DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave & Buster's Inc., the innovator in restaurant/entertainment, has named Kevin Bachus senior vice president of entertainment and game strategy, effective immediately. Bachus was one of the four individuals at Microsoft Corporation who conceived the Xbox® videogame console system. He joins Dave & Buster's from Bebo, one of the largest social networks in the world with more than 120 million registered users, where he was chief product officer.
In this newly created role, Bachus will be responsible for driving the evolution of Dave & Buster's from on-premise-based entertainment to multi-platform gaming, including mobile and online.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to our team," said Steve King, chief executive officer of Dave & Buster's. "He has a remarkable record in the gaming industry and high-impact expertise in social networks, new product development and game console software. His skills will be critically important as we continue to develop and implement the strategy for our multi-platform future."
"Video game enthusiasts are always looking for the next big thing, and I believe Dave & Buster's is uniquely positioned to deliver it to them," said Bachus. "As a long-time fan of Dave & Buster's, I am excited to have the opportunity to help shape the next phase of interactive entertainment outside of the home."
Bachus brings extensive gaming and management experience to this new role. Before joining Bebo, he held executive-level positions at a number of companies in the technology and video game industries. He also co-founded several cutting-edge gaming companies, including Capital Entertainment Group, the videogame industry's first independent production company, and Nival Interactive, the largest independent game developer in Eastern Europe. In his capacity as group product manager for the DirectX family of Windows technologies at Microsoft, Bachus was instrumental in the creation of the enormously successful Xbox® videogame system.
About Dave & Buster's
Innovators of the restaurant/entertainment category, Dave & Buster's was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Dave & Buster's now operates 60 large venue, high volume restaurant/entertainment complexes throughout the United States that offer a food and fun-filled experience to adults and families. This exciting environment of the Dave & Buster's complex contributes to each guest's experience and also provides the perfect setting for corporate and group events.
Each Dave & Buster's offers an impressive selection of high-quality food and beverage items, combined with ultimate sports watching and an extensive array of interactive entertainment attractions such as state-of the-art simulators, virtual reality and traditional carnival style amusements and games of skill. Dave & Buster's emphasizes high levels of guest service in an upscale atmosphere to create casual, yet sophisticated, ideal playing conditions. For more about Dave & Buster's, visit www.daveandbusters.com.
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