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SpecialEffect at 10: “We’ve increased our work tenfold”

SpecialEffect celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and just raised over £300,000 during its One Special Day campaign. We talk to founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan (pictured below) about what’s next for the gaming charity. Congrats on your 10th anniversary. How has SpecialEffect grown over the last ten years? We’ve increased the number …

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Play Expo Manchester 2017 unveils biggest indie zone ever

Play Expo Manchester has revealed that this year’s event will have the biggest roster of indie games the event has ever seen. Taking place between October 14th and 15th at Manchester’s Event City, event organiser Replay Events will be hosting upcoming titles such as Hyper Sentinel by Huey Games and …

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OPINION: The European Women in Games Conference 2017 paints a bright future for the industry

Women in Games CEO Marie-Claire Isaaman (pictured right) talks to MCV about the success of its recent European Women in Games Conference and how it paints a bright future for the industry. Our seventh annual conference earlier this month highlighted the key role women play in the European game industries as …

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Reconnect with the game industry’s brightest and boldest minds at Future Games Summit 2017

Hannah Tovey, conference manager at NewBay Media (pictured right), talks about what’s in store for this year’s Future Games Summit. Three months ago, as part of my role as conference manager here at NewBay Media, I was asked to research content for a gaming conference – namely the Future Games …

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Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will then be shared between the supported organisations, which include AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, …

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Golden Joystick Awards 2017 announce headline sponsor

Omen by HP has been announced as the headline sponsor of this year’s Golden Joystick Awards. The awards will return to London for its 35th edition this November at the Bloomsbury Big Top, and will be hosted by comedian Danny Wallace. Over 20 awards will be up for grabs on …

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The Golden Joystick Awards 2017: a celebration of excellence to ‘push the industry forward’

The Golden Joystick Awards is among the most respected gaming events of the year. Not only is it the biggest publicly-voted awards show on the planet, peaking at a massive nine million votes in 2016, but it also acts as an important touchstone for the industry, marking the key trends …

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Multiplay secures license for Minecraft BlockFest events

GAME has announced a new partnership between its games event company Multiplay and Minecraft creator Mojang to bring BlockFest events to the UK. BlockFest events are community-based and aim at bringing the best of official Minecraft experiences to local communities around the world,” the announcement said. The exact format and …

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35th Golden Joystick Awards returns on November 17th 2017

This year’s Golden Joystick Awards will take place on November 17th at an all-new venue, event organiser Future Publishing has announced, with comedian Danny Wallace making a return to hosting duties. Situated this year at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, over 25 award categories will be up for grabs this year, …

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