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ESPN in advanced talks with MLG to expand eSports coverage – report

ESPN is reportedly looking to expand its eSports coverage, following the performance of Valve’s Dota 2 tournament The International on the cable sports network earlier this month. Valve made headlines this summer when it announced The International 2014 would air on ESPN’s web channel ESPN3, with a special presentation set …

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Few devs pay YouTubers for coverage, but lots are considering doing so

Only a tiny fraction of developers admit to currently playing YouTubers for video coverage of their games. Gamasutra reports that of the 325 developers it surveyed just five, or 1.5 per cent, said they have paid a flat-fee to YouTubers for coverage. 2.1 per cent said they had agreed to …

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EA dragged into YouTube paid coverage dispute

Get the feeling this might be the tip of an iceberg? EA has become embroiled in the controversy surrounding behind-doors payments for coverage from YouTube video producers. Documents unearthed by NeoGaf show that EA has a program called Ronku that paid YouTubers for covering specific EA titles. It even highlights …

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Huge coverage for FIFA 14 Bale cover reveal

4.2m Facebook users saw the news that Spurs winger Gareth Bale will be the cover star in this year’s FIFA 14. That’s includes over 2m fans who aren’t fans of the FIFA Facebook page. It’s one of several impressive stats that came out following the reveal of the pack art …

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Welcome to E3 2013 on MCVuk.com

Can you hear that noise? That creaking? That’s the sound of games journalists’ E3 meeting schedules as they break to bursting point as we near the biggest week of the year for the games industry. E3 2013 kicks off on Monday June 10th and promises a host of big reveals …

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MCV at E3 – coverage schedule

It’s that time of year once again – E3 is here, and MCV is on hand to cover every second. Despite it being a four-day bank holiday Jubilee weekend in the UK, MCV is chomping at the bit to bring you all the E3 news as it happens. We’ll be …

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TalkSPORT ramps up games coverage

A new video games feature will be aired on talkSPORT. It’s part of a bid by the station’s owners – UTV Media – to attract games publishers. The company says it wants to sell games via its talkSPORT site and run more reviews in Sport magazine. UTV says it’s teaming …

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National press savages PSN

The UK media has gone big on Sony’s PSN admission this morning, creating a nightmare morning for the platform holder. National paper Metro has lead with the story on its front page this morning (pictured) with the headline ‘Panic Stations’. The story is currently lead on The Telegraph’s website, while …

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OPINION: What to do with ‘media bullshit’?

There are two ways you can react upon reading a typical gaming outcry in the mainstream media. You can cry foul. Or you can take the piss. Or maybe we should instead just plain ignore it? We’ve had a discussion in the office this morning. My erstwhile editor-in-chief thinks that …

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Missing LGC? Don’t panic!

Over 200 games professionals from around the world will descend on BAFTA later today for the second annual London Games Conference. Subtitled Survival and Profit in a Changing Industry, the event organised by MCV parent Intent Media features an impressive array of speakers and will examine the new frontiers of …

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