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Andy Payne awarded OBE

MCV is delighted to be the first to congratulate Andy Payne on tonight being awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Payne is known to almost everybody in the UK industry and is one of the most widely liked and respected executives in gaming. As well as his …

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8 reasons why the UK games market is still strong

There’s no denying that the video games industry has faced tough times in Britain but things are certainly nowhere nearas bleak some would have you think. MCV highlights some of our nation’s recent triumphs… HALF OF THE UK POPULATION ARE GAMERS We’ve known for years that gaming is not confined …

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The Sun: Computer games ‘are giving kids dementia’

Drawing on every gaming clich under the sun, the UK’s leading tabloid has this morning thrown yet another spectacular accusation at video games. This time the claim is that video games and Facebook can lead ‘lead to temporary dementia’. Neuroscientist Baroness Greenfield urged youngsters to turn off their computers, go …

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Roary and Fifi eye up consoles

Content production company Studio Liddell has confirmed that it has a hand in the production of three new titles for the iPhone and Wii based on popular children’s properties Roary the Racing Car and Fifa and the Flowertots. Roary and Fifi are fantastic properties with huge potential for multi-platform,” Studio …

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Sony clarifies SCE restructure

Following the confusion yesterday surrounding the future of the Sony Computer Entertainment brand, the electronics giant has looked to clarify the implications of its upcoming restructure. In a complicated set of manoeuvres, the current SCE will indeed change its trading name to SNE Platform (Sony Networked Entertainment), or SNEP. However, …

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SCE unaffected by Sony restructure

Despite reports to the contrary this morning, the famous Sony Computer Entertainment brand is not going to die. Kotaku reported this morning that as from April 1st the SCE brand would be no more, with Sony preparing to scrap the moniker in favour of a new arm of the company …

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New look for PCR online

MCV’s sister site PC Retail has undergone a radical transformation, with its new look now online and available for all to see. The upgrade reinforces its position as the leading UK computing and IT channel website and print publication, featuring news, industry comment, interviews with leading names in the trade …

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Sony appoints new IP licensor for PlayStation IP

MotorStorm alloy wheels, Killzone Zippo lighters, SingStar nail varnish and LittleBigPlanet breeze blocks – all and more could be on the way with SCEE confirming the appointment of Target Entertainment as its consumer product licensing agent for PlayStation software IP. Target will look to take many of Sony Europe’s biggest …

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Study claims gaming improves adult eyesight

In a rare bit of positive health press for the games industry, a new study in the US has claimed that playing games can help to improve an adult’s ‘contrast sensitivity’ – as aspect of vision that was previously believed to be unalterable. Contrast sensitivity concerns a person’s ability to …

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PC sales in record decline

Worldwide PC sales will fall at their sharpest rate in the history of the sector this year, according the latest figures from Gartner. According to the research firm, a total of 257m units will be shipped during 2009, a decline of 11.9 per cent compared to last year. The biggest …

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