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Monthly Archives: May 2012

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NCsoft® and Paragon Studios® are pleased to announce the launch of City of Heroes Issue 23: Where Shadows Lie. In a storyline that began with the launch of Going Rogue, Issue 23: Where Shadows Lie
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Who are you gonna call?

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I caught a news item on Bemilo on BBC Radio 4 last week. Bemilo is the latest parental control service for mobile handsets, the difference being that it is a mobile virtual network operator
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Sony America has begun setting discount prices for full titles on PSN. As a PS3 owner and a PSN consumer – it’s good news.  Sony is now offering games like Red Dead Redemption, including
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Quick question – who has been tempted to try the new Yahoo Axis internet search tool? You did? Me too. Next question – how long before you uninstalled it? It took me three days.
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… will headline the new Visionaries Track at the Develop in Brighton Conference this summer. Read more at: http://ow.ly/bbPvt 

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Looking forward to E3 next week, the annual digital jamboree that takes place in Los Angeles and celebrates all things games related. E3 has been on a roller coaster over the past few years
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In the company’s post-financials conference call, Ubisoft suggested free-to-play could be the go-to business model for next generation console software PS4, Next Xbox and Wii U. It is about time. Different sectors of the
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Stephen Root, Codemasters’ director of audio and one of the videogames industry’s leading audio talents, will deliver the audio keynote at this summer’s Develop in Brighton conference, which takes place on 10-12 July at
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Anyone who’s studied the hypodermic needle model or mass media theory, an integral part of any good media degree, will know various experiments have disproved the idea that audiences are passive. They are unlikely,
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Seven year PR itch.

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You’d have to have been in a coma for the last seven years to not know the Olympic Games are heading to London this summer. They’re bloomin’ everywhere. The PR campaign, which went into
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Channel 4’s Four Rooms on Sunday evening is a perfect way to start mentally limbering up for the business week ahead. The concept is simple. Four dealers compete to woo, and do a deal
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Aside from the obvious reasons for putting age ratings on games, whether voluntarily or by law, I had rather hoped as a parent that they might also have the effect of creating a level
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I’ve often used Twitter as a means to vent discontent about companies providing poor service. Much of my recent whinging has been directed toward @FirstCC — First Capital Connect’s twitter account — whose commuter trains are the source of bemusement and misery for many.
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The Business Travel Show is extending its hosted buyer programme from two to three days for 2013. Following significant investment from organiser Centaur Travel Group, the new programme will feature additional pre-show conference sessions
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“Here we are, largely ignoring the best and brightest on one of the most ubiquitous platforms in the world because… why? Are we afraid to expand our horizons the tiniest bit? If, as alleged
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When Saturday comes

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As Peter Preston pointed out in his column in last Sunday’s Observer, the recent changes in the way the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) calculates weekday  newspaper sales has thrown up some interesting peaks,
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Develop in Brighton introduces brand new Indie Dev Marketing conference and announces Indie Dev Day sessions. Read more at: http://bastion.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=2194

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So, not content with being the king of social media and achieving a valuation at $55bn, Facebook is now going after Apple – and a share of the ever-increasing mobile market – by announcing
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Yesterday was the amazing climax to the Premier League football season. It was hard to miss. Annoyingly, I did miss the games on TV – and radio – because I was coming back from a
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While writing this, I am trying to remember what life was like before Facebook; how I kept in touch with friends; how I remembered birthdays. Thanks to Facebook I don’t need to remember. And,
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Facebook (yes), LinkedIn (yes), Twitter (yes), YouTube (yes), Google + (maybe), Pinterest (maybe), MySpace (who?), Quora (must get round to it), BranchOut (head explodes). Depending on who you read, BranchOut now has 12.5 million
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The EU directive on internet privacy, and in particular, the banning of cookies, comes in to force later this week. Did you know that? Bothered?  In a classic ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’ piece
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I recently read an article in which Nintendo head honcho Satoru Iwata admitted that its bid to achieve mass market appeal had led to a drop in profits. While it generated initial success, the
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Valve’s Jason Holtman will present the Evolve opening keynote at the Develop in Brighton Conference this summer. Read more at: http://bastion.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=2193

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Tomorrow’s hardcore high spending gamer is nine years old today and wouldn’t dream of playing games in a darkened bedroom. Kinect, Move and the Wiimote ensure that you need a big open plan space
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Before anyone gets the wrong impression, this is not an MMO bashing piece. I am a fan of MMOs and we are lucky enough to work with a top notch publisher in NCsoft. The
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Fifteen years ago today Tony Blair was swept into Downing Street on the back of a massive popular vote. After nearly 20 years of Conservative rule, Blair’s New Labour united the country after the
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