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Capcom's Tim Flynn Joins Atari as Senior VP of Sales

Capcom's Tim Flynn Joins Atari as Senior VP of Sales 50°
351w ago - Atari, soon to officially merge with French-based publishing house Infogrames, announced today that industry vet and former Capcom sales exec Tim Flynn has joined the company as senior VP of sales, effective immediately.

Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous sales organizations.

Flynn previously held the same role of sales VP over at Hip Interactive. Prior to that he spent four years at SEGA's North American offices, assuming the responsibility of sales director.

To quote: US, June 9, 2008 - Atari, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: ATAR), an interactive entertainment company, announced today the appointment of Tim Flynn as its Senior Vice President of Sales, effective immediately, reporting to CEO and President, Jim Wilson.

Mr. Flynn has more than 30 years of sales and retail experience in the video game and technology industries with companies including Capcom, Hip Interactive, Sega and Psygnosis. He brings to Atari, Inc. a proven sales and management record having successfully led the re-building and growth of numerous...
 

Critical Reception: Capcom's Devil May Cry 4

Critical Reception: Capcom's Devil May Cry 4 100°
369w ago - This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to Devil May Cry 4 Capcom's action franchise sequel that "delivers polished, fiendish thrills that eclipse other games in the series, and almost all contemporaries in the genre," according to reviews.

After finding success on the PlayStation 2, Capcom's Devil May Cry franchise makes its multiplatform debut on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with Devil May Cry 4. This new entry notably replaces the series' standard and well-liked protagonist Dante with a new character named Nero, who possesses an entirely different array of weaponry and abilities.

Though Dante remains playable in portions of Devil May Cry 4, series fans have wondered if Nero would be as likeable a character as Dante, and have expressed concern over the resulting shift in gameplay technique. Critics have responded well to the change thus far, and average a score of 84 out of 100 at Metacritic.com.

Joe Juba at Game Informer rates Devil May Cry 4 at 9 out of 10, emphasizing that Nero is a good fit for the franchise. "I'll just get this out of the way: Nero is awesome," he assures. "Any reservations fans may have about the young upstart replacing Dante as the main hero will evaporate in the first hour of Devil May Cry 4."

Juba explains...
 

Capcom confirm Devil May Cry 4 demo due to hit PSN/XBL this Thursday

Capcom confirm Devil May Cry 4 demo due to hit PSN/XBL this Thursday 50°
371w ago - Capcom has confirmed that the demo of Devil May Cry 4 will hit X-Box Live and the PlayStation Network this Thursday. It should be on Xbox Live at 2am PST and between 2 and 3pm PST on the PlayStation Network should you care for the finer time details.

To quote: That's right kids, you heard it here first: The Devil May Cry 4 demo you've heard about will be up on XBox Live and PlayStation Network this Thursday, January 24, 2008. We're told to expect it up on XBox Live at 2am PST, and between 2 and 3pm PST on PlayStation Network.

Upside: this demo is actually fun.

Downside: While there will be plenty of devil-bringification and even a pretty sweet boss battle against this guy (boss battles are definitely a major highlight of the full game), it is just a demo, and only scratches the surface of the DMC4 fun. Even if I weren't shilling shamelessly for Capcom, I'd still have to say this is probably the best Devil May Cry ever.

Check it out Thursday, and read on for more details about the demo, and of course pick up the full game, available February 5th.

The demo introduces gamers to the gothic-inspired supernatural world of Devil May Cry 4, new protagonist Nero and the awesome power of his Devil Bringer. The demo consists of a sampling of sections from the full...
 

Okami confirmed on Wii for 2008!

Okami confirmed on Wii for 2008! 50°
385w ago - Capcom has finally confirmed persistent rumours that Okami is coming to Nintendo Wii, telling a London audience this week that the game will arrive on our screens in spring 2008.

Celebrated on PS2 for its absorbing puzzle and action adventure mechanics, gripping narrative inspired by Japanese folklore and beautiful watercolour visuals, its rebirth on Wii has been much hyped.
 

Capcom: You've seen one announcement, more are coming

Capcom: You've seen one announcement, more are coming 50°
385w ago - Over at the official Capcom boards, the senior director of strategy Christian Svensson has commented that we've seen one announcement at Gamespot and another announcement will be revealed at the countdown time on Wednesday. Moreover a 'slew' of other announcements will be revealed after the media 'embargo' dies down a bit towards the end of the week.

To quote: You saw one announcement today at Gamespot.

You will see another announcement at the countdown timer on Wednesday.

You'll see a slew of other announcements/updates after the media embargo lifts on Thursday/Friday or so.
 

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