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Maxwell promoted at Future

Simon Maxwell has been promoted to group publishing director responsible for entertainment (games and film) brands at Future Publishing. A memo to staff from Future UK MD Mark Wood sent last week said Maxwell will be responsible for leading the multi-channel expansion of our brands in this group, in particular …

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More huge job losses at Nokia

Nokia is to make 3,500 more staff redundant as the embattled mobile communications giant continues its cost-cutting operation. The Finnish phones group has said it will cut some 1,300 jobs from its location and commerce division, and also close its Cluj factory in Romania, at the cost of another 2,200 …

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Glu director quits for OpenFeint

Sarah Thomson has quit mobile games publisher Glu to join OpenFeint. Thomson will take up the role of director of developer relations and will head up the expansion of the social gaming platform provider’s developer base, the company said. OpenFeint is going through an exciting phase of growth right now …

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Roy takes retail role at Disney

Long-serving UK games PR Manab Roy has moved to a new role at The Walt Disney Company. Previously UK and Ireland PR manager for video games, he now takes up the role of PR manager for retail. His new responsibilities include working with retail and trade marketing teams to create …

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New games buyer Scott joins Comet

Lucy Scott has been named as Comet’s new games buyer. She replaces Azeem Sadiq who has moved categories to Vision Essentials, Home AV and digital services. Scott joins from Argos, where she worked for over four years on categories including jewellery, gifts, luggages, DVDs and DIY. I’m very happy to …

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21 jobs go as EA closes Visceral Australia

Electronic Arts has closed its Visceral outfit in Melbourne, a local developer association has confirmed. As many as 21 workers have been made redundant as part of the move, according to a tweet from the Melbourne Chapter of the International Game Developers’ Association. EA has not officially commented on the …

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Closure beckons for Codemasters Guilford

Codemasters has announced that it is proposing to retire” its Guildford based development studio. The most recent game to come from the outfit was console and PC FPS Bodycount, which has proved to be both a critical and commercial flop. 66 people are employed by the studio, all of whom …

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Execs promoted at Jagex

RuneScape development studio and publisher Jagex has appointed two new staff to senior positions. Daniel Clough has now joined the team as chief operating officer, while Wendy Rosenthal has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer. Daniel and Wendy bring a huge weight of experience to Jagex’s leadership team,” …

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HMV fast forwards expanded technology offer

After a turbulent year to date, retailer HMV has announced that it is to fast-forward” its efforts to increase its presence in the technology market. Its new range and displays are being rolled out as quickly as possible to 150 of the chain’s UK and Ireland stores following a successful …

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Heavyweights Campbell and Rissik boost Codemasters senior exec team

Respected industry veterans Roy Campbell and Jon Rissik have joined Codemasters. Campbell has taken the role of senior VP of publishing. His job will see him look after Codemasters’ worldwide publishing business, directing the sales and distribution activities with the firm’s partners in the US, EMEA and other distributor territories. …

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