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GAME Digital appoints Mark Gifford as CFO

The former chief financial officer of department chain Fraser is to take on the role of CFO at GAME Digital. Mark Gifford joined Fraser as director of finance in 2002, before moving to become CFO in 2007. Previously, he held senior finance positions at travel firm First Choice. He will …

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New Year, New Job: Building your CV with experience from around the industry

Cryss Leonhart, community manager at online game company Aeria Games Europe, tells us the lessons he has learnt moving from journalism to indie development, and eventually, community management. A while back, I was ready to pony up close to 30k for three years of heavy drinking and occasionally studying (if …

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New Year, New Job: Why you should move overseas for work

Last year, QA specialist Justin Cutress moved from the UK to the Czech Republic so he could work at start-up mobile game company Cashplay. Here he tells us why you should move abroad for work if the chance arises. Having already spent over six years within games QA, whether that …

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New Year, New Job: How to find work as a freelance video producer

JamesBraithwaite tells MCV about the challenges of working as a freelance video producer for games developers, and which skills budding video creators should put at their top of their CV What exactly does your role entail? That depends on the client, but I do a variety of tasks. I design …

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GameSpot signs CVG vet

CVG associate editor Rob Crossley has left the gaming website. He started working at CVG in May 2012, having previously been online editor for MCV’s sister title Develop. I’m incredibly proud of the work CVG has produced during my tenure as associate editor and I will miss my colleagues dearly,” …

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Gerhard to leave Jagex

Jagex CEO and CTO Mark Gerhard will depart the online publisher at the end of the year. Gerhard joined Jagex in 2008 as chief technology officer, rising to chief executive officer in 2009. He will continue to work at the company until the end of the year. Gerhard’s successor will …

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130 jobs lost at Nintendo Europe

Nintendo has announced 130 redundancies at its Groostheim office in Germany. "Nintendo of Europe has entered into a consultation process on a number of changes it is intending to make to its European business which, in the long term, will better enable the European business to adapt to the rapidly …

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Layoffs at Sega Europe hit Sonic and mobile teams

An unspecified number of job losses have hit Sega’s London-based European office. "Sega is in the process of consolidating certain functions of the Sonic and Mobile departments within Sega of America, where the management and production for those areas of the business reside," a spokesperson told Polygon. "As part of …

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