Media & PR

Twitch unveils new Clips feature to challenge Oddshot

Twitch has announced Clips; a new feature that allows viewers to save 30 second video clips from any live stream. When something amazing happens on stream, all users have to do is press the Clip button, this will save the previous 25 seconds of the stream along with the next …

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Paradox pulls Stellaris mod that removed game’s racial diversity

The makers of PC strategy title Stellaris have taken action against a mod that appeared to push a white supremacist agenda. The mod in question removed the game’s rich mix of cultural and racial characters and replaced them with an all-white cast. Paradox has said that while it was uncomfortable …

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IGN on the power of specialist media

IGN won the Media Team prize at the MCV Awards last March. Following this win, Dan Kilby, commercial projects and marketing manager, tells MCV about the company’s strategy, the opportunities offered by eSports and why specialist sites are trusted. Congratulations on winning the Media Team category.Thank you. We put a …

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Uncharted 4 set out to introduce strong female characters

Creative director Neil Druckmann has revealed how the Uncharetd 4 development team went about ensuring strong women were represented in the game. When I’m introducing and describing a new character to our lead character concept artist, constantly she will ask, ‘What if it was a girl?’ And I’m like, Oh, …

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UK toys-to-life sector is bigger than ever

Forget the toys-to-life crisis. More than 620,000 UK gamers have bought Disney Infinity 3, LEGO Dimensions or Skylanders Superchargers. That’s a rise of 21.2 per cent compared with the number of toys-to-life starter packs sold during the same period a year before. The data follows concerns for the genre sparked …

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You can watch the Women In Games Awards 2016 right here

Today we celebrate the Top 30 Women in Games, and will find our who has won the six award categories at a special ceremony in London. But if you can’t make it, don’t worry,you can log on and watch the whole thing on Twitch.tv live. TheWomen in Games Awards 2016can …

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Trouble in toy town? Discover the true state of the toys-to-life market in this week’s free MCV

Toys-to-life, Sega’s PC ambitions and the arrival of Maximum Games in the UK headline today’s free issue of MCV. We discuss what the collapse of Disney Infinity means for the toys-to-life sector, while Sega’s John Clark talks PC, DLC and listening to its fans. Elsewhere, Maximum Games execs Christina Seelye …

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Uncharted 4 beats Doom to No.1, is the series’ most successful launch

The final entry in Sony’s Uncharted franchise A Thief’s End has shot to the top spot in the UK charts, beating Week One sales records for the franchise. Uncharted 4 beat launch week sales of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception by 66 per cent. Meanwhile, the new entry in Bethesda’s Doom …

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Samsung and Oculus’ Gear VR hits 1m users

Over one million people have used Samsung’s Gear VR headset in the last month. That’s according to Oculus’ blog, which says that in the six months since its mobile VR headset hit shelves over one million people used the new tech. Note – this does not necessarily mean that one …

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Paradox sticks up for IGN’s Stellaris review and critical freedom

Publisher Paradox Interactive has urged fans to stop lambasting IGN for what some feel is an unfair review of Stellaris. The space strategy title, which is off to an incredibly strong start, has a Metacritic rating of 78 per cent. IGN awarded the title a 6.3/10, saying that sections later …

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