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  • Sony initially wanted LBP to launch as a free-to-play title

    Media Molecule co-founder Alex Evans said during a panel at Develop this morning that at one time, Sony wanted the firm’s LittleBigPlanet to launch as a free-to-play title.

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  • Media Molecule-Harrison keynote to headline Develop

    Develop organisers have announced that the opening keynote of the event, a chat with LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule and ex-SCE WWS head Phil Harrison, will be the main headliner later this month. Harrison, who first brought the company to Sony’s attention, will interview co-founders Alex Evans, Mark Healey and Kareem Ettouney for a session called […]

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  • Former Sony Executive predicts Apple could "be" the games industry

    Phil Harrison, former head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, has predicted the death of physical media and said if Apple continues as it is, it “will be the games industry”.

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  • Phil Harrison and Robin Kaminsky join Gaikai advisory board

    Gaikai has announced the appointments of Phil Harrison and Robin Kaminsky to its advisory board.

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  • Phil Harrison invests in Finnish developed RPG Gunshine

    Former Atari and Sony head Phil Harrison has invested in a Finnish developed browser based co-op RPG called Gunshine.

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  • Phil Harrison believes it will be a "difficult challenge" for PS3 to match PS2's sales

    Sony’s former head of Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, believes Sony has a tough road ahead if its to expect PS3 to match PS2′s record-breaking sales.

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  • Bushnell rejoins Atari as Harrison, Gardner, Bozek resign

    Atari’s announced its founder Nolan Bushnell has rejoined the company on its board of directors.

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  • London Games Conference to "tackle biggest issues facing publishers and developers today"

    Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the Shadow Minister for Culture have each been announced to speak at the London Games Conference on October 27 at BAFTA. According to the press release, the conference “will tackle the biggest issues facing publishers and developers today: How to strengthen relationships with their playing customers and how to sell products […]

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  • Phil Harrison becomes Atari non-executive director

    Phil Harrison’s role as president of Infogrames is done and dusted, Atari said in a statement this morning. “Because of a shift of business operations to the US, Phil Harrison will move from the role of President to that of non-executive Director of the Group,” said the firm. “As all Board members, he will continue […]

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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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  • Harrison pushed for God of War 2 on PS3

    God of War 2 director Cory Barlog has admitted in a 1UP interview that Phil Harrison questioned the wisdom of putting God of War 2 on PS2 instead of PS3, a tactic endorsed by now head of worldwide studios at Sony, Shuhei Yoshida. The full quote: Shuhei was handling a lot of the projects through […]

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  • Harrison: I want to prove Kotick wrong over Ghostbusters

    Phil Harrison’s told MCV he wants to prove Bobby Kotick was wrong to dump Terminal Reality’s Ghostbusters when Activision merged with Blizzard. “What Bobby, perhaps unhelpfully said, was that those games were franchises which wouldn’t make $100m of revenue and generate sequels,” said the Atari boss. “If that’s his benchmark, then fine – and we’d […]

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  • Harrison: PSP's still "vibrant"

    Atari boss – nee Sony Worldwide Studios head – Phil Harrison’s told Eurogamer that PSP’s still the place the be. “There is no doubt that PSP is a very vibrant platform from a hardware perspective and I think Sony has recently made some good moves into opening up online distribution for software on PSP, so […]

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  • Harrison: Home is "brilliantly realised"

    Speaking to Eurogamer at Atari Live in London this week, company boss former Sony studios head Phil Harrison said he thought his former firm had succeeded in its aims with Home. The development team had “brilliantly realised their ambitions,” he said, and predicted that Sony “will have a very successful platform”. Harrison also tipped his […]

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  • Watch the entire Atari Live keynote, with special guest stars, Phil and David

    We weren’t there – Mrs Pat’s the most pregnant woman in the world – but now we can all see Phil Harrison and David Gardner deliver the Atari Live keynote from London this week right here. There’s a video of the entire thing, kicking off with a showreel of upcoming product and Gardner telling the […]

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  • Harrison: Next generation will never use physical media

    Speaking to Edge at Atari Live in London this week, company boss Phil Harrison has predicted that the upcoming generation will never use a disc. For anything. “There’s a generation of kids being born today and probably already alive who I’m pretty confident will never buy a physical media product,” he said. “They will never […]

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  • Atari: Second hand sales "extremely painful" for the industry

    Talking at yesterday’s Atari Live event in London, Atari CEO David Gardner explained that secondhand sales have been damaging for the gaming industry. “Secondhand game sales represent consumer choice and desire,” he said. “Obviously, it has economically been extremely painful for the industry… the publishers don’t benefit. “But as games change and they become more […]

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  • Atari press releases The Witcher for consoles

    Just in case there was any doubt about CD Projekt’s The Witcher coming to consoles, Atari press released the 360 and PS3 versions this afternoon. Both are out next autumn. “The creative vision and dedication to the quality of the player experience that CD Projekt RED bring to the Witcher games is extraordinary, and it’s […]

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  • "Going from concept to production in one jump" is why concepts fail, says Harrison

    Whilst talking about Unity middleware platfrom in Copenhagen, Atari exec Phil Harrison has said that the reason many games fail is due to going from “concept to production in one jump.” “Here is my EUR 10 million gift to this room — all of the mistakes I have made in software development have been based […]

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  • Harrison: Sony took "absolutely the right decision" in LBP recall

    Atari president Phil Harrison has told GI that Sony took “absolutely the decision” in recalling LittleBigPlanet after the company withdrew the game from retail due to complaints about a song that contained two sentences from the Qur’an featured on the disc. “I wasn’t privy to all of the discussions and debate that went on within […]

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