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Hopper leaves Disney Interactive

Hopper leaves Disney Interactive

Disney’s tactical rethink of how it approaches the games sector has lead to the departure of long-term head of games Graham Hopper.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2010 at 8:41AM in News
AUS: R18+ support in doubt

AUS: R18+ support in doubt

It has emerged that John Rau, the new South Australian attorney-general, is not the huge supporter of the introduction of an R18+ video game rating as had previously been suggested.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 13th 2010 at 1:25PM in News
Play.com appoints new CEO

Play.com appoints new CEO

Apple’s former senior director of Northern and Southern Europe John Perkins is to become the new CEO of online retailer Play.com, according to a report from Cue Entertainment.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
‘Games lead charge on piracy fight’

‘Games lead charge on piracy fight’

The video games industry is well ahead of music and DVD when it comes to combating IP theft, says trade body ELSPA.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 10th 2010 at 8:00AM in News

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Euro PR role for EA’s Goddard

Euro PR role for EA’s Goddard

Jonathan Goddard is set to take up the new role of senior manager of European PR for the EA Games label.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 4:18PM in News
Pressure mounts on Riccitiello

Pressure mounts on Riccitiello

John Riccitiello’s job at the helm of global games publisher could be under threat if the latest talk from US market analysts is to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2010 at 5:46PM in News
UK retail ‘more aggressive’ than US

UK retail ‘more aggressive’ than US

EA boss John Riccitiello has singled out the UK High Street for its exceptionally aggressive pricing strategies as retailers looks to use video games as a tool to expand their ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2009 at 12:33PM in News
Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

Riccitiello compares piracy to pre-owned

John Riccitiello has stated that the emerging force that is post-release downloadable content is the key tool in battling both the pre-owned market and piracy.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 10:21AM in News

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John Lewis fuses games with fashion

John Lewis fuses games with fashion

UK chain John Lewis is looking to snare mainstream gamers with new DS accessories from leading fashion design firm Cath Kidston.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2009 at 3:26PM in News
Namco reveals ambitious Euro plans

Namco reveals ambitious Euro plans

Japanese games giant Namco Bandai wants to be one of Europe’s top five publishers within five years by releasing a string of new Western-specific IP.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 1st 2009 at 2:59PM in News
Carmack: PS4 will be first to market

Carmack: PS4 will be first to market

John Carmack, technical director at id Software, has predicted that Sony will be the first platform holder to make a move into the next generation of gaming hardware – though ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2009 at 12:58PM in News
Square Enix Europe born

Square Enix Europe born

Britsoft publisher Eidos is to be absorbed as part of a brand new European arm for new owners Square Enix – costing both British and European jobs in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 7th 2009 at 3:05PM in News

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EA points to possible casual acquisitions

EA points to possible casual acquisitions

Publisher EA has heaped praise on the emerging business models being pioneered by the online casual games market, fuelling the fire in the bellies of those who still believe the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2009 at 11:22AM in News
Riccitiello embraces the Wii

Riccitiello embraces the Wii

John Riccitiello, the always interesting boss of EA, has once again expressed his aspirations on Wii this year – and he’s come out in defence of Nintendo in the process.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2009 at 10:01AM in News
John Lewis plots games expansion

John Lewis plots games expansion

Department store giant John Lewis is planning to boost its games offer ahead of the Christmas period, MCV can reveal.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2009 at 12:49PM in News

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John Madden announces retirement

John Madden announces retirement

Legendary US sports broadcaster John Madden has announced that he is to retire from TV commentating, but publisher EA has insisted that it doesn’t mean the end of their long-running ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2009 at 2:58PM in News
Tech sales suffer at John lewis

Tech sales suffer at John lewis

John Lewis has seen mixed results at its electricals and home technology department, after sales fell overall by 13.9 per cent year on year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 14th 2009 at 3:16PM in News
Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

Sony aiming for simultaneous digital PSP releases

The head of PlayStation marketing at Sony America, John Koller, has stated that Sony would ideally like to see simultaneous digital versions of its PSP titles released alongside their retail ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2009 at 3:12PM in News
EA: Ricccitiello on firm’s Q3 results

EA: Ricccitiello on firm’s Q3 results

On the back of some large losses in the publisher’s FYQ3, EA boss John Riccitiello has spoken about the mistakes his company made over the period – and outlined the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2009 at 10:39AM in News
New Paramount games boss named

New Paramount games boss named

Paramount has announced its new SVP of videogames following the departure of Sandi Isaacs last year - former Kuju America boss John Kavanagh.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2009 at 10:02AM in News
Riccitiello: Creativity and profit go hand in hand

Riccitiello: Creativity and profit go hand in hand

John Riccitiello, the boss of US publishing giant EA, is back on the quality bandwagon after telling The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences that the quest for profitable games ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 21st 2009 at 10:16AM in News
EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

EA to reduce SKUs, though new IP looks safe

Following the warning that its Q4 and annual fiscal results are likely to fall short of the numbers it had previously predicted, EA had stated that it will reduce the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 10:33AM in News
Riccitiello: ‘Crappy’ licensed games take the industry backwards

Riccitiello: ‘Crappy’ licensed games take the industry backwards

It seems that barely a day passes without EA CEO John Riccitiello hitting the headlines – and this time the outspoken boss has lashed out at below-par license-based games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 5th 2008 at 4:05PM in News
E3 08: id’s Carmack admits he thought EA was “evil”

E3 08: id’s Carmack admits he thought EA was “evil”

Hot on the heels of the news that EA will be the publisher for id’s exciting new shooter Rage, famed id boss John Carmack has admitted that until recently ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2008 at 1:36PM in News