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INTERVIEW: Jason Holtman, Valve

It might just be the global games industry’s favourite new mantra, but to Valve the concept of ‘games as a service’ is frankly antiquated. Whereas Activision has only just launched its service platform in Call of Duty Elite and EA is barely getting started with Origin, Valve has been serving …

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INTERVIEW: John Lewis

It may be one of Britain’s oldest and most reputable department stores, but John Lewis has been a poor games retailer. Our Mystery Shopper has reviewed John Lewis three times in the past 12 months, awarding scores of 1/10, 2/10 and N/A. The latter happened just last month in Stratford, …

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INTERVIEW: Rob Cooper

2011 marks the firm’s 25th year in the business, but even without that, Ubisoft’s UK division has plenty to celebrate. Managing director Rob Cooper talks to MCV about notable achievements and an even more promising future… Obviously you’re celebrating 25 years of Ubi this year, but it’s worth celebrating your …

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INTERVIEW: Miles Jacobson

Forget FIFA – Sports Interactive’s Miles Jacobson directs one of the most consistently excellent football videogame franchises: Football Manager. He tells MCV how his team keeps the series fresh every year… How has Football Manager changed over the years? The ethos behind the franchise hasn’t changed but we’ve realised as …

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FEATURE: Exponential growth

The fourth Eurogamer Expo drew record crowds and nabbed big game exclusives.We speak to MD Rupert Loman and publishers about the show’s rapid growth. For years companies have struggled to get an annual consumer video games show up and running in the UK. Yes, the European Computer Trade Show was …

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ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: Trion Worlds

In a sector that is becoming more generic, where most newcomers can be described as World of Warcraft with…guns/lightsabers/robots (delete as appropriate)”, everyone is searching for a way to topple the market leader. Trion Worlds’ solution is to step away from what makes current MMO behemoths so popular, enticing gamers …

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ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: Blizzard

As of June this year, World of Warcraft had 11.1 million subscribers.Speak to any other MMO creator and they would bite your hand off for even a slice of that success. But to Blizzard, that number marks the game’s first decline in users since the title launched in 2005. Last …

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ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: NCsoft

NCsoft quite likes Europe. The Korean MMO giant has been making a lot of noise across the continent in recent months. In August it took to Gamescom to announce unique online adventure Wildstar, before revealing almost all the details for its anticipated Guild Wars sequel. And it gained a host …

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ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: BioWare

The problem with interviewing a games firm about its new MMO is the inevitable question you must ask.So, when MCV met doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, the founders of BioWare, we asked it first, to get it out of the way. Not at all, no,” says Muzyka. We’re really …

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INTERVIEW: Lars Gustavsson, DICE

The Battlefield 3 media and community event in Sydney last night had the most in-depth hands-on with DICE’s latest opus, and even had the Frostbite 2 logo carved out of ice! The game is looking stunning. The on-foot engine has been firmed up to compete with the best of them, …

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