Media & PR

Sky and ITV partner to launch 24-hour Ginx eSports TV channel

Ginx TV has unveiled its new direction this morning, following a new partnership with Sky and ITV. From June 23rd, the video games channel will become Ginx eSports TV, the first 24-hour eSports channel in the UK. It will launch on channel 470 in Sky’s Sports section and will feature, …

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Opinion: The changing landscape of games industry conferences

SuperData’s Joost van Dreunen discusses the rapid rise and sheer number of video game events designed to educate the industry on the next big thing. For this year’s E3 conference, I’d like to not talk about E3 for a change. Over the course of my tenure as an industry analyst, …

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Uncharted helps PS4 hold No.1 spot for May in US

PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling hardware in the US thanks to Uncharted 4, according to data from NPD. As reported by GamesBeat, the PS4-exclusive was the best-selling game for the month, ahead of Bethesda’s Doom. Though Sony’s title was No.1 game of the month, NPD reports that Blizzard’s …

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Toxic League of Legends players also also make for toxic workers, Riot finds

Having examined 12 months worth of gameplay for every employee, League of Legends developer Riot discovered "a correlation between in-game and in-Riot toxicity". Writing for GoogleRe:work, the studio said: The Riot team hypothesised there’d be a correlation between highly toxic in-game play and workplace toxicity; if a Rioter received lots …

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ESA on the future of E3

Every year when we sit down with E3 organisers the ESA, we generally end up chatting about the same topics. ‘What can we expect from the show?’, ‘What’s different this year?’, ‘How much space is being dedicated to mobile/VR/AR/the next big thing?’. But this year, there’s actually quite a lot …

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Opinion: When video games date the movies

Former Sony London Studios VR developer Dave Ranyard discusses how virtual reality could see the worlds of film and video games unite. For years now we have seen games and movies do a merry dance together but never really meet up. Sure there have been games made of movies and …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Eurogamer hires new guides editor

Reynolds replaces Bedford, Premier PR promotes two publicists and WIGJ hires a new CEO. Eurogamer appoints Reynolds as guides editor Matthew Reynolds is the latest addition to Eurogamer’s team. He has joined as guides editor, replacing John Bedford who is heading to the company’s sister website MetaBomb. Reynolds was formerly …

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Challenge scraps UK games TV show Videogame Nation

The UK’s only regular TV video games show, Videogame Nation, has been cancelled after its fourth series. The decision was described by co-host Dan Maher as sudden” in a Facebook post, where he added: Challenge TV decided not to renew the show in order to focus exclusively on gameshow content. …

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New WIG CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman aims to boost women in development

The new CEO of Women in Games has identified development and management as key areas that needs better female representation. As a researcher at Norwich University of the Arts, Marie-Claire Isaaman found out that women in the games industry tend to work in marketing or HR – but not in …

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Interview: Sold Out’s leap into triple-A

The new Sold Out began life in February 2014 after being spun out of publisher Mastertronic. It has since made a name for itself as a safe pair of hands for digital games to come to physical retail, releasing hits such as Team17’s The Escapists and Zombie Army Trilogy from …

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