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The face of things to come

Tarquin Henderson, head of EMEA Gaming Sales at Facebook, sat down with MCV to talk about the firm’s plans for Gamescom, wider industry trends, and what the social network giant is doing to push video games to the masses. What brings you to Gamescom? Gamescom is a big deal for …

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NCSoft’s journey to the West

In its native Korea, NCSoft is one of the top three games publishers alongside rivals, Nexon and SmileGate. The firm has long had a presence in the West, and has been behind MMO titles such as Guild Wars and WildStar. But now the company is looking to accelerate its growth …

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Ubisoft: ‘We’re taking more risks than our rivals’

On paper, 2014 looks like one of the most successful years in Ubisoft’s history. It smashed its targets by generating over 1bn in software revenue – thanks to its biggest new IP launch (Watch Dogs), and major sellers such as Far Cry 4, The Crew and Assassin’s Creed. Unfortunately, that …

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The perfect Storm: why you shouldn’t pass over this year’s Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you jump to. Launching in the same Autumn period as FIFA, Pro Evo, Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions, Metal Gear Solid, Forza, Mad …

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Why it’s not RIP for D&D video games

It might have recently turned 40 years old, but Dungeons & Dragons hasn’t thrown its last die yet. Having almost single-handedly created the role-playing genre upon its release in 1974, D&D is to thank for the modern state of RPG games. Without it, there wouldn’t be Fallout 4, The Witcher …

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J-Stars in their eyes

I know what you’re probably thinking – what the devil is J-Stars Victory Vs+? Bandai Namco’s fighting title gathers characters from the long-running and hugely popular Japanese manga comic anthology Shonen Jump to celebrate the publication’s 45th anniversary. Think Super Smash Bros, but featuring a roster of Japanese comic book …

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44 days to Gamescom

The dust hasn’t even settled on E3, but already it’s time to think about the next major trade show.MCV catches up with project manager Tim Endres to find out what we can expect from Gamescom 2015 This Gamescom is the seventh. How would you evaluate the show’s success thus far? …

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Meet the industry’s next big indie publisher

There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Soedesco. The firm was founded in 2001 and was focusing on creating accessory and game bundles for publishers and retailers But now it is joining the growing ranks of firms publishing indie games, competing against the likes of 505 Games and Team …

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