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Green Man Gaming appoints new performance marketing EVP

Green Man Gaming has appointed Paul Turner as its new performance marketing EVP. In his new role, he will be responsible for ramping up Green Man Gaming’s international digital marketing campaigns as it expands its localised websites into new regions. He will also be in charge of driving international traffic …

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Ukie’s Theo Blackwell appointed as Mayor’s first chief digital officer for London

Ukie’s former head of public affairs Theo Blackwell has been appointed by the Mayor of London as his new chief digital officer. The position, which is the first of its kind, will see Blackwell play a leading role in realising the Mayor’s ambition to make London the world’s smartest city, …

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MCV@gamescom Day Three highlights: Xbox, Bandai Namco, Biomutant, Shenmue III and more

The third day of gamescom is well under way, but we’ve been busy hunting down all the latest news to keep you up to date. In today’s gamescom daily magazine, we talk to Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg about Xbox One X and the new Age of Empires, as well as Bandai …

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Egmont launches first official Minecraft magazine with Mojang

Mojang has partnered with UK publishing house Egmont Publishing to create the first official Minecraft magazine, which launches this week. The 60-page launch issue, which hit stores on Tuesday, is priced at 4.99 and will have a monthly onsale period. Inside, readers will find 14 pages of hints and tips …

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Tim Schafer backs SpecialEffect’s One Special Day fundraiser

Double Fine Productions founder Tim Schafer has backed SpecialEffect’s tenth anniversary One Special Day fundraiser, releasing a video message (which you can view below) calling the industry to action. A vice president of the charity, Schafer has urged other CEOs and decision makers in the worldwide gaming industry to follow …

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Sega promotes John Clark and Creative Assembly’s Tim Heaton

Sega Europe has announced two internal promotions for John Clark and Creative Assembly’s Tim Heaton, with Clark rising to the position of executive vice president of publishing and Heaton stepping into the role of executive vice president of studios. Both promotions are effective immediately, and each of them will directly …

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IGDA’s Kate Edwards joins board of mental health charity Take This

Former executive director of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Kate Edwards has joined the board of directors at Take This, a non-profit charity that aims to inform the video game community about mental health issues. Edwards joins journalists Russ Pitts and Susan Arendt, who co-founded the charity, as well …

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Oculus preparing cheaper $200 Rift successor

VR will make a big stride towards the mainstream in 2018 when Oculus releases a $200 standalone VR headset. That’s according to Bloomberg, which says that the new headset is designed to bridge the gap between cheaper entry-level smartphone based VR and high-end headsets that plug into PCs. Not only …

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