Media & PR

ASA launches violent ad investigation

Following the launch of a Government investigation into protecting children from violent video games and adult internet sites, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has initiated its own report looking at violence in advertising, deemed as a preventative measure to avoid any state sanctioned bans or restrictions. ASA chairman and former …

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Reggie praises LittleBigPLanet

Nintendo of America’s award-winning president Reggie Fils-Aime has praised rival Sony for its upcoming title LittleBigPlanet, whilst also adding good words about Microsoft’s Halo franchise and 2K Games’ 360 shooter Bioshock. CVG reports that Fils-Aime told SFGate.com that: "I’ve been very intrigued with Little Big Planet, although I don’t know …

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Wii Sports dominates games BAFTAs

Last night saw the first British Academy Video Games Awards take place at London’s Battersea Evolution, and it was Nintendo’s Wii launch title Wii Sports that stole the show, winning six of the thirteen possible awards on offer. Nintendo’s title did not capture the coveted Best Game title, however, with …

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Violence in Games SPECIAL REPORT

Whether it’s the banning of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2, the requested editing of Codemasters’ Clive Barker’s Jericho, the hot coffee scandal that recently enveloped Grand Theft Auto or the recently announced government investigation into the issue, violence in games has never been a bigger issue than it is now. As part …

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MySpace joins MCVs online recruitment drive

Web giant MySpace is the latest big-time technology recruiter to get behind MCV’s recently launched recruitment service . Having only officially launched last week, MCV’s Jobs section now boasts over 100 real games industry jobs in sectors including animation, artists, audio, design, journalism, management, marketing, producers, PR, QA, retail and …

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MySpace joins MCVs online recruitment drive

Web giant MySpace is the latest big-time technology recruiter to get behind MCV’s recently launched recruitment service . Having only officially launched last week, MCV’s Jobs section now boasts over 100 real games industry jobs in sectors including animation, artists, audio, design, journalism, management, marketing, producers, PR, QA, retail and …

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Banned Euro Manhunt 2 same as US version

The second version of Manhunt 2 rejected by The British Board Of Film Classification this week was identical to that granted a Mature rating by US ratings board the ESRB in August, MCV can reveal. The edited title is set for release over the Atlantic in October, but was shunned by …

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Banned Euro Manhunt 2 same as US version

The second version of Manhunt 2 rejected by The British Board Of Film Classification this week was identical to that granted a Mature rating by US ratings board the ESRB in August, MCV can reveal. The edited title is set for release over the Atlantic in October, but was shunned by …

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Full details of Government games review unveiled

The UK Government has launched its official ‘call for evidence’ over the risks to young people from violent video games – and is asking you to help the inquiry. As reported by MCV last month, the research – which also looks at the availbility of ‘violent or pornographic’ material on …

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Full details of Government games review unveiled

The UK Government has launched its official ‘call for evidence’ over the risks to young people from violent video games – and is asking you to help the inquiry. As reported by MCV last month, the research – which also looks at the availbility of ‘violent or pornographic’ material on …

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