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‘UK games development is as strong as ever, despite closures’

The UK games development sector is stronger than ever, despite the collapse of three major studios, say leading experts. Over the past month, Xbox has announced it will close Fable makers Lionhead (pictured), Sony will shut DriveClub creators Evolution, while Activision has announced redundancies at Guitar Hero developers FreeStyleGames. I …

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Rod Cousens leaves Codemasters, becomes new Jagex CEO

UK games industry stalwart Rod Cousens has left Codemasters and taken the job of CEO at Jagex. Cousens has departed as Codemasters CEO after a ten-year stint with immediate effect. His role will be filled by current COO Frank Sagnier, who joined the company last year. Rod will oversee the …

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30 YEARS OF SYSTEM 3: The industry remembers

System 3 has worked with some of the biggest names and businesses in the UK and global video games industry. As the company celebrates its 30th year in business, we speak to some of those executives, developers and publishers, who share their memories about the company, including big press parties, …

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MCV INTERVIEW: Rod Cousens on… Wii U, Vita, EA and pre-owned

The veteran Codemasters CEO has no qualms about speaking his mind, particularly when it comes to the UK games industry. And with those E3 announcements still fresh in the memory and Christmas nearly upon us, Christopher Dring sat down with the man himself to discuss everything from the challenges at …

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OPINION: Happy 60th Mr Cousens

The first flash car I scored a ride in was my Uncle Joe’s bright yellow Ferrari Dino. It was about 1976 and I was ten. He owned a chain of butcher’s shops and just might have been having a mid-life crisis. A rattle or two in my brothers’ rusty Spitfires …

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Cousens issues pre-owned warning

Publishers must find a way to monetize sales of pre-owned software if developers are to maintain their ability to expand the potential of games – that’s the warning of Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens. In terms of traditional publishing, the maturing formats have shown rapid decline and portable markets have been …

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Cousens: Im not a fan of DRM

Rod Cousens, the CEO of Britsoft publisher Codemasters, has confessed that he’s no fan of DRM and has instead urged the industry to embrace new retail models based on emerging digital infrastructures. I’m not necessarily a fan of DRM measures. I think sometimes they’re almost counter-productive. I can still be …

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