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From Z-List to A-List: The rise of Koch Media

Having built and acquired some blockbuster brands, Koch Media has seen itself move from the supplier of niche PC and Wii titles to a global player in both video games and movies. MCV speaks to CEO and founder Klemens Kundratitz to discover exactly how the European giant has changed, and …

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Discover the 30 under 30 in the latest MCV

In the the latest edition of MCV, we reveal the rising superstars in the UK games industry. It is yet another issue rammed with news and features, Koch Media’s Klemens Kundratitz discusses the future of the growing publisher and HMV reveals its comeback plans. And that’s on top of all …

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Deep Silver bringing crowd-funded Wasteland 2 to retail

Koch Media’s publishing label Deep Silver will distribute Wasteland 2, a post-apocalyptic adventure funded by Kickstarter. The game is the sequel to the 1988 PC RPG Wasteland by Interplay Productions and EA, which inspired Interplay’s later series Fallout. Wasteland 2 is in development at inXile Entertainment, a studio set up …

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Dead Island TV ad banned

The Dead Island: Riptide ad has been pulled in Australia. The ad received a number of complaints over the depiction of suicide, says the Australian Advertising Standards Board. The ad shows a couple in a crashed boat, surrounded by zombies, who then blow up the boat with them inside. (You …

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UK CHARTS: Dead Island shuffles to No.1

Dead Island: Riptide defied the critics by becoming the UK’s best selling video game this week. Despite some dodgy reviews, the game was comfortably the best seller, although it only managed half the sales of the original. The first game was a big hit for publisher Deep Silver following what …

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The collapse of THQ: The full story

Was THQ’s demise the result of bad management, bad circumstances or just plain bad luck? The company that had generated millions from games based on Finding Nemo and WWE, had struggled to transition into a world where kids games and licenced titles were no-longer safe bets. Certain analysts and industry …

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Deep Silver snaps up Killer Is Dead European publishing rights

Koch Media owned publisher Deep Silver has added another notable title to its ranks – Grasshopper’s Killer Is Dead. The game was detailed last week by creator Suda 51, who described it as a title that picks up where Killer7 and No More Heroes left off”. Deep Silver will publish …

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THQ to go as Sega, Koch, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft make asset grab

Time is sadly up for THQ today. Reports from the US, and a letter from CEO Brian Farrell and president Jason Rubin sent to all employees, has confirmed Sega, Koch, Crytek, Take-Two and Ubisoft have all stepped in to buy some of the most prized assets of the bankrupt firm. …

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Koch Media invests in free-to-play firm

European distributor Koch Media is venturing into free-to-play games by investing in the company behind Brick-Force. Koch has acquired a significant minority stake in Berlin-based developer/publisher Infernum Productions. The move will give the firm a stronger presence in the growing sector. Infernum is best known for its F2P sandbox shooter …

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