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MCV’s Review of the Year – Part 3: Events of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year. Big themes in 2016 included the fallout of Brexit (or lack of), the rise of eSports as a commercial force to be reckoned with, the tarnishing of a few reputations on YouTube, and much, much more. Hope …

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Microsoft is raising prices in the UK thanks to Brexit

Microsoft has announced that it will be raising the prices of its business software and cloud services in the UK as a result of Brexit. Microsoft’s blog post revealed that the company will be raising business software prices by 13% and cloud service prices by a whopping 22% from January …

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PlayStack: ‘The games industry is well equipped to survive Brexit’

Industry veteran Harvey Elliott believes the UK games business can thrive during Brexit as it ‘always changes’. The former EA and Marmalade exec, who has just launched a new publishing division called PlayStack, is bullish about the British games industry due to the fact it has already endured so much …

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Brexit is simulated in Football Manager 17

One of the new features in Football Manager 17 is Brexit, which can make life unbelievably hard if you are unlucky. Deciding to take the reigns of a British club opens you up to the possibility of having to deal with Brexit. There will be three types of Brexit that …

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BillyGoat Entertainment on the Galactic Empire, Kickstarter and the Brexit

It’s often strange how life imitates art. For example, Irish indie developer BillyGoat Entertainment’s latest game, adventure title Her Majesty’s SPIFFING, tells the story of a Britain increasingly isolated from the rest of the world… actually, developer Will Barr can probably do a better job of explaining the game. The …

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CCP’s Hilmar Veigar Pétursson explains the company’s London move

The UK games industry can be contrary at the best of times and right now, in the face of Brexit uncertainty, it’s contradicting even the most optimistic of analysts. The vote to leave the EU saw some countries threaten to pull support from Britain. It saw the pound plunge, share …

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Eve Online makers CCP and Six developer Gram Games open new UK offices

Yet another major games company is opening a development studio in London. CCP has joined Endemol and Gram Games by launching a new outfit in the English capital. The Eve Online maker is also moving its senior management team to the city. However, CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Ptursson says its …

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