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A tribute to Mike Rawlinson

UKIE announced last week that director general Michael Rawlinson has decided to leave the organisation, after almost 12 years there. Rawlinson spent his last two years at the trade body – originally named ELSPA – as director general. And during his time in this role he has significantly raised the …

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AUS: R18+ support in doubt

It has emerged that John Rau, the new South Australian attorney-general, is not the huge supporter of the introduction of an R18+ video game rating as had previously been suggested. Last month MCV reported that Rau, who replaced outspoken violent games sceptic Michael Atkinson, had stated that the lack of …

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Sony prepping Michael Jackson game

A brand new Michael Jackson game seems very much on the cards after news that Sony has swooped to secure a seven-year deal for the rights to release video games based on the late King of Pop. The Independent reports that the $200m deal gives Sony the rights to release …

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AUS: Atkinson steps down

The man who many see as the main barrier to Australia’s introduction of a R18+ ratings certificate, Attorney-General Michael Atkinson, is to leave Parliamant in 2014. Atkinson has been involved in a number of controversies over his two decades in Government, the most recent of which is his resolute stance …

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PS3 gets Michael Jackson bundle

With Sony Pictures handling the DVD and Blu-ray releases of recent Michael Jackson documentary This Is It, the Japanese arm of SCEJ has announced a new King of Pop themed PS3 bundle for the region. Along with a 120GB charcoal black version of the PS3 Slim, the SKU will also …

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Games of the Decade Staff Picks

Metacritic, Famitsu, Edge – any of these outlets will happily tell you which titles, by their own criteria, have been the most important of the last decade. But in these situations surely the world’s only weekly trade magazine for the video games industry must be seen as the only authority …

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Capcom cultivates Hollywood relationships

Capcom has confessed it is in regular talks with Hollywood studios to drive interest in its new properties. The firm has already enjoyed cross-media success with its Resident Evil series – and is hoping for something similar with Dark Void, which was last month optioned by Brad Pitt’s Plan B …

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Michael Jackson penned Sonic 3 soundtrack

It has been revealed that none other than the late Michael Jackson was involved in the creation of the soundtrack for Sega’s classic 16-bit console platformer Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The admission comes from composer Brad Buxer in an interview with Black & White, as spotted by Spong. I’ve never …

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Moonwalker heading to Wii?

The late Michael Jackson could be making a return to consoles sooner than expected with reports that 16bit Mega Drive release Moonwalker is being prepped for an appearance on Nintendo’s Virtual Console. The news comes from European regulator PEGI, as spotted by Videogamer, which lists the title for the Wii’s …

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ELSPA welcomes Tory backing

Trade body ELSPA has praised the commitment pledged by the Conservative party’s Shadow Culture Minister Ed Vaizey at last night’s London Games Conference to explore ways to help the UK video games industry should his party win next year’s general election. We welcome much in Ed Vaizey’s speech,” ELSPA director …

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