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BBC 5Live pushes video games show into primetime slot

BBC Radio has strengthened its focus on video games by promoting its Game On segment to the masses. Hosted by Adam Rosser, the GMA-nominated show was previously broadcast during the graveyard shift on 5Live at 2:30am and only available via iPlayer for seven days. But now the station is airing …

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The UK’s Top Five Indie Innovators: Game On

As our Indie Retail Month continues, we turn our attention to some of the most inventive indies on the scene that aim to bring consumers something a little different from the rest. First up is Game On. Owner Emma Mills tells MCV how Magic the Gathering card events have done …

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Minecraft is a system-seller for Xbox 360

Consumers are buying Xbox 360 consoles purely to play Minecraft says Graeme Taylor, store manager at indie retailer Game On. Game On told MCV that the Xbox Live Arcade title, which has sat at the top of the XBLA charts now for almost a year, has helped the firm shift …

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Golden Joysticks partners with ITN

Future Publishing has confirmed that the ITN Game On show has signed up as an official media partner for this year’s event, which will take place at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza in London on October 29th. ITN will create exclusive footage of the show, which is voted for by …

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Game On postponed until November

Game On has been postponed and will now run from Saturday November 14th to 15th. The event has been moved so it can be bigger and better,” explained a HMV spokesperson, and will now be held at the London Earls Court Arena, a far bigger venue that the Olympia National …

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ITN launches games channel

ITN’s multimedia division, ITN On, has launched a games-focused programme on social networking site Bebo. Game On is the first video gaming channel to launch on Bebo and is available to the social networks 45 million users worldwide as of today. The company claims: ‘Bebo users can log on to …

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