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Industry veteran Phil Harrison joins Google

Games industry veteran Phil Harrison is joining Google, taking up the role of vice president and general manager at the monolithic search giant’s California headquarters. Harrison is best known for a 15 year tenure as head of Sony’s network of game studios, in addition to three years as a senior …

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VR developer Dream Reality secures investment from Phil Harrison

Former PlayStation exec and Sony Studios president Phil Harrison has been named as one of the first investors in VR studio Dream Reality. The developer was founded last year by industry veteran and former Sony man Dave Ranyard. Alongside Harrison, the company has also secured investment from independent creative company …

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How PlayStation conquered Europe

"Three weeks after they bought my company, Sony introduced me to a busted photocopier with chips hanging out of it, and said: ‘This is the PlayStation’” Ian Hetherington was the boss of Psygnosis – the developer/publisher that Sony acquired in 1993. And his first impression of Sony’s new console was …

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GameStop: Disc-based games will be around forever

Digital is here, and digital is growing, but there is no scenario where disc-based video games will disappear from the market, according to GameStop. Disc-based games will be around forever,” CEO Paul Raines told Forbes. The market has seen physical music sales down 50 per cent from its peak and …

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Phil Harrison forms Alloy Platform Industries

Industry veteran Phil Harrison has revealed the first details of his plans following his departure from Microsoft. First rumoured during GDC, it wasconfirmed last week that Harrison had in fact left the platform holderafter three years. Now the exec is forming his own company, named Alloy Platform Industries, which will …

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Phil Harrison departs Xbox

Phil Harrison will leave Microsoft, the firm has confirmed. The former Sony exec joined Microsoft as European Corporate VP of Xbox in 2012, and was in charge of studios including Rare and Lionhead. That role now falls to Kudo Tsunoda. Following a successful tenure as Corporate Vice President in Xbox …

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