Tag Archives: future
Tue, Oct 01, 2013 | 12:41 BST
Zillah Byng-Maddick has been named as Future’s new chief financial officer, replacing Graham Harding after his 13-year tenure.
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 | 12:14 BST
Future’s announced this year’s Golden Joysticks 2012 will take place on October 26. The event, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will take place at Westminster Park Plaza, and will see TalkSport be a media partner for the even as part of a growing relationship between Future and TalkSport.
Details on MCV.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 | 01:16 GMT
Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 13:49 GMT
PlayStation Access TV, the new program from the team behind FirstPlay at Future, is the most downloaded free item from the PlayStation Network, Sony has said. SCE’s Ian Vinten told MCV that the show, named from the same community event held by Sony, had also amasssed 14,500 Facebook fans when Access took over from FirstPlay in the fall. There’s more details at the link.
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | 10:16 GMT
Future’s announced this disappointing results for its FY11 this morning, with revenue down and debt up.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 21:43 BST
Time again for another round of the small stuff.
Mon, Aug 22, 2011 | 20:24 BST
If Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida is to be believed, it’s just a matter of time before players will have access to “dangerous kinds of interactivity” with videogames.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 03:28 BST
The undaunted Tim Langdell has claimed a High Court ruling dismissing his trademark claims against Future was riddled with errors.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 09:31 BST
It’s being reported that both Future’s US arm and IGN have been hit with lay-offs. At least five people have been let go from Future due to the company reorganising its games and technology groups, according to Folio. At IGN, least four staffers there have been let go, according to Gama, with UGO.com also affected. 1UP.com, however, has not.
All the best to those affected.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 | 03:07 BST
Future has been triumphant in its legal pursuit of notorious copyright hound Tim Langdell.
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 14:57 BST
Following the reimagining of Edge’s brand earlier today, Future’s relaunched CVG into a blog-style design with a red header. You can take a look for yourself here. Editor Tim Ingham’s said the design is a step in creating “the best gaming news site in the world, built around our core offerings of news, media, comment and community all served up with a healthy dose of cheeky, irreverent humour.”
The site is now apparently updated 24 hours per day, including news from Australia. New features include a widescreen media player and a “Most Popular box”.
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 14:02 BST
Future’s relaunched the Edge brand with its “deepest makeover” ever, redesigning both magazine and website. You can take a look at the new site here, the object of which, according to the press release, is “to better serve the games development and publishing community along with high end gamers”. The relaunch issue of the magazine is its thickest ever at 212 pages, and will go on sale on Thursday June 9 with an unnamed E3 exclusive.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 | 20:32 BST
Congrats and all that.
Wed, Jul 14, 2010 | 15:41 BST
PC Zone editor Steve Hogarty has confirmed that the magazine is to close following its next issue.
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 12:32 BST
Future’s put out a press release today claiming CVG, OXM and ONM has a combined monthly readership of 2.3 million unique users, but has refused to split out any stats. Or make much sense in general, if we’re being honest.
Thu, Mar 11, 2010 | 14:47 GMT
Future said today that GamesMaster mag is to relaunch in the UK in May, and that the TV series may even return.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 | 17:02 GMT
Future has announced the appointment of James Binns as Head of Edge International and PC Gaming and Simon Maxwell as Group Publisher, Console and Online.
Wed, Dec 02, 2009 | 19:01 GMT
The CVG editor job became vacant recently after long-term word-boss Gavin Ogden decided to move out to New Zealand.
The job’s been advertised internally at Future and has seen many applicants. Looks as though outside was the way to go.
Congrats, Tim. Good show.
Now. Who’s going to get the MCV job?
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 | 13:40 GMT
Future’s confirmed it’s planning on charging for web content, and is already dipping its toe in the water.
“We’re experimenting in small places right across the portfolio, because we don’t have the answer yet,” said CEO Stevie Spring in an interview with Brand Republic. “Our strategy online is do and learn. We’re learning as we go along.”
The exec added: “When you come to our content and the reason that we can charge an average of five pounds for a magazine is that we do very nice, very must-have, very special content, and if anybody is going to pay for anything they are more likely to pay for that. That’s why we use the word prosumer, it’s much closer to business-to-business.”
So. We’re going to start charging a quid a day for VG247 starting next week. You’re all up for that; right?
More on GI.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 15:46 BST
Edge publishing director James Binns said today that moving control of Edge Online to the UK from San Francisco and installing a new editor and news ed would allow for “effective planning and more flexibility in news gathering”.
Former EIC Colin Cambell left the site on Friday, as did staffers Kris Graft and Rob Crossley. Campbell this morning posted an blistering view of the situation on his new site, GameBizBlog.
Here’s the Future statement in full. There’s a word there from Edge editor Tony Mott as well.
James Binns, Publishing Director of Edge, said:
“Any brand needs a strong, consistent voice across multiple media. We’re focused on developing the best quality content from the ground up that works well in print and online, and has a true global voice. That means effective planning and more flexibility in news gathering. The changes to the team that we’re making will put us in a stronger position to achieve this.
“As we wish three of Edge Online’s freelance contributors the best of luck in their next roles, we’re pleased to announce two full-time appointments for the site, both of whom offer cross-media skills and experience with the Edge brand. Alex Wiltshire, previously deputy editor of Edge magazine, moves into the role of editor, Edge Online, while Tom Ivan, an Edge Online veteran, becomes the site’s news editor.”
Tony Mott, Editor in Chief of Edge, added:
“Following our issue-200 print promotion and a period of consistent audience and traffic growth on our website, the Edge brand is in a great position, and our strategy for Edge Online – strengthening the core editorial team to work across print and web, while continuing to expand our network of reporters globally – will help us to maintain this momentum throughout 2009.”