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Region Focus: Italy’s gaming renaissance

The boot-shaped nation is home to a handful of successful games developers, but thanks to increasing government support and new digital possibilities, Italy could soon have the world’s attention. James Batchelor asks local studios about this changing market

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TERRITORY REPORT: Southern Europe

Southern Europe has some of the most valuable gaming markets on the continent. But it’s a territory that’s also home to a handful of countries battling to overcome issues hindering their growth. Most countries in the region are still recovering from the recent recession that gripped Europe. Greece and Portugal …

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Gioteck launches products in Russia, Nordic and Italy

UK peripherals firm Gioteck has signed new distribution deals that will see its products become available in three key new markets. 1C-SoftClub, NGS and Absolute Joy will now handle Gioteck’s range in Russia, the Nordic region and Italy respectively. All three are among the leading distributors in their markets and …

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Interview: Gianluca Vialli

MCV has spoken to celebrity video game ambassadors before. They will tell us that the new game they’re endorsing is a ‘special one’ before feeding us pre-prepared lines on how ‘passionate’ they are about the project. They may or may not have played a video game before. So imagine our …

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Koch awarded THQ Spain/Italy distribution deal

THQ has struck a deal with Koch Media that will see the company assume responsibility for distribution in Spain and Italy. CVG adds that the publisher has also closed its Spanish and Italian publishing division as part of its previously announced restructuring plans. "In line with our European growth strategy, …

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Italy and Turkey added to Gamescom press tour

A Gamescom press roadshow will head to eight countries this year to promote the trade and consumer event in August. Italy and Turkey are the newest additions to the 2012 tour, which will consist of press conferences and background discussions with members of the media, trade associations, exhibitors, sales organisations …

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INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Italy

The Italian video games market was worth $1.09bn in 2011, and more than half of this was generated by software sales. Italy has suffered slight declines in sales of hardware, software and accessories since 2010 but the nation is still home to a healthy retail landscape. Italy is the fourth …

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