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Twitch bans AO-rated streaming as Hatred arrives on Steam

Streaming platform Twitch has said that users will not be permitted to stream Adults Only (AO) rated games on its service. The ban applies to all games rated AO by the ESRB in the US, regardless of the region in which they are purchased or played. The decision was made …

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IGDA’s Rosman wins MCV Pacific Woman of the Year prize

The leader of the Melbourne IGDA chapter Giselle Rosman took away the first MCV Pacific Woman of the Year prize. Rosman was among four winners at the event, presented by Xbox. Other winners from the night included GoodGame’s Janet Carr, who picked up the Ambassador prize, while Widget’s Leena van …

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Insight: Managing retail and going global with your self-published game

In part three of Jason Kingsley’s regular column on self-publishing, the Rebellion CEO discusses the workload pressures that come with going alone, and how to structure those important deals Self-publishing involves a lot more complexity than work for hire. With work for hire you normally have one deal with one …

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How many game sales are physical? Find out in this week’s issue of MCV

This week MCV has investigated what proportion of game sales are physical, and how many are digital. By combining physical data from UKIE/GfK Chart-Track and digital information from SuperData, we can see what the divide is between the two formats. We also speak to Ubisoft Quebec about the publisher’s upcoming …

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Twitch Reflexes: How DingIt’s tech keeps eSports streaming competitive

This feature is the first in a series of articles exploring how leading streaming competitors are approaching the expanding market. As games streaming and eSports broadcasting becomes an ever-enlarging market, we talk to leading competitors about their tactics. As the "leading brand" in streaming, Twitch, shows consistent growth and a …

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King’s Rob Miller and EA’s Shaun Campbell join UKIE Board

Trade body UKIE has made some new additions to its Board of directors. The firm has added EA UK country manager Shaun Campbell to its Board, alongside Rob Miller, Candy Crush company King’s chief legal office and corporate secretary. The duo replace EA’s Keith Ramsdale and Preloaded’s Kate Booth, both …

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Is it game over for Kickstarter?

Power to the people,” John Lennon sang in 1971. It’s unlikely he was referring to video games – Pong wasn’t released until the following year – but the games industry certainly seems to have taken Lennon’s philosophy to heart 43 years later. Kickstarter is now synonymous with the crowdfunding trend …

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To self-publish or not to self-publish?

In the first of a series of pieces, Rebellion CEO and creative director Jason Kingsley discusses the Sniper Elite studio’s journey into self-publishing There are advantages and disadvantages to developers self-publishing. The complex decision as to whether we should self-publish happened over an extended period of time and a series …

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24/7 eSports channel incoming from streaming firm DingIt

New live-streaming service DingIt says it will launch a 24/7 eSports streaming channel. The Twitch rival launched in February of this year, and the firm says it has already grown its user base from 7,000 to over 100,000 in two months. We have about 250,000 broadcasters on board and had …

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Telltale’s fourth Game of Thrones episode arrives next week

The next episode of Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series will launch next week in Europe and North America across all available platforms. Dubbed Sons of Winter,” the fourth of six promised episodes in the series will arrive first on May 26th for Windows PC via Steam, the Telltale …

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