Media & PR

Green light for game tax credits in France

After a year of deliberation and investigation the European Commission has given the nod to France’s proposal for a production tax credit on video games – with an official announcement due later today. Click here to read the full story on Develop.

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New inquiry into games violence revealed

A Government investigation has been launched this morning that will focus on the potential risks from harmful material on the internet and in video games. It will focus on several key areas including cyber bulllying, user generated content that glorifies gang violence, social networking sites, pornography and content that incites …

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Tretton: We made PS3 missteps in year one

The CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, Jack Tretton, has admitted that the PS3 has failed to meet his company’s expectations in the first year of its life, but says that he is extremely confident as the industry heads toward Christmas. Speaking to MSNBC, Trettong stated: I don’t think there’s …

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Konami looks for sales manager

KONAMI * Sales Manager * Chiswick, West London Konami is looking for an experienced Sales Manager to join our UK team. This is a key role with responsibility for Konami’s sales of computer and video game software in UK and Ireland. This will suit a professional with several years experience …

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Riccitiello: Consolidation is not the future

John Riccitiello, the CEO of leading global games publisher Electronic Arts, has stated that he believes there will be less consolidation in the games industry in the future, and that new business models such as microtransactions and in-game advertising will be the driving factors in the years to come. "Is …

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Games to blame for illiteracy, says The Sun

English children’s reading skills have slipped from third to fifteenth in the world, according to a new study – and it’s all the games industry’s fault, says The Sun. Kids hooked on computer games have sent England plummeting down world league tables for reading,” begins the story in today’s Sun. …

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Eurogamer boss earns Observer accolade

The MD of Eurogamer network, Rupert Loman, has been named as the ‘Media One to Watch’ business figure in the Courvoisier Future 500, a list of top figures from a wide variety of industries. Printed in the Observer at the weekend, Loman got the nod for his entrepreneurial skills in …

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Imagine recruits former Dennis CEO

UK games magazine publisher Imagine has hired former Dennis Publishing CEO Alistair Ramsey to serve as its non-executive chairman. The move is said to be an effort to help drive further acquisitions and overseas growth, with Ramsey being the man behind Dennis’ launch of a US division. "I am really …

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Sega looks to expand UK ops

Sega – Senior Brand Manager – Two positions available You think you know Sega? Did you know that Sega is the home of the Total War and Aliens franchises? The home of games based on Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Golden Compass and new games such as Viking: Battle …

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