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CBS is making a Candy Crush TV show

Turns out that Candy Crush is still incredibly popular. So popular that US TV network CBS has decided to turn it into a TV game show. In the show two teams of contestants will compete to progress through giant interactive game boards. This will apparently take an entire hour, until …

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GameSpot signs CVG vet

CVG associate editor Rob Crossley has left the gaming website. He started working at CVG in May 2012, having previously been online editor for MCV’s sister title Develop. I’m incredibly proud of the work CVG has produced during my tenure as associate editor and I will miss my colleagues dearly,” …

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GameSpot hit with round of layoffs

CBS-owned online gaming publication GameSpot has suffered an unspecified number of layoffs, former employees and the company itself have confirmed. Ex-GameSpot reviewer Carolyn Petit posted a series of posts on her Twitter account detailing her recent exit from the site. "Today was my last day at GameSpot. It was a …

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Twitch: ‘New generation of gamers don’t want to read’

Game Informer and Gamereactor may be entering the UK, but according to TV giant Twitch, gamers don’t want new magazines, they want video. The US firm is like ‘YouTube for video games’, but specialises in live video and eSports. Its 23m unique monthly users watch 6bn minutes of video a …

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Draw Something CBS game show pilot in the works

A game show pilot based on the mobile hit game Draw Something is being produced for CBS. Variety reports the television network will ready a pilot of the Zynga acquisition, after beating out several other networks in a bidding war for the rights to the pitch. Sony Pictures Television, Embassy …

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CBS Interactive acquires Giant Bomb

The website formed by a team of ex-GameSpot journalists has been acquired by GameSpot parent CBS Interactive. CBS says Giant Bomb staff – including Jeff Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Brad Shoemaker, Vincent Caravella, Alex Navarro, Patrick Klepek, and Drew Scanlon – will remain ‘largely intact’, and will continue to run the …

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