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Activision Blizzard reports better-than-expected earnings

Activison has reported better-than-expected earnings for its Q1 2013, but remains cautious about the hurdles that still lie ahead for the rest of the year. The publisher brought in net revenues of $1.32bn during the three month period that ended March 31st. The result was a 13 per cent improvement …

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Nintendo: This is the year of the 3DS

The 3DS story has been one fraught with ups and downs. A high price, coupled with negative press reports, a poor launch line-up and confused advertising forced Nintendo to cut the console’s price just three months after launch. The 3DS’ unique selling point – a 3D screen – quickly lost …

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2013 MCV Pacific Awards – nominations now open

On 9th May this year, the industry will be gathering in Sydney for the MCV Pacific Awards, and you get to decide who’s worthy. To submit a company, game, brand or person for nomination in any of the below categories,email MCVwith the subject heading ‘Award Nomination’. Marketing Campaign of the …

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Is 2013 the year of the indie?

This year will be a major year for the independent retail scene, say store owners. Indie retailers hope the mass closure of HMV and Blockbuster stores have provided them with opportunities to expand both their in-store offerings and the number of shops. Last week, major retailers pledged to fill the …

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Destiny will not be released in 2013

Bungie’s first post-Halo project, Destiny, will not be released in 2013. That’s according to publisher Activision, which issued the clarification after 48 hours of very successful marketing activity was instigated across media outlets online. "Activision reiterated that although Bungie’s amazing new world was revealed today, Activision has not included the …

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Save the date: London Games Conference 2013 announces theme, date and venue

After a sell-out event in 2012 Intent Media is happy to announce details of the London Games Conference 2013. The event will return on Wednesday, November 13th and ishosted once again at One Wimpole Street, London. In 2012 the London Game Conference focussed on digital distribution and discovery. In 2013 …

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2013: What industry leaders want to see

MCVasks UK games industry experts about why 2013 will be much, much better than 2012. Christoph HartmannPresident, 2K2013 is set to be an exciting one for me personally, and for 2K. We kick off the year with the release of the eagerly anticipated BioShock Infinite in March. We can also …

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OPINION: Will 2013 be the year that everything changes?

The 1990s. The Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. The Game Boy and the Gamegear (or the Atari Lynx, if you like). If you were one of the millions of people that owned one of former pair and one of the latter pair then congratulations, you still fit the bill …

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50 things to look forward to in 2013

MCV runs through the biggest releases and events that will grow the industry over the next 12 months. 1. Grand Theft Auto VWatch out Call of Duty, the previous ‘biggest entertainment launch of all time’ wants its crown back. Rockstar has drip fed information about its next game to the …

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New Year, new start despite 2012 washout

The UK games industry is hoping for a brighter 2013 after last year’s software sales fell by almost 400m. 39.5m physical games were sold over the last 12 months, 15m fewer than in 2011. This generated 1bn, a drop of 26.4 per cent year-on-year. According to IHS?Screen Digest, UK?digital game …

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