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2015: Review of the Year

As the Doctor once said: There’s loads of boring stuff like Sundays and Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons, but now and then there are Saturdays”. 2015 was perhaps not quite a Saturday, but nor was it a Tuesday. A Friday, perhaps? Although only a Friday morning or early afternoon. The current …

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Alien Isolation designer and Escapists dev among 2015 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits

A number of games industry members have been honoured by BAFTA as some of this year’s most talented entertainment business newcomers in the UK. Alien Isolation senior game designer Catherine Woolley, who also worked on the Harry Potter games at EA, joined The Escapists developer Christopher Davis, Batman Arkham Knight …

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Games Media Awards 2015: This year’s event in pictures

The industry once again gathered last night to celebrate the Games Media Awards, and you can take a look at the pictures from the night right now. Among the biggest winners of the night were VideoGamer for Video Team, Eurogamer for Online Editorial Team, PC Gamer for Print Editorial Team …

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What are the biggest accessories of Christmas 2015?

2015’s Q4 looks to be one of the biggest in years for retailers, as a packed release schedule drives up sales. But it’s not just about software: accessories are also set for a Christmas to remember. MCV asks experts in the sector what UK stores should keep an eye out …

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Konami to shut down PES 2014 servers this November

The final whistle is about to blow for those still playing PES 2014 online. Konami has announced that it will pull online support from the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 football game on November 17th, just more than two years after its initial release. The move is part of an …

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The perfect Storm: why you shouldn’t pass over this year’s Naruto game

When you peruse the list of games coming out this year, it’s fair to say that a title based on a Japanese comic series probably isn’t the first thing you jump to. Launching in the same Autumn period as FIFA, Pro Evo, Skylanders, LEGO Dimensions, Metal Gear Solid, Forza, Mad …

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NINTENDO: Skylanders Superchargers will feature Skylanders-Amiibo hybrid figures

Two of gaming’s biggest toys-to-life brands are teaming up. Ahead of the launch of Activision’s next instalment in the Skylanders franchise, Superchargers, the publisher made an appearance in Nintendo’s E3 Digital Event to reveal two brand new figurines for the game. Turbocharged Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser are brand …

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E3 needs to deliver – but don’t lose hope yet, there’s cause for optimism

If you’ve been reading MCV recently, you’ll know there’s a general nervousness over the weakness of the current release slate for PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. The recent announcements of Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions, Guitar Hero and Rock Band have done little to allay fears over a Christmas that’s …

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E3 ‘must deliver games’, warns UK retail

E3 2015 ‘must deliver games’ as the event’s pre-show press conferences are finalised. UK stores have told MCV that they’re concerned over the number of big games pushed out of 2015, including Uncharted 4, Zelda, The Division and Dead Island 2. We are holding out hope that E3 will deliver …

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Find out how Telltale Games plans to take on television in this week’s issue of MCV

It’s armed with some of the biggest IP of the last decade, but Telltale isn’t finished yet. SVP of publishing Steve Allison reveals the firm’s plans to unite TV and games in this week’s MCV. With E3 just around the corner, we hear from UK retailers about their concerns that …

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