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Loading and Checkpoint: A new dawn for games magazines?

We’ve been told for ages that magazines aren’t relevant anymore, that the internet is killing print. And yet, despite all the odds, games magazines are still here, fighting against the online invaders. Whether it’s Edge, Retro Gamer, GamesMaster, GamesTM, or even MCV, every one of them has been challenging the …

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IGN co-founder Peer Schneider on the media giant’s 20-year evolution

Today, IGN is one of the largest and most influential games media brands around. There are 29 editions of the site across the world. Its content is read in 22 languages and in 112 countries. In total, IGN attracts 75m unique users a month. That’s just from its website, too …

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Opinion: Emotional labour in the games media (and beyond)

IHS games analyst Steve Bailey asks if we need to be concerned about the sheer extent of hostility that can sometimes face people who work in the games media. Iwas a freelance games journalist up until 2008, writing almost exclusively for print. Then, gaming forums featured some hostility toward the …

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IGN acquires GameTrailers name and videos

GameTrailers may not be quite as dead as previously thought. Media giant IGN has stepped in – as reported by Polygon – purchasing both the GameTrailers’ name and the site’s massive library of videos. While GameTrailers.com is gone, its video content and YouTube channel will survive. That domain also redirects …

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PC website GameFront closing down this month

Popular PC mod and patch site GameFront is going to be shutting its doors at the end of April. In a post on the portal, managing editor Ron Whitaker announced that the site would be closing on April 30th, though gave no reason for GameFront’s closure. Whitaker also said that …

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IGN launches Japanese website

IGN Japan has launched today. The Japanese arm means there are now 29 different ‘international’ versions of IGN, available in 22 different languages. IGN Japan follows a partnership between IGN owner Ziff Davis and Japanese news media group Sankei Digital. We’re thrilled to welcome Sankei to our global family for …

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UK gamers trust specialist media more than YouTubers

The specialist press is the most trusted source for video games opinion in Britain. Data from Ipsos Connect’s GameTrack shows that 83 per cent of gamers have faith in specialist games media like Eurogamer and GameSpot, more than they trust any other form of gaming outlet. This includes YouTubers and …

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IGN: "We stay relevant by not limiting ourselves to one medium"

As digital continues to evolve, IGN’s UK editor-in-chief Alex Simmons tells MCV about the importance of being present on various platforms to remain pertinent and broaden its audience What are your thoughts on the state of the media industry? Just as the evolution from print to online has been necessary …

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PC Gamer hit 10 million visits in November

Future’s PC Gamer website has smashed its monthly visitor records. The site saw ten million visits during the month of November. This represents a growth of 37 per cent year-on-year. In addition to a growth in visitors, the site also saw a 53 per cent jump in page views – …

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VideoGamer plots global expansion

Media firm Candy Banana wants to grow its VideoGamer brand across the world. VideoGamer launched a Portuguese arm in 2013 and has just opened a website in Greece. It’s now planning sites for Spain and Italy for early next year. Candy Banana’s long term goal is to expand VideoGamer into …

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