Ex-343, Insomniac design director founds consultancy firm

Psychopomp is the next step in Mike Ellis' 25-year career in the games industry

Twitch hires social media vet as new SVP of Marketing

Kate Jhaveri, who led global consumer marketing at Twitter, will now lead global marketing and communications for Twitch

By James Brightman

Brian Crecente leaving Polygon

Executive editor with Vox Media's game site leaving after five years to become editorial director for Glixel

By Brendan Sinclair

Gfinity hires new chief commercial officer

Former global head of commercial at Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment joins growing esports events firm

SpiritAI hires Unity's Andy Brammall

Engine firm's former technical sales director to lead sales division at renowned start-up

Oculus' Callum Underwood joins Raw Fury

Indie publisher adds another experienced name

By Christopher Dring

Ubisoft's Jason VandenBerghe joins ArenaNet

VandenBerghe steps up from creative director roles to become director of design at the Guild Wars studio

By Matthew Handrahan

Guerrilla Games loses long-serving game director

Steven ter Heide brings 12 years at the company to an end, looks ahead to "starting something new"

Microsoft laying off thousands - Report

Cuts said to be coming mostly from sales force and hitting employees outside the US

By Brendan Sinclair

GREE shuts down all Western operations

San Francisco, Melbourne and Berlin offices closed as mobile first adopts Japan-first strategy

By James Batchelor

Around 50 layoffs as GREE Melbourne reportedly closed down

Further cuts rumoured from mobile firm's Berlin and San Francisco offices

By James Batchelor

Madcatz vet Jon Middleton to push Madefire towards gaming audience

Middleton hired as CRO as Motion Books publisher looks to add game-based properties to its platform

George Takei joins Fifth Journey as creative director

Star Trek actor responsibilities include marketing, social media, and developing character and storylines for Kubo and the Two Strings game

Sony's David Perry departs for Instagram influencer marketing firm

Ex-Gaikai boss co-founds new start-up GoVyrl, takes on CEO role

By James Batchelor

PlayStack hires new head of developer partnerships

UK publisher adds former Creative England head of games Rob Crossley to newly-created role

Glixel's San Francisco office closed, team laid off

At least seven jobs lost as site control passed to Rolling Stone's New York office

By James Batchelor

IGDA executive director Kate Edwards steps down

Trent Oster to serve as interim executive director while IGDA searches for replacement [UPDATE: Edwards never planned on staying more than a few years]

By James Brightman

Layoffs as ESL restructures

Jobs lost as world's largest esports organisation “realigns resources”

By James Batchelor

SIDE's Ben Ryalls resurfaces at head of new agency

Audio firm's former biz dev manager departed at the end of 2016 to found Linx

Raphael Colantonio leaving Arkane

Founder of Dishonored studio departing "to spend some time with my son and reflect on what is important to me and my future"

By Brendan Sinclair

Playdead co-founder Dino Patti opens Jumpship in the UK

New Guildford-based studio will start with Somerville, the "passion project" of feature film animator Chris Olsen

By Matthew Handrahan

NetEase appoints new CFO

Zhaoxuan Yang takes over role as Onward Choi resigns for personal reasons

CastAR reportedly shut down

Just under 70 jobs lost as augmented reality start-up led by former Valve employees closes

By James Batchelor

Conspexit adds Glen Drury to board

Former Blippar and Yahoo exec to help grow start-up formed by games veterans to assist blind and visually impaired

The Void's exec team is full of games industry experience

Innovative location-based VR company rounds out management team with three C-level hires

By Matthew Handrahan

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