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  • Blog Post: Metal Gear Solid Composer Releases Satoru Iwata Tribute Song

    A musical duo including Metal Gear Solid composer Norihiko Hibino released a new tribute song to the late Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata today. The composer pays tribute through a piano and saxophone medley inspired by Earthbound. “The passing of Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata... More
  • Blog Post: Telltale President And Co-Founder Kevin Bruner Becomes Company CEO

    Adventure game aficionados Telltale Games is changing its management structure as president and co-founder Kevin Bruner transitions to a CEO role. Former CEO and co-founder Dan Connors will be stepping down to become Telltale’s executive advisor. “Each year since Telltale’s 2004 birth... More
  • Blog Post: Former EA CEO John Riccitiello Takes Over Unity, Founder David Helgason To Stay

    Unity has announced a leadership change as founder David Helgason steps down to focus on the company’s strategy. His replacement is a familiar face in the gaming world. Former Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello will lead the engine company. In a note on the Unity homepage, Helgason says that... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Not Giving Up On Xbox Anytime Soon

    In an employee memo titled "Bold Ambition and Our Core", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed and clarified Microsoft's stance on the Xbox. Despite past rumors of misgivings , the Xbox is here to stay. "The single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Taps VP Satya Nadella As New CEO

    Following reports last week that a decision was close , Microsoft has announced the name of its new CEO. Satya Nadella will immediately take over as Microsoft’s third CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer. Ballmer announced plans to retire in August. Before starting at Microsoft in 1992, Nadella worked... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Report: Microsoft Close To Naming New CEO

    Update: New reports suggest that Microsoft will be meeting soon to make a final determination on new leadership. Recode is reporting that the board of directors will be meeting this weekend (though not during the Super Bowl, in which the Seattle Seahawks are playing). An announcement is then expected... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Kaz Hirai To Be Honored At ESA's "Nite To Unite"

    The Entertainment Software Association's annual charity fundraiser will honor Sony's top man. It was announced today by the ESA that Sony Corporation CEO Kazuo "Kaz" Hirai will be the 2013 ESA Champion Honoree at Nite to Unite, a gala event that raises funds to for college scholarships... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer To Retire

    The shake-ups at Microsoft continue with the announcement that company CEO Steve Ballmer will retire sometime in the next year. Microsoft revealed the news today. The announcement contained a statement from Ballmer that said, "There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Closes San Diego Studio, Ex-CEO Returns

    The trouble continues at Trion Worlds, with news that the studio behind the MMO/television hybrid project Defiance has been shuttered. Trion Worlds confirmed to PC Gamer that the company's San Diego studio has been closed. This news follows some previous rounds of layoffs that were conducted in the... More
  • Blog Post: Sony's Kaz Hirai Says PlayStation 4 Is Focused On Games

    Sony CEO Kaz Hirai spoke today at the D11 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. During his remarks, he said that the PlayStation 4 is intended as a game console first and entertainment device second. "The most important thing we need to make sure we do at least initially is that we all agree and understand... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Chairman Howard Stringer To Retire In June

    Sony's current chairman and former CEO Howard Stringer has announced that he is retiring from the company in June. Last April, Stringer stepped down as CEO, handing over responsibilities to Kaz Hirai . Stringer is involved with all things Sony, not just the video game division. He will be officially... More
  • Blog Post: Avalanche Studios Teases Possible New Just Cause Title

    Avalanche Studios' CEO Christofer Sundberg tweeted an image teasing what is very likely a sequel to its 2010 title, Just Cause 2. After sending out the image, Sundberg replied to to someone asking him to stop teasing them, and he replied with the hashtag #e32013. Presumably, we will find out more... More
  • Blog Post: THQ Officially Lets Go Of Its President And CEO

    THQ has officially notified the SEC that CEO Brian J. Farrell and president Jason Rubin have officially been terminated. What did this mean exactly? It means that THQ is that much closer to no longer existing. No one was holding out hope that THQ would be able to recuperate after its closure and the... More
  • Blog Post: Bloomberg Names Zynga's Pincus To "Worst CEOs" List

    The respected business news organization has published its list of the worst CEOs of 2012, and Zynga's Marc Pincus makes the cut. This year has been a tough one for Cityville publisher Zynga, which has suffered plummeting stock prices, layoffs and cancellations of games, and accusations of insider... More
  • Blog Post: Kotick Loses Legal Battle Against L.A. Litigator

    Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has lost a legal battle this week against his former defense attorney Patricia Glaser for more than $1 million. The tale began back in 2007 when flight attendant Cynthia Madvig filed a lawsuit against Kotick as well as his business partner and a pilot who are part... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare Working On Unannounced PS3 Title

    With the release of Dragon Age: Origins, BioWare finally made its PS3 debut. According to CEO Ray Muzyka, it could be the first of many games for the console. "…PS3 for Dragon Age was exceptionally fun to do, and I can tell you we’re working on more unannounced PS3 projects right now... More
  • Blog Post: EA CEO: Medal of Honor and Battlefield To Knock CoD From Top Spot

    Yesterday EA announced the return of the Medal of Honor franchise that will be set in modern-day Afghanistan. With the help of Tier 1 Operators from the US Special Operations Community, EA hopes to create the most “authentic modern war experience.” Sound like a jab at the guys at Activision... More
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