Entries in 'thompson' (12)

New games boss for Asda as Thompson moves on

New games boss for Asda as Thompson moves on

Craig Thirkell is Asda’s new games buying manager.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 16th 2012 at 12:48PM in News
Yahoo poaches PayPal president Scott Thompson

Yahoo poaches PayPal president Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, the former president of online payment specialist PayPal, has left the company to become the new CEO of Yahoo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2012 at 2:40PM in News
Changes at the top for Microsoft UK

Changes at the top for Microsoft UK

Microsoft has made two significant changes to its Xbox UK senior management team.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 8th 2011 at 8:20AM in News
Asda predicts 2013 market turnaround

Asda predicts 2013 market turnaround

UK games retail can expect another 18 months of decline before things start growing again, says Asda.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 12th 2011 at 1:57PM in News

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MS says Kinect shortages are not artificial

MS says Kinect shortages are not artificial

The general manager for Xbox in the UK has denied claims that his company is deliberately managing Kinect stock shortages in an effort to drum up hype in the key ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 6th 2010 at 10:20AM in News
MCV AWARDS 2010: Xbox wins Grand Prix

MCV AWARDS 2010: Xbox wins Grand Prix

Coinciding with the news that Xbox 360 has just passed the 40m unit sales mark worldwide, Microsoft has stated that it is humbled by its double-award victory at last night’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 23rd 2010 at 12:10PM in News
Praise continues for DEB

Praise continues for DEB

The Digital Economy Bill has today become law having received Royal Assent, much to the delight of key figures both inside and outside the games industry.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 9th 2010 at 3:07PM in News
Retail to reign “for some considerable time”

Retail to reign “for some considerable time”

The speed at which digital content has grown over the last 12 months has been phenomenal, but all three platform holders have told MCV – or more precisely, the guest ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 1:45PM in News

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Andrew Brown's Question Time

Andrew Brown's Question Time

One publisher boss. Three format-holder chiefs. Five questions. Find out what happened when Activision’s Andrew Brown quizzed Microsoft’s Neil Thompson, Sony’s Ray Maguire and Nintendo’s David Yarnton.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 11:11AM in News
Retail 'critical for Sky Player'

Retail 'critical for Sky Player'

UK Xbox boss Neil Thompson has called retail ‘critical’ to the success of its Sky Player service on Xbox.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 2nd 2009 at 2:05PM in News
DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

DIGITAL BRITAIN: The industry responds to PEGI ruling

A number of the most senior figures in the UK video games industry have responded to the government’s move to grant PEGI the sole power of video games classification.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2009 at 5:54PM in News
Thompson: Rivals aiding market growth

Thompson: Rivals aiding market growth

Senior regional director of the entertainment and devices division at Microsoft UK Neil Thompson has cleared up statements reported yesterday on the long-term prospects of Nintendo’s Wii.

by MCV
on Sep 28th 2007 at 4:11PM in News