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  • PALGN staff resign following internal dispute

    Staff for Australian gaming site PALGN have resigned from the site, although will continue to work on the site until end of play this Friday. The confirmation, according to MCV Pacific, came in a mail from site vet site executive editor Jeremy Jastrzab, which noted the call ” stems from an inability for the editorial […]

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  • GI.biz to relaunch in UK and US, drop forced registration

    Trade side GamesIndustry.biz will drop its requirement for registration this month, and is to relaunch with editorial and sales in both the US and UK.

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  • Eurogamer Network hits 5.7 million unique users

    Eurogamer Network traffic rose 10% year-over-year for November 2011, the company said today, quoting figures from its latest ABC audit.

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  • Voodoo Extreme, Team Xbox culled, Future lays-off more

    Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.

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  • Kristan Reed named new Pocket Gamer EIC

    Pocket Gamer’s parent organisation Steel Media’s announced this morning ex-Eurogamer editor Kristan Reed will become Pocket Gamer’s new Editor-In-Chief. Reed will overlook PocketGamer.com, as well as the trade-based PocketGamer.Biz, noting he was “looking forward to helping the team to take the Pocket Gamer sites to the next level.” Reed’s hiring comes on the back of […]

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  • SOPA blackout: JAW, Oddworld, RPS, Gama, SavyGamer protest

    Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.

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  • Ex-Ars Technica editor joins Penny Arcade

    Ars Technica gaming editor Ben Kuchera has bid farewell to the site in favour of a new role at Penny Arcade. Although details are yet to be locked down, it appears the site, which harbours a solid community and runs Child’s Play in addition to the eponymous comic, will soon play host to a games […]

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  • VentureBeat acquires Bitmob, Dan "Shoe" Hsu named GamesBeat editor-in-chief

    VentureBeat has acquired Bitmob, and its founder, as well as former Ziff Davis Media editorial director, Dan “Shoe” Hsu, has been brought on as GamesBeat’s editor-in-chief. Ben Popper, one of the founding editors of The New York Observer’s Silicon Alley blog, Betabeat, was also hired on as VentureBeat’s east coast editor. VB’s goal with the […]

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  • Edge gets The Last of Us cover for next issue

    Edge has promised a cover story for The Last of Us as part of its February issue, due next week. The mag, which features new artwork not seen before, will have an “in-depth” preview of the upcoming new Naughty Dog action IP. Also promised are features on Plants vs Zombies, Zen Pinball dev Zen Studios, […]

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  • All change: James Binns quits Future, Richard Keith returns

    James Binns, head of Edge and PC gaming at Future, will leave the company on Friday to concentrate on other projects, reports GamesIndustry.

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  • Joystiq group, Crecente to form VOX Games - details

    VOX Media CEO Jim Bankoff has announced on Twitter that the recently departed group of Joystiq journalists, as well as ex-Kotaku editor Brian Crecente, have joined the group.

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  • Brian Crecente quits Kotaku

    Kotaku editor Brian Crecente has confirmed he’s to leave the site. Crecente had been with the US blog for seven years, and makes no mention of what he’s to do next. Stephen Totilo, previously of MTV and Kotaku’s deputy editor, will assume the role of editor-in-chief. Crecente is the latest in a string of senior […]

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  • Chris Grant, McElroy brothers leave Joystiq, Kietzmann takes boss job

    Chris Grant has left his role as editor-in-chief of AOL-owned Joystiq, with the McElroy brothers – Griffin and Justin – also exiting the site.

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  • Machinima highest-viewed YouTube channel in 2011

    YouTube’s announced that Machinima was the highest-viewed channel on its website this year. The company provides machinima videos as its speciality – naturally – but also publishes video news wraps and trailers. It also hosts the Inside Gaming Awards, held the evening before Spike’s Video Game Awards. The second biggest channel besides Machinima was IGN‘s. […]

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Journalism Latest

  • PALGN staff resign following internal dispute

    Staff for Australian gaming site PALGN have resigned from the site, although will continue to work on the site until end of play this Friday. The confirmation, according to MCV Pacific, came in a mail from site vet site executive editor Jeremy Jastrzab, which noted the call ” stems from an inability for the editorial […]

  • GI.biz to relaunch in UK and US, drop forced registration

    Trade side GamesIndustry.biz will drop its requirement for registration this month, and is to relaunch with editorial and sales in both the US and UK.

  • Eurogamer Network hits 5.7 million unique users

    Eurogamer Network traffic rose 10% year-over-year for November 2011, the company said today, quoting figures from its latest ABC audit.

  • Voodoo Extreme, Team Xbox culled, Future lays-off more

    Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.

  • Kristan Reed named new Pocket Gamer EIC

    Pocket Gamer’s parent organisation Steel Media’s announced this morning ex-Eurogamer editor Kristan Reed will become Pocket Gamer’s new Editor-In-Chief. Reed will overlook PocketGamer.com, as well as the trade-based PocketGamer.Biz, noting he was “looking forward to helping the team to take the Pocket Gamer sites to the next level.” Reed’s hiring comes on the back of […]

  • SOPA blackout: JAW, Oddworld, RPS, Gama, SavyGamer protest

    Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.

  • Ex-Ars Technica editor joins Penny Arcade

    Ars Technica gaming editor Ben Kuchera has bid farewell to the site in favour of a new role at Penny Arcade. Although details are yet to be locked down, it appears the site, which harbours a solid community and runs Child’s Play in addition to the eponymous comic, will soon play host to a games […]

  • VentureBeat acquires Bitmob, Dan “Shoe” Hsu named GamesBeat editor-in-chief

    VentureBeat has acquired Bitmob, and its founder, as well as former Ziff Davis Media editorial director, Dan “Shoe” Hsu, has been brought on as GamesBeat’s editor-in-chief. Ben Popper, one of the founding editors of The New York Observer’s Silicon Alley blog, Betabeat, was also hired on as VentureBeat’s east coast editor. VB’s goal with the […]

  • Edge gets The Last of Us cover for next issue

    Edge has promised a cover story for The Last of Us as part of its February issue, due next week. The mag, which features new artwork not seen before, will have an “in-depth” preview of the upcoming new Naughty Dog action IP. Also promised are features on Plants vs Zombies, Zen Pinball dev Zen Studios, […]

  • All change: James Binns quits Future, Richard Keith returns

    James Binns, head of Edge and PC gaming at Future, will leave the company on Friday to concentrate on other projects, reports GamesIndustry.

  • Joystiq group, Crecente to form VOX Games – details

    VOX Media CEO Jim Bankoff has announced on Twitter that the recently departed group of Joystiq journalists, as well as ex-Kotaku editor Brian Crecente, have joined the group.

  • Brian Crecente quits Kotaku

    Kotaku editor Brian Crecente has confirmed he’s to leave the site. Crecente had been with the US blog for seven years, and makes no mention of what he’s to do next. Stephen Totilo, previously of MTV and Kotaku’s deputy editor, will assume the role of editor-in-chief. Crecente is the latest in a string of senior […]

  • Chris Grant, McElroy brothers leave Joystiq, Kietzmann takes boss job

    Chris Grant has left his role as editor-in-chief of AOL-owned Joystiq, with the McElroy brothers – Griffin and Justin – also exiting the site.

  • Machinima highest-viewed YouTube channel in 2011

    YouTube’s announced that Machinima was the highest-viewed channel on its website this year. The company provides machinima videos as its speciality – naturally – but also publishes video news wraps and trailers. It also hosts the Inside Gaming Awards, held the evening before Spike’s Video Game Awards. The second biggest channel besides Machinima was IGN‘s. […]

  • 3DS and Minecraft featured on Time’s Top of Everything 2011 lists

    Time has compiled its annual top ten list of everything for 2011, and Nintendo’s 3DS came in fifth on the gadget list. The magazine’s also compiled a list of the top games of the year, full of the usual suspects.

  • NowGamer beats 1 million unique users in November

    Good news this morning for the Imagine Publishing chaps and chapettes: NowGamer’s announced November stats in excess of 1 million unique users.

  • Carless puts GameSetWatch on “semi-permanent hiatus,” focuses on IndieGames.com

    GDC head Simon Carless has said long-term UBM blog GameSetWatch is being shelved due to its nature as an “entertaining fripperie” and an “increasing overlap with sister site IndieGames.com”.

  • Future’s PS Access most downloaded free item on PSN

    PlayStation Access TV, the new program from the team behind FirstPlay at Future, is the most downloaded free item from the PlayStation Network, Sony has said. SCE’s Ian Vinten told MCV that the show, named from the same community event held by Sony, had also amasssed 14,500 Facebook fans when Access took over from FirstPlay […]

  • Future to merge UK, US businesses to make “a single global product line”

    Future’s announced this disappointing results for its FY11 this morning, with revenue down and debt up.

  • Gamespot hands out 7.5 for Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Let the fanboy rage commence, or whatever it is you kids do these days. GameSpot‘s gone live with a 7.5 for the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword this morning. 7.5? More like SABO75UR, right? Edge, Famitsu IGN and Game Informer have already given it full marks. Get the video review below the break.

  • The Great Review Debate: Can we find our way back?

    This holiday review period has brought us “h8/10,” journalists griping over review code and the concept of pre-ordering pushed to the limit. How did we ever get to this point? The publishers have the answers, says Patrick Garratt.

  • Dragonborn Rises: Skyrim reviews go live – all the scores

    This is the big one: the review embargo for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has now lifted this afternoon. This will be all-out chaos.

  • Battlefield 3 PC reviews go live ahead of launch: all the scores

    Boom, boom, boom. With Battlefield 3 preparing to release in the US tomorrow and on Friday in the UK, reviews for the PC version have started going live.

  • Eurogamer goes live with full relaunch

    Eurogamer.net has gone live with its well-anticipated relaunch after a private beta period, showing a radical new take on one of Britain’s most popular games sites. Gone is the static centre content column and obvious ordering of articles by type, replaced instead with article feeds based on date and popularity. It’s getting hammered at the […]

  • Battastic – Batman: Arkham City reviews get rounded up

    Boom. Ahead of next week’s release, Warner’s lifted the reviews embargo of Batman: Arkham City. Protip: scores are looking very, very, very good right now.

  • Ace Combat: Assault Horizon reviews go live: all the scores

    A bunch of sites have started posting scores on Ace Combat: Assault Horizon ahead of the game’s release in the US today. So far, scores aren’t too bad for the fight action blockbuster. Get all the latest scores below. If you have a link to add, do so below. Game’s out on Friday in the […]

  • Official PlayStation Magazine UK launches website

    Future’s opened the gates to the website of Official PlayStation Magazine UK at long last. The website’s been promised for a long, long time, but only now has it finally gone live. Watch editor Ben Wilson give a full, proper introduction to the website and the OPM team below the break. Big congrats chaps!

  • Forza Motorsport 4 reviews go live – all the scores

    Microsoft’s lifted the embargo on reviews for Forza Motorsport 4. So far, scores are absolutely promising for the Turn 10 racer: Eurogamer’s gone with a nine, while D’Toid went with a ten. Get the latest scores below. If you have a link you want us to add, chuck it in below in the comments. Forza […]

  • Dark Souls review flood is go, HD video shows tutorial

    The first Dark Souls reviews have gone live ahead of a general 5.00pm UK time embargo, showing high scores. Get all the scores and HD, narrated video of the tutorial sections inside.

  • D’toid’s Nick Chester takes a gig at Harmonix

    Destructiod’s Editor-in-Chief Nick Chester has announced he is leaving the site to become a publicist for Harmonix.