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Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson COO

Creative Assembly names Gareth Edmondson COO If you have new appointments or transitions in your company that belong here, please get in touch with us here.Gareth Edmondson joins Creative Assembly as COO - Formerly the managing director of Ubisoft Reflections and the CEO of Thumbstar, Edmondson will bring 20 years of industry experience to his new role as the COO of one of the UK's leading development studios.

New hire roundup: Google expands its VR team

If you have new appointments or transitions in your company that belong here, please get in touch with us here.Amit Singh is appointed new VP of business and operations for Google's VR team - Google is taking VR seriously with its recently unveiled Daydream platform, and now it's reassigned an executive from within to lead the business charge.

Jobs roundup: Daybreak Austin appoints Cryptic's Jack Emmert as new CEO

If you have new appointments or transitions in your company that belong here, please get in touch with us here.Daybreak appoints Jack Emmert as CEO of Austin studio - Cryptic Studios co-founder Jack Emmert has joined Daybreak Games to lead its studio in Austin, Texas.

Robots are coming for your job — but maybe that’s okay

These facilities still rely on human workers, but the company has also increased automation with robots manufactured by Amazon’s Kiva subsidiary.5 million truck drivers in the US, and many of those jobs could vanish in short order.

Peter Vesterbacka leaves Rovio

Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio's brand ambassador and Mighty Eagle, has announced his departure from the company.While I remain a Rovio shareholder - and the biggest Angry Birds fan - I am even more excited about getting back to my startup roots​.

Vivendi COO Stephane Roussel named Gameloft CEO

Vivendi COO Stephane Roussel named Gameloft CEO St�phane Roussel has been appointed as the Chairman and CEO of Gameloft by the company's board."I start my role today with an ambitious plan: to combine your creative passion with Vivendi's to accelerate Gameloft's development.

Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade

Jobs roundup: Robert Khoo leaves Penny Arcade If you have new appointments or transitions in your company that belong here, please get in touch with us here.Robert Khoo resigns as president of Penny Arcade - After 15 years in which he helped to grow the company from a popular web comic to a globe-straddling events business, Robert Khoo has resigned as president of Penny Arcade.

eSports Integrity Coalition launches

eSports Integrity Coalition launches An organisation called the eSports Integrity Coalition has been founded in the UK this morning, with the remit "to address issues of cheating in eSports, with a particular focus on match-fixing and doping.He's also advised various organisations on integrity, including the Professional Players Association, EUAthletes, Uni World Athletes and more.

Adam Boyes leaving Sony role to return to development

Adam Boyes leaving Sony role to return to development Adam Boyes, the charismatic head of PlayStation's self-publishing indie drive over the last four years, is leaving the company to return to front line game development.Announcing the move on Twitter, Boyes was coy about exactly where he's heading, or if he'll be starting his own studio, but was keen to pay tribute to players and developers alike, saying that he was leaving the team in great hands for the future.

Layoffs at GSN Games

Layoffs at GSN Games The following is a statement from COO Steve Brunell: "At GSN Games, we regularly examine our organizational structure to ensure that resources align with current and future business needs.With that context, we have decided to make some organizational changes to rebalance the structure of select teams in order to accelerate our ambitious growth plans.

Jobs roundup: Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive

Jobs roundup: Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive It can be difficult keeping track of the various comings and goings in the games industry, which is why we've decided to start compiling them in semi-regular round-ups.Quantic Dream's Christopher Schmitz joins IO Interactive - With the episodic Hitman series now in full swing, IO Interactive has made a major new hire: Christopher Schmitz, who is leaving Quantic Dream after seven years as its director of production to join the Danish developer as executive producer.

New CEO for Remedy Entertainment

New CEO for Remedy Entertainment Finnish developer Remedy Entertainment has appointed a new CEO in Tero Virtala, formerly the CEO of RedLynx.As the company moves towards multiple simultaneous game projects, it will offer more opportunities for the gamers, our people, partners and us as a company," he said.

11 jobs the internet is destroying

11 jobs the internet is destroying Film Developers This is one profession that's pretty much extinct in the 21st century, which is a shame.Salesmen Many of the jobs on this list are fairly specific industries, but there are some whole fields that the internet is slowly destroying.

A group of Microsoft temp workers successfully unionize after long battle

A group of Microsoft temp workers successfully unionize after long battle Since Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella took office, the company has been reorganizing its hierarchy of product management while also trimming the fat of a onetime ballooning employee count.Fortunately, according to the Seattle Times, a segment of contracted employees managed to stave off unemployment in lieu of an unprecedented union contract with Microsoft’s outsourcing firm Lionbridge.

Crystal Dynamics taps Ian Milham for Tomb Raider

Crystal Dynamics taps Ian Milham for Tomb Raider The Tomb Raider brand received an infusion of fresh blood today, as developer Crystal Dynamics announced that it had brought Ian Milham on board as a game director on the franchise.Milham is a 20-year veteran of the industry, with most of that time having been spent at Electronic Arts.

Wargaming cuts 64 jobs with WG Cells closure

Wargaming cuts 64 jobs with WG Cells closure Now, less than 12 months later, the 64-person office has been closed, with CEO David Bluhm citing "a difficult market" for mobile games.The company has two other offices in the Seattle area.

Kojima joins Prologue Immersive advisory board

Kojima joins Prologue Immersive advisory board Hideo Kojima may have left the Metal Gear series behind when he left Konami, but he's still keeping up with some of his old collaborators.Start-up virtual reality outfit Prologue Immersive announced the designer as a member of its advisory board this week.

Apple may be supersizing the iPhone 8, once again rumored to be mulling an OLED screen

Apple may be supersizing the iPhone 8, once again rumored to be mulling an OLED screen This time it’s the iPhone 8, even though if we follow Apple’s design cadence, this next phone will actually be the iPhone 7s — unless, of course, Apple actually changes up its product names in recognition of the iPhone’s upcoming tenth anniversary (the iPhone turns 10 on June 29, 2007).According to analysts from Barclay’s Research (via MacRumors), the next-generation iPhone will feature a bezel-less screen and larger displays — up to 5.

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality When the idea of wearable computing was first proposed, analysts and industry executives jumped on the concept like rats off a sinking ship.We’ve seen some weak demand for smart watches from companies like Pebble or Apple, and some success for fitness trackers and other, similar wearables.