including PC Gamer and PC Zone also saw declines, …

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