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Sci-fi worries threaten Future’s Imagine acquisition

The proposed acquisition of Imagine at the hands of Future has hit a stumbling block. The Competition and Markets Authority has found that the 14.2m deal, which was revealed in June, could damage the science fiction magazine market, as titles from other publishers offer only a limited competition constraint” to …

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Xbox boss says some reviewers give low scores for clicks

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that he believes in some instances consumer sites give games low review scores to try and generate traffic. He made the claim when asked by GameSpot about the relatively lukewarm reception afforded to recent Xbox release ReCore. I wish it reviewed higher, but I …

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No Man’s Sky subreddit suddenly closed

An angry mod has taken it upon themselves to completely close the No Man’s Sky page on Reddit. User ‘Rougewolf’ blamed the toxicity that had infected the community for the move. Eurogamer reports that the subreddit had 150k subscribers at the time of its closure. So I purged the subreddit,” …

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Ubisoft Publishing is the company’s new book venture

Having previously hooked up with others for its print ambitions, Ubisoft has announced its own book publishing operations. Ubisoft Publishing will release its debut item, Assassin’s Creed: Heresy, on November 15th. Thematically it stays close to the games, interweaving a modern day Templar tale with a 14th century plot involving …

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Total War TV show Time Commanders is returning

Remember that game show where folk would wage war using a version of the Total War engine? It’s coming back. The BBC has revealed that Time Commanders has been renewed for a new run. Creative Assembly’s Total War is seemingly back, too, what with the Total War Twitter account linking …

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PewDiePie asserts FTC Shadow of Mordor innocence, says press is ‘literally insignificant’

YouTube sensation PewDiePie has defended his association with Warner Bros’ Shadow of Mordor promotion, and attacked the press for embroiling him in the controversy. Earlier this week Warner was slammed by the FTC for not insisting that YouTubers disclosed their paid sponsorship for Shadow of Mordor coverage. Among those involved …

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Future acquires Imagine Publishing

The UK’s two largest video game magazine rivals are now one. Future has agreed terms to acquire Imagine Publishing parent Miura for 14.2m. Imagine’s portfolio includes GamesTM, Retro Gamer, Nowgamer.com, X-ONE, Play, For Beginners and SciFiNow. "This is a unique opportunity to acquire a market leading knowledge, science and technology …

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Destructoid disbands UK team

Consumer games site Destructoid has let its three UK writers go. Laura Dale, Joe Parlock and Vikki Blake will leave the site at the end of the month. Our team being dismantled is apparently nothing to do with content quality of viewership of content, and due to seasonal financials and …

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