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GAMEFest has had ‘zero impact’ on us, says EGX

Consumer expo EGX has shrugged off competition from GAMEFest as it unveils Amazon as its new retail partner. Organiser Rupert Loman told MCV that Amazon is the most relevant retail partner possible for the EGX audience.” GAME had previously worked as EGX’s retail support, before it decided to host its …

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ESA: ‘Games industry asked for E3 Live’

Free consumer show E3 Live came after demands from the games industry. Speaking to MCV, Rich Taylor, SVP of PR and communications for E3 organiser ESA, said that leaders in the market insisted that the show provide an event for consumers. Every year the question of whether we are going …

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‘Boris Johnson is demolishing the spiritual home of the UK games industry’

Rupert Loman has told MCV that the planned destruction of Earls Court Exhibition Centre will not hinder the growth of the EGX event. The co-founder and CEO of Gamer Network, the parent of Eurogamer and host of the annual games show, was speaking ahead of the event’s sixth iteration next …

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Redbull planning ‘Top Gear for gamers’ TV show

‘Top Gear for gamers’ – that’s the pitch for a new video games based TV show in the planning stages at Redbull. The show, the press release for which is is already drawing criticism for its somewhat antiquated dudebro approach to gaming, currently goes under the name ‘Players’. It will …

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Dixons Retail signs up for Gadget Show Live

Electronics giant DixonsRetail is partnering with The Gadget Show Live. The firm is sponsoring the show’s 4,500 seater Super Theatre, which hosts daily hour-long live Gadget Show performances. Hosted by the Channel 5 show’s presenters Jason Bradbury, Rachel Riley, Jon Bentley and Ortis Deley, the Super Theatre is also home …

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Rabbids TV show debuting on Nicktoons next month

Ubisoft’s Rabbids IP is to make its cartoon debut in the UK next month. Rabbids Invasion will air on Nicktoons on Monday February 3rd at 4:30pm. The series will air daily and run for 26 episodes with each episode lasting half an hour. A dedicated page for the show will …

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Charlie Brooker to host new video games show

Writer and comic (and former games journalist) Charlie Brooker is to host a new TV show about video games. It’s called How Video Games Changed The World and will be aired on Channel 4 at the end of November as part of a themed night dedicated to video games. Endemol’s …

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VIDEO: The Knightmare remake is here

MCV readers got very excited last month when a brand new one-off episode of cult kids’ TV show Knightmare was announced. Well, Geek Week is now officially underway on YouTube and the Knightmare remake is with us. And it’s… interesting. Arguably the highlight is when one of the stars drops …

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GT Academy gets ITV4 TV show

ITV4 is to screen a six-part TV series focusing on the real-world racing antics of Sony’s GT Academy winners. GT Academy saw players of Gran Turismo 5 compete online for the chance to prove themselves on a real track and ultimately race for Sony’s Nissan-powered racing team. The show will …

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E3 2012: EA says E3’12 "is the opening act of next-gen cycle shift"

EA Labels president Frank Gibeau has said that E3 2012 is the first chapter in the next-gen story. The sentiments precisely echo those published by MCV earlier this week, which itself was a reaction to the strongly negative response to this year’s platform holder presentations. "It’s fairly natural, like with …

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