Media & PR

Twitch announced as livestream and award partner for Women in Games Awards 2017

MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are happy to announce Twitch as livestream and award partner for the Women in Games Awards 2017. "Supporting diversity and recognizing the contributions of women in the games industry are of prime importance at Twitch," said Jason Fletcher, director of marketing, EMEA at Twitch. "As …

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Aardvark Swift to sponsor Breakthrough Talent Award at the Women in Games Awards 2017

MCV, Develop and eSports Pro are happy to announce Aardvark Swift as category partner for the Women in Games Awards 2017. The recruitment company will be sponsoring the Breakthrough Talent Award, one of eight awards up for grabs on the night. "If we’re going to make the UK games industry …

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IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

Media company IGN has announced that it will be Twitter’s official livestream broadcast partner for E3 2017 in June. A week’s worth of live online programming will kick off on June 10th and run until June 15th. Shows will broadcast directly from the expo floor and from IGN’s LA Studio. …

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GAME talks up 2017 – Black Friday, Switch, Scorpio and its play for PC

GAME recently published its financial results for the six months up to January 28th, including the key Christmas period. We all know that last year was tough for retail, as a number of key titles failed to chart over the key November release period, and more recently Ukie reported that …

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Rebellion’s 2000 AD and GAME headline this week’s MCV

This week, we head to Oxford to see Jason Kingsley and discuss Rebellion-owned 2000 AD as the developer has put out an open call for licensees on its wealth of intellectual property. We also talk to GAME’s CEO Martyn Gibbs about the reasons behind the company’s tough 2016 and why …

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Brexit is forcing 40% of games companies to consider relocation

In the week that Theresa May triggered Article 50, a UKIE report has found that 40 per cent of UK games businesses are considering relocation as a result of Brexit. 51 per cent said they would remain in the UK, while the remaining nine per cent failed to answer. Of …

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Twitch rolls out 1080p/60fps streaming

Video streaming platform Twitch has said that its service is in line for a much wanted quality boost. The Amazon-owned company has said that it will soon be rolling out 1080p/60fps video support. Its previous 3.5 megabit bitrate limit is also being increased, with the new recommended number sitting at …

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A rare achievement: how Yooka-Laylee’s winning fans on both sides of the nostalgia divide

Nostalgia is a valuable currency in the games industry, but there’s one UK studio that knows this better than most. Formed by several ex-Rare employees, many of whom worked there during the firm’s iconic N64 years, Playtonic Games is just over a fortnight away from releasing its debut title, Yooka-Laylee, …

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