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How did the games media cover E3? We ask VideoGamer.com

VideoGamer.com head of video production Simon Miller explains how the site’s comedic approach to E3 helped it stand out from the crowd For E3 2015 VideoGamer – from a video standpoint – decided to try something different. Using comedy as a basis for the majority of our video output has …

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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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‘Ad-blocking is the biggest external threat to online games journalism’

Ad-blockers are costing jobs and seriously harming the games press, say leading media execs. Tech-savvy gamers are more prone to using ad-blockers than any other audience, says IGN, Videogamer and Eurogamer. These websites can pay to have their ads unblocked, as long as they only use ‘acceptable advertising’. But one …

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New VideoGamer.com owner eyes further acquisitions

The new owner of VideoGamer.com, Swedish firm IBIBI, is on the look-out for other portals to add to its network of technology websites. The network – named Candy Banana – includes VideoGamer, The Sims Resource, Planet Destiny, Sportra and more. Candy Banana will be investing in and improving the existing …

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Lights, camera, action: IGN, GameSpot, Eurogamer, Yogscast and Videogamer on their approaches to video

Every major games media firm is investing serious money in video as the YouTube generation takes over. What has your approach to video content been? Chris Beaumont, GameSpot UK: Our approach is for the video team to lead video.That sounds glib, but a lot of sites have tried to integrate …

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Why are some of the games media’s biggest names turning to Patreon?

In the first week of 2015, IGN veterans Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty left the gaming site. For some time the duo – along with producers Tim Gettys and Nick Scarpino – had been working on their side project, Kinda Funny. It was essentially the four of them talking to …

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Games Media Profile: VideoGamer

Adam McCann, MD of Pro-G Media, tells MCV about VideoGamer’s rebirth and the constant battle against Google 2014 is a big year for VideoGamer – the site has doubled down on its titular format and is preparing to launch a complete refresh of its site. Adam McCann, MD of website …

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Simon MIller returns to PR

Videogamer editor-in-chief Simon Miller has joined 2K Games as its new UK PR and social manager. He joins Ben Lawrence and Matt Roche on the firm’s UK PR team. Prior to this role Miller was editor-in-chief at Videogamer. He previously worked in PR for THQ, where he worked on the …

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REVEALED: The biggest UK games websites

2013 was a bumper year for the UK games media, but who came out on top? MCV has obtained the latest ComScore stats for the last 12 months, which shows that – perhaps unsurprisingly – IGN was the top UK video games website by a huge margin. It’s also a …

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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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