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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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‘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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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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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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COUNTDOWN TO LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Last chance to book

Time is running out to secure your place at Thursday’s London Games Conference. The full schedule for the event is now online to read outlining the excellent talks we have planned from Valve’s Jason Holtman, Xbox Live’s Robin Burrowes, GameStop’s Mike Mauler, Sega’s John Clark, plus Nicholas Lovell, Nick Parker, …

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COUNTDOWN TO LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Digital to dominate by 2015

Digital sales will overtake boxed product sales by 2015, according to new industry-wide survey. The conclusion came form a panel of 1,000 industry experts quizzed by London Games Conference. 16 per cent believe that sea change could occur as early as the next 12 months. 39 per cent predict it …

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COUNTDOWN TO LONDON GAMES CONFERENCE: Should UKIE & Tiga unite?

The unification of trade bodies Tiga and UKIE would be approved by four times as many industry professionals as those who oppose, new data suggests. The results of a new survey, show that 58.1 per cent of industry respondents favour a merger of both groups, while only 14.9 per cent …

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