Tag Archives: gaming

Gaming is the new family time

A new report entitled Media Democracy from research firm Deloitte claims that gaming is no longer a popular pursuit for just lonely teens, and has now become a significant family activity. It claims that the average media-consuming Brit now spends 6.6 hours per week playing games either on consoles or …

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2008 Review Part Three

With 2008 drawing to a close, MCV looks back at the news that defined the last 12 months in the games industry. In Q3 the games industry continued to buck the worsening economic climate, Microsoft ‘fessed up to its RROD problems, Square Enix shocked the world with big Final Fantasy …

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2008 Review Part Two

With 2008 drawing to a close, MCV looks back at the news that defined the last 12 months in the games industry. In Q2 we saw PEGI and the BBFC go to war, more delays to PS3 Home, the blockbuster release of GTA IV, a tremor in the Force at …

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2008 Review Part One

With 2008 drawing to a close, MCV looks back at the news that defined the last 12 months in the games industry. In Q1 we saw the demise of HD-DVD, Gordon Brown throw a menacing glare at gaming, trouble at SCi, confident predictions from Woolworths, high-profile departures and hires at …

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Labour MP sticks up for gaming

Labour MP for West Bromwich East and parliamentary secretary for the cabinet office Tom Watson has leapt to the defence of gaming, claiming that he’d rather his son sat in front of a console than simply started at the TV. The Mirror quotes Watson as stating: Basically, I think playing …

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Casual gaming – 2008 in review

It was the year casual games went from the worst kept multi-million dollar secret in the games business to its potential saviour. Favoured with big investments from venture capitalists and growing interest from the likes of EA, Microsoft, Jagex, Apple and latterly Sega, casual games execs have walked with a …

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WOOLWORTHS: UK games market will face more casualties

Today’s closing down sale represents what is probably the last hurrah for the UK’s celebrated Woolworths brand – but top retail figures in the UK games industry have warned that there’s still bad news to come. Take someone like Woolies out of the retail equation and you’re looking at a …

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Spielberg: No synergy between storytelling and gaming

Acclaimed American film director Steven Spielberg has spoken at length about his seemingly deep interest in video games, but also criticised the way in which gaming still draws a huge dividing line between narrative and gameplay. I play a lot of action games,” Spielberg told Yahoo!. There have been a …

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Could credit crunch hit Nintendo hardest?

The extent to which the games industry is or is not ‘recession-proof’ will be revealed over time, but two leading industry analysts have warned that casual-centric games firms, and more specifically Nintendo, could be more severely affected than most. To read more, click here to visit CasualGaming.biz.

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