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Former Nintendo lead Howard Phillips joins casual game studio Gameduell

Industry veteran Howard Phillips has joined casual game company Gameduell as its head of game design and user experience. Phillips is expected to help oversee Gameduell’s social and mobile game development projects. The industry veeteran is best known for his time leading Nintendo’s North American operations during the 1980’s – …

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Former EA executive Doug Bowser joins Nintendo

Nintendo has announced the hire of ex-EA exec Doug Bowser, which at least superficially appears to be a match made in heaven. Bowser joins Nintendo of America as the company’s new vice president of sales, and he’ll be reporting to executive vice president of sales and marketing Scott Moffit. "Doug …

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Mass Effect producer Casey Hudson joins Microsoft’s HoloLens team

Ex-BioWare executive producer Casey Hudson has joined Microsoft Studios in the role of creative director. Hudson has begun work at Microsoft’s offices in Redmond, Washington, where he’ll focus on development of games and experience for the firm’s HoloLens headset. The industry vet spent over a decade and half overseeing the …

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Unity hires Elizabeth Brown as chief people officer

Unity has hired former Microsoft executive Elizabeth Brown as its chief people officer. Brown will oversee the full life cycle of Unity Talent,” according to Unity – which includes recruitment, hires, personal development and retention. I’m super excited to be joining Unity at such an exciting time,” Brown said. I …

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Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

World of Warcraft lead designer Rob Pardo has joined Unity in a creative advisor role for the game engine’s community of developers. The ex-Blizzard CCO states that the new part-time gig will include Pardo traveling the globe – visiting devs and studios across Asia, Europe and North America to discuss …

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Destiny designer joins Bethesda

Destiny and Halo: Reach senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick has announced his departure from Bungie to join Bethesda in an unspecified role. Hamrick – who joined Bungie in 2009 – revealed the news in a series of posts on Twitter earlier today. "Next Friday, after nearly 6 amazing years and …

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Robert Bowling joins Humble Bundle as creative director

Fomer Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has joined Humble Bundle as the company’s new VP and creative director. Speaking with IGN, Bowling confirmed his new appointment with the PC, Mac and Linux digital distributor. "Humble Bundle has been an inspiration for a while with the freedom they bring to …

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Bigpoint hires former SOE, Zynga execs

Online games maker and distributor Bigpoint has added a pair of executives to help run its games operations. Ex-Zynga general manager Heather Sinclair joins the company as its head of product optimisation. The position is newly-created, and Sinclair will be tasked with helping drive metrics-supported game design for titles that …

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