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GDC faced bomb threat for granting Anita Sarkeesian an award

The organisers of GDC have revealed that it received a number of bomb threats earlier this year over its decision to hand the Ambassador Award to Anita Sarkeesian. The Tropes vs Women creator won the gong in March for helping the game industry advance to a better place” and for …

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Razer signs on for MCV Awards 2014

Gaming accessories specialist Razer is the latest big name to pledge its support for this year’s MCV Awards. Razer has signed up as sponsor of the Games Publisher of the Year award. Those in the running for the prize include Activision Blizzard, EA, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, Take-Two, Ubisoft and Warner …

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Rolocule’s Rolomotion tech nominated for Edison Award

Rolocule Games has been nominated for the Edison Award for its Rolomotion motion-control gaming technology. The Edison Award recognises the most innovative products, services and business leaders, with nominations based on the concept, value, delivery and impact of each innovation. Past recipients of the award have included the likes of …

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Skylanders named licence of the year at LIMA Awards

Activision’s Skylanders property was last night named as best licensed programme of the year at LIMA’s International Excellence Awards. Held on the first day of Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Skylanders also walked away with the award for best character or toy brand. Other big winners included The Very Hungry …

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EA wins LGBT equality award

The Human Rights Campaign has awarded publisher EA a 100 per cent rating in its LGBT workplace equality report. To receive the award businesses must demonstrate policies, benefits and practices that are best-in-class demonstrations of corporate commitments to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees”. Only companies that score 100 per …

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MCV AWARDS 2012: Activision wins prestigious Grand Prix award

Global publishing power Activision won the most prestigious award at last night’s MCV Awards 2012, winning the coveted Grand Prix title. It was Activision’s first win of the top prize, which recognised key achievements including the introduction of new brand Skylanders at the most difficult point in the console cycle, …

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MCV AWARDS 2012: Steam wins first Digital Retailer gong

Popular online PC game retail portal Steam became the first company to win the new Digital Retailer prize at last night’s MCV Awards 2012. The achievement acknowledges the market-leading position attained by Valve’s network, which has become the de facto choice for millions of PC gamers across the world. Five …

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