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Rod Cousens

Game Credits

Business

Alias (2004)   (Chief Executive Officer)
 

Thanks

Rise of the Argonauts (2008)   (Special Thanks)
Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally (2003)   (Thanks to)
Freestyle Street Soccer (2003)   (Special Thanks To)
Speed Kings (2003)   (Special Thanks)
Burnout 2: Point of Impact (2002)   (The Burnout Team Would Like To Thank The Following People...)
ZooCube (2002)   (Acclaim)
Burnout (2001)   (The Burnout team would like to thank the following people)
Eighteen Wheeler: American Pro Trucker (2000)   (Thanks To)
RC Revenge (2000)   (Special Thanks )
RC Revenge Pro (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Vanishing Point (2000)   (Special Thanks)
Crazy Taxi (1999)   (Thanks to)
Resurrection: Rise 2 (1996)   (Special Thanks)
Rise of the Robots (1994)   (Special Thanks To)
 

Other

WWF War Zone (1998)   (Relations)
 


Developer Biography

Rod Cousens' career started in 1981 when he joined the publishing company Quicksilva. At the end of 1983 Quicksilva's original founders decided to sell the company. He successfully led eight months of negotiations that ended in August 1984 when Argus Press group acquired Quicksilva. He continued in Quicksilva as Managing Director until June 1985 when Argus Press moved the company from Southampton to their London offices.

At the end of 1985 Activision launched Electric Dreams Software headed by Cousens in Southampton, England. In 1986, he became also Managing Director of complete U.K. and European network for Activision and later International President at Activision, Inc..

In 1991, Cousens joined Acclaim Entertainment. From 1993 onwards, he was President of Acclaim Europe and later Chief Operating Officer of Acclaim International. On June 2, 2003, he was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Cousens succeeded Acclaim's co-founder, Gregory Fischbach, who resigned the CEO position that he held since the company's inception in 1987.

On 9 May, 2005, he was appointed CEO of Codemasters. He is now responsible for managing sales and marketing, and to extend the publishing activities in new territories.

Cousens received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) on the New Years Honours List 2010 for services to the Computer Games Industry.

Last updated: Jan 31, 2010