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IGDA’s Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

Former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Kate Edwards has joined the board of directors at Take This, a non-profit charity that aims to inform the video game community about mental health issues. Edwards joins journalists Russ Pitts and Susan Arendt, who co-founded the charity, as well …

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Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

VR will make a big stride towards the mainstream in 2018 when Oculus releases a $200 standalone VR headset. That’s according to Bloomberg, which says that the new headset is designed to bridge the gap between cheaper entry-level smartphone based VR and high-end headsets that plug into PCs. Not only …

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Azubu co-founder Windhorst has assets frozen

One of the key figures behind livestreaming service Azubu has run into some serious financial trouble. Dotesports reports that the London High Court has frozen the assets of German entrepreneur Lars Windhorst, who was the financier behind Azubu. It is alleged that Windhorst did not honour a deal to purchase …

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Facebook Live grabs exclusive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds deal

The game of the moment has signed a new video streaming deal with Facebook. Developer Bluehole has announced that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will stream exclusive content on Facebook Live starting today (July 10th) between 19:00-22:00 PDT (03:00-06:00 BST). It will then do the same every Monday. Each live video will show …

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Celebrate Your Independence Every Day – Seven proven PR tips to self promote your game

Indigo Pearl, the games industry’s multi award-winning PR agency, has been running as an independent since 1999. Here, Caroline Miller, Founder & Director, gives us an insight into how indies can do their own PR without hiring an agency, and introduces DXN, the game key distribution service it’s developed to help developers get that all-important discoverability.

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X, Sony’s PlayLink and Sega Forever headline this week’s MCV

This week, we talk to Microsoft and Sony about their E3 announcements and what’s to come for the platform holders. In the blue corner, Sony Worldwide Studios’ senior VP Michael Denny discusses PlayLink and how it’s looking to utilise casual gamers’ familiarity with smartphones as a recruiting tool for multiplayer …

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Dailymotion switches focus to premium content

Vivendi’s streaming video service Dailymotion is backing away from the YouTube and Switch market with a shift to premium video. The former Yahoo acquisition target has signed up with Vice, Universal Music (which is also owned by Vivendi) and CNN to create what it described as high quality content targeting …

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Titan announces Wolfenstein, Dishonored and Evil Within comics

A trio of Bethesda properties are getting the graphic novel treatment courtesy of Titan Comics. The Wolfenstein title will be a prequel to the upcoming Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, which was announced at E3. It will star the game’s protagonist BJ Blazkowic, who leads the resistance against Nazi occupied …

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Enthusiast Gaming acquires Destructoid

One of gaming’s most successful blogs has been acquired by Canadian website network Enthusiast Gaming. Destructoid was established in 2006 and currently attracts 5m monthly visitors, which will now add to Enthusiast Gaming’s 50m monthly users. "Destructoid has been a major gaming news brand for over 10 years and we …

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OPINION: OP Talent on how to create a successful influencer campaign

Set up five years ago, OP Talent was the first dedicated management company for top YouTube gaming influencers. We manage a large proportion of the UK’s top YouTubers and have been at the forefront of online brand marketing. Our talents are responsible for billions of video views and have millions …

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