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HMV board holds crunch talks as retailer ponders administration

The directors of beleaguered retailer HMV are said to be locked in emergency talks tonight as the retailer considers entering administration. Sky News reports that a number of options are currently being discussed amongst execs, one of which is administration. However, further action from lenders could yet give HMV a …

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Fergal Gara amongst six new UKIE board members

UK gaming trade body UKIE has revealed the names of the six people – four of whom are developer – who have been appointed to its board. The development heads are Noirin Carmody (owner and COO of Revolution Software), Miles Jacobson (studio director, Sports Interactive), Alice Taylor (CEO and founder, …

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Nicholas Lovell joins Spilt Milk Studios board

iOS game developer Spilt Milk Studios has announced that analyst Nicholas Lovell has joined its board. Spilt Milk’s has to date published two titles – Crunch: the Game and frantic arcade hit Hard Lines, which was co-developed with Nicoll Hunt who has since left the company. Lovell has a wealth …

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Rumour vultures begin to circle Riccitiello

The insatiable online rumour mill is once again questioning the viability of John Riccitiello’s position at the top of EA. Rumours of discontent emerged yesterday when US analyst Michael Pachter claimed that Riccitiello had confessed to him that he feared for his job, adding that the exec doesn’t understand what …

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Van Natta walks from Zynga CBO role

Owen Van Natta, the former CEO of MySpace, is to quit his position as chief business officer at casual games giant Zynga. He will, however, remain on the company’s board and is still employed as a strategic advisor. The decision will cost Van Natta millions of shares in the business, …

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Black Wii Fit Plus bundle coming to UK

Nintendo has announced that it is to launch a black version of its Wii Balance Board next month. A bundle including both the new-look peripheral and a copy of Wii Fit Plus. It will be released on October 7th. Until this point only the white version of the accessory has …

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Introducing Gears of War: The Board Game

Forget theHorde mode – try out the new Board mode. Gears of War: The Board Game will arrive on shelves next month. Based on the hugely popular Xbox 360 franchise, this product tasks up to four players with completing randomly constructed missions by working together. The game comes bundled with …

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Martin Davies joins GAME board

High Street retailer GAME has hired former Holidaybreak boss Martin Davies as non-executive director. 51-year-old Davies joins the GAME board with immediate effect. He keeps his role of chief executive at travel group Holidaybreak which he has held since April 2010. Before this, Davies worked as CEO of school trip …

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