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Sony DADC announced as Red Carpet sponsor for the MCV Awards 2018

The MCV Awards 2018 will be taking place on March 8th at The Brewery, with revamped categories this year, and we’re happy to announce that Sony DADC will be sponsoring the event as the exclusive Red Carpet partner. Having historically been a physical and digital supply chain company and a …

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Drop the deck: DropMix shows collectible cards aren’t just for gamers

Collectible card games have a long history, but whether its Magic or Pokémon, they’ve always been an all-consuming passion, rather than a casual drop-in.  While DropMix is a game, and it does have collectible cards which are sold in packs, the similarities end there. Instead Hasbro and Harmonix have created …

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Newbay unites video games group under MCV

NewBay, the publisher of MCV, Develop and Esports Pro, announced today that it will be evolving its UK-based video games brand portfolio into a single website, magazine, and suite of events, under the banner of MCV. The brand will be led by the current Editor, Seth Barton, who said “MCV …

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Green Man Gaming appoints McGregor as CMO

Ian McGregor has been named as the new chief marketing officer of digital retailer Green Man Gaming. McGregor’s career includes stints at Activision and EA, and he has previously worked on games including FIFA, The Sims and Call of Duty. GMG notes his involvement in launching the FIFA Interactive World …

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Sledgehammer apologises for Call of Duty: WWII server struggles

Call of Duty: WWII developer Sledgehammer has told fans that it intends to return to a dedicated server structure for the game at some point in the future. Following the introduction of an update last week that caused some online issues, Sledgehammer shifted the game off its dedicated servers and …

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Super Mario Run hits 200m downloads, but is still short of Nintendo goals

Nintendo has revealed that mobile title Super Mario Run has now been downloaded 200m times. Of that total, 90 per cent have come from outside of the Japanese market. Run is initially free to download but then requires a purchase to unlock all but the earliest game content. And it …

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Bazalgette Review: TIGA endorses ‘major boost to the UK games industry’

Last month saw the publication of Sir Peter Bazalgette’s independent review of the creative industries. Encouragingly, Sir Peter’s review recognizes the value, importance and potential of the UK games industry and proposes a range of measures to grow the sector further.  Access to capital is one of the key factors …

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Bazalgette Review: Ukie backs skills investment

The government’s plan for a new Industrial Strategy came with a promise to deliver early “sector deals” to supercharge a modern, inclusive digital economy. The creative industries (and games) were identified as key in the Industrial Strategy Green Paper. Since January, we’ve been gestating. The Ukie team has been working …

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