Media & PR

GMG’s Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

Games industry charity GamesAid has welcomed Green Man Gaming’s Tracey McGarrigan as its latest trustee. McGarrigan joined the games industry in 2010 as Sci-Fi-London.com’s games editor before subsequently joining GMG as head of global PR and communications. "I’m so proud to now be a trustee,” McGarrigan said. My legs are …

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New eSports channel opening on MCV from February 2015

MCV is adding regular reporting on the global eSports business – including the fast-growing UK competitive games sector – as of next month. The start of the February sees the launch of eSports Pro, a new e-bulletin and alerts service that will cover the pro-gaming sector around the world. Written …

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Call of Duty, GTA and FIFA retain UK retail top spots in first week of 2015

Three of 2014’s biggest games have held their UK retail podium positions as we kick off the New Year. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare kept its place as the UK’s biggest-selling game for last week, despite sales more than halving. This means Activision’s shooter has now achieved six weeks at …

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Lynne Kilpatrick receives OBE

Lynne Kilpatrick of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport will receive an OBE as revealed in the latest New Year’s Honours List. Kilpatrick receives the honour for her services to the video games sector. She works behind-the-scenes promoting the games industry to Government. She was also instrumental in putting …

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Space Ape: We want to be the Blizzard of mobile gaming

Mobile company Space Ape is a brand on the rise. The firm is also two years old and has already seen success with real-time strategy (RTS) title Samurai Siege, which has consistently been in the Top 100 grossing apps on the iOS charts and has generated $21m in revenue since …

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Ebuyer signs with Dave for first TV sponsorship deal

Online retailer Ebuyer.com has announced its first TV sponsorship campaign with UK TV channel Dave. The deal – worth 2.8 million – is set to run from January 2015 for a year, with Ebuyer.com sponsoring the ‘Weekends on Dave’ slot. The campaign has been named ‘Big on Tech’ and features …

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Humble Bundle raises $50m for charity, developers gross $100m

Humble Bundle has announced that its digital distribution platform has raised more than $50m for charities, while participating developers have grossed more than $100m between Humble’s bundle and storefront promos. In an interview with Joystiq, Humble co-founder John Graham explained how the focus on charity has been infused in the …

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The Witcher 3 gets second playable character

Female Elf descendantCiri has been named as the second playable character who will feature in CD Projekt Red’s The Witcher 3. In Witcher fiction main star Geralt is a sort of father figure for Ciri, whom he has trained as a skilled monster hunter. "Adding Ciri as a playable character …

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80 Days developer says depiction of women in games is ‘a disaster’

The creative director of iOS hit 80 Days has lashed out at the typical depiction of female characters in most modern games. Telling Develop that the situation was a disaster” Jon Ingold blamed what he described as the circular logic” of execs using sales data as evidence that male-led titles …

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OPINION: 20 Years of PlayStation – Did we really grow up?

This week we’ve been celebrating the 20th birthday of PlayStation (well, the Japanese birthday anyway). Sony threw a party, put together a lovely grey PS4 model, sold it for 19.94 and then gamers immediately put it on eBay. The media ran nostalgia-tinged articles on the birth of a new gaming …

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