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Resero Network acquires VideoGamer.com

Resero Network, the firm behind Xbox Achievements and PlayStation Trophies, announced the acquisition of VideoGamer.com earlier today. The London-based website was formerly owned by Candy Banana but the amount of the transaction has not been revealed. "Not a lot will change from an editorial perspective, to be completely honest – …

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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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VideoGamer parent Pro-G acquired by Swedish firm IBIBI HB

Pro-G Media – the publisher and owner of VideoGamer.com – has been acquired by Swedish company IBIBI HB. As part of the deal, the firm has formed a new technology-focused games network called Candy Banana. The network of websites will include VideoGamer.com, Planet Destiny, The Sims Resource, Game Debate, VideoGamer …

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Gamewank’s Jamie Trinca joins Videogamer.com

Videogamer.com has appointed Jamie Trinca as its new video producer. Trinca co-founded the Gamewank podcast with Richie Morgan in 2009 and was a 2011 Games Media Award finalist. He went on to create popular video game critic character Tam McGleish. "Jamie is the perfect fit for VideoGamer.com,” editor in chief …

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VideoGamer firm launches new sports games site

Sportra, a website dedicated to sports video games, is now live. The site has been launched by Pro-G Media, the publisher of VideoGamer.com, and is run by former VideoGamer editor Tom Orry and new writer Brett Phipps. Sportra focuses on providing news, videos and gamer guides around the market’s biggest …

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Videogamer.com changing review policy to remove "wall of text"

One UK consumer games site has revealed plans to change its review policy to offer more bite-sized information to readers. VideoGamer.com has revealed that starting from its July 22nd review of Pikmin 3 on Wii U the site will shorted its reviews to around 300 words instead of bombarding you …

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VideoGamer.com defeats Ubisoft at Xmas Pub Quiz

Ubisoft were hoping for a hat trick of MCV/Xbox 360 Pub Quiz wins but victory was snatched from them by VideoGamer.com. The Christmas quiz was held in Holborn’s Sway bar last night, and saw teams from across the UK games industry taking part. Videogamer.com triumphed with 55 points – just …

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GMA 2011 FINALISTS: Games Website

There are just over five weeks to go until the biggest night of the year for the UK’s games media. In the run-up to the big event on Wednesday October 26th at Vinopolis, we’re providing a series of features profiling those media brands and individuals in the running for an …

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Videogamer revamps editorial team

Pro-G Media has hired three writers for Videogamer.com, ahead of a ‘monumental overhaul’ of the website. The three new staff writers include former freelancers Emily Gera and Martin Gaston. Gera has produced content for GamesRadar, Xbox World 360, PC Format, IncGamers and Bit-Tech, while Gaston has written for CBS, Future …

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VideoGamer.com to power Virgin Medias games site

Virgin Media has relaunched its online games channel, choosing VideoGamer as its editorial partner. A new partnership between the broadcaster and VideoGamer.com’s publisher Pro-G Media will see the Virgin Media games portal populated with news, reviews, features and trailers, as well as downloadable PC games through Oberon and Metaboli. With …

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