Archive - Alec Meer

A 10-year veteran of scribbling about video games, Alec primarily writes for Rock, Paper, Shotgun, but given any opportunity he will escape his keyboard and mouse ghetto to write about any and all formats.

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3 Puppy Dog Tales

3 years ago Caspian Prince on Steam and Humble Bundle sales, working on the Panasonic Jungle and his hand in Minecraft

1 Making Fun's John Welch

3 years ago VP of News Corp acquisition Making Fun on the media giant's entry into social games

NVIDIA's Bea Longworth

3 years ago On Android growth, desktop gaming versus mobile and console weakness

Ex-Cryptic boss joins Gazillion as CEO

3 years ago Needham joins rival MMO outfit days after leaving Atari firm

Facebook to step up European game dev support

3 years ago "We don't have to keep talking about the States any more"

Jordan Mechner headlines Nordic Game 2011

3 years ago Prince of Persia creator speaking, plus PopCap, Insomniac, CCP

6 "Weak" game sales contribute to Argos profit warning

3 years ago UK retail group claims earnings will be down 10m

1 Microsoft plays down XBLA scam

3 years ago MS Points loss "nowhere near" reported $1.2m

5 Zynga opens India studio

3 years ago 200 staff planned for largest office outside the US

Leading social game devs pulling out of MySpace

3 years ago Zynga reportedly declines $100m deal to purchase News Corp network

Exclusive

8 Trion: Digital sales "even stronger than people expect"

3 years ago Yet "trend towards digital doesn't mean that retail is dead," claims Rift developer

4 Hackers discover algorithm to generate Microsoft Points

3 years ago Microsoft reportedly scammed out of $1.2m in XBLA sales

28 Ubisoft cancels We Dare UK release

3 years ago "Public reaction" blame for last-minute change of heart

1 Hirai to take charge of entire Sony consumer business

3 years ago Stringer endorses PS3 boss as most likely CEO successor

1 'Tens of thousands' of PS3s seized in new LG court order

3 years ago Sony to appeal second European ban in the Hague today

1 The9, OpenFeint open Android development fund

3 years ago iOS devs porting to Google handsets can apply for part of $100m pot

1 Emmert takes over Cryptic as CEO moves on

3 years ago Needham exploring other industry roles

Free careers/advice fair for young Scottish devs

3 years ago Fifth annual Game In Scotland hits Dundee this month

$15m investment for ARG studio Fourth Wall

3 years ago Former members of ILoveBees dev given access to potential $200m fund

11 Angry Birds revenues at $70m from $140k costs

3 years ago Catapult IP brings in $975k a month from merchandise alone

9 Microsoft: Games For Windows Live had "a rocky start"

3 years ago Epic, Lionhead, AoE team apparently happy with updated version

13 EA: "It's conceivable PC will become our biggest platform"

3 years ago "Retail may be a problem but PC downloads are awesome" - Gibeau

40 jobs to go as Konami restructures Hudson

3 years ago And US office to close as Bomberman firm moves purely to social games

1 Marketing boss Peter Dille leaves Sony

3 years ago No reason given for US exec's departure after five years

Latest Pokemon breaks 1m US sales in 24 hours

3 years ago Black and White shatters franchise launch records