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REVIEW: London Games Conference 2011

The market is in a curious, contradictory state.Going by Chart-Track numbers, the UK boxed market has just had its highest-grossing weekend ever, but not by selling the most games. More games were sold in the comparable 2010 week than the last. So what’s going on? Games are doing better than …

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London Games Conference: Did you miss anything?

Yesterday’s London Games Conference 2011 entertained and informed executives from across all levels of the games industry – here’s our recap. People traveled from around the world for the event, which was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Both MCV and Develop were on hand to report …

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‘Expect 600m connected devices by 2014’

By 2014 there will be over 600m connected devices able to play browser games in the US and Western Europe, says Nick Parker. These includePCs, tablets, TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. That’s on top of 225m smart phones,according to the Parker Consulting analyst, who was speaking at the 2011 …

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Xbox: All entertainment will be interactive in five years

By 2016 all forms of entertainment will be interactive, says Xbox Live’s Robin Burrowes. The Xbox Live product chief backed up his statement with stats from recent Xbox surveys, which showed that 42 per cent of people use social networks while watching a TV programme. He says: "All forms of …

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PopCap reveals how to fail at mobile gaming

At London Games Conference today, PopCap senior designer David Bishop listed ten ways to fail at mobile gaming. 1: Blank Android. "Don’t publish on Android. It is a complete waste of time," he said. "And absolutely don’t bother with Kindle Fire. Nobody will buy it." 2: Ignore Facebook.Nobody does anything …

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Miniclip: Browser games approaching ‘console quality’

Miniclip’s senior producer Jamie Cason says online browser games are nearing the level of quality associated with console titles. The online games portal spoke highly of its Dogfight Squadron game. Cason told attendees at the 2011 London Games Conference: These browser games – like Dogfight Squadron – are approaching console …

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Sega: Digital could overtake retail by 2015

Sega’s UK and digital boss John Clark predicts that the digital games market will match or even surpass boxed games in terms of revenue by 2015. Speaking at London Games Conference today, Clark says that although we are seeing a shift from the packaged goods business to digital business, digital …

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GoG.com: ‘DRM harms sales’

Digital rights management fails to prevent illegal game sales, says digital download firm Good Old Games. Speaking at the 2011 London Games Conference, GoG.com’s MD Guillaume Rambourg said: DRM does not protect your product, I should think it will harm your sales in the long run. DRM does not protect …

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GameStop: Digital sales will hit $35bn by 2014

Global retail giant GameStop predicts the digital games market will hit $35bn by 2014. The firm says the current value is around $20bn, so will grow by 75 per cent over the next two years. It also expects points card sales to double by 2014, rising by 110 per cent. …

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LIVEBLOG – London Games Conference 2011

The London Games Conference returns today, and MCV will have the most comprehensive coverage in the internet. LGC takes place at One Wimpole Street. The event kicks off at 4pm for four hours of incisive keynotes and talks about the digital issues the games industry faces, with perspectives from retailers, …

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