Media & PR

‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a really big turning point for us’

Recently Pro Evolution Soccer has been growing in popularity – critically at least – and no where was that more apparent than last year’s PES 2016. The game reviewed pretty well, with some critics saying it was better than rival football title, FIFA 16. But, by Konami’s own admission, the …

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YouTubers in uproar as site penalises edgy content

Video streaming giant YouTube has once again infuriated a number of its biggest stars by withholding advertising revenue. The exact causes of this most recent uproar remain a little ambiguous. A number of names have exploded on social media after being informed by YouTube that advertising had been blocked on …

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What LDC’s £16.5m investment means for Worms maker Team17

Worms creators Team17 has secured 16.5m in funding from private equity firm LDC and has acquired The Escapists franchise. We speak with CEO Debbie Bestwick to find out what this means for one of the UK’s longest running games studios. What makes this deal work for Team17? We have a …

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Team17, Konami and EA headline this week’s free MCV

This week, we unveil Team17’s plans for the future after the UK label has secured a 16.5m investment deal and acquired The Escapists franchise. We also discuss Endemol’s new London-based developer and publisher Good Catch with MD Anil Mistry. Elsewhere, EA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo talks about how the publisher is …

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Deus Ex Mankind Divided tops UK charts

Square Enix’s latest entry in the Deus Ex series has shot straight to No.1 in the UK. Mankind Divided, which launched for PS4, Xbox One and PC, did perform worse than the series’ previous entry, 2011’s Human Revolution. GfK Entertainment speculates that this weaker showing was due in part to …

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Digital to physical: the rise of video games-themed board games

Bloodborne, XCOM, Minecraft, Civilization, Street Fighter, Doom, This War of Mine, The Witcher, Plague Inc… The list is quite endless: board games based on video games are unquestionably on the rise. And we’re not even talking about all the Monopoly editions. It seems that every single successful game out there …

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Eidos Montreal on living up to Human Revolution with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Since it started working on the Deus Ex franchise, developer Eidos Montreal has been under a great deal of pressure. For 2011’s Human Revolution, it was under scrutiny to prove its game could live up to the quality and depth of the original Deus Ex. And now, having proven itself …

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Twitch’s battle to remain the top dog of eSports streaming

In the face of growing competition, Twitch is still the streaming space’s market leader and this is helped by its pro-gaming content. We speak to eSports boss Nick Allen about staying at the top How would assess 2016 so far for Twitch? With the eSports partnerships we’ve entered into this …

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Opinion: Mainstream brands are at risk of being left behind by the digital generation

ESL UK’s co-managing director Spike Laurie discusses the new media behavior of the next generation, and why mainstream media and brands must pay very, very close attention I still take some relish when I reel off the statistics of this phenomenal industry, despite it being the umpteenth time I’ve invoked …

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