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Ukie’s Jo Twist responds to PM’s ‘Modern Industrial Strategy’

This morning, the Prime Minister Theresa May, will announce proposals for a new industrial strategy, designed to ‘build on Britain’s strengths and tackle its underlying weaknesses’. It will allow businesses to strike new ‘Sector Deals’ to address their specific challenges and opportunities. That means the games industry could request a …

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Team17 has eSports plans for Worms WMD

MOBAs and FPS games may dominate eSports at present, but Team17 want to expand the space by pushing Worms WMD into contention. And while it sounds somewhat optimistic, the game does have a number of things going for it as an eSport. It’s highly-refined for starters, with numerous iterations over …

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No Netflix at launch – Nintendo Switch will concentrate on games

Netflix has become somewhat omnipresent in modern technology, with the streaming service available on most games consoles, set top boxes, smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and even some fridges. It won’t be appearing on Nintendo Switch at launch, though. Nintendo, responding to queries from Kotaku, stated that the streaming service, along …

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GAME growth held back by low margin hardware

GAME’s annual general meeting today came with an update on trading from the back-end of last year. The headlines are huge growth in its Events, eSports and Digital categories, but overall transactions were down, due to reduced margins on hardware. For the 23 weeks up to January 7th, the group …

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Parliamentary group support for TIGA’s £5m games investment fund

Trade association TIGA has called for a games investment fund (GIF) to help support small and medium-sized developers who often struggle to gain access to finance. The scheme has support of the co-chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Video Games – MP’s Chris White and Chris Law. The …

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MCV Awards 2017: Finalists announced

The MCV Awards 2017 are now just over seven weeks away, with the trophies being presented on March 9th at The Brewery in London to recognise 2016’s finest achievements. Today, we’re able to announce the finalists for this year’s awards. There are 25 award categories this year, which are divided …

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UK App Store prices to jump 25% to reflect weak pound

Apple has just announced that prices on the UK App Store will rise as a reaction to the falling exchange rate between the dollar and the pound. Where a $0.99 app in the US used to cost 79p in the UK, it will now cost 99p. As far as Apple …

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Pokemon Go grew mobile market by $950m without impacting rivals

Pokemon’s Go massive success in 2016 didn’t come at the expense of its biggest rivals in the mobile space. According to app ecosystem analyst App Annie the game hit $950m in revenue by the end of 2016, yet its competitors weren’t notably affected by this massive haul. The report stated: …

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TODAY is your last chance to submit your MCV Awards nomination

Nominations for the MCV awards 2017 will close at the end-of-play today, the6th of January, but it’s not too late to get your team or product into contention.Apply here nowwith our new online application system and show the industry just how great you are. Now in their 15th successful year, …

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Steam’s new controller support is an important step in PC gaming’s living room ambitions

In its latest update to the Steam client beta, Valve has added native support for a wide variety of popular games controllers, allowing gamers to play games which didn’t originally have controller support. It’s another important step forward in bringing the huge variety of PC games into the living room. …

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