Category Archives: Journalism
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 18:16 BST
Explosive Alan Productions, which was formed by members of the now defunct Inside Xbox team, has raised $16,762 towards a new multi-format show which for the time being is codenamed Project Possum. Formed by Ashley Denton, Dan Maher and Gareth Wild, the fellas asked for contributions to the project via IndieGoGo instead of Kickstarter – due to the former accepting PayPal – setting a crowd-funding goal of $10,000. Within no time at all hardly, the project met its funding and there are still 30 days left to contribute.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 15:44 BST
Following the launch last month of its site servicing the Middle East, IGN has signed a licensing deal with Blah! Asia – a division of Spiral Media – to publish IGN Asia Pacific. The site is available in three languages: English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay and will cater to ten markets including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and China.
IGN Asia Pacific editor-in-chief, Maxime Villandré said, “We will be reaching out to players with a wider variety of game titles and indulge it with unique voices: stories and exclusives delivered in local languages by resident gamers, heroes and industry players, which establish rapport on content that energizes Asia.”
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 22:47 BST
This wins E3. EG’s Rob ‘Bertie’ Purchase interviewed Snoop Dogg at the show after Namco announced a collaboration with the rapper in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Words are not required for this: just watch and bawl your eyes out in laughter for the next four minutes here. Pack it up, guys: no other interview will touch this at the show this year.
Thu, Jun 07, 2012 | 14:15 BST
Imagine’s announced its merged 360 Magazine and X360 together under the latter brand. The first issue since the merger will launch on July 11 with Dan Howdle leading the team as editor and Rick Porter as EIC. Both magazines seen recent drops in the last round of ABC results.
Thanks, GI International.
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 09:35 BST
James Binns, formerly of Future Publishing, has launches his new venture this morning, known as Network N.
Wed, May 30, 2012 | 02:23 BST
Future Publishing Australia has officially debuted its Australian CVG team.
Mon, May 28, 2012 | 14:27 BST
Fri, May 25, 2012 | 10:28 BST
Future Publishing has announced some staff changes and shuffles to Edge magazine, promoting Alex Wiltshire to Editor and appointing Nathan Brown as Online Editor.
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 12:45 BST
Today’s seems to be the day for games journalism job announcements, with Intent Media and Future both announcing a number of staff changes and hires.
Wed, May 23, 2012 | 19:16 BST
Inside Xbox vets Dan Maher, Ashley Denton and Gareth Wild have formed a new production company called Explosive Alan Productions. Details are scarce at the moment, but the group will be filming the Square Enix community event tomorrow. Microsoft halted production of Indie Xbox earlier this month, much to the dismay of the community. Thanks, MCV.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 17:58 BST
IGN and T-Break Media have launched IGN Middle East which will service 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco and its “potential audience of more than 340 million people.” The site will be headed up by Abbas Jaffar Ali, formerly of ME gaming site Megamers, which has been incorporated into IGN ME. The site is available in Arabic and English and mixes “locally created editorial content with that from IGN’s teams in the US, UK and Australia.”
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 14:03 BST
Future has announced a restructure in its games editorial team in order to increase its digital business.
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 12:41 BST
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 09:41 BST
YouTube network Machinima is set to raise $30 million in its latest round of funding thanks to help from Google, AllThingsD is reporting, with its value now set to be around $190 million. Both Google and Machinima have refused to comment on the story.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 12:15 BST
Savygamer blows out five candles today. The UK game bargins site, driven by ex-VG247 contributor Lewie Procter, launched on May 3, 2007. To celebrate the occasion, the site is holding a special sale on PC indie titles, such as Blue Toad Murder Files, Eufloria, VVVVVV and more.
There’s more details on the sale here. Congrats, Lewie!
Fri, Apr 06, 2012 | 21:17 BST
Tue, Apr 03, 2012 | 16:19 BST
Eurogamer vet John Teti has popped up on a new gaming site called The Gameological Society, a partner site of The A.V. Club, which will have a “similar editorial direction and tone” to the later. Both sites are members of the Onion family. The site is self-described as “an independent-minded online magazine that explores games as works of art and pop culture,” and informed by “a passion for play and grounded in a broad cultural awareness.” With Teti involved, it’s bound to be witty. You may wish to check it out.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 | 16:50 BST
Ken Levine is in consideration as an entry for Time Magazine’s annual 100 most influential people in the world issue. The annual list, which pulls entrants from a list of accumulated user votes, will be posted on April 17. You can participate in the poll until April 6. Levine is just one of the choices, and so far, 91.24% voters think he should be included on the list, and 8.76% of participants think otherwise. What the hell do they know anyway? Go vote for Ken.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 08:57 GMT
For those who missed it, GameSpot’s put live on its YouTube channel the recording of its live stream last night between Giant Bomb‘s Jeff Gerstmann and GameSpot VP John Davison. The video talks about Gerstmann’s firing in 2007, the future of Giant Bomb and more after it was bought by GS parent company CBS Interactive yesterday. Get it below, with a full report here.
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 04:59 GMT
Giant Bomb’s acquisition by Gamespot parent company CBS Interactive will not result in its closure or a change in editorial direction, founder Jeff Gerstmann has said.