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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

Google needs to think smaller about games streaming | Opinion

Stadia should never have been billed as a major console rival

By Christopher Dring

Ninja Theory halts updates for new IP Bleeding Edge

Company focused on Hellblade and mental health projects

By Christopher Dring

Can the games industry keep its COVID customers?

Once the pandemic is over, the challenge for video game makers is to keep hold of its new and returning players

By Christopher Dring

Xbox U-turns on Gold subscription price hike after fan backlash

Free-to-play games will also no-longer required Gold subscription

By Christopher Dring

UK Games Careers Week debuts March 26th, 2021

A series of events planned to help young people, parents and teachers

By Christopher Dring

2K international boss Murray Pannell departs

Former PlayStation, Xbox, Ubisoft and EA exec leaves after five years

By Christopher Dring

Nintendo Switch accounted for 87% of consoles sold in Japan last year | Japan Annual Report

Famitsu/KADOKAWA data shows that Nintendo held almost 50% of boxed game sales in 2020

By Christopher Dring

43 million games sold in the UK in 2020 | UK Annual Report

Nintendo Switch dominates retail, Ubisoft scores big in digital, and PS5 makes a strong start

By Christopher Dring

Animal Crossing: New Horizons ends 2020 at the top | UK Boxed Charts

It is also the second biggest game of the year behind FIFA 21

By Christopher Dring

Yoozoo CEO Lin Qi dies at 39 as police investigate poisoning

The 39 year-old led the Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming creator

By Christopher Dring

1997 - 2002 | Games of the Year 2020

Here's to all the games that made me forget what year it was

By Christopher Dring

Sky News reports EA has gatecrashed Take-Two's Codemasters takeover

A bidding war may soon begin over the British racing game icon

By Christopher Dring

Sega and Tencent veteran John Clark named Curve Digital CEO

The British publisher discusses new acquisitions and the possibility of going public

By Christopher Dring

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