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MCV Awards 2015: Games Centre’s Craig Kennedy named Store Manager of the Year

The winner of the new Store Manager of the Year prize at this year’s MCV Awards was Games Centre Irvine’s Craig Kennedy. In a video shown on the night, staff from the Scottish retailer praised Kennedy for his store’s performance, and for his method of going directly to prospective customers …

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Football Manager coming to iPhone

It’s a title that gamers have been demanding for years and now Sega’s Sports Interactive has finally announced that it is coming – and it will be here within the next 48 hours. Football Manager Handheld 2010, as it will be called, should hopefully be on the App Store by …

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Football Manager Live gets reboot

Sports Interactive has re-booted Football Manager Live to breathe new life into the MMO. The game launched in January last year but hasn’t enjoyed the success its developers were hoping for. Football Manager Live has also been dominated by a handful of players, making it unattractive to new gamers. To …

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Glen Johnson thanks Champ Man

Much like his PlayStation-loving team mate Fernando Torres, Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has become the latest sports star to confess his love for gaming – more specifically, Eidos’ Championship Manager. As well as keeping him sane during his ongoing spell on the sidelines due to injury, the game has also …

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New product manager for SCEE

Sony Computer Entertainment UK has hired Ian Vinten as its new senior product manager. Vinten joins the firm following a stint at media agency MediaCom, where he managed the EA account. Prior to MediaCom he worked for film publicity firm Cameo Productions and at media agency PHD. I’m thrilled to …

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Champ Man Online closing its doors

Eidos is to shut down its football MMO Championship Manager Online on April 30th, just a few days before the game would have reached the ripe old age of five. CVG reports that game’s userbase – which is still several thousand players strong – is up in arms about the …

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Anna Downing joins Sega

Retail guru Anna Downing has joined Sega as senior product manager. Downing has worked in games retail for almost ten years in a variety of buying and marketing roles. Most recently she was product marketing manager at GAME, a position she took when Gamestation’s York head office merged with GAME’s …

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Cuts hit Champ Man dev

Square Enix will make unavoidable” workforce cuts at Beautiful Game Studios, the outfit responsible for the Championship Manager series. It is unclear how severe the staff cuts will be, though Square Enix indicated that development of the Championship Manager series will continue. In a prepared statement, the publisher told Develop …

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Zushi enters download sector

Zushi Games has revealed it will launch its first digitally downloadable title in 2010. The publisher will release a new instalment in its Premier Manager series on PlayStation Network for PS3 next year, marking the first time Zushi has shied away from traditional boxed product. As a company we are …

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UK CHARTS: FM2010 triumphs

There are many certainties in football – Didier Drogba will score goals, Shay Given will save penalties and Rafael Benitez will always sub off his main goal threat. To that list of certainties you can also add that a new Football manager title will always debut in top spot in …

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