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Future confirms plans to move all games mags to Bath office

All video games magazines currently running out of Future’s London office are to be moved to Bath. The move was first proposed as a possibility back in May but has now been confirmed, Future has told MCV. In addition, Daniel Dawkins has been appointed group editor-in-chief for games with James …

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INSIGHT: The rise of consoles as media hubs

James Brown, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, examines the rising importance of consoles as media hubs and casts an eye toward the role they may one day play in the entertainment sector… When the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, admitted just ahead of this year’s E3 that the company …

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Uncooked ditches print version of GAMER, makes brand digital-only

The current physical issue of GAMER magazine will be the last. Bournemouth’s Uncooked Media has announced its intention to shift the brand online, focusing on its interactive GAMER app that launched in February. By focusing on GAMER Interactive we can embrace new opportunities, such as creating one-off specials on a …

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PewDiePie signs up to MLG for podcast exclusivity

Leading internet celebrity Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has signed a timed exclusivity deal with Major League Gaming. Episodes of PewDiePie’s BroKen podcast will as of today debut on MLG.tv before they are available elsewhere, further strengthening the star’s seemingly gradual move away from YouTube. We’re excited to introduce PewDiePie to the …

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What does it say about reviews that Destiny shipped $500m without them?

Destiny is already a huge commercial success, yet hardly any major specialist games site has published its review of the game. That’s because, as explained by Bungie prior to launch, copies weren’t distributed amongst the press until the day before release as it was concerned that accessing it without the …

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Sky News added to Xbox 360 VOD line-up

Xbox 360 owners will from next week have Sky News added to the TV section of their console’s UI. The feed is being made available in both the UK and US from Tuesday September 9th. Sky News is consistently exploring opportunities to expand our global reach,” Sky News head of …

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Another ‘Top Gear of gaming’ TV show is on the way

A new TV show kicking off in the UK this Friday has boldly claimed to be the Top Gear of gaming”. Think you’ve heard that before? You have. In June Red Bull revealed plans for its own gaming TV show which it dubbed as ‘Top Gear for gamers’. This project …

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UPDATE: The Sun ‘investigation’ claims gaming is ‘as addictive as heroin’

As if video games aren’t already bad enough, it has now been revealed that they are as addictive as another really bad thing. So says The Sun, anyhow, which has a spread in today’s paper (via @scully1888) with the headline: ‘Gaming as addictive as heroin’ carrying a ‘The Sun Investigation’ …

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Kids’ gaming mag Robot launches in UK

Robot, a monthly magazine dedicated to gaming for kids, has launched in the UK. The publication was originally created in Sweden in 2010 by Reset Media, which also operates the Scandinavian arm of gaming site IGN. Robot, which costs 3.99, is aimed at children aged between six and 12 and …

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Redbull planning ‘Top Gear for gamers’ TV show

‘Top Gear for gamers’ – that’s the pitch for a new video games based TV show in the planning stages at Redbull. The show, the press release for which is is already drawing criticism for its somewhat antiquated dudebro approach to gaming, currently goes under the name ‘Players’. It will …

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