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MCV Jobs Weekly: Mansell steps up at Jagex

Jagex has a new COO and acting CEO, while Mark Oxenham joins Good Catch. Mansell steps up at Jagex Phil Mansell has been promoted to chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer at Jagex. Previously vice president of the studio, Mansell takes on the role following the departure of …

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How a strong eSports community made Rainbow Six Siege a ‘player retention machine’

Rainbow Six Siege has become somewhat of a surprise hit in the world of eSports. Things started out slow after a muted launch at the tail end of 2015, but during the last twelve months Ubisoft and ESL have built a sizeable pro scene, with a consistent and defined structure, …

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MCV Awards 2017 sponsors announced

MCV is pleased to announce its sponsors for the MCV Awards 2017. DingIt.TV will be the Headline Sponsor for this year’s awards, while Aardvark Swift, Gamescom, OPM Recruitment and Playwire Media will be backing the event as Event Sponsors. Twitch has been named as the exclusive Livestream Partner for the …

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Running an online gaming service? Then a CDN might make all the difference

Akamai is one of those companies that keep the internet running smoothly – without it gamers simply wouldn’t get today’s slick online experience. Marketing director for gaming Nelson Rodriguez tells MCV about his work with big publishers, how gaming is changing, and discusses game streaming R&D and AR security Can …

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MCV Insider’s Guide: CV Bay

CV Bay’s managing consultant and gaming specialist Katie Edwards discusses the shift to cloud gaming and free-to-play, and how this has affected recruitment. Tell us about your company. CV Bay is a Birmingham-based recruitment company that specialises in the gaming and IT market across Europe. We formed in 2006 and …

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Going underground: The story of Dinosaur Polo Club’s Mini Metro

Back in 2001, brothers Peter and Robert Curry joined the games industry working at developer Sidhe Interactive. The duo went on to work on titles such as Adidas Football Fever, Rugby League and Gripshift. After a five-year stint, along with fellow programmer Lloyd Weehuizen, they set up an indie studio …

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Opinion: Getting the mix just right – the main developments in the games TV channel mix

Generation Media account executive Joe Phelan looks at which television channel mixes advertisers are relying upon and whether there are any developments in tried and tested ways of reaching younger men. We live in a time where new media opportunities become available before the current tech has had a chance …

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The Banner Saga is an "impractical game" that "would not exist" without crowd-funding, says Stoic

As Banner Saga 3 sails past its Kickstarter goal of $200,000 in less than a week, Stoic’s technical director John Watson has told MCV that the series as a whole would not exist without the support of crowd-funding.  "Banner Saga, really, is an improbable game," Watson tells us. "It is unique …

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With Sniper Elite 4 and Yooka-Laylee, is 2017 going to be Sold Out’s biggest year yet?

Despite the narrative of digital sales becoming a bigger part of today’s games market, 80 per cent of new releases are bought in a box.   This is a sector within which publisher Sold Out has built its business, and it’s done it rather successfully, too. The current version of …

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