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Revolution, Playtonic and Edge Case to discuss crowd-funding at special Interface panel next month

Leading games developers will discuss how to make the most of crowd-funding at an opening keynote panel at Interface next month. The panel will include industry veteran Charles Cecil, who took his Broken Sword series to Kickstarter in 2012 and made over 770,000. Playtonic’s Andy Robinson will also join the …

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Baldur’s Gate expansion criticised for inclusion of a transgender character

Just another normal day in the games industry, then. Recently released Baldur’s Gate expansion Siege of Dragonspear has found itself subject to heavy criticism from segments of the fanbase, with the anger seemingly directed toward two fronts. On the one hand, there is widespread frustration at the game’s technical performance. …

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PlayStation Access hits one million subscribers

Sony has announced that YouTube channel PlayStation Access has reached one million subscribers. The platform holder has said that that outlet has grown top be the biggest PlayStation channel in the European, Middle East and Africa regions. PlayStation Access launched in 2010, and Sony says that the site is home …

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Quantum Break has option to disable licensed music for YouTubers

The developer of Quantum Break, Remedy, has given consumers the option of turning off licensed tracks in the upcoming release. Speaking to Engadget, the studio said that this was a response to feedback from YouTubers doing Let’s Plays of Remedy’s 2010 game Alan Wake. Due to YouTube’s Content ID, videos …

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Check out our exclusive interviews with Remedy, TinyBuild and GAME in this week’s MCV

In this week’s MCV, we offer a complete guide to London Games Festival plus interviews with TinyBuild, GAME and Remedy. GAME boss Martyn Gibbs discusses the firm’s challenging 2015, TinyBuild muses on piracy as its latest game is illegally downloaded 1.6m times, while Remedy chats about its latest blockbuster Quantum …

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Ten Seconds with Dan Pearce

22 year-old Dan Pearce’s CV will make many developers weep with jealousy. In 2010, at the age of just 16, he was awarded the BAFTA Young Game Designer prize; just three years later he was chosen as one of the organisation’s Breakthrough Brits. It was really strange,” Pearce says. Every …

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Gaming’s gender split equal across PC and mobile

The widespread stereotype of gamers as being predominantly male has been dealt yet another blow. A newreportfrom App Annie looking into the US audiences for mobile, PC and console during Q3 2015 found that iOS, Android and PC/Mac gamers were almost exactly evenly-split between male and female. The console demographic, …

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Miles Jacobson’s rollercoaster year

22 years ago, Miles Jacobson entered Sports Interactive and landed his dream job working on Championship Manager. In the wake of his Person of the Year prize at the 2016 MCV Awards, he discusses his future in video games and looks back on a rollercoaster year. What does it mean …

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EXCLUSIVE: Would the games industry rather fight 1 horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?

As readers of MCV magazine will know, last month saw the introduction of a brand new section in which we ask THE burning question at the heart of the games industry. That question is this: Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? We didn’t want you …

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