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Gambitious rebrands as Good Shepherd: ‘We’re leaving no stone unturned’ to make games profitable

Publishing platform Gambitious has been bringing indie titles to market through its network of certified investors ever since its formation in 2011. But today the company is entering a new phase of its life along with a brand-new name to boot. Now known as Good Shepherd, the company still offers …

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Welcome to the heart of gaming: why Gamescom is more important than E3

Every year, Gamescom gets bigger. Not only does its 345,000 public attendees make E3’s 15,000 punters look positively paltry, but this year the show will also be accommodating over 900 exhibitors, marking a 20 per cent increase year-on-year. That’s over three times the number of exhibitors at E3 2016.  That’s …

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Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN’s Dan Kilby

Last week on the way to work I overheard two guys talking and the conversation was going something like this: …and he keeps going on about how great this Horizon Zero Dawn game is, but I’m not sure whether to buy it or not.” At which point I butted in …

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MCV Jobs Weekly: Former Take-Two CEO joins Green Man Gaming

Green Man Gaming appoints new board advisor and forms new team, and Milestone bolsters marketing team. Paul Eibeler and Sam Bennett join Green Man Gaming The e-commerce company has appointed two new senior members of staff. Former Take-Two CEO Paul Eibeler (pictured right) has joined as board advisor while Sam …

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Take-Two’s Zelnick talks mobile, movies and GTA V’s continued success

“Better than expected” has become an accidental catch phrase for Take-Two when it reports its financials.  Despite being behind the company responsible for the unstoppable Grand Theft Auto V, it continues to be surprised by just how well that title has done.  The base game has shipped 75m units – …

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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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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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Resident Evil 7 tops January UK boxed charts

Capcom’s new Resident Evil title was January’s best-selling boxed release. The survival horror release shot to No.1 despite only being on shelves for four days including in this sales data (chart ran from January 1st to 28th). The PS4 SKU was the single best-selling release of the month, too.  Resident …

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"There was a lot of skepticism, as we were doing something new": IO on Hitman’s episodic move

At E3 2015, IO and Square Enix revealed a new entry in its Hitman series.  Simply called Hitman, this was a departure for the franchise, being released in an episodic fashion. Square had seen success with this model the year before with Dontnod’s episodic surprise smash hit, Life is Strange. …

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Why YouTubers need management

YouTubers are now an indivisible part of the games industry. What started as a hobby for kids in their bedroom has evolved into a massively important – and influential – part of our industry. Now, YouTubers need to be more professional than ever. That’s why a new type of company …

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