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TIGA: Video games need a sensible Brexit

Dr Richard Wilson is CEO of TIGA, the award-winning trade association representing the UK video games industry. At TIGA, Richard has successfully campaigned for the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and introduced an accreditation system for university games courses. TIGA’s recent business survey has underlined the need for a …

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National Videogame Arcade: We must build cultural confidence

Iain Simons is the CEO of the National Videogame Foundation. It runs the National Videogame Arcade, GameCity Festival and lots of other brilliant work that you can check on www.thenva.com The last month at the National Videogame Arcade has been confusing and I’m knackered. I’ve spoken at a national cinema …

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Yogscast Jingle Jam cruises past last year’s total

Annual charity the Yogscast Jingle Jam has hit $3.4m, smashing the $2.57m raised in the 2016 event. Yogscast has partnered with Humble Bundle to sell an incredible $35/£26 bundle that offers $850 worth of games including sandbox survival sim Rust, Garry’s Mod, Gunpoint, Teslagrad, Chivalry: Medieval War, Guild Wars 2 …

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Blitz Esports admits to early Riot Games funding

Esports news outlet Blitz Esports has confirmed a report that claimed League of Legends owner Riot Games has a financial interest in the site. The link was first made by Duncan ‘Thorin’ Shields on YouTube. Now the company has released a statement clarifying the nature of the relationship and apologising …

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Daily Mail targets Detroit: Become Human over child abuse imagery

The online arm of UK tabloid The Daily Mail has published a scathing article targeted at upcoming PS4 game Detroit: Become Human. The game’s trailer shown off at Paris Games Week in October has already provoked plenty of debate, but the paper has – as you would expect – doused …

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MCV’s 30 Under 30 unveiled in this week’s issue

It’s time for us to reveal our definitive list of the industry’s brightest young minds. For this year’s 30 Under 30 (sponsored by OPM Jobs), we were inundated with entries, which made choosing the final list of 30 very tough – so this really is the cream of the crop. We’re …

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Newbay unites video games group under MCV

NewBay, the publisher of MCV, Develop and Esports Pro, announced today that it will be evolving its UK-based video games brand portfolio into a single website, magazine, and suite of events, under the banner of MCV. The brand will be led by the current Editor, Seth Barton, who said “MCV …

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Kickstarter launches Patreon rival Drip

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has launched a new service designed to rival the likes of Patreon. While Kickstarter can be used to crowdfund products and projects with a one-off payment from backers, Drip instead looks to provide creative individuals with an ongoing monthly payment. As the company phrases it: “Kickstarter is …

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