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Ben Cousins to lead new ngmoco studio in Sweden

ngmoco’s announced that ex-EA Easy boss Ben Cousins is to lead the company’s new studio in Sweden.

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  • Ex-EA mobile publisher doesn't like Activision's transition chances

    Former EA executive and ngmoco founder Neil Young has said that EA is best handling the growing importance of non-traditional publishing, while Activision are poised to topple.

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  • Former EA exec believes Microsoft’s in much better shape than its competitors

    Neil Young, the founder of American-based publisher of iOS and Android games, ngmoco, feels Microsoft is sitting in a better position with Xbox 360 than Sony with PS3.

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  • ngmoco head: NGP is "dead on arrival", 3DS is "gimmicky"

    ngmoco boss Neil Young has predicted an unceremonious future for NGP, saying the device will be “dead on arrival” when it launches.

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  • ngmoco bought by Japanese social games firm for $400 million

    iPhone developer ngmoco has been bought by Japanese social games comapny DeNA for $400 million.

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  • Neil Young, Queensrÿche, more added to Warriors of Rock

    Activision has announced more artists for Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The list is below and it includes an awesome Queensrÿche song, Neil Young and some others.

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  • Rolando 3 canned because it wasn't "a free-to-play product", says ngmoco

    ngmoco co-founder Neil Young has said Rolando 3 has been canned because it wasn’t part of the developer’s plans to make its games “free-to-play”.

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  • GDC: ngmoco gets $10 million in funding

    ngmoco just announced it’s secured $10 million in B-round funding. The mobile games firm, headed up by ex-EA exec Neil Young, was formed last year by Young, Bob Stevenson, Alan Yu and Joe Keene. The company is behind iPhone and iPod Touch games Rolando, MazeFinger, Topple, Topple 2, Dr. Awesome, Dropship and Word Fu. More […]

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  • GDC: iPhone "better than DS, better than PSP," says Young

    Speaking in his GDC Mobile keynote, ngmoco co-founder Neil Young has said that iPhone is the “most important device” he’s owned. Young called the phone “better than the DS, better than the PSP,” because it’s “always on, always with you,” and, “most importantly from a business standpoint, there were no first-party games.” He added: “”Don’t […]

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  • GDC 2009: Wright, Harrison and Pardo confirmed for Perry's Luminaries Lunch

    It’s so on. VG247 has learned this morning that Will Wright, Warren Spector, Neil Young, Rob Pardo and Phil Harrison are all confirmed for Dave Perry’s Luminaries Lunch at GDC next month. The chat takes place on March 25 at 1.00pm PST. The inaugural event at last year’s GDC bore witness to some spectacular quotes […]

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  • EA closes Blueprint

    EA is closing its social gaming division, Blueprint, Variety reports. According to the site, everyone working on the clandestine project has either been laid off or moved into other areas of the company. Blueprint was announced at GDC this year, with section lead Neil Young saying, “We want to find a new way to make […]

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  • EA vet Neil Young now publishing iPhone games

    With Electronic Arts in his rearview mirror, what’s Neil Young up to now? “I am going to create a next-gen mobile games publisher, specifically and initially focused on the iPhone,” he said. Titled ng:moco (Next-Gen Mobile Company), the new publisher hopes to take advantage of the iPhone’s unique delivery system – circumventing brick-and-mortar shops altogether. […]

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  • Neil Young quits EA

    According to this Newsweek piece, long-time dev boss Neil Young is to leave EA. During his 11 years at EA, the Brit captained such projects as the ahead-of-its-time alternate reality game Majestic and the well-received licensed game The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Following that, Young was put in charge of Maxis during […]

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  • GDC: Dave Perry's Luminary Lunch - full report

    Dave “Shiny” Perry decided to arrange lunch at a posh San Francisco hotel for some industry luminaries, and let us sit in on it. The session, which was hosted by ex-PC Gamer editor Gary Whitta, was attended by Sony’s Phil Harrison, EA’s Neil Young, Peter Molyneux, Gas Powered Games’ Chris Taylor, Mr Perry himself, and […]

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