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Gamescom welcomes global industry

The premier European games consumer and trade show is finally here, and MCV is on hand to provide you with the essential information you’ll need to survive the five-day video game extravaganza. Though the exhibition itself doesn’t open its doors until tomorrow, this afternoon brings two key Gamescom events – …

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GMA 2009 finalists named

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Games Media Awards. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or trade tickets please contact Dave.Roberts@intentmedia.co.ukHere are the finalists in full: Best Games Magazine Games TM – Imagine PublishingEdge Magazine – Future PublishingPC Gamer – Future PublishingRetro Gamer – Imagine PublishingOfficial Xbox 360 …

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Kaz Hirai to keynote TGS

Sony Computer Entertainment chairman Kaz Hirai is to keynote the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. Hirai’s address is entitled ‘New Tactics for 2009′, where the CEO will have an opportunity to discuss the new directions Sony is taking its home console (soon to feature ‘true’ motion control), and new PSPgo handheld. …

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Key execs signed for Edinburgh

Plans are building for August’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival. Taking place on Thursday, August 13th and 14th, the two-day event will open with a keynote from EA Sports boss Peter Moore. Key names from Endemol, Playfish, Jagex, BMO Capital Markets, Turbine and German games giant Bigpoint are all signed up to …

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Develop Awards Winners In Full

Over 500 people packed into the Hilton Metropole hotel last night to see 15 different firms or individuals take home a Develop Award. The full list of winners follows: CREATIVITY Best New IP LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

 Best Use of a Licence Lego Batman (Traveller’s Tales)
 Visual Arts LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

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Big night at Develop Awards

Over 500 games development execs saw 15 different winners walk home with a Develop Award last night. The full-house ceremony in Brighton honoured the best companies working in or serving the European games development sector over the last 12 months. Media Molecule took him five prizes – for Best New …

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Perry predicts death of physical media

Physical media is at the sunset of its lifespan. Eventually, all games will be based online. That was the view of industry veteran, and Gaikai founder, David Perry. Perry was speaking at an opening keynote at the fourth annual Develop Conference in Brighton, UK. In an address entitled Embracing the …

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MCV Awards: See the video here

Keep on moving is the message for the UK games business in 2009, as demonstrated by leading execs in this year’s MCV Awards video skit. Watch David Yarnton (Nintendo), Michael Rawlinson (ELSPA), John Clark (Sega), Martyn Gibbs (Gamestation) and Murray Pannell (Ubisoft) re-enact the dance moves from a cheesy pop …

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London conference to focus on digital distribution

Game downloads, online networks and the future of retail will be the focus of the ELSPA-backed London Games Conference this autumn. The single day event is being run by Intent Media, which publishes MCV, Develop, Mobile Entertainment and CasualGaming.Biz. LGC ’09: Digital Distribution & The Future of the European Games …

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Fallout 3 scoops GDC Game of the Year Award

Bethesda’s next-gen action RPG Fallout 3 has claimed the coveted GDC 09 Game of the Year Award at this year’s event, though it was LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule that emerged as the ceremony’s main benefactor, scooping four accolades. Fallout 3 fended off the likes of Fable 2, Left 4 Dead, …

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