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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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Schappert confirmed as new Zynga COO

The second-in-command at publisher Electronic Arts resigned from his role to join Zynga, the social games group has finally confirmed. Zynga snapped up John Schappert, who was formerly Electronic Arts’ chief operating officer, in May this year. At the time, both groups declined to comment when rumours of the switch …

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EA’s Schappert quits, joins Zynga

John Schappert, the COO of publisher EA, has in a shock move resigned from the publisher, news agency Reuters is reporting. In an even more astonishing move, he has done so to join rising casual games force Zynga, it is claimed. It’s not yet known what role he will take …

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Capcom: ‘Gamers have abandoned handheld consoles’

Smartphones are usurping traditional games hardware, says Capcom. The firm told MCV that more and more gamers are leaving PCs and handheld consoles for smartphones, and as a result Capcom Interactive has invested in a number of upcoming titles due for release on iPhone this year. The casual gamer that …

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OnLive strikes in-built HDTV deal

Cloud gaming service OnLive will arrive pre-built into a range of new consumer tech, it will be revealed at CES. Future iterations of HDTVs, tablets, phones and Blu-ray players from Vizio will include OnLive functionality out of the box. Today’s OnLive/VIZIO announcement marks a major milestone,” OnLive boss Steve Perlman …

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Best Buy appoints new COO

Best Buy Europe has appointed Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison as its new chief operating officer. Scott Wheway, CEO of Best Buy Europe, said: ”Andrew has been instrumental in driving The Carphone Warehouse over the last 15 years and is a leading authority in connectivity technology. He has consistently proven …

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David Reeves joins Capcom

Just eleven months on from his departure as the boss of PlayStation Europe, David Reeves has joined Capcom as the COO of its European subsidiary, MCV can reveal. Beginning tomorrow, Reeves will take charge of all Capcom’s European operations, with his remit being to maximise potential revenue and explore new …

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Tippl becomes Activision COO

Activision’s current chief corporate officer and chief financial officer Thomas Tippl is to become the publisher’s chief operating officer, the company has announced. To facilitate the change he has resigned his position as COO, though he continues as CFO while Activision searches for a replacement. The official filing, as spotted …

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Gary Dale resigns from Take Two

Chief Operating Officer of Take Two Gary Dale will leave the company on April 15th. In a company filing released today, Take Two reported that Dale’s employment as COO ‘will terminate effective on April 15th, 2009 and the Company will have no further material obligations to Mr. Dale beyond that …

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GAME appoints new executive director

GAME has appointed Terry Scicluna as executive director, after joining the firm on October 15th 2008 as chief operating officer. Scicluna joined GAME from Alliance Boots, and has 30 years experience in retail. He has previously worked as managing director of UniChem and as COO at Alliance Pharmacy. He has …

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