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Green Man Gaming boosts Playfire team with appointment of Ben Bateman

Former Square Enix Community Manager joins top Social Network for gamers

London, 28 th June 2013– Green Man Gaming ( http://www.greenmangaming.com), one of the world’s fastest growing social commerce platforms, has continued its rapid expansion with the appointment of Ben Bateman as Community Development Manager for Playfire ( http://www.playfire.com) with immediate effect.

Having previously spearheaded European Community Management at Square Enix and Codemasters previously, Bateman has vast experience in working closely with both developers and publishers across international territories to build and grow active communities.? He joins the growing Playfire team working with Darren Cairns, EVP Marketing, who joined in May 2012 from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.??“I’m delighted that someone as highly respected within the European gaming community as Ben has come to join us on our journey”, said Cairns.?“Ben will help us define and develop the next stage in the evolution of the Playfire service, working closely with the Community to ensure they are at the heart of the service at all times”.

Bateman added,“Working on AAA franchises like Final Fantasy and Tomb Raider has allowed me to acquire a wealth of experience and hone my skills in community management.? I'm excited to bring these skills and experience to the Playfire Community, with the commitment and backing of Green Man Gaming.”

GMG acquired Playfire in July 2012 and is committed to building and growing a vibrant community of core gamers.

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