Misc.

'Castlevania: Lords of Shadow' Producer Departs Konami

Dave Cox has announced today that he is leaving Konami, after 17 years at the company.

Cox made the announcement on his Twitter, explaining that his departure from Konami came as part of a desire to explore new opportunities.

“After seventeen years I have decided to leave Konami to explore…

30 Aug 4:02 AM 0 Read More...

Mikael Hed Steps Down As Rovio CEO

After five years as CEO of Rovio, Mikael Hed is stepping down, with Pekka Rantala taking over the role on January 1st, 2015.

Hed will take a place on Rovio’s board of directors as well as serve as the chairman of its movies and animation division which plans to…

30 Aug 3:58 AM 0 Read More...

CCP Games Closes San Francisco Office

According to a statement by CCP Games, translated by Eurogamer, the EVE Online developer is planning to close its San Francisco office.

CCP chief marketing officer David Reid and chief financial officer Joe Gallo will also be departing the company.

“Joe Gallo and David Reid did great work for CCP…

29 Aug 2:59 AM 0 Read More...

GoG Launches DRM-Free Movie Service

GoG, the DRM-free game distribution platform, has announced today that it is adding movies to its library.

“More and more users start to expect and demand the digital content they paid for to be free from any kind of restrictive mechanisms that limit access to their collections and get…

28 Aug 3:00 AM 0 Read More...

Former 'League of Legends' Devs Form New Studio

Three former Riot Games developers have announced that they are forming a new studio in Vancouver called Phoenix Labs.

The founding team consists of president and executive producer Jesse Houston, CEO Sean Bender, and vice president of development Robin Mayne. Houston worked as a senior producer and product manager during…

28 Aug 2:59 AM 0 Read More...

Amazon Buys Twitch For $970M

Amazon has confirmed it is acquiring video game live streaming service Twitch for $970 million.

The deal’s announcement comes after reports claiming Amazon would purchase Twitch for over $1 billion. Previous reports suggested YouTube was planning to acquire the service.

“Broadcasting and watching gameplay is a global phenomenon and…

26 Aug 1:15 AM 0 Read More...

Report: 'Dead Rising' Film Signs A Director

According to a report from TheWrap, Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky has been signed on to direct the Dead Rising film adaptation.

Lipovsky’s previous work includes several acting roles as well as his directing on TV movies such as Tasmanian Devils and Time Upon a Once. Tomas Harlan is…

23 Aug 2:55 AM 0 Read More...

Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board of Directors

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that he has stepped down from his position on the company’s board of directors in an open letter to current CEO Satya Nadella.

According to the message, Ballmer’s main reasons for departing are his recent purchase of NBA team the Los…

21 Aug 3:29 AM 0 Read More...