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FBI releases its Gamergate investigation file

The FBI has published a 173-page document that shows the department’s investigation into the online harrassment movement, Gamergate. Available to read on the Bureau’s website, the heavily-redacted report includes emails, news articles and internal memos regarding the online hate movement. Fair warning for anyone looking to read the full report …

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Why YouTubers need management

YouTubers are now an indivisible part of the games industry. What started as a hobby for kids in their bedroom has evolved into a massively important – and influential – part of our industry. Now, YouTubers need to be more professional than ever. That’s why a new type of company …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Improbable appoints new lead content editor

Improbable hires Dan Griliopoulos, Gina Jackson joins Imaginarium, mobile studio Sybo appoints Byron and Videogamer has a new editor. New lead content editor at Improbable Writer Dan Griliopoulos has joined Improbable as lead content editor. He’ll be directing Improbable’s content strategy as they build the next generation of virtual worlds. Previously, he’s worked as …

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This week’s MCV: Everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch

This week, we talk to UK retailers about Nintendo’s new console, take a look at the hardware, discuss the Switch’s games both at launch and beyond, and share what the games industry thinks about what could be one of the most disruptive consoles the industry’s ever seen. We also speak …

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US digital market grew 16% year-on-year in December 2016

The US digital console market grew 16 per cent year-on-year in December 2016, compared with a 16 per cent drop year-on-year at US retail during the same period. That’s according to the latest report from data research firm SuperData. December was the worst month in two decades for the US console …

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Livingstone and Gibson call for UK government to create British Games Institute

Some of the biggest names in the UK games industry have called for a new organisation, founded with government money, to fund UK games production, culture and education. Industry veteran Ian Livingstone and investment consultant Rick Gibson have announced their blueprint for a new body called the British Games Institute. …

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Dr Jo Twist: How PM’s ‘industrial pillars’ will play out for the games sector

Response to today’s government announcement on industrial strategy by Dr Jo Twist, OBE, CEO of Ukie. Prime Minister Theresa May today launched the modern Industrial Strategy, a plan of action for a competitive UK that will see the government invest in and review support for innovative “new sectors” and a …

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Ukie’s Jo Twist responds to PM’s ‘Modern Industrial Strategy’

This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May, will announce proposals for a new industrial strategy, designed to ‘build on Britain’s strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses’. It will allow businesses to strike new ‘Sector Deals’ to address their specific challenges and opportunities. That means the games industry could request a …

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