Media & PR

Nominations for eSports Industry Awards extended until May 20th

The nomination period for the eSports Industry Awards – taking place on Monday, 21st November at the The Brewery, London – has been extended to May 20th, meaning you still have time to tell us who you think should win on the night. Hosted by games industry commentator and presenter …

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YouTube removes Content ID claim revenue block

One of the main criticisms of YouTube’s Content ID system has been addressed by the video service. Content makers have for a long time bemoaned the fact that once a claim had been made on a video, they were locked out of making money from it for the duration of …

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The Interface indie conference is really great and you should come along

We are probably setting ourselves up for a fall here, but we think the Interface conference might just be the best conference we’ve ever done. Interface – if you’ve never been – is an independent games development event. The main part of the show is a meeting system, where indie …

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One Piece: Burning Blood deposes Yo-Kai Watch from No.1 spot in Japan

Bandai Namco’s latest release based on the popular One Piece manga has taken both first and second place in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The new release claimed the top spot with its PS4 SKU, which shifted 31,162 units. The Vita edition charted in second place with 28,831 copies …

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Bud Light to sponsor top eSports stars

Bud Light is set to sponsor a group of eSports players across a number of games. At DreamHack Austin, which kicks off next week, Bud Light will reveal their initial list of potential players to sponsor, which will feature players from Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of …

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History Lesson: The story of XCOM

Behold, the power of games testers. Back in 1993, Harlow-based devs Julian Gollop and his brother Nick were deep in development on UFO: Enemy Unknown – the first game in the XCOM series. Unfortunately the publisher they were working for, MicroProse, was bought out by Spectrum HoloByte. And the new …

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Fred Prego on GAMEFest and its showdown with EGX

Last week, Gamer Network CEO Rupert Loman declared his disappointment in GAME. He was referring to the retailer’s new GAMEFest event, a consumer expo that will take place four weeks before his own EGX show… and at the same venue (Birmingham NEC). Upon making some allusions to the fact the …

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One Special Day initiative will see First Touch Games and New Star give their daily revenues to charity

The video games community is gathering again to support charity SpecialEffect. Publishers First Touch Games and New Star have announced their participation to One Special Day. This initiative, which will happen on July 15th, will see games companies to give 100 per cent of that day’s revenues to the gamers’ …

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