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How would you describe the average British gamer?

Gamers? Ha! A bunch of overweight, spotty boys cooped up in their rooms because they’re too socially awkward to step outside, right? Wrong. So very, very wrong. CVG has word of a new survey from gaming social network Pixwoo that finds that the average British gamer is as follows: They’re …

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Games distributor profiles

MCV takes a closer look at some of the leading video game suppliers, with an update on what each company has achieved over the past year. Koch Media Established: 1994Key goods: Games, DVDs, softwareStaff: 350Based: Basingstoke, HampshireKey territories: UK, Benelux, Nordic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, North AmericaContact: …

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QA Profile: U-Trax

MCV sits down with U-Trax president Richard van der Giessen about the state of the localisation and quality assurance sector. How have publisher attitudes towards the sector changed in the past year? There’s no way to make a general statement about this for all publishers. Some of them really get …

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QA Spotlight: VMC

MCV speaks to Linda Lemieux, VMC’s director of games QA, development, integration and QA, about the relationships that guide the quality assurance and localisation sector. What are your thoughts on the dynamic between publishers and QA firms? What works well and what needs improving? The relationship between publishers and QA …

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QA spotlight: Anakan

MCV speaks to project manager Dominik Prophete about trends such as mobile games which are changing the localisation sector. What are your thoughts on the relationship between publishers and QA firms? What works well and what needs improving?Publishers like to have their own internal QA processes and are often not …

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QA spotlight: Universally Speaking

In a new series of interviews, MCV grills all the major players in the localisation sector, kicking off with Universally Speaking’s MD Vickie Peggs. What are your thoughts on the relationship between publishers and QA firms? What works well and what needs improving? We find publishers come to us from …

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Xbox 360 cloud saving goes live

Mirroring the way it quietly announced the service last month, Microsoft has quietly gone ahead and activated some of its planned Xbox Live cloud save functionality. Pocket-Lint reports that certain unspecified Xbox Live Arcade titles will now allow users to to download and resume saved games from any console. It …

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The importance of games merchandise

Christmas approaches, and video games once again find themselves competing with toys, gadgets, books and other items as they try to grab gifters’ attention. But the industry has found additional ways to generate revenue with its most popular brands. As with any other major form of entertainment, gaming lends itself …

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