Gaming As Addictive As Heroin – The Sun As Ridiculous As Ever

Britain is in the grip of an epidemic - and once more video games are to blame! An article in yesterday's Sun newspaper claimed that playing games is as harmful as several syringes brimming with smack. Yes, it's another piece of manufactured frothing tabloid hysteria, created to scare the bejesus out of parents, technophobes and all... Continue Reading →

Culture Minister Ed Vaisey Responds To Tax Breaks Success

MCV is carrying a fairly large interview with the UK's Minister for Culture, Communication and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaisey following last week's announcement of tax breaks for the video games sector. Mr Vaisey reveals himself as a fan of the games sector and highlighted his hope for more collaboration between the games industry and... Continue Reading →

30 Under 30 – Developer Edition – Whippersnappers Required

MCV recently published its 30 Under 30 list, highlighting those in the games industry who are contributing to the games industry, despite their tender years and innocent delight in all things game related (bar development). We posted a call for entries from the industry in Scotland, but the focus on areas outside game development stopped... Continue Reading →

MCV’s 30 Under 30 – Vote Now

If you're working in the games industry and below the age of 30, then you're eligible for the 2013 MCV 30 Under 30, the magazine's annual list of the up-and-coming execs working in the games sector. MCV is asking readers to nominate their favourite up-and-coming stars of the UK games industry – your own staff... Continue Reading →

Minecraft Goes Retro. On A Disk, In A Box, On A Shelf, In A Shop…

The phenomenon which is Minecraft has taken the Xbox by storm.  By the end of March 2013, IGN reported that sales had passed 6,000,000 copies.  It's the fastest selling Xbox Live game of all time, the biggest selling Xbox Live game of all time and the Xbox version became profitable less than 24 hours after... Continue Reading →

Develop’s Top 100 British Studios

Develop Magazine is putting together its list of the UK's 100 top developers, to be released in June, in association with the fine folks at UKIE.  In past years, studios were judged solely on revenue generation.  However this year's list promises to be rather different. Here's how the magazine describes the 2013 process: Studios of... Continue Reading →

Scotland’s 4J Studios & Game Centre, Winners In 2013 MCV Awards

The MCV Awards were held in London last night, with Scotland's independent games retailer, Game Centre picking up the trophy for Best High Street Independent Retailer and the Xbox 360 version of Mojang's Minecraft, developed by 4J Studios, walking off with the Sales Triumph award. If you've not come across Game Centre yet, they're an independent... Continue Reading →

4J Studios Nominated For Best UK Studio Category In MCV Awards

Following an award-laden 2012, for its work on the best-selling Xbox Live version of Minecraft, 4J Studios is starting 2013 with another nomination.  The studio has picked up a nomination in the MCV Awards for the Best UK Studio. Judges from across the industry will soon converge to cast votes for the eventual winners, with... Continue Reading →

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