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Interview: Codemasters on Dirt Rally, Evolution and the company’s bright future

It’s been a tough few years for Codemasters. The UK-based outfit has struggled to get off the ground with the PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, its ventures into non-racing territory – such as last year’s Overlord: Fellowship of Evil – proved disappointing. In fact, Codemasters closed its non-racing operations in …

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Is publishing the secret to GameStop’s survival? Find out in this week’s MCV

In this week’s issue, we speak to GameStop’s Mark Stanley about the retailer’s move into publishing. The exec shares whatthe firm’s ambition is within this space, what it offers developers and how it can compete in areas – like the UK – where it hasn’t got a physical retail presence. …

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Sign your game with Channel 4 at Interface

Channel 4 is the latest firm to sign up for our upcoming Interface event, giving devs the chance to secure a publishing deal with the broadcaster’s new games arm. Interface will take place at St Mary’s Church, Marylebone, London on Thursday, May 5th. The event centres around a private one-to-one …

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Are we charging enough for indie games? Find out in this week’s MCV

This week, we ask leading publishers in the indie sector if it’s too late to start charging more for indie games. Uncharted 4 lead designer Ricky Cambier also discusses the end of the franchise and QA and localisation firms talk about virtual reality. We also catch up with Bandai Namco’s …

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Interview: What to expect from Gamescom 2016

Following a record-breaking Gamescom 2015, MCV speaks to the event’s project manager Tim Endres about what we can expect from this year’s Cologne-based trade show. This is the eighth Gamescom. How would you evaluate the show’s performance so far?Gamescom is a real success story. Since taking place in Cologne in …

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Oculus Rift data sharing policies challenged by US senator

A US senator has issued an open letter to Oculus over concerns over the information it is collecting about its users. The concerns were first outlined by UploadVR. It noted that all Oculus games must be loaded via the company’s own software, and that in turn is linked to a …

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Facebook backs the MCV & Women in Games Awards 2016

Facebook has given its backing to next month’s Women in Games Awards, lining up as headline partner for the MCV and WIGJ event. The firm will also sponsor the Outstanding Contribution of the Year category of the special awards. Facebook is proud to sponsor this year’s Women in Gaming Awards,” …

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‘UK games development is as strong as ever, despite closures’

The UK games development sector is stronger than ever, despite the collapse of three major studios, say leading experts. Over the past month, Xbox has announced it will close Fable makers Lionhead (pictured), Sony will shut DriveClub creators Evolution, while Activision has announced redundancies at Guitar Hero developers FreeStyleGames. I …

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Her Story, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Rocket League win big at BAFTA Game Awards

Indie projects, British titles and… British indie releases were the stars at this year’s BAFTA Game Awards. Sam Barlow’s Her Story, The Chinese Room’s Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (pictured) and Rocket League all walked away with three prizes from last night’s awards show. UK indie dev Sam Barlow won …

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What’s going wrong with UK games development? Find out in this week’s MCV

Following the issues facing UK studios Lionhead, Evolution and FreeStyle, we ask development leaders about the future of development in this country. We also speak to Square Enix’s Justin Gaffney about the return of Final Fantasy, after the firm announced three games, a movie, and much more. Meanwhile, Stardew Valley …

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