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Is it time E3 opened its doors to gamers?

E3 must find a way to incorporate more consumers into the show, say leading games industry commentators. It follows the news that EA will not be holding its traditional E3 booth, and will instead run consumer-focused events in both Los Angeles and London. Meanwhile, sources close to event organisers ESA …

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‘DLC is pretty much accepted’, says Ubisoft

Modern games consumers are comfortable with the amount of additional digital content and extras that accompany modern games. That’s according to Ubisoft’s VP of digital publishing Chris Early, who told Games Industry that there was no resistance” to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s ‘Time Saver’ DLC that allowed players to …

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Hack leaves half of UK consumers ‘wary’ of eBay

A new poll claims that 49 per cent of UK users have become wary of eBay following last week’s news of a security breach. The research, which wasconducted by YouGov for Clearswift, also found that 33 per cent of eBay users have already changed their passwords, with 52 per cent …

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BAFTAs become consumer show

The Video Games BAFTAs have undergone a significant change in announcing that next year’s events will welcome consumers into the mix. The next British Academy Games Awards will take place on March 12th 2014 at a new venue, Tobacco Dock London. The event will for the sixth year running be …

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OPINION: It’s time to stop being ridiculous about Xbox One

The evil bastards! They want us to be connected to the internet ALL THE TIME? Indies can’t self-publish? They’re not giving us a free headset? Kinect needs to be plugged in for it even to turn on? HANGING’S TOO GOOD FOR ‘EM! Well, firstly I still find it very hard …

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‘People don’t want to pay for games’

Freemium will become the dominant force throughout the global games industry, leading experts claim. Digital specialists at EA and BBC have both told MCV that free is the price that consumers want to buy their games. And that the model – which is currently popular online and on mobile – …

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FEATURE: Exponential growth

The fourth Eurogamer Expo drew record crowds and nabbed big game exclusives.We speak to MD Rupert Loman and publishers about the show’s rapid growth. For years companies have struggled to get an annual consumer video games show up and running in the UK. Yes, the European Computer Trade Show was …

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EA Legends makes gamers the commodity

Hardware, IP, technologies, delivery platforms – there are several aspects of the games business that are profitable for publishers. But lest we forget the newest: the consumer. Publisher EA has unveiled EA Legend which, in its own words, is a dynamic platform developed to provide marketers with campaign and audience …

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Brand Map: LittleBigPlanet

With the Move patch for LittleBigPlanet going live recently, GameVision looks at the ongoing success of this relatively recent IP. With our GameVision survey we asked 6,646 people about the game, of whom 657 had played it; we went on to ask 291 of these about their experience of playing …

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