NewBay Media Announces Radio Magazine Leadership Team

ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 21, 2014) — NewBay Media has announced a new editor and new leadership structure for Radio magazine, the radio broadcast technology leader. Shane Toven, CBRE, CBNT, joins as Editor, Steven Bell is promoted to Publisher, and Erin Shipps is promoted to Managing Editor.

Radio is a key component of NewBay’s growing family of technology publications,” says Carmel King, Executive Vice President of the company’s Broadcast & Video Group. “We see this as an exciting time — an opportunity to extend its presence and to challenge ourselves to improve Radio further in print, in person, and online; to help radio’s technical managers manage new platforms; and to deepen their broadcast education and flourish in their professional careers. We will also continue to expand the brand’s reach and reader value through the magazine, web, and social platforms.”

“Shane Toven is a rising star in the ranks of radio engineers,” says Paul McLane, Editorial Director for Broadcast, Broadcast & Video Group. “He brings a rare combination of technical and management skills, a familiarity with new media and new platforms, and a presence in local and national radio engineering circles. He joins an expert team in Steven Bell and Erin Shipps, who have helped guide Radio so ably during a time of great change in both the radio industry and in business-to-business trade media.”

Toven becomes the third editor of Radio since its launch as a standalone magazine in 1994. His predecessor, Chriss Scherer, resigned in March to pursue other opportunities, but remains a valued contributor and advisor.

Editor Shane Toven is a broadcast engineer with 20 years of experience designing, constructing and maintaining studio and transmitter facilities. He is chairman of Chapter 48 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and a member of the board of directors at the Association of Public Radio Engineers. He currently is director of engineering for Wyoming Public Media; he will leave that position but advise WPM on a part-time basis through its transition to his successor. He began his radio technical career in his teens and has also worked for Townsquare Media, ENCO Systems, Minnesota Public Radio and KAXE(FM) in Grand Rapids, MN. He will be based in Laramie, WY.

Publisher Steven Bell, formerly Associate Publisher, joined Radio, then BE Radio, in 1995. He led the brand through an increase in frequency from six to 14 issues per year. He is a former marketing director for Intertec Publishing. Bell has been heard on the radio in Kansas City for 36 years, currently on KCFX-101 the Fox, a classic rock station and flagship affiliate of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Managing Editor Erin Shipps, formerly Senior Associate Editor, joined Radio in 2007 as Associate Editor; prior to that she was assistant editor for Gas Engine Magazine and copy editor for Motorcycle Classics, both titles at Ogden Publications in Topeka, KS. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in journalism with an emphasis in magazines in 2005.

NewBay Media acquired Radio in 2011.

NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at

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NYC Television Week Returns November 11-13, 2014

NEW YORK, NY (May 19, 2014) — The second annual NYC Television Week — and the television industry — will take over Manhattan from November 11-13, 2014. Featuring conferences at the Affinia Manhattan — directly across from Penn Station — and nearby venues, the industry gathers at NYC Television Week to network, collaborate, and celebrate in the media capital of the world. NYC Television Week is presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV.

“Last year’s inaugural NYC Television Week proved that it is something that the industry wants and will support,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “This year we are growing the week to offer even more diverse content and more experiential opportunities — all from the most recognized thought-leaders in the business.”

With conferences that cover the pressing issues faced by today’s dynamic TV industry — featuring best-in-industry speakers and keynotes — NYC Television Week offers something for all industry professionals, including advertisers, content owners, content producers, programmers, MVPDs, technology providers, analysts, broadcast network and station group chiefs, app providers, and social platform and studio executives.

New for 2014 is a deeper dive into content issues and solutions with the addition of The Content Show at the Affinia on November 12-13. The Content Show will have a dedicated conference that will cover programming for scripted, live, news, sports, documentary, and reality shows, as well as branded content. Beyond the sessions, The Content Show will also feature a networking lounge and a series of demo rooms where production companies can pitch their content to buyers and programmers.

This year’s NYC Television Week also features several key conferences from Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and Next TV’s Leadership Series, including Advanced Advertising and Business of TV in a Multiplatform World. These are joined by the popular Next TV Summit, now including the inaugural Next TV Awards.

“We have built upon last year’s foundations by incorporating industry favorites with new current categories that demand attention,” says Louis Hillelson, VP/Publishing Director, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV. “Nothing covers the full breadth of the industry like NYC Television Week does. And, with this year’s additions, we are delving even deeper into all things television.”

Last year’s inaugural NYC Television Week drew more than 1500 television industry executives to the Waldorf Astoria and the Metropolitan Pavilion. The conferences taking place that week featured 87 industry leaders as keynotes and presenters, including Mike White, President, Chairman and CEO, DIRECTV; David J. Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association; Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative, WWE; and Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter, to name a few.

For information on 2014 NYC Television Week partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-231-4730 or

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV are published by NewBay Media.

NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at

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2014 Leaders of the Year Announced by Tech & Learning Magazine

SAN BRUNO, CA (May 13, 2014) – Tech & Learning magazine named four educators as winners in its 27th annual Leader of the Year program. These visionaries exemplified extraordinary education technology leadership, often working within budgetary restrictions and limited resources. Among the winners are two superintendents, a director of innovation and digital learning, and a computer instructor. All four exemplified outstanding leadership that did more than just put tools into the hands of teachers and students, but shifted the school culture so all stakeholders embraced the meaningful use of technology in their schools.

“This year’s slate of candidates was the most impressive I can remember,” said Kevin Hogan, editorial director of Tech & Learning Media Group. “When it came down to selecting the ultimate winners, we found these these educators all shared common traits in leadership, whether it was in the classroom or in front of the school board. They have an ability to both inspire their communities and take action to ensure their visions become reality.”

Thanks to a sponsorship from Aruba Networks, all four winners will receive a trip to ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, where they will be honored at a gala celebration.

“To ensure students receive the best possible education and remain competitive in today’s world, they need the benefits from a blend of traditional education with new technologies,” said Kezia Gollapudi, product marketing for Aruba Networks. “The winners of the 27th annual Tech & Learning magazine Leader of Year program are progressive innovators that demonstrated creative ways to implement technology into daily curriculum. The results are models for other school districts to help educators advance learning for years to come.”

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2014 Tech & Learning Leader of the Year Program:

Debra Jackson, Superintendent, Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery (NY) Central School District: As superintendent of Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Central School District for the last six years, Jackson has made sure that her teachers, administrators, families, and students had the support to come up with new ideas and try them out. “For me, the whole idea of moving forward is allowing people to take risks, be creative, and then make decisions about what works,” she says. “I like to bring in all voices, including students. In the past three years we’ve seen a huge shift, and it’s incredibly exciting. This award validates the creative efforts of our educators. They took a risk by shifting from the conventional to the visionary.”

Lisa Gonzales, Superintendent, Portola Valley (CA) School District: As superintendent of Portola Valley School District since August 2013, Gonzales has already introduced social media to promote school programs and staff, developed a district app to improve home-school communication, and models how to use technology by creating her own eblasts on everything from board meeting highlights to STEM program updates. “I share this award this with my district’s staff, my fellow tech leaders in ACSA and TICAL, and school leaders who model, lead, and advocate for technology as a tool for learning, communicating and operating. From infrastructure to funding, teaching to learning, there is much work to do to effectively and purposefully utilize tech to support students, staff, and parents.”

Carl Hooker, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning, Eanes (TX) Independent School District (ISD): In the last six months, Carl Hooker delivered the keynote presentation for Tech & Learning‘s Atlanta Tech Forum, organized a youth film festival, wrote several blogs about the digital zombification of our society, planned the third iPadpalooza, helped overturn a state decision to ban tablets from state testing, and taught an iTunesU course called “Digital Parenting 101” with community parents. And did we mention he did all of this while working his “day job” as director of innovation and digital learning at Eanes ISD? “I’ve been a fan for many years of the work Tech & Learning does with their magazine and Tech Forum events throughout the country. As a fan, it’s an honor to be recognized as one of this year’s Leaders of the Year. I take this honor as extra motivation to continue to strive for improvements for all learners, not only in my district, but across the country.”

Txe Kolstad, Computer Instructor, Templeton Elementary School, Templeton, CA: Although she’s only been on the job for only one year, Txe Kolstad took Templeton’s computer program from a basic room setup to one in which every student has a meaningful and purposeful experience. She knows all 585 of her PreK, kindergarten, 1st-, and 2nd-grade students by name and creates a differentiated technology experience for each child that’s based on their interests, skill level, and personality. “More than anything, it’s the students who deserve this award. They’re the ones who rose to the occasion and learned many things that adults don’t know or things adults think are too hard for early elementary students to learn. I hope it will encourage other districts and schools to introduce students to computer skills at an earlier age.”

Look for detailed profiles in the June 2014 Leadership Issue of Tech & Learning magazine.

NewBay Media Expands Data and Research Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and Next TV, has announced the acquisition of television research and analysis firm Ratings Intelligence. The addition of Ratings Intelligence to NewBay’s portfolio further affirms NewBay’s deep commitment to content quality and to providing unique access to data-driven research reports to aid readers in their daily decision making.

“We continue to move forward in our goal to serve our markets as comprehensively as possible,” says Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “The addition of Ratings Intelligence immediately strengthens our ability to serve the television production community and also opens up the door for future data research possibilities for our music, Pro AV, consumer electronic, and education audiences.”

Ratings Intelligence provides its subscribers with daily television research reports that contextualize audience data. NewBay’s editorial resources and expertise will allow the company to continue and expand on its commitment to producing independent analysis and indispensable business intelligence for the industry.  Subscribers receive an incisive summary of the day’s vital information, broken down into easy-to-understand written reports, along with supporting tables and charts, generated by Ratings Intelligence’s visualization technology, that let readers quickly digest the key insights in each story.

Ratings Intelligence subscribers include executives at top television companies such as National Geographic, Warner Bros., Discovery, Disney, and CBS News, to name a few. Its work has been cited and its analysts have been quoted in Multichannel News, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Crain’s.

“We welcome the Ratings Intelligence team to NewBay and look forward to working with them on the expansion of the audience analysis they have been doing for subscribers,” states Mark Robichaux, editor-in-chief, Multichannel News. “I am thrilled that this valuable research tool will now be a part of NewBay, and am looking forward to working with the Ratings Intelligence team.”

Ratings Intelligence’s Reess Kennedy, CEO, operations, and subscriber relationships, will remain with the company as it joins NewBay.

Ratings Intelligence is a research company owned by industry trade leader NewBay Media, based in New York’s tech-centric Flatiron district. Ratings Intelligence puts TV ratings in context for busy executives making important business decisions based on the company’s research. Find out more at

NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at

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TWICE Europe newsletter launches

Intent Media, a NewBay Media company, has announced the launch of TWICE Europe, a consumer electronics news, analysis and information resource that is targeted for the European market. TWICE Europe is an extension of the U.S. TWICE brand, which also owned by NewBay and is the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry for over 25 years.
TWICE Europe debuts tomorrow (October 31, 2013) as an email newsletter that delivers vital information and news relevant to the consumer electronics market in Europe, with circulation to — and content that includes — manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and distributors. Published twice weekly, it will round up the ten most important stories from around the web and provide editorial insights along with links for more information.
“TWICE is excited to extend its brand into Europe,” said Ed Hecht, publisher and VP of TWICE at NewBay Media. “With many manufacturers competing in a global market, it is important for TWICE to assume a leadership position in delivering a perspective on consumer electronics news around the world.”
TWICE Europe will be managed by the team that produces PCR, the U.K. B2B brand for the PC and tech retail sector. Rob Temple has been hired as editor of TWICE Europe. Temple is a technology journalist with a decade in the trade. Previously a PPA award-winning features editor on Future Publishing’s T3 magazine, he’s also worked for Men’s Health and edited The Gadget Show Magazine, as well as writing for host of magazines and national newspapers on a freelance basis.
“TWICE is incredibly well respected by the consumer electronics and tech industries on both sides of the Atlantic,” said TWICE Europe and PCR publisher Lisa Carter. “We’re delighted to bring that quality to the European CE sector with TWICE Europe, which will provide all industry professionals with all the news and analysis they need, straight into their in-boxes.”
“One of our primary goals in acquiring Intent Media last December was to expand pertinent NewBay Media brands across the Atlantic and vice versa,” added Steve Palm, CEO NewBay Media. “I applaud the Intent Media team’s efforts in bringing TWICE to the European market, and look forward to many more collaborations and expansions of our brands.”
The free TWICE Europe newsletter will launch on October 31,2013. To register, visit
For information on advertising in TWICE Europe, or any other details, contact
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products and/or trends, all 25 issues of TWICE have it covered. For more information, visit
Intent’s portfolio is focused on six business markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms. Intent’s brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, Develop, MCV, MI Pro, Audio Pro and For a complete list of Intent’s brands, media and reach capabilities, please go to 
### Power List 2013 revealed this morning unveiled its first ever Power List of the most influential brands of 2013.

Voted for by 200 independent industry judges – including licensors, licensees, retailers and agents among others – the four categories each had clear winners: Peppa Pig (eOne) was number one in the Character & Entertainment sector, LEGO was named the number one in Brands, V&A Museum topped the Art & Design category, while London 2012 Olympic Games took the top spot in Sports.

The Power List – published in association with miEvents, and sponsored by MyBrandEmail and Counterpoint Systems – also honours big name properties including Angry Birds, Moshi Monsters, Skylanders, Coca-Cola, One Direction, Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely, Manchester United and England Rugby.

In addition, brands just beginning their licensing journey are also recognised. These include Fatina Dreams, Tango, Marmite, Rob Ryan, Levi Roots, The Great British Bake Off, Wall’s, Kellogg’s, LIFE, Minecraft and Tree Fu Tom.

There will also be a chance to celebrate this evening at a special, invitation-only drinks reception at the Hand & Flower.

The full Power List will be distributed with the November issue of ToyNews, as well as selected issues of Music Week and MCV. Copies will also be available from the team throughout the show.

The top five properties in each category are as follows:

Character & Entertainment

Peppa Pig
Hello Kitty
Moshi Monsters
Angry Birds


One Direction

Art & Design

Orla Kiely
Cath Kidston
Emma Bridgewater


London 2012 Olympic Games
Manchester United
England Rugby
Liverpool FC

Games Media Awards toast new talent and top writers

The journalist-voted prizes acknowledge the best new and established talent working in the UK games media.

Dan Douglas was named Games Writer of The Year, winning for his piece “Play The Pain Away”, which discussed using games to cope with mental illness. The piece was praised by award judge Tim Lott, novelist and newspaper columnist, for being “a fascinating piece that countervailed the popular wisdom that video games are chewing gum for the mind”.

Meanwhile, up and coming writer Francisco Dominguez won the Games Media Academy – and with it, guaranteed freelance contracts from a group of publishers including IGN, GameSpot and Future Publishing – for ‘A Useful Death’, about indie game The Swapper.

Paul Presley, former PC Zone leader and games journalist for over 20 years, was named Games Media Legend.

In the mainstream games coverage camp Keith Stuart was named best newspaper writer for his work in The Guardian, while New Statesman deputy editor Helen Lewis won mainstream magazine writer. Digital Spy won best coverage by a mainstream website.

On the broadcast front Videogamer TV won for best video, while Guy Cocker’s independent games podcast won best radio/podcast.

Specialist outlets and writers also scooped key prizes.

Edge won two awards – for best magazine and best specialist print writer in  features editor Jason Killingsworth. They were two of Future’s three wins overall – Official Xbox Magazine writer Jon Blyth took home the specialist writer online prize.

Elsewhere, Eurogamer won best website and Cara Ellison won Rising Star. Best blog award was claimed by Average Gamer, while Steve Hogarty was named ‘Top Tweeter’.

This year’s event was supported by Gold Partners Nintendo 3DS, Xbox, PlayStation, Battlefield 4, NCsoft and Watch Dogs; Drinks Reception sponsor Deep Silver; Top Tweeter award partner Green Man Gaming; Games

Writer of the Year award partner Sega; Rising Star award partner Disney Infinity; and event partner Gamescom.

Inaugural Pro Sound Awards winners revealed

The Pro Sound Awards 2013 took place at Ministry of Sound in London, with the ceremony preceded by a drinks reception and buffet dinner, and followed by an exclusive after party.

The awards are jointly-backed by Intent Media publications Audio Pro International, MI Pro, Pro Sound News Europe, Installation, Audio Media, Music Week and TVBEurope, while the judging was performed by a cross-section of professionals from across the audio industry.

“We set out to celebrate the often-overlooked achievements of individuals and companies across the industry by launching these Awards, and the list of winners proves we’ve certainly met our objective,” said Audio Pro International editor Adam Savage. “It’s great to see so many people from all areas of pro audio come together in one place to hail the efforts of these hard working professionals, and we’re already looking forward to next year. A big congratulations to the winners, you all deserve it.”

Here’s the list of winners in full:

LIVE/TOURING SOUND (sponsored by Medialease)

Engineer of the Year: Jim Warren
Tour Sound Production: Audio Electronics Mattijsen for the coronation of King Willem-Alexander, Amsterdam
After-sales Support: Mark Saunders, Sennheiser

STUDIO (sponsored by Focusrite Novation)

Engineer of the Year: Toby Alington
Recording Production of the Year: Mark Ronson for Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (album)
Studio of the Year: British Grove, London

INSTALLATION (sponsored by Genelec)

Team of the Year: Wigwam Acoustics
Permanent Installation Project of the Year: Funktion-One for toboggan run for Winter Olympics, Sochi 2014
Temporary Installation Project of the Year: Sennheiser for David Bowie is, V&A, London

BROADCAST AUDIO (sponsored by Sony)

Team of the Year: Conrad Fletcher + Team for NTLive
Broadcast Event of the Year: Riedel for the Red Bull Stratos Project
Facility of the Year: Goldcrest Post


Soundcraft Studer

RISING STAR (sponsored by Sennheiser)

Xavier Stephenson, Metropolis Studios


Andy Munro

GRAND PRIX (sponsored by Digico)


For more information on the Awards, visit the event’s website.

Stuart Dinsey to leave Intent Media

Intent Media’s founder and managing director Stuart Dinsey will leave the company at the end of October to pursue new opportunities.

The company was set up in 1998 and is today one of the UK’s most influential business media groups, boasting a dominant position across video games, music, computing, mobile, toys, licensing, TV and AV. 

Acquired by New York-based NewBay Media in December 2012, Intent’s many brands include Music Week, MCV: The Market for Computer & Video Games and Pro Sound News Europe. Its portfolio is mirrored by NewBay’s strength across a similar range of markets in North America and Asia. NewBay’s key brands include TWICE, Broadcasting & Cable, Guitar World, Systems Contractor News and TV Technology.

“Intent has an ambitious, globally-minded parent, serving today’s colliding worlds of entertainment and tech. There is also an experienced and talented team in place that can take the brands on, across digital, print and events,” said Dinsey.

“For me, after 15 years, it’s simply time to hand over the baton. I will always love Intent Media, but now is a good time for me to explore new interests outside the company”.

The company is actively recruiting a new Managing Director to lead Intent Media and NewBay Europe.

To support the company’s continued growth, the following appointments have been announced today – Michael French will take over Dinsey’s role of Publisher for the games division, which includes brands such as MCV, MCV Pacific, MCV India, Develop, Games Media Awards and The London Games Conference. Similarly, Darrell Carter will take over as Publisher of MI Pro and Audio Pro International. Chris Dring will take over as editor of MCV.

“Over the last 15 years, Stuart has built Intent into a leading provider of business information and marketing services in the UK and Europe. With a terrific team, trusted brands, and deep reach into markets served, Intent is well positioned to build upon its strong foundation”, said Newbay CEO Palm. “I wish Stuart well in his new pursuits and personally look forward to working closely with the talented Intent Media team”.

Dinsey will continue in his role as chairman of the charity Gamesaid and has recently joined the board of digital games studio Curve and League One football club, Stevenage FC.


NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through our award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms, including print and digital magazines, websites, show dailies, e-newsletters, events, and conferences. In addition, NewBay offers a wide array of marketing services, as well as reprint, licensing, and e-commerce capabilities. Through its products and services, NewBay Media reaches over 9 million people in over 100 countries. For more information, visit

NewBay is an affiliate of The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. (, a New York-based private equity firm focused on selected segments of the information, education and media industries.


Intent’s portfolio is focused on six business markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms. Intent’s brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, Develop, MCV, MI Pro, Audio Pro and For a complete list of Intent’s brands, media and reach capabilities, please go to

Intent has 90 employees with primary offices in Hertford, U.K. and London, as well as satellite offices in Sydney and Mumbai.

MCV Gamescom Show Daily goes live

Published in association with Xbox One, the 14-page FREE magazine has been put together by the MCV team currently working out of the Cologne games show.

It features news from the show, a Gamescom event guide and a daily exec interview.

You can read it right now. Click here to read it in your browser.

Alternatively it is also available in our iPad app – click here to download it.

The latest issue recaps yesterday’s major press conferences, looking at Xbox and PlayStation’s battle for indie love, the latest FIFA headlines, and announcements for key games such as Fable and Watch Dogs.

It also includes MCV’s recently published Alain Corre interview, and a detailed seven-page guide to Gamescom, with show maps and exhibitor listing.

MCV will be publishing two more editions, on Thursday morning and Friday morning, during the business days of the show.