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Nexon, Wargaming, Zynga CEO back mobile startup fund

Venture capital firm London Venture Partners is offering initial funding for mobile game development startups. The firm plans to invest between $50,000 and $500,000 into developers that are primarily in Europe. LVP General Partner Paul Heydon told TechCrunch that the firm plans to invest in 20 to 2...

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Microsoft VP Phil Harrison to keynote DICE Europe

Microsoft Corporate VP Phil Harrison is sharing his vision for "the future of interactive entertainment" during his keynote at this year's DICE Europe conference. Formerly a Sony and Atari executive, Microsoft appointed Harrison in 2012 with a focus of growing the Interactive Entertainment Business...

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Harrison: Microsoft is watching what Valve does 'with great interest'

With this week's SteamOS and Steam Machines reveal, Valve's grand step into the living room might make the other major inhabitants uneasy. Microsoft's corporate VP Phil Harrison acknowledged the Steam creators in a recent interview with Eurogamer, saying that "Valve is a very impressive company, an...

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Microsoft: First 'ID@Xbox' games in early 2014

Corporate VP Phil Harrison says the indie games launched through Microsoft's Xbox One initiative are likely to show up starting in early 2014, following "an avalanche of interest" in the ID@Xbox program introduced last month. Now it's simply a matter of poring over all of the applications and getti...

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Microsoft UK names new studio 'Lift London,' shuffles executives

Originally announced sans moniker back in September, Microsoft UK's new London-based studio now has something to put on its letterhead: "Lift London." Helmed by former Rare production designer Lee Schuneman, Lift London is a "21st century studio – not a studio that would make retail games &nd...

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Phil Harrison heads to Microsoft as vice prez of Interactive Entertainment Business arm

We've officially turned on the theme song to Welcome Back, Kotter and started growing a lustrous mustache in honor of Phil Harrison's return to Game Industry Executiveland. This morning, reports from Europe indicated that Harrison would head to Microsoft -- Microsoft clarified the news later, which...

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Phil Harrison sees dominant Apple, biometric screens in the future

Edge Online polled Phil Harrison, formerly of Sony and Atari, and now of Gaikai, about the future of gaming and technology in general. He very quickly identified one trend that it's hard not to see coming: continued growth for Apple's game platforms and the App Store. "At this trajectory, if you ext...

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Phil Harrison joins Gaikai advisory board

Backing up his talk, Phil Harrison has joined the advisory board of cloud-gaming service Gaikai. In his keynote address before the Italian Videogame Developers Conference last December, Harrison precipitated "the browser wars of the 21st century" -- a battle to distribute console-quality, triple-A g...

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Phil Harrison: The 'next generation' of games is the web browser

Speaking at the Italian Videogame Developers Conference, former Atari head and current co-founder of London Venture Partners, Phil Harrison, discussed his vision of the future of video games. Harrison believes that "the next generation platform for games" will be powerful web browsers, programs that...

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Phil Harrison returns in: 'London Venture Partners'

Phil Harrison is joining former Atari CEO chum David Gardner at London Venture Partners, an investment firm looking to fund "disruptive new technology in the online, social, mobile and web game space" -- you know, the type of stuff that was supposed to happen over at Atari during the pair's "extrem...

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