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Koch Media and Codemasters partner for global distribution deal

Koch Media and Codemasters have inked a new distribution and co-publishing deal to cover the western games market. Beginning in 2016, the former firm will replace Bandai Namco as the sole distributor for Codemasters titles in EMEA. The collaboration also means that Koch Media will exclusively co-publish Codemasters games in …

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Take-Two: ‘GTA Online success won’t change our strategy’

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says the publisher will continue to launch multiple triple-A boxed games a year, despite the rapid growth of its digital business. For its second financial quarter, Take-Two revealed that 39 per cent of its revenue comes from digital content – primarily driven by Grand Theft Auto …

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MTG acquires DreamHack, adding to controlling share of ESL

Modern Times Group has completed the acquisition of Swedish eSports and events organiser DreamHack four months after buying a 74% share in ESL’s parent company. The seeming monopoly on European eSports organisers has been sealed today after rumours of the DreamHack sale circulated last week. Final figures for the sale …

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Alien Isolation designer and Escapists dev among 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits

A number of games industry members have been honoured by BAFTA as some of this year’s most talented entertainment business newcomers in the UK. Alien Isolation senior game designer Catherine Woolley, who also worked on the Harry Potter games at EA, joined The Escapists developer Christopher Davis, Batman Arkham Knight …

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Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Craig McNicol, Northern Europe MD, and Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director for Northern Europe, discuss Koch Media’s big changes during the last year, reveal the benefits of being both a publisher and distributor, and detail its brand new Superindie offering for smaller retailers What have Koch Media’s headline achievements …

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Take-Two nets $365m during fiscal Q2

Take-Two has beaten its quarterly revenue expectations by almost $50m, as revealed during its latest financials. The 2K and Rockstar parent was previously predicted to generate $318.3 million in revenue during its fiscal Q2, but well surpassed that sum to bring in $364.9 million – a 169 per cent annual …

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ShopTo plots further digital console expansion

Online retailer ShopTo is now selling PS4 download codes. The firm is offering codes for PlayStation Plus subscriptions, DLC, wallet top-ups and full games. It is eyeing the Xbox and Nintendo markets, too. We have PlayStation, plus a few other things that will launch in the coming weeks and months,” …

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PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market

Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases. PS4 and Xbox One comprised two thirds of the mint boxed games market for the 12 weeks ending September 27th, according to retail tracker Kantar …

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UKIE details how to boost UK games industry by £1bn

Games trade body UKIE has laid out a list of Government recommendations that would boost the industry by 1bn by 2020. The report – ‘a blueprint for growth’ – was unveiled at a high-level Parliament event on Tuesday this week. Independently created by Olsberg SPI on behalf of UKIE, the …

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‘Stop grey imports and retail street date breaks or risk chaos,’ says ERA

The Entertainment Retailers Association is reaching out to UKIE and calling on games publishers to help stop grey importing and street date breaks. In a letter to MCV, ERA boss Kim Bayley said: There have always been some less than scrupulous retailers who try to steal a march on the …

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