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Simon Urquhart leaves Dixons Retail

Dixons Retail’s PC gaming and components category manager Simon Urquhart has left the business. As well as handling buying for PC World and Currys’ gaming products, Urquhart was also responsible for opening Dixons Retail’s Gaming Bunker in London, which lets consumers try out the latest PCs, accessories and games. Several …

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DriveClub director Rodgers exits studio

The game director behind Evolution Studios’ upcoming racing game DriveClub has left the developer. As reported byVideogamer, Col Rodgers said he has quit the studio to form his own indie company, Big Red Switch Games. The developer claimed he had left for "purely personal reasons", and his departure was unrelated …

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Blackberry loses Global Creative Director (who is Alicia Keys)

The Global Creative Director at Blackberry has left the company. That, of course, was singer-songwriter Alicia Keys. Keys was hired by the firm in January of last year and throughout her ‘tenure’ has resided over a spectacular fall from grace for the smartphone firm that suffered a 56 per cent …

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Rob Dyer leaves Zynga

Zynga’s vice president of partner publishing Rob Dyer has left the troubled casual gaming firm. The former third party boss joined Zynga from Sony Computer Entertainment America where he was senior vice president of public relations. He has previously served as president of both Eidos and Crystal Dynamics. The official …

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Madden boss leaves EA

Phil Frazier, the longstanding executive producer for the Madden series, has parted ways with Electronic Arts. EA Sports says the experienced product manager was looking for a new opportunity” in retiring from the group after fourteen years. Frazier’s walkout continues a string of high-profile departures at the publisher. The link …

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