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Ed Blincoe appointment

Former Codemasters Online man heading up marketing and biz dev at free-to-play online outfit Gametribe.com.

Milton Keynes, UK - 2pm BST, Premier Free-to-Play Online Gaming Portal Gametribe.com, the online arm of Games Media Networks and sister company to 505 Games, today announced it is determined to become a major player in the free-to-play online gaming sector in the UK, after the appointment of a new Head of Marketing and Business Development.

Former Codemasters Online Senior Product Manager, Ed Blincoe, is taking on the role and hopes to expand Gametribe’s reach into the UK market, along with reinforcing their pan-European operation. During his time at Codemasters, Blincoe was instrumental in the successful launches of The Lord of the Rings Online, RF Online and Archlord.

“Having Ed onboard is a huge asset to the Gametribe team, his knowledge of the online gaming marketplace is exceptional,” said Laurent Malek, CEO of Gametribe. “We’re now looking to capitalise on those strengths to transform Gametribe into a major success in the free-to-play sector.”

“Gametribe is already a big player in the online free-to-play gaming space and I’m excited that my arrival can help to grow the business,” added Blincoe. “We already have some great games in the portfolio and I’m looking forward to getting down to work and delivering them to the UK market”

For more information about Gametribe please visit www.gametribe.com.


For more information please contact:

Ed Blincoe

Head of Marketing and Business Development



+44 (0)1908 607772

About Gametribe.com

Gametribe.com is the premier destination for free-to-play online games and currently operates four games across Europe including the action-packed Dekaron, premier online football game Kicks Online, anime-inspired DOMO and frantic RPG, Infinity Online. For more information visit www.gametribe.com

About Game Media Networks

Game Media Networks is responsible for the strategic development, production and commercialization of digital game content for television, internet and mobile platforms through the use of cutting edge communication technologies such as Online and Mobile Gaming, e-commerce, d-commerce and IP-TV. For further information, please visit the company website www.gamemedianetworks.com

About 505 Games

505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk


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