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Former NYT digital head joins EA's board as Gregory Maffei leaves

Following last week's "restructuring," Electronic Arts has announced a new addition to its board of directors. Denise F. Warren has been appointed to both the board and EA's Audit Committee. Warren is the Vice President of the Digital Products and Services group at the New York Times, where she...

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Activision's Kotick is now among the highest-paid CEOs in the US [Update]

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is now among the highest-paid CEOs in the United States, Bloomberg reported. According to a document filed to the SEC, Activision increased Kotick's compensation to $64.9 million in 2012. The majority of Kotick's earnings came from stock awards valued at $55.9 million....

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OnLive's year-long road to recovery involves more partnerships

Bruce Grove, general manager of OnLive in the UK, revealed a 12-month "recovery plan" for the company in an interview with MCV UK. The plan involves building more partnerships to expand the service's reach, though Grove didn't specify who the company would partner with in the future. "We have a...

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Runic's post-Torchlight 2 plans: Mac port, patches, and a trip to the mountains

Runic's CEO Max Schaefer seems both simultaneously relieved and nervous as he sits in the Torchlight 2 booth at PAX Prime 2012. Relieved, because his company finally announced a release date for its long-awaited game, and slightly nervous, because he knows the community's judgment is finally...

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OnLive on rumors of closure: 'of course not' [update]

InXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo tweeted this morning that he heard from someone inside Onlive that it was closing down, and has now posted that everyone on staff has lost their jobs, and that "a new company will be formed" soon after. A Mashable report from an anonymous source alleges the same....

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OnLive releases iOS and Android apps, custom touch controls, and a wireless controller

Cloud gaming service OnLive has been up and running for about a year now, and in all that time it's been doing exactly what many gamers thought impossible: Playing high resolution games over the Internet on any computer powerful enough to run a simple streaming app. Now, the company is taking its...

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Activision Publishing CEO says perception of the company is different from reality

As co-CEO at ad company Deutsch LA, Eric Hirshberg was partially responsible for turning the PlayStation 3 from something that freaked us out into a platform for the VP of Awesome. Now, HIrshberg is able to comment on a similar turnaround at Activision. As the CEO of the publishing group, he says...

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Capcom appoints new CEO of US and European branches

Capcom has promoted Kazuhiko Abe, former director and managing corporate officer of Capcom's worldwide operations, to the position of CEO and President of Capcom USA and Capcom Europe. (Well, we assume it's a promotion.) Abe joined Capcom in 2003 as general manager of management planning and also...

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Mike Fischer named new Square Enix US CEO

Mike Fischer has been named the new CEO of Square Enix Inc., the company's US-based operation that handles American publishing, as well as localization, marketing, and development. He replaces John Yamamoto, who took the position in 2007. Before that, worldwide Square Enix president and CEO Yoichi...

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Activision Publishing names Eric Hirshberg as new CEO

Activision has announced that Eric Hirshberg has joined Activision Publishing* as its new CEO, replacing Mike Griffith, who is being promoted to the position of Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard. Hirshberg was formerly the CEO and Chief Creative Officer of ad company Deutsch LA. "In...

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