S&S rushes through 'Ugly Game' reprint

Simon & Schuster has rushed through a second reprint of The Ugly Game: The Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert after the Fifa arrests last week, which dominated news headlines around the world. The publisher ordered a 1,500 reprint of the book, only released in April, following an increase in orders from booksellers after news last week’s arrests broke. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RPG? Puzzle? Parlor Game? Escape Room? This Game Is All Four and More

A new creative endeavor from Hatch Escapes and director Arvind Ethan David turns the life story of Mary Shelley into a hybrid tabletop gaming experience rooted in serious storytelling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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CoolGames Brought Classic Game Title Tetris to Facebook Instant Games

Games publisher CoolGames launched Tetris on Instant Games, Facebook's HTML5 cross-platform gaming service that allows users to play asynchronous games with their friends on News Feed and Messenger. Developed by CoolGames' in-house studio, Tetris for Instant Games challenges players to earn as... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-12-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Platinum Games is working on a new 'NieR' game for PS4

It's been five years since NieR last arrived on consoles, but at today's Square Enix E3 press conference, the publisher announced that a new title is in-development for the PlayStation 4. Fans of the franchise will be pleased to know that Platinum Ga... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2015-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland lottery and gaming chief to retire after presiding over span with record lottery and casino revenues

Deputy Director James R. Nielsen will then become acting director while Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s appointments office searches for Gordon Medenica’s successor. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

[ Baltimore Sun | 2021-04-15 21:12:04 UTC ]
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NFL hands Amazon exclusive games, and Teen Vogue editor undone by teen rogue tweets: Friday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  Touchdown for Amazon Good morning! Amazon executives are sure having a... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2021-03-19 10:00:00 UTC ]
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How this year’s lousy Super Bowl ratings measure up to past games

Nielsen put out a list of the Super Bowl’s TV audience going back to 1967. You were not alone in not watching Super Bowl LV last Sunday. The uneven matchup, in which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trounced the Kansas City Chiefs, was among the least-watched Super Bowls in recent memory, even as more... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-02-09 13:39:34 UTC ]
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STREET WRITER: The literary video game we didn’t know we needed.

Tired of the subtweets? The peevish reviews? The [gasp] indecorous email sign-offs? Do you wish the literary world would just conduct its brawls out in the open for all to see? Well, now you can fight along at home with Street Writer, Maxwell Neely-Cohen’s absolutely wonderful literary homage to... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-04 14:06:11 UTC ]
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Raising our A-game

Many Deaf people are natural storytellers, with a flair for creative thinking. And yet there are so few of us in publishing. As well-publicised research shows, just as people of colour are grossly underrepresented in this field, so too are disabled people, making up only 6.6% of the entire... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-02 06:12:15 UTC ]
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Rival GameStop movies being rushed into production

Netflix has announced a film centered on the ongoing stock saga starring Noah Centineo after MGM acquired rights to a book proposal on the same subjectThe GameStop content race is on, even as the Reddit-fueled market rebellion against billionaire hedge funds continues to play out in real... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-01 19:04:34 UTC ]
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Apple removes more unlicensed games from the App Store in China

The App Store is reportedly looking a little different in China today. According to Reuters, Apple has removed roughly 39,000 games owned by developers and publishers that don’t have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) from the Chinese gover... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-12-31 13:01:44 UTC ]
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Shanghai police say suspect detained in games tycoon's death

Police in Shanghai say a suspect has been detained in the death by possible poisoning of the billionaire founder of a Chinese video game company that is producing films based on popular science fiction novel “The Three-Body Problem.” Continue reading at ABC News

[ ABC News | 2020-12-28 14:47:02 UTC ]
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The Hugo Awards will have a video game category in 2021

For the first time in its storied history, the Hugo Awards will honor a video game. The annual literary award has avoided recognizing the medium for years, but present circumstances being what they are, it will make an exception at the next World Sci... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-11-23 22:04:25 UTC ]
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Halls hails Bookshop site as 'game-changer' for indies

New retail website Bookshop.org has been hailed as a “game-changer” by Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls while its founder has said more features are on the way. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 09:40:54 UTC ]
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Chronicle Books acquires three game brands from Wild and Wolf

Chronicle Books, which is distributed in the UK by Abrams & Chronicle Books, has acquired three "signature" Wild and Wolf game and toy brands.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 00:22:57 UTC ]
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Chirp Audiobooks Review: Does Chirp Change the Audiobook Game?

What is Chirp? How does it differ from other services like Audible? And, is it worth getting? Learn more in our Chirp audiobooks review! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-13 11:34:00 UTC ]
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Chronicle Buys Game Brands from Wild + Wolf

Chronicle Books has acquired three toy and game brands from Wild + Wolf, a Bath, England–based gift specialist. The deal adds some 350 products to Chronicle's gift and game offerings. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt looks to click and collect as lockdown 'game-changer'

Click and collect could be a game-changer for high street booksellers during the second national lockdown, Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has told The Bookseller.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-02 04:27:51 UTC ]
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Can a Video Game Express Modernist Values?

AS AN EXPRESSIVE MEDIUM, video games have a strange way of reducing central concepts of modernist art and theory to basic operational elements. The technical specifications of “point of view” that have preoccupied novelists since the turn of the 20th century are crudely literalized within game... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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Doubleday pre-empts gold rush debut Yip

Doubleday has acquired literary debut Yip by Paddy Crewe in a "significant" pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-30 05:22:44 UTC ]
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