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Starbreeze launches its own publishing business

Swedish company Starbreeze has launched a new publishing business for digital games. The firm, responsible for titles such as Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, will assist developers with distribution, marketing and publishing. In a statement it said projects will be selected and managed carefully and game …

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Twitch, Indigo Pearl and 505 scoop new prizes at MCV Awards 2015

This year’s MCV Awards saw the introduction of three brand new company prizes – and three inaugural victors to match. The Agency Team trophy honoured the best external PR efforts of the last 12 months, with Indigo Pearl’s (pictured) big year winning over projects from the likes of EA, Oculus …

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505 thanks retail for Sniper chart success

Publisher 505 Games is toasting retail this week as Sniper Elite V2 hit the top of the charts. The shooter was comfortably the biggest seller, besting action rival Prototype 2.505 says the game’s success was due to the ‘amazing’ support from its retail partners, which included GAME in Milton Keynes …

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Mama takes on Modern Warfare

505 Games will become the only publisher in the country to release a flagship Q4 release in the same week as Activision’s Modern Warfare 2 next month – and has no fear of the epic shooter. Retail has ordered more units of Cooking Mama 3 than any other title in …

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DSi-only Hair Salon coming to retail

Users of Nintendo’s download-only DSiWare store are already accustomed to software made specifically for Nintendo’s latest handheld iteration, but 505 Games is for the first time bringing a DSi-only title to European retail. Hair Salon, which will be released on November 13th, is developed by Sonic Powered and utilises the …

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Trade in PR merry-go-round

Some of the industry’s most recognised PR execs have moved into new roles this week. At Microsoft, UK PR manager for Xbox & Games for Windows Andy Irving has taken a job in the firm’s marketing team. MCV understands that this will involve looking after a number of first party …

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Bob Burridge joins 505

505 Games has strengthened its growing team with the impressive appointment of former Activision and Eidos stalwart Bob Burridge as UK sales director. The new hire comes shortly after former UK sales head Ralph Pitt-Stanley was promoted to the position of commercial director last month. Like many of 505’s key …

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505 prepares first worldwide release

Publisher 505 is set to launch IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey worldwide – the firm’s first global release. The World War II flight sim is the first title from the publisher to hits shelves either side of the Atlantic almost simultaneously, launching in Europe on September 4th and the US …

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505 and Warner Bros back GMAs

505 Games and Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment have become the latest big name publishers to back the GMAs. 505 is Silver Sponsor and is hosting a drinks reception at the event to highlight new flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. Marketing director Alison Mitchell said: It was great to …

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Pitt-Stanley moves up at 505

505 games has promoted Ralph Pitt-Stanley to the position of commercial director, UK/ROE, as it gears up for a busy second half to the year. Formerly UK/ROE sales director, the popular Pitt-Stanely, along with general manager Ian Howe and marketing manager Alison Mitchell, was part of the small team that …

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