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Opinion: The case for data in esports

Esports games and their players generate a lot of data for developers. DC Labs visualisation and data analytics experts Florian Block and Anders Drachen talk about how we can put this data to even better use

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E3 according to Facebook – more women posting, Sony generate biggest conversation spike

More women are talking about E3 on social media than ever before, according to new figures from Facebook. Over the past 30 days, 43m people made 115m E3-related Facebook posts, likes and comments, with women making up 35 per cent of those interactions. This is up from just 10 per …

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Analysis: the driving forces behind the UK’s 4.33bn games industry

Read the headlines at the end of 2016, MCV’s included, and you might think the games industry was having a tough time of it. A number of high-profile releases struggled at retail and then Black Friday swept in and prices tumbled just weeks after release. It didn’t look pretty, but …

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ShopTo sales up over 13 per cent in 2016

ShopTo has announced its annual results for 2016 and it’s been a pretty successful year for the online UK retailer. Total sales were up 13.2 per cent year-on-year, thanks to the company increased focus on securing new customers at the start of their gaming life cycle,” the firm said in …

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OPINION: The games industry’s biggest secret: 77 per cent of gamers still prefer discs

ERA’s Kim Bayley discusses the latest results from the retail association’s unique consumer tracking study. Conventional wisdom would have it that physical formats in the entertainment business are utterly doomed. Certainly the games business has been the leader in the revolution. Our annual ERA Yearbook first reported that digital had …

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UKIE prompts industry to register on its UK Games Map

Data firm Nesta and trade body UKIE have partnered to create a UK industry interactive map, and are now encouraging games firms to contribute to its development. The UK Games Map launched last Thursday and lists companies working in games across the country, based on the 2014 Nesta-UKIE report A …

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What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

Last week, MCV revealed that 40 per cent of French, British, German and Spanish players felt that in-game purchases harmed the enjoyment of video games – versus just 13 per cent who disagreed (the rest either had no opinion or didn’t know). For the UK, the criticism is more pronounced …

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