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Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN

GamesMaster editor Joel Gregory has moved to PCGamesN. He has taken on the role of editor at the PC-focused games site. Gregory was first hired by Future in 2010 as a staff writer on Official PlayStation Magazine. He was then promoted to reviews editor in 2011 and then deputy editor …

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Ubisoft bolsters UK team

The publisher has made some changes to its UK PR and marketing team. Alex Friend joins from Warner Bros as senior brand manager, where he will be handling the Assassin’s Creed series. Friend has worked in the games industry since 2004 when he joined Sega Europe as community manager. He …

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Takeda more likely to land Nintendo top job than Miyamoto, analysts believe

Analysts believe that Genyo Takeda is the man most likely to be named as the new president of Nintendo. The vacancy has yet to be filled following the death of former boss Satoru Iwata earlier this month. Two directors currently serve at the company – Mario creator and development legend …

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GameSpot’s VanOrd heads to Trion Worlds

The senior editor of consumer games giant GameSpot is leaving the site to join MMO developer Trion Worlds. He leaves for this new writing position having landed his first paid role with GameSpot in 2006. A lot has changed over the (almost) nine years I have been with GameSpot,” VanOrd …

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Remedy Entertainment CEO Myllyrinne quits studio

The CEO of Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment has left after 15 years with the company. Upon the announcement, Matias Myllyrinne said on Twitter that it was time to leave for a new adventure” and thanked followers for their support. In a statement on the studio’s website, he said the …

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ITV Studios hires marketing vet David Miller

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed industry veteran David Miller to the newly-created role of vice president of digital games. Miller has over 15 years of experience within video games, having held senior marketing roles at the likes of Bossa Studios, Bandai Namco and Capcom. Mostly recently he has been …

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Gree shuts down its Vancouver studio

Japanese gaming firm Gree International has shut down its studio in Vancouver, Canada, laying off all staff and discontinuing development on all of the team’s projects. The studio’s closure followsa poor financial year for Gree. Andrew Sheppard, the firm’s Western COO, added that the company’s resources are stretched too thin …

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‘Small’ number of layoffs hit Hardline’s Visceral Games

Visceral Games has suffered a small number of layoffs as the studio’s focus shifts to new projects. We made a small staffing change in our Visceral studio today to support the needs of the studio’s two currently development priorities: content for Battlefield Hardline Premium and an unannounced Star Wars project,” …

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Team 17 hires Sam Forrest as PR director

Industry veteran Sam Forrest has joined indie publisher Team 17 as its PR director. Forrest has held a number of PR roles over his 20-year career in the games industry. At RuneScape company Jagex he was VP of communications, and before that he spent nine years at THQ in a …

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Former Epic boss Capps joins Unity as advisor

Mike Capps, the former president of Unreal Engine creator Epic Games, has joined Unity Technologies. He takes on the role of internal advisor, and will work with CEO John Riccitiello, the executive team and the core R&D team. In ablog post on Unity’s site, the firm confirmed Capps will spend …

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