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GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Sony press conference here

Sony’s Gamescom press briefing is just hours away, and you can watch the whole thing on MCV. The conference starts at 6pm UK time. With Microsoft’s briefing taking place earlier in the day, Sony will be under pressure to out-do whatever Microsoft has in store. What can we expect? Bloodborne …

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GAMESCOM 2014: Watch the Microsoft press conference here

Quantum Break is expected to be the headline star of Microsoft’s Gamescom press briefing this afternoon, and you can watch it live here. It all kicks off from 1pm UK time. Will there be some surprises in store? We hope so. With Sony’s conference kicking off at 6pm there’s certainly …

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Call of Duty shines in Cologne as Activision bids to boost pre-orders

In Activision’s recent financials, CEO Eric Hirshberg revealed a worrying statistic. He said that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is ‘not immune’ to the downturn in pre-order numbers impacting the entire industry. He is right, this is not an exclusive trend that’s hurting just Activision’s market leading shooter. And let’s …

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MCV’s Gamescom Survival Guide

The gigantic games trade fair is about to return – and industry figures worldwide are preparing for the delights (and horrors) it’s sure to bring. MCV asked Gamescom veterans for the low-down on Cologne HOW HAS GAMESCOM CHANGED FOR YOU? Last time I went out it was based in Leipzig. …

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INTERVIEW: The future of Gamescom

Gamescom has firmly established itself as a major date in the games industry calendar. And not just for the console giants, but eSports firms, mobile specialists and online games giants, too. We speak to Dr. Maximilian Schenk, MD of Gamescom co-organiser BIU, to discuss the future of the world’s biggest …

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How the EU 2015 VAT changes affect you

New VAT laws next year will have a major impact on online games businesses. Ahead of a conference on the situation, Robert Hammerl and Matthias Luther of VAT specialist KMLZ explains what the changes mean for the UK At this year’s Gamescom congress, BIU – the German Entertainment Software Association, …

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VIDEO: New BioWare IP teased for Gamescom

Developer BioWare has continued its teaser campaign for its mysterious presumably new project, due to be revealed at Gamescom next week. The latest short, entitled ‘You’ve Been Chosen: Impact’ (which you can see below) is the third such release from the company following ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Spark’ last month. There’s a …

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White Xbox One listed by French retailer

Signs suggest that Microsoft may announce a white version of the Xbox One at Gamescom next week. French retailer Micromania is currently listing a bundle containing a white console and copy of Sunset Overdrive for the machine’s current RRP of €399.99. It also says it will be a Micromania exclusive …

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Deadline day – Last call for the Gamescom Daily

Today is the final day for Gamescom exhibitors and trade attendees to book their place in MCV’s daily magazine during the show. In June we announced an brand new partnership with Koelnmesse to produce the event’s first ever English-language daily magazine. But the deadline for bookings and getting involved is …

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