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Curve Digital and Kuju merge to form ‘major new British publisher’

Kuju owner The Catalis Group has acquired UK indie publisher and developer Curve Digital. Kuju and Curve will now merge to form a new group – Curve Digital Entertainment – which the firm says has the potential to become ‘a major new British games publisher.’ The new business will be …

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Are ad-blockers legal?

Ad-blockers charging websites to have their advertising ‘unblocked’ is not illegal. Two leading legal firms say that although ad-blocker’s practices are dubious, it’s currently allowed under law. AdBlock Plus andits‘white list’ business model was recently held by the German courts tobe perfectly legal. It seems likely thata court here in …

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Video Games LIVE coming to Gamescom

The Video Games LIVE touring music concert is coming to Gamescom. The show will perform every night at the home of Gamescom – Koelnmesse – from 8pm on Friday, August 8th, Saturday, August 9th and from 6pm on Sunday, August 10th. The concerts will feature music from iconic game franchises, …

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Tencent was 2014’s top-grossing public global games company

More money was ploughed into games made by Tencent in 2014 than those made by any other publisher. VentureBeat reports that Newzoo data showed that in FY 2014 Tencent’s games attracted revenues of $7.2bn. That’s up on 2013’s $5.3bn, which was also enough to see it top the rankings. It …

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Watch Dogs outsold GTA V and Destiny in Australia last year

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association has revealed that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was the best selling game in Australia last year. What’s more surprising, however, is the game that came second – Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. In doing so it beat heavy-hitters such as EA’s FIFA 15 (3rd), Rockstar’s …

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UK games market worth £3.94bn in 2014

MCV can today reveal that the UK video games market generated 3.944bn in consumer spending during 2014. The number is 13 per cent higher than 2013’s figure, when the UK market reached 3.48bn. This year’s data was calculated by MCV with trade body Ukie and a number of key data …

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Sequels and re-releases shape Christmas game trade-in charts

Call of Duty: Ghosts and Grand Theft Auto V were the most unwanted games” of Christmas this year according to one pre-owned specialist. Videogamer reports that sequels and re-releases topped Music Magpie’s Christmas and Boxing Day trade-ins as gamers looked to offload titles for which they had received a newer …

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Only three original console games averaged 90% or more on Metacritic in 2014

It appears that gaming’s transition year has turned into transition years” – that’s the headline from Metacritic after a poor year for game quality. The reviews aggregator said that for the second year in a row just 11 console games (and nine unique titles) scored 90 per cent or higher …

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IGN to launch in France and Brazil in 2015

Localised IGN websites will launch in France and Brazil early next year. The Ziff Davis-owned games brand has teamed up with Webedia Group to launch in the new territories. Webedia owns entertainment websites AlloCine, AdoroCinema and JeauxVideo. IGN now has 23 international versions of its websites in 17 different languages. …

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