Media & PR

Influencing the influencers

Joost van Dreunen discusses the growing impact of YouTubers and Twitch streamers, and considers the implications of turning a hobby into a business

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Games Centre runs Pokémon Go events for charity

Scottishretail chain Games Centre made the most of the Pokmon Go phenomenon, all in the aid of charity. Starting with its Kilmarnock store, the firm organised ‘Pokmon Go Prowls’ from all its local shops. The concept saw Games Centre offer a tour of town landmarks, while visiting Pokstops and catching …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: GameSpot promotes UK editor

Tamoor Hussain is GameSpot’s new UK editor, The Hut Group hires a new social media exec and Substance Global strengthens its teams. GameSpot promotes Hussain to UK editor The media site has appointed former news editor Tamoor Hussain as its new UK editor. Before joining GameSpot in early 2015, he …

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NX, Vive and Star Wars headline this week’s free MCV magazine

In the latest edition of MCV, we uncover some of the key games designed to launch NX. Nintendo is putting together a triple-A line-up for the console, including a Pokmon title, a new Mario game and the previously announced Zelda title, Breath of the Wild. We also talked to studios …

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Gamers will be able to come to this year’s Golden Joysticks

The 34th edition of the Golden Joystick Awards will be open to the public for the first time ever. Starting today, balcony tickets are being sold to attend the ceremony, which is once again taking place at the Indig02 at London’s O2 Arena on November 18th. The tickets cost 10 …

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LEGO Star Wars manages fifth week at head of the UK charts

Warner Bros’ latest LEGO title, The Force Awakens, has claimed its fifth consecutive No.1 since launch. In doing so, it is neck and neck with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes as the LEGO title with the most consecutive weeks at the top of the UK charts. LEGO Batman 2 …

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ELEAGUE finals to be broadcast on Twitter tonight

The semi finals and grand final of ELEAGUE will be broadcast live on Twitter over the weekend. The social network will host the full stream of all three matches from across the final weekend. The stream will host the observer feed of the event, meaning panel segments with on air …

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Does eSports need regulation?

Morepeople are watching eSports, and for longer periods of time. Triple-A publishers are investing heavily in the space. And the prize pools are growing in size, with players competing for massive piles of cash. As these sums grow, so does the pressure and desire to win. To this end, we’ve …

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Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Remember that game show where folk would wage war using a version of the Total War engine? It’s coming back. The BBC has revealed that Time Commanders has been renewed for a new run. Creative Assembly’s Total War is seemingly back, too, what with the Total War Twitter account linking …

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