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Tiga: We do not see the value of a merger

It has emerged this afternoon that despite repeated calls for a union between the UK’s two video games trade bodies, developer organisation Tiga has outright abandoned any chance of the proposal. Furthermore, Tiga has issued a stark reply to those calling for a single organisation, claiming that "Tiga is that …

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Proposed Tiga UKIE merger is off

Negotiations for a merger between Britain’s two biggest game trade bodies have broken down, Develop can reveal. Tiga will today issue a statement to the press claiming it is no longer considering a merger with UKIE. It appears that Tiga, the association for developers, was the group most interested in …

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OPINION: We all win if trade bodies merge

Only the other day I joked to one of the leaders of our two trade associations that we were due the yearly, previously silly, ‘Why don’t you guys merge?’ questioning from external pundits. Then it was just a joke. Today, it seems like a potential reality. It’s still a pretty …

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Livingstone: A united industry makes sense

Following the surprise recommendation of a possible strategic alliance between UK games trade bodies UKIE and TIGA in today’s Livingstone-Hope skills review, report author Ian Livingstone has espouse the virtues of a possible union. "There is a fundamental difference between the two organisations historically," Livingstone told an audience in London …

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Blizzard: Activision hasnt changed us

With developer relations remaining very much a touchy issue at Activision for the time being, Blizzard Entertainment’s VP and executive MD of internal operations Michael Ryder has told MCV that the merger between former owner Vivendi and Activision hasn’t made any difference to Blizzard’s internal workings. Since we had our …

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Mamba merges with Lace Group

Mamba Games has announced a partnership with Lace Group to create a new global video games publisher. Publisher Mamba and UK distributor Lace will now trade as Lace Media Group, and will handle acquisition, product development, in-house development, UK and global sales and distribution, marketing and PR as one entity. …

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Square completes Eidos swoop

Eidos will be under the formal control of Square Enix within weeks but jobs look safe, with the business running as an independent unit. MCV can reveal that a board meeting was held this week which took the deal a significant step closer to completion. There are no problems on …

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Warner and Eidos cosy up over Lara Croft

It has emerged that Warner Bros is planning a brand new movie in the Tomb Raider franchise – leading some to wonder if this is the first move in the long rumoured takeover of Eidos . Despite Eidos’ recent admission that sales of its most recent Lara Croft title, Tomb …

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Currys and PC World merger trialled

PC World and Currys parent DSGi has launched a trial store combining both brands. The site, based in Surry, is understood to be 15,000 square foot and contains a product mix incorporating both retailer’s portfolios. This is in line with a general revamp across all brands MCV’s sister site PC …

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