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MCVuk.com looking for US writers

Interested in joining the team behind the world’s leading video games trade news website? MCVuk.com is looking for student writers based in the US to man (or woman) the news desk throughout the night as us UK dwellers rest our weary heads. This is a paid position and an excellent …

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Trio join Trion to grow Euro team

Jonathan Goddard, Jeff Pabst and Simon Bull are the latest names to join MMO specialist Trion Worlds. Goddard joins as head of European PR. He previously worked at EA Games for four years as senior international PR manager, and most recently was global PR and marketing manager at Polish publisher …

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Asda’s Locke promoted

Games vet Frazer Locke has been named trading director for Asda Direct. He replaces Fergal Gara who has left the firm to head up PlayStation UK. Locke is a games retail expert. He’s worked at Dixons, Comet and Toys R Us before joining Gamestation. He became head of online for …

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Apple looking to reinvigorate App Store

The App Store may have shaken the very foundations of the traditional games industry, but Apple isn’t blind to the growing competition it faces. The result, Brand Republic reports, is that the company is looking to hire a digital marketing team for Europe to lead the reinvigoration of its App …

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Warner sheds 60 development jobs

Warner Brothers has reduced its game development workforce across its Washington state studios, the company has confirmed. It is estimated that around sixty staff have been let go, though Warner would not confirm the number, nor which studio were affected. The firm’s Seattle-based development cluster includes three high-profile studios; Monolith …

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1,200 jobs face the chop at AMD

AMD will shed 10 per cent of the firm’s global work force as part of a restructuring plan designed to facilitate a "competitive cost structure," the chipmaker announced. The restructuring will trim $10 million in 2011 and $118 million in 2012. In addition to laying off around one in ten …

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Monster firm gobbling up UK games staff

Moshi Monsters creator Mind Candy is poised to become one of the largest games firms in the UK. Its current recruitment campaign will see the firm double its headcount to 200 in the next 12 months.Such phenomenal growth comes off the back of an active strategy to push out the …

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Nintendo UK promotes Dawn Paine

Nintendo UK’s Dawn Paine has been promoted to assistant general manager and marketing director, MCV understands. She will still hold her responsibilities as marketing director, we believe, but also takes a broader role in the business operations at Nintendo UK acting as a conduit for cross departmental projects and championing …

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Closure threat hangs over UK studio EA Bright Light

Electronic Arts has begun a formal consultation process at EA Bright Light, with redundancies and outright studio closure both possible. The Guildford studio, which most recently worked on a Harry Potter game for EA, recently underwent an internal review of current and future projects. After a review, Electronic Arts has …

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Develop appoints Freeman as editor

Will Freeman has been promoted to editor of MCV’s sister magazine Develop. He will drive the publication’s editorial direction and have day-to-day responsibility for the print magazine, reporting to editor-in-chief Michael French. London-based Freeman (pictured) joined Develop in December 2008 as staff writer and became deputy editor in March 2010.The …

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