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Sony UK boss Ray Maguire departs

Ray Maguire, Sony Computer Entertainment's UK managing director, has decided to leave the company. Maguire helped establish the PlayStation brand in Europe, with a career in the division that spans 17 years. He made the choice to leave after "a lot of soul searching" and described his future...

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LittleBigPlanet 2 teacher pack coming to UK PSN in May

Sackboy is grabbing his trusty Trapper Keeper and heading to Avalon Elementary next semester. The LittleBigPlanet 2 "Teacher Pack" is currently being developed by Media Molecule and it's said to be packed with "demonstrations of National Curriculum, based in game levels that other teachers have...

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Sony doesn't expect huge day one sales for Move, counting on word of mouth

Though you've probably already developed your own preconception for how the peripheral will perform, Sony Computer Entertainment senior vice president Ray Maguire recently aired out his expectations for PlayStation Move sales in an interview with Eurogamer. "Am I expecting a massive day one? Not...

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Activision UK head polls execs from 'The Big Three' on digital distribution, cloud gaming

[Image credit: Vermin Inc] If it weren't for the fact that the recent "Andrew Brown asks" is a featured piece on UK-based MCV, the answers to his questions repeatedly starting with "Whilst" would have likely tipped us off to the Britishness of the feature and all involved. Both Sony's Ray Maguire...

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Sony's Maguire: UMD 'wasn't brilliant' for third parties

One of the most important classes in blogger college is Learning to Decipher Executive Quotes 101. So, for example, when Sony responded to Dave Perry's claims of a UMD-less PSP 2 with a, "Can't comment either way," we knew that meant, "We're not ready to announce that yet, but yeah, totally." Now,...

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PS3, PSP reach sales milestones in UK

Sony has announced that that the PS3 and PSP have passed 2 million and 3 million sales, respectively, in the UK. Of course, the recent release of Killzone 2 plays a big part in the achievement, with Sony UK's managing director, Ray Maguire, calling it a showcase of "the power of PlayStation 3."...

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SCEE's Maguire explains why LBP, EyeToy can only be from first-party dev

Games development is expensive. No wonder third party publishers are avoiding exclusives, working on as many multiplatform titles as possible. However, SCEE's Ray Maguire argues that the most innovative creative risks cannot come from third-party ventures. Speaking to GI.biz, he explains that it's...

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Sony on DLC: 'Nothing is ever exclusive'

Back in May, David Reeves hinted the possibility that the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive DLC content for Grand Theft Auto IV is heading for the PS3 version in the future. It looks like Sony is at it again -- when pressed for a statement about the exclusive downloadable content the rival console is...

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90% of games bought online by 2018, claims SCEE's Maguire

Since we're all good at guessing what will happen in 10 years, we thought it might be interesting to see how Sony feels about the future of the videogame industry, especially with the advent of digital downloads in the next couple of years. SCEE's Ray Maguire predicts that by 2018, over 90% of game...

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SCEE's Maguire lets slip 'firmware 2.4'

Ray Maguire, chief of the UK division of Sony Computer Entertainment, let slip a few details about an upcoming firmware when speaking with MCV. "Achieving one million PS3 sales faster than both PSOne and PlayStation 2 is even more gratifying considering PS3 is a premium product introduced at a...

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