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EA claims 40/60 digital/boxed split

Publisher EA has pledged a big drive toward emerging digital markets – a strategy in direct contrast to rival Activision, which just yesterday pledged to exact opposite. Speaking at the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, chief financial officer Eric Brown said that a principal growth driver has been downloads for …

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Activision shot the IW race horse

Though job losses are no laughing matter, it’s impossible to believe that EA isn’t taking at least a little pleasure from the current firestorm engulfing Modern Warfare developer and Activision-owned developer Infinity Ward – particularly as the two men at the heart of it are now members of camp EA. …

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Party leaders back new awards

Standout creatives from the British game industry are to be recognised during a new awards event backed by the three key party leaders. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Tory leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrats head Nick Clegg have each issued messages of support for the new awards event called the …

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Byron returns to review Report

Two years on from the now infamous Byron Report on video games age ratings, TV presenter Dr Tanya Byron is to return to her work and review the progress that has been made since her set of proposals in 2008. The enthusiastic and joined-up response from ELSPA members following the …

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Gordon Brown praises UK games sector

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has again talked up the British game industry, claiming that the nation’s developers are "by far the biggest producer of computer games in Europe." Brown’s comments were made at the Global Investment Conference in London, where he and the business secretary Lord Mandelson offered assurance …

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Bosses cautious about end of recession

The UK may be out of the recession – but publisher bosses are mindful of a slow recovery for video games.UK GDP rose just 0.1 per cent during Q4 2009, and industry heads are wary of the prospect of a ‘double dip recession’ – where the UK economy re-enters a …

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EA responds to Lasky criticism

Publisher EA has responded to the recent attack from former exec Mitch Lasky in which the Jamdat Mobile founder slammed now-boss John Riccitiello for his current business strategy. Mitch needs to try de-caf,” EA’s US head of communications Jeff Brown told VentureBeat. It’s never easy being turned down for a …

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EA responds to Lasky criticism

Publisher EA has responded to the recent attack from former exec Mitch Lasky in which the Jamdat Mobile founder slammed now-boss John Riccitiello for his current business strategy. Mitch needs to try de-caf,” EA’s US head of communications Jeff Brown told VentureBeat. It’s never easy being turned down for a …

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Retail to reign for some considerable time

The speed at which digital content has grown over the last 12 months has been phenomenal, but all three platform holders have told MCV – or more precisely, the guest editor of 2009’s final issue, Activision’s UK boss Andrew Brown – that retail will remain the driving force for some …

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Andrew Brown’s Question Time

One publisher boss. Three format-holder chiefs. Five questions. Find out what happened when Activision’s Andrew Brown quizzed Microsoft’s Neil Thompson, Sony’s Ray Maguire and Nintendo’s David Yarnton. Click here to read the full feature.

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