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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 GamesIndustry.biz 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 GamesIndustry.biz 100, the Marketing Summit and the Best Places To Work Awards. He is currently head of B2B for all of ReedPop, which covers GamesIndustry.biz, 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

Watch: Video games in the UK - State of the play and COVID-19

Ipsos Mori's GameTrack team reveals its latest consumer survey results

By Christopher Dring

Watch: The Asia Games Market - What You Need to Know

Niko Partners gives us an update on the Asian games market with a focus on China

By Christopher Dring

Watch: The State of Mobile Games in 2020

Mobile specialists Sensor Tower delivers a state of play on the smartphone games market

By Christopher Dring

Watch: Essential facts about the US games industry

ESA president Stanley Pierre-Louis shares the trade body's findings from its latest consumer survey

By Christopher Dring

Watch: The State of Games Panel - Where do we go from here

Data experts explore the future of the video games business, from streaming to subscriptions, new consoles to new markets

By Christopher Dring

Watch: Pandemic, Recession and Video Games - A European analysis

GSD/B2Boost analyses its European digital and retail data from the past three months

By Christopher Dring

I really want E3 back | Opinion

There are clear benefits to spreading out announcements during the summer, but there's more to it than just better numbers

By Christopher Dring

How to watch GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of Games today

The data-led event will talk about the impact of COVID-19 on markets around the world, plus details on the state of the business

By Christopher Dring

GAME sells its Belong brand to esports firm Vindex

GAME CEO Martyn Gibbs joins Vindex to oversee global expansion of esports arenas

By Christopher Dring

Find out how COVID-19 has impacted the video games market this week

State of Games is a free event as part of the GamesIndustry.biz Live series

By Christopher Dring

The GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit Online returns this September with a two-day event

Our latest GI Live show already boasts 25 investors and publishers, and will celebrate the Summit's tenth anniversary

By Christopher Dring

The console war is over | Opinion

Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo all want different things from the next generation -- is it really a war if everyone wins?

By Christopher Dring

Ghost of Tsushima comfortably beats Paper Mario to No.1 | UK Charts

But Paper Mario: The Origami King enjoys the biggest launch in the series to date

By Christopher Dring

One month left to win a GamesIndustry.biz UK Best Places To Work Award

Request your surveys now for a chance to take part in the free event

By Christopher Dring

Get your free tickets to GamesIndustry.biz Live: State of Games

GSD, GameTrack, Niko Partners, Newzoo, ESA, Sensor Tower and more set for July 30th video series

By Christopher Dring

Phil Spencer: “I don't have any regrets about Mixer”

Xbox chief discusses what the Mixer closure means for its strategy

By Christopher Dring

F1 2020 overtakes The Last of Us Part 2 at No.1 | UK Charts

Codemasters licensed racing game enjoys its biggest launch since 2017

By Christopher Dring

Are Xbox Series X developers being held back by Xbox One?

“Held back is a meme that gets created by people who are too caught up in device competition”

By Christopher Dring

Developing for Xbox Game Pass: "I could never pitch these ideas to a publisher"

Xbox, Double Fine, Obsidian, Mojang and InXile discuss how Game Pass is changing the games they make

By Christopher Dring

How Minecraft and Mojang taught Xbox how to buy studios

Xbox's new studios: “Things have been almost exactly the same, just without the terror of going out of business”

By Christopher Dring

Watch: The Global Games Market, COVID-19 and Next-Gen Impacts

Newzoo's Candice Mudrick discusses what COVID-19 might mean for consoles, streaming, mobile and PC

By Christopher Dring

IDG: Other publishers are considering raising game prices for PS5 and Xbox Series X

Cost of development has increased between 200% and 300% while game prices have remained flat

By Christopher Dring

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