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Mike Ybarra exits Blizzard Entertainment after Microsoft layoffs

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Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Ybarra says it's now time for him to once again be "Blizzard's biggest fan from the outside." "

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City State Entertainment is now Unchained Entertainment

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox City State Entertainment has rebranded into Unchained Entertainment. Founded in 2011 and based in Virginia, the company is overseen by Mark Jacobs. Read more

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Jim Ryan is retiring from Sony Interactive Entertainment

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After 30 years with Sony and 4 years as the boss of PlayStation, Jim Ryan is stepping down as CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Focus Entertainment's Q3 revenue dips 43% and it announces a rebrand

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Focus Entertainment released its third-quarter earnings report, posting a 43% decrease; this was partly attributed to no major releases during the three months ending December 31. Read more

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Blizzard Entertainment names Johanna Faries as president

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Sign up for the GI Daily here to get the biggest news straight to your inbox Blizzard Entertainment has appointed Johanna Faries as its new president. Her new role will be effective on February 5, as she succeeds Mike Ybarra, who left last week. Read more

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Disney’s $1.5 billion push into gaming and the future of entertainment

PreMortem.Games

Disney’s renewed push into interactive is a watershed moment in entertainment with video games at the center. The investment suggests that conventional media and entertainment firms are finally ready to dive into the games industry. billion push into gaming and the future of entertainment appeared first on PreMortem Games.

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Maximum Entertainment merges six games divisions under parent brand

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Maximum Entertainment (previously Zordix) has announced the unification of its various divisions under one name. The company owns publishers Maximum Games, Modus Games, Just For Games, and Merge Games, and developer Modus Studios, all of which will be grouped together under the name Maximum Entertainment.