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Bioware co-founder returns to game development

Greg Zeschuk has announced his return to games, with the Bioware co-founder chairing Vancouver-based studio Biba. The developer focuses on creating mobile augmented reality apps that work alongside playground equipment. Game experiences are designed for kids, though the apps are primarily intended to be used by parents through refereed play.” …

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OnLive: We didn’t go bankrupt, we didn’t shut down, we just restructured

The new chairman of streaming games firm OnLive has criticised the press for what he says was misrepresentation of OnLive’s restructuring” last year. Things appeared to have gone very wrong for OnLive back in August 2012, with significant job losses and a change of ownership as well as the loss …

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New chairman appointed at The Hut Group

The Hut Group has announced that Richard Pennycook has been appointed chairman of the online retail business. Currently non-executive independent director of the group, Pennycook will take the position on April 1st as the current chairman, Angus Monro, stands down. The Hut Group chief executive Matthew Moulding said: Angus has …

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Kaz Hirai resigns as Sony Computer Entertainment chairman

One of the key figures in the recent history of PlayStation has distanced himself from the business. Kaz Hirai has resigned his position of chairman of Sony Computer Entertainment. His role as Sony Corporation president remains unaffected. He will retain the role of part-time board member of SCE, meaning that …

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David Hamid becomes new GAME exec chairman

The former joint COO of Dixons, David Hamid, will become GAME’s new executive chairman, MCV understands. Hamid’s former employers include MFI (chairman), Halfords (CEO), Nationwide Auto Centres (chairman) and Russian retailer Mvideo (deputy chairman). He is also an operating partner of OpCapita’s. OpCapita’s Henry Jackson will also be involved in …

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Kaz Hirai officially becomes Sony president and CEO on April 1st

Sony has at long last confirmed the rumours of Kaz Hirai’s appointment as president and CEO of the company. The change will take effect as of April 1st 2012. Current chairman, CEO and president Sir Howard Stringer will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors in June. …

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Florin becomes Innogames chairman

Gerhard Florin, one of several high profile directors to have resigned from EA since March, has emerged as chairman of browser games firm Innogames. Florin previously worked as executive vice president at Electronic Arts and was responsible for sales, marketing and distribution across Western Europe. Recent directors and bosses to …

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GAME names new non-exec chairman

Chris Bell will become GAME’s new non-executive chairman on June 15th. He takes over from current chairman Peter Lewis, who is retiring. Bell has been a member of the GAME board since 2003 and currently acts as senior independent director. His previous employers include Ladbrokes and Allied Domecq. "Under Peter’s …

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Lewis: The pace of change is accelerating

Peter Lewis, the outgoing chairman of retailer GAME, has insisted that the chain remain competitive and is in a strong position despite falls in both sales and profit in the last financial year. Key for GAME is the fact that it held or increased its market share in all territories …

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