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The Gamescom 2012 Review

Did Gamescom miss Nintendo and Microsoft? The reason why both platform holders were absent remains somewhat of a mystery. Microsoft has billed this Christmas as one of its biggest, with many of its biggest brands due. Nintendo has a new console to launch. So it’s a little perplexing that neither …

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Read our Gamescom review in this week’s MCV

The latest edition of MCV isnow available digitally, and features our review of Gamescom 2012. This week’s issue contains words from EA COO Peter Moore, plus PlayStation Europe and UK discuss the relaunch of PlayStation Vita. And, of course, we bring you the latest charts data from Chart-Track, the PlayStation …

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Gamescom celebrates trade success, announces 2013 dates

The organisers of Gamescom 2012 have hailed the event’s success, while confirming the date for next year’s European expo. Gamescom 2013 will take place between 21st and 25th of August. Last week’s show was attended by over 275,000 visitors. Although this was the same as in 2011, the number of …

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Daglow: American gamers don’t handle failure well

Industry vet Don Daglow believes Americans have trouble dealing with failure, specifically in regards to gaming. "The idea of failure has been dramatically reduced," he said during a panel at GDC Europe, noting that American students don’t ‘fail,’ but are instead ‘challenged.’ Daglow explains this concept comes from an education …

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Indie dev PerBlue reveals huge sales figures, sees Android passing iOS

Mobile developer Perblue has revealed staggering financial figures for their free-to-play MMO Parallel Kingdom, also declaring that Android is currently outpacing iOS in nearly every way. Perblue’s CEO Justin Beck spoke at GDC Europe on how his Madison studio of nine staff members started with just $20,000 in savings. In …

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The Indian gamer’s guide to live Gamescom action

After E3 in June, the focus now shifts to Cologne, Germany for Europe’s biggest gaming expo. While Gamescom technically gets under on the 15th and runs till the 19th, things actually kick off tomorrow, with both Sony and EA holding press conferences.Ubisoft will then hold its press conference on the …

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Come and see us at Gamescom

UK and international visitors to Europe’s biggest games show are invited to use the MCV Business Lounge next week. Situated at Booth E-040 in Hall 4.2, the area can be used for meetings and networking. Email usto find out more or just take your chances on the day by asking …

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Sega and THQ – ‘We WILL be at Gamescom’

It’s just a matter of days until big German games show Gamescom – but it’s proven to be plenty of time for Sega and THQ to have a change of heart about missing the event. The two publishers, which had originally announced they would not be going to the show, …

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Gamescom 2012: The Essential Guide

Heading to Cologne next week? Make sure you’re full prepared with our comprehensive guide to the world’s biggest games show. The full five-page guide, including maps of Koelnmesse and a full exhibitor list, can be found in this week’s issue of MCV – available to download here. In the meantime, …

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Are you ready for Gamescom?

There are just a few days to go before the world’s biggest games show. Gamescom veterans tell us how they are preparing Andy Robinson, Editor, CVGBefore the show, map out your appointments and figure out exactly where they are. The convention center in Cologne is a big old place if …

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