Media & PR

Testronic backs Develop 100

Testronic Labs has signed on as the headline sponsor of this year’s Develop 100. First published in 2005, The Develop 100 celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and returns to print for the first time since 2011, included with the upcoming December/January issue of Develop magazine. This year, we will …

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Fallout 4 claims UK charts crown with 2015’s third-biggest launch

Fallout 4 has tripled the sales of its predecessor New Vegas, rocketing to number one in the UK retail rankings. The PS4, Xbox One and PC title outsold 2010’s Fallout: New Vegas by 213 per cent during its first week on sale, according to Chart-Track. It also became the third-largest …

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Interface: The day in pictures

MCV and Develop’s content marketplace Interface returned for another successful outing yesterday – and you can now see some pictures from the day. As well as the expo, which was attended by more than 100 indie developers and small studios eager to see the latest independent titles and speak with …

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Hue’s Henry Hoffman?

Henry Hoffman always wanted to make games. Since he was nine he’s been making little games, but his first real title was Mush, a BAFTA-winning project that him and four other developers made in the 12-week Dare To Be Digital competition while he was at university in Newport. Dare To …

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Zoe Quinn movie rights acquired by Ghostbusters reboot producer

Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has sold the movie rights to her upcoming memoir Crash Override: How To Save The Internet From Itself. Deadline reports that the rights have been acquired by the producer of the Ghostbusters reboot and former Sony Pictures co-chairperson Amy Pascal. The site adds that several …

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EA: ‘Battlefront will be an integral part of the Star Wars universe’

Who would’ve thought, five years ago, that a new Star Wars title would be one of the most anticipated games of 2015? Yet, here we are, with Star Wars Battlefront set to be one of – if not the – biggest titles of Christmas. Gamer anticipation has unsurprisingly been building …

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Entry for MCV’s Games Directory closes tomorrow

MCV’s vital guide to key UK games agencies and services will return next month, and deadline for entries is tomorrow. Now simply called the Directory, this is an interactive website and printed book that will featurethe best names in Quality Assurance, Localisation, Public Relations, Creative Agencies, Payment Methods, Recruitment, Accessories, …

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What exactly was PlayStation up to in Paris? Find out in the latest issue of MCV

Whismical animal titles, make-it-yourself games, interactive movies, VR: PlayStation was certainly playing with fire at Paris Games Week. Will it pay off? Read this week’s MCV and find out. We also speak with HTC as the phone maker prepares to release its Vive virtual reality headset in a potentially market-changing …

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UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

Games trade body UKIE has laid out a list of Government recommendations that would boost the industry by 1bn by 2020. The report – ‘a blueprint for growth’ – was unveiled at a high-level Parliament event on Tuesday this week. Independently created by Olsberg SPI on behalf of UKIE, the …

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Streaming firm Hitbox secures $4m in investment

The latest player in the streaming market has secured $4m in funding. Vienna-based Hitbox raised this in a new round of investment which will help it expand its North American operation and worldwide reach. This funding was led by Austrian venture capital firm SpeedInvest, with publisher Wargaming, North Base Media, …

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