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Virgin Gaming partners with Ubisoft

Virgin Gaming has announced a new partnership with Ubisoft. The new games venture from Sir Richard Branson will be the online tournament provider for some of the publisher’s biggest multiplayer console titles, starting with Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Ubisoft is one of the leading video game publishers in …

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Branson backs BP, but new Virgin Gaming isnt British

Virgin Gaming is an ‘international company’ says Sir Richard Branson, but insists he’s still proud to be British and defends BP from Obama’s ‘tarring and feathering’. Speaking exclusively to MCV, Branson noted the anti-British climate in the US right now, following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Thankfully, however, Virgin Gaming …

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E3 2010: Virgin Gaming goes public

Remember, folks, you heard it here first. Virgin Gaming came out of stealth mode last night in an understated LA E3 press conference that detailed Richard Branson’s plan to carve a new space in the games industry. And as we exclusively revealed last month the Virgin Gaming brand will head …

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Virgin reveals new games brand

Richard Branson’s next venture will be called Virgin Gaming. Details still remain sketchy ahead of a formal launch event at E3 later this month, but MCV can this week reveal the name and logo for what has become one of the biggest stories of the year, and which we exclusively …

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OPINION: Virgin’s gaming return

Global entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to surprise the industry when his Virgin brand returns to games next month. While the company hasn’t confirmed the news direct (although our source is watertight), I reckon Virgin’s move into online gaming proves two things. Firstly, it speaks to the relative stability, attractiveness …

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Branson back in games

Richard Branson will use next month’s E3 in Los Angeles to unveil Virgin’s return to the video games business. MCV believes that a launch event is being planned, with Branson himself in attendance. This is a major coup for the US trade show, but also signals the return of one …

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OnLive hitting all UK ISPs

Streaming games service OnLive will be available over any UK ISP, founder and CEO Steve Perlman has confirmed. BT’s deal with the firm, which will see the UK telcoms firm investing in the games service, grants it exclusive rights to bundle OnLive with their broadband service, but non-BT customers will …

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Virgin Play in trouble

Spain’s Virgin Play has gone into a form of liquidation in the firm’s home country. The firm’s financial advisers told MCV the company asked a Spanish Court in June for a three month period to seek a solution with its creditors due to a lack of liquidity. However, if more …

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Chaney on the prowl for studios

Former Virgin Interactive and US Gold boss Tim Chaney has returned to the UK to set up a new online gaming platform. Zattikka will look to buy online games portals and studios after it opens for business on July 1st. The venture is Chaney’s first since he left Virgin Play …

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New Play games boss plots sales growth

Ex-Zavvi head of games Patrick Kelly joined Play.com this week, and is already planning new ways to grow the firm’s games offer. Prior to joining Zavvi, Kelly had worked in games for Virgin Retail, and now replaces Gian Luzio at Play.com. Luzio joined The Hut as product director earlier this …

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