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Gamescom 2018 exhibitor early bird registrations up 13%

Gamescom 2018’s early bird registration just ended and organiser Koelnmesse reported a 13 per cent increase in exhibitor applications year-on-year, as well as a ten per cent increase in the amount of exhibition space booked. Companies from 40 countries have already registered, with 16 country pavilions already confirmed, which is also …

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‘Oculus Rift will drive gamers to physical retailers’

VR giant Oculus says in-store demos for its Rift headset will cause consumers to flock to the High Street. Oculus head of content Jason Rubin said that retailers are happy to make the trade-off between floor space and demo space due to the fact that it will attract a large …

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Oculus, CI Games, Telltale and Dontnod headline our last edition of MCV @ Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is almost over and, to finish on a high note, we talk to Oculus’ head of content Jason Rubin, who tells us demos for the Rift headset will bring people back to physical retailers. MCV @ Gamescom also speaks to CI Games, which wants to reach the heights of …

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Yooka-Laylee developers buoyed by Ratchet & Clank success

The commercial success of the new Ratchet & Clank reboot has excited the creators of Yooka-Laylee. Like Ratchet & Clank, Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer. It generated 2.1m via Kickstarter, and studio Playtonic admits it’s nervous that many of those interested in the game will already own it as a …

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Richard Garriott: ‘If crowdfunding failed, my career was over’

Ultima creator Richard Garriott has said that his four-plus decades of working in the games industry would have come to an end had the crowdfunding campaign for Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues failed to hit its target. Pitched as a follow-up to his hit ‘90s RPG series Ultima, Avatar …

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PlayStack wants to ‘fix the word publisher’

A new UK games business has emerged at Gamescom that wants to ‘fix’ the word ‘publisher’ in the eyesof developers. PlayStack is a fully-funded UK games publisher. It wants to release six games this year and sign a further 20 in 2017. Its first game, the smartphone title Nemesis: Air …

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EA: Titanfall 2 is Call of Duty’s true rival, not Battlefield

Call of Duty’s biggest competitor this Christmas is Titanfall, EA has told MCV @ Gamescom. EA’s CMO Chris Bruzzo said that Battlefield 1 may be the bigger game, but it is actually a very different beast Titanfall 2 is also being developed by Respawn, a company founded by former Infinity …

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