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Nintendo UK boss takes charge of Edinburgh Interactive

David Yarnton is chairman for conference's ninth year

Nintendo UK general manager David Yarnton has been appointed chairman of next year's Edinburgh Interactive conference.

The 2011 conference, marking Edinburgh Interactive ninth year, runs over August 11 and 12.

"Edinburgh Interactive is a valuable industry asset but it can of course do more and should be constantly evolving," said Yarnton. "I have always been a strong supporter of Edinburgh Interactive as it is a truly bi-partisan event that celebrates all the diversity that is good with our industry and leaves egos at the door.

"It is an honour to take on the role of Chairman as I have been left a great legacy of involvement and commitment from Chris Deering who is still thankfully an active supporter."

Yarnton felt the conference to date "has been the perfect backdrop for the discussion and exploration of new ideas and partnerships in games and a unique landscape which positions games as much a part of the Arts as film, television, theatre, comedy and the irreverence of the Fringe."

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