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Christopher Dring, Head of Games B2B

Christopher Dring is a games business veteran, beginning in QA in 2007 before joining UK busines publication MCV in 2007. He rose up to editor, a role he held for five years, before joining as publisher in 2016. He has contributed to Develop, BBC, The Observer and Sky News. He's also the architect behind events such as the 100, the Marketing Summit and the Best Places To Work Awards. He is currently head of B2B for all of ReedPop, which covers, b2b events at PAX and EGX, plus other special projects. He also frequently writes for Doctor Who Magazine. Because Doctor Who is awesome.

Recent articles by Christopher Dring

Would losing the FIFA name hurt EA? | Opinion

Common sense should prevail, but there's more to the FIFA game series than the brand

By Christopher Dring

The next free GI Academy student event set for October 27th - 29th

GI Live: Academy returns to Discord, in partnership with Creative Assembly

By Christopher Dring

Just how big is the Metroid franchise in the UK? | UK Time Tunnel

GfK Entertainment shares with us details about the Metroid series through the ages

By Christopher Dring

Metroid Dread is the highest-grossing Metroid game launch in UK history | UK Boxed Charts

Updated: Far Cry 6 takes No.2, Alan Wake Remastered is at No.5, and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania rolls in a No.8

By Christopher Dring

Assassin's Creed, Stadia and kindness: Introducing Jade Raymond's Haven Studio

The former Ubisoft, EA and Google exec discusses her new independent team

By Christopher Dring

Jim Ryan: “I would love a world where hundreds of millions enjoy our games”

The PlayStation president and CEO sets out his hopes for a more ubiquitous, limitless games industry

By Christopher Dring

Is Bandai Namco on the verge of cracking the West?

"When you have the right game, like Elden Ring, people would buy it on Christmas Eve."

By Christopher Dring

Why bother bringing back Alan Wake?

Remedy discusses its new partnership with Epic Games to resurrect its 2010 cult classic

By Christopher Dring

FIFA 22's boxed launch down 35% over FIFA 21 | UK Boxed Charts

Sonic makes third place, while Hot Wheels speeds in at No.4

By Christopher Dring

Check out the GI Live: London speaker schedule

PlayStation, Xbox, Sega, Valve, Hiro Capital, Makers Fund, Warner Music and many more

By Christopher Dring

Haven Studios co-founder Jade Raymond joins GI Live line-up

The games industry veteran will discuss launching an ambitious independent studio during a pandemic

By Christopher Dring

Xbox to open GI Live: London next week

The ID@Xbox team will deliver a talk and host a roundtable at London Excel

By Christopher Dring

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe reclaims No.1 after Switch price cut | UK Boxed Charts

Lost Judgment debuts at No.4 and Death Stranding: Director's Cut comes in at No.11

By Christopher Dring

Nintendo's approach to subscriptions is worth watching | Opinion

As Nintendo introduces Sky-like packages to its Online Service, could this help make games subs services more appealing?

By Christopher Dring

The story of Zool: Redimensioned - A game made by Sumo's student developers

Sumo's Jacob Habgood on diversifying talent by going outside of games courses

By Christopher Dring

Deathloop takes No.1 in dominant week for PS5 | UK Boxed Charts

Nintendo Switch game sales increase slightly following price drop

By Christopher Dring

Who are the 2021 best places to work in the UK games industry?

Creative Assembly, Criterion, Playground Games, NaturalMotion, Sports Interactive, Sumo and more crowned Best Places To Work

By Christopher Dring

Yogscast, Humble Bundle, Sega and Devolver set for GI Live: London

Over 20 publishers signed-up for developer event alongside EGX

By Christopher Dring

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