Entries in 'rod cousens' (18)

30 YEARS OF SYSTEM 3: The industry remembers

30 YEARS OF SYSTEM 3: The industry remembers

System 3 has worked with some of the biggest names and businesses in the UK and global video games industry.

on Apr 17th 2013 at 10:17AM in News
MCV INTERVIEW: Rod Cousens on... Wii U, Vita, EA and pre-owned

MCV INTERVIEW: Rod Cousens on... Wii U, Vita, EA and pre-owned

The veteran Codemasters CEO has no qualms about speaking his mind, particularly when it comes to the UK games industry.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Aug 4th 2011 at 1:05PM in News
OPINION: Happy 60th Mr Cousens

OPINION: Happy 60th Mr Cousens

The first flash car I scored a ride in was my Uncle Joe’s
bright yellow Ferrari Dino. It was about 1976 and I was ten. He owned a chain of ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2010 at 10:25AM in News
Cousens issues pre-owned warning

Cousens issues pre-owned warning

Publishers must find a way to monetize sales of pre-owned software if developers are to maintain their ability to expand the potential of games – that’s the warning of Codemasters ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 27th 2010 at 6:30PM in News

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Cousens: I’m not a fan of DRM

Cousens: I’m not a fan of DRM

Rod Cousens, the CEO of Britsoft publisher Codemasters, has confessed that he’s no fan of DRM and has instead urged the industry to embrace new retail models based on emerging ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2010 at 12:07PM in News
Games industry leaders score in New Year Honours

Games industry leaders score in New Year Honours

Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens, former EA and ELSPA boss Paul Jackson and Sports Interactive founders Oliver and Paul Collyer have all be named in the The Queen's New Year Honours ...

Michael French
by Michael French
on Dec 31st 2009 at 12:40PM in News
AGE RATINGS: Codemasters unworried by blunder

AGE RATINGS: Codemasters unworried by blunder

Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has told MCV that he is sure retailers and publishers won’t take advantage of today’s news of a Video Recordings Act loophole – as the video ...

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 25th 2009 at 2:39PM in News
Fewer games, higher prices this Xmas

Fewer games, higher prices this Xmas

The ghost of unprofitable Christmas past will hit consumers this Q4 – as retailers keep software prices high and publishers shunt more triple-A titles than ever to next year.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 6th 2009 at 11:04AM in News

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Publishers ready for download chart

Publishers ready for download chart

The UK publishing community has called for an official downloads sales chart, headed up by GfK-ChartTrack.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 30th 2009 at 2:29PM in News
Trade braced for DSi Easter domination

Trade braced for DSi Easter domination

The hardware launch of the year is just a week away, and the UK games industry expects Nintendo’s DSi to give retail a huge boost.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 26th 2009 at 3:16PM in News
Codemasters, Konami join Change4Life debate

Codemasters, Konami join Change4Life debate

The UK bosses of Konami and Codemasters have added their names to the growing list of publishers unhappy with the Government’s latest Change4ife print ad.

by Tim Ingham
on Mar 9th 2009 at 3:16PM in News
Wigmore joins Codemasters

Wigmore joins Codemasters

Former Atari UK managing director Jeremy Wigmore is on his way to Codemasters as the publisher’s new UK general manager.

by Neil Long
on Oct 2nd 2008 at 1:48PM in News

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Trade reacts to ‘new SKU’ effect

Trade reacts to ‘new SKU’ effect

Publishers have applauded new Xbox 360 and PS3 console SKUs – but criticised Sony and Microsoft for indulging in ‘one-upmanship’.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2008 at 5:29PM in News
Cousens: 'Who needs a $100m game'?

Cousens: 'Who needs a $100m game'?

Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has candidly revealed the development cost of the publisher’s biggest games – and questioned the megabucks approach of the firm’s rivals.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 14th 2008 at 11:28AM in News
Cousens: ‘We’re the best buy in games’

Cousens: ‘We’re the best buy in games’

Chief executive of Codemasters Rod Cousens has asserted that his company will be top of the hitlist of any media giant looking to acquire a games company.

by Tim Ingham
on Jan 17th 2008 at 3:03PM in News
Only a big bid could deflect Codemasters from road to IPO

Only a big bid could deflect Codemasters from road to IPO

Codemasters will be a publicly quoted company by September 1st unless a major media company or acquisitive games publisher decides to pounce on the last big privately-owned target in the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2008 at 3:49PM in News

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Codemasters guns for £100m

Codemasters guns for £100m

Codemasters will smash through the £100m revenue barrier this year and rubber stamp its position as the fastest growing video games company in the world, according to CEO Rod Cousens.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2007 at 10:01AM in News
Codemasters: ‘We’re ahead of the game’

Codemasters: ‘We’re ahead of the game’

With a fresh £50 million investment from Goldman Sachs in the bank, Codemasters is confident that its overall value will now outstrip the general growth of the industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2007 at 1:08PM in News