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Cave CEO and president steps down as outlook darkens for shmup studio

The president and CEO of Japanese developer Cave has resigned his position. Ito Masahito, who will be replaced as president by chairman of the board Kenichi Takano, becomes the second high-profile executive to quit the firm this year following the departure of COO Miko Watanabe in May. It marks a …

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INTERVIEW: SCE CEO Andrew House

Andrew House felt he was heading into the lion’s den ahead of his first major press conference since becoming CEO of PlayStation. SCEA president Jack Tretton had lapped up the whopping and adulation as he introduced violent action games to the bloodthirsty crowd. House’s job was to show the same …

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Kaz Hirai: "Holy sh*t, now what?"

New Sony president and CEO Kaz Hirai has begun his reign by swearing in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. What drove the normally calm exec into such an outburst? The size of the job he faces in turning the Sony ship around. Stock in the company has plummeted …

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New president for Konami Europe

Konami has announced that former US president Shinji Hirano has replaced Kunio Neo as its European president. There’s no word yet on Neo’s new role. Hirano will work from Konami’s Frankfurt HQ and liaise closely with the London, Paris and Madrid offices. He will oversee business strategy for core games …

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Nintendo: ‘3DS is approaching 3m sales in Japan’

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata believes the 3DS is about to cross the 3m sales mark in Japan and will reach a 4m milestone by April. Speaking to Nikkei, as translated by Andriasang, Iwata said the 3DS has regained its vigour” thanks to the price drop and major new releases such …

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Obama: ‘Turn off the video games’

It was Fathers’ Day yesterday. It’s the one day of the year when dads across the world are in theory given licence to ignore their endless list of chores for 24 hours and put their feet up. Unless you’re an American. If you’re from the good ol’ US of A …

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Tecmo Koei CEO to resign

The CEO of Tecmo Koei has announced that he is to resign from his position at the end of November. Andriasang reports that, effective immediately, Yoichi Erikawa has become the publisher’s president and CEO. Current CEO Kenji Matsubara will remain as a director until the end of the month when …

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Fischer lands US Square Enix role

Square Enix has announced that the former chief marketing officer for Microsoft’s Consumer and Online UK division Mike Fischer has become its new president and CEO of its US division. He replaces the outgoing John Yamamoto who took charge of US operations in 2007, preceding the restructure that accompanied the …

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Lucasarts president stands down

President of Lucasarts Darrell Rodriguez has resigned from his position after two years at the studio. Lucasfilm’s Jerry Bowerman has been named as Rodriguez’ temporary replacement. No impact is expected to reach the studio’s development teams or publishing sector. Read the full story on Develop.

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Griffith relinquishes Activision role

It has been confirmed that the CEO and president of Activision Publishing Mike Griffith resigned from both of his roles on April 23rd. The exec, however, will continue to serve as vice chairman of Activision Blizzard. This role sees him take an active part in board and internal strategy meetings. …

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