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Disney Infinity

Marvel, Star Wars reportedly next for Disney Infinity


Significant layoffs at Disney Interactive also rumored
Feb 03
The Wall Street Journal reports there are indeed plans for characters from the Marvel and Star Wars properties to be brought into Disney Infinity. That's the good news here. Take a moment to make the most of it and refle... read
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World of Darkness

CCP laid off 15 people working on World of Darkness MMO


The game is still in development though
Dec 12
CCP is best known for creating EVE Online, but they have another MMO in the works called World of Darkness, which is based on the popular vampire and werewolf pen and paper games of the same name. CCP told Polygon that they h... read
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Sony

Sony Pictures looking to make $100 million in cuts


Aye captain, there be a storm comin'
Nov 21
Coming off of a very successful console launch, Sony is looking to trim some fat in other parts of the company. The subject of these trimmings, Sony Pictures, is reportedly going to see $100 million worth of cuts, includin... read
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2K Marin layoffs

BioShock 2, The Bureau dev 2K Marin 'essentially' closed


Bureau of bad news
Oct 18
Yesterday, Polygon got word of a massive layoff that hit BioShock 2 and The Bureau: XCOM Declassified developer 2K Marin. "We can confirm staff reductions at 2K Marin," the statement read. "While these were difficult decisio... read
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Sega of America hit with layoffs


A small number of layoffs, apparently
Oct 02
Sega of America confirmed today an undisclosed number of layoffs, Venture Beat reports. A spokeswoman for the company had this to say: “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in orde... read
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This game industry layoff list site is a huge bummer


Ugh.
Sep 05
Check out site Game Job Watch and be bummed out for the rest of the day. It's essentially a running list of industry job losses. Double up on the bummer with their Twitter feed. At the site, click on any company logo to ... read
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Layoffs

EA Phenomic has reportedly been shut down


Real-time strategy developer hit hard
Jul 12
The Frankfurt, Germany-based EA Phenomic has been shut down, reports GamesIndustry International. While EA would not specifically confirm the closure, the company did give a response that doesn't inspire much confidence: "As ... read
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Capcom layoffs

Capcom undergoing reorganization, senior VP leaves


'I've been ready to go for quite some time'
Jul 11
Those who follow Capcom will surely recognize the name Christian Svensson. He was the senior vice president and, in many ways, the face of the company due to his willingness to candidly interact with fans. He was pretty much ... read
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IO focusing on Hitman

IO cancels projects to focus on new Hitman game


Nearly half of IO laid off
Jun 17
When you think of IO Interactive, Hitman comes to mind. Maybe Kane & Lynch or Freedom Fighters as well -- sorry to reopen old wounds -- but the long-running stealth franchise is certainly right up in there. We'l... read
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Electronic Arts

EA Partners still 'open for business'


Labels boss clears up confusion
Jun 10
Amidst the layoffs at Electronic Arts earlier this year, word got out that the company's Partners label -- known for games like Bulletstorm, Crysis, and more recently Fuse -- was going away. Speaking to Polygon, EA Labels pre... read
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Zynga

Zynga shutting down Draw Something developer OMGPOP


More layoff news
Jun 04
It came out this week that social gaming giant Zynga had laid off 520 employees (approximately 18 percent of its global workforce), which ended up meaning full office closures in some cases. Joining the shutdowns in New York,... read
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Zynga

Major layoffs happening at Zynga


Approximately 18 percent of staff cut
Jun 03
Sad news been handed down to many employees of the massive social game developer Zynga, as the company is reportedly cutting loose 520 staff members. That's around 18 percent of the company workforce. As part of the cuts, the... read
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GREE layoffs

Layoffs hit GREE offices in San Francisco


Mobile and social game company lays off 30 employees
May 11
Japanese mobile and social game publisher GREE has laid off roughly 30 people at its San Francisco offices, GamesIndustry reports. "We have recently aligned GREE's US studio to focus on creating the next generation of mobile ... read
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The DTOID Show

CoD: Ghosts, Nintendo's E3 Plan & The Bureau Declassified


The Destructoid Show holds up a single banana
Apr 26
On today's Destructoid Show, we did a whole bunch of extra-serious journalism about video games. For starters, we have some facts and also some rumors about the upcoming reveal of the next Xbox. Boxart for Call Of Duty: Ghos... read
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EA layoffs

'Hard but essential' EA restructuring results in layoffs


EA Partners, multiple studios reportedly affected
Apr 25
Word got out earlier today that there have been significant layoffs at Electronic Arts. Going off of anonymous sources, Game Informer reports that the EA Partners publishing label used for games like Insomniac's Fuse is ... read
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Layoffs

Slant Six Games laying off staff temporarily


Again
Apr 12
Slant Six Games, in a statement to GamesIndustry International, has confirmed that the team behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and several SOCOM games has put into effect a round of temporar... read
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layoffs

EA Montreal faces more layoffs, rumored studio closure


EA Montreal is to be shutdown, says source
Apr 11
EA Mobile in Montreal faces 200 - 250 employee layoffs with more to come, a source with connections to EA Mobile told Gamasutra, and the studio will gradually become completely shutdown. EA confirmed layoffs but said that the... read
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Deadpool

Deadpool developer High Moon Studios hit with layoffs


Team working on Deadpool affected
Apr 03
In a statement provided to Kotaku, Activision has confirmed layoffs at Transformers and Deadpool developer High Moon Studios following completion of the latter game: "Activision Publishing consistently works to align its cost... read
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Studio axed as name becomes a "licensing model"
Disney has today announced that it's decided to close down LucasArts as a game studio, transitioning it into a "licensing model." This effectively means that LucasArts is dead, likely to exist as little more than a legacy nam... read feature

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Gaming isn't dead yet

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying


Certain sectors will find it harder to be successful
Mar 21
In the wake of massive studio closures these past few years, not to mention other eye-opening events like John Riccitello's resignation as CEO of Electronic Arts, it's hard to have a positive outlook on the industry's future.... read
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BioWare SF

BioWare San Francisco has reportedly been closed


'Too expensive' to make social games in Redwood Shores
Mar 04
BioWare San Francisco (formerly EA2D), the developer behind Facebook game Dragon Age: Legends and Mirror's Edge 2D, has been shut down according to information provided by internal sources to GamesRadar and IGN. The closure o... read
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TimeGate layoffs

Aliens: CM co-creators TimeGate Studios hit with layoffs


As many as 25 people have been let go
Mar 04
TimeGate Studios, one of the development teams that worked on the poorly received Aliens: Colonial Marines, has had some of its staff laid off according to Polygon. The development of the game, its reception, and the story of... read
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GameFly laysoff employees

GameFly lays off employees, focuses on software


GameFly just got GameF**ked
Feb 28
By-mail rental service GameFly looks toward a digital future, as 35 of its employees look for a new job. After layoffs today -- a spokesperson said 15-percent of the company, according to Joystiq -- CEO Dave Hodess stated the... read
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HMV

HMV laying off 464 workers, closing 37 more stores


More bad news for the struggling retailer
Feb 21
HMV has been having a pretty horrible year so far, and it's only February. Last month, the UK retailer went into administration, followed by an announcement that 66 stores would be closing up for good -- a move which also res... read
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IGN Entertainment Layoffs

IGN parent company to shutter 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO


Ziff Davis shutting down some of its recent acquisitions
Feb 21
IGN laid off several members of its editorial team today. The move follows IGN's recent sale to Ziff Davis Media, which also plans to close subsidiaries 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO as a part of the restructuring.  "Our goal is... read
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Activision layoffs

Activision expects to have fewer licensed games this year


Approximately 30 full-time employees laid off
Feb 20
Word got out yesterday that Activision had laid off around 30 full-time employees, which was later confirmed by the company. "Like any successful business, Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its... read
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Around 25 people reportedly affected
[Update: Valve head Gabe Newell offered the following statement to Engadget: "We don't usually talk about personnel matters for a number of reasons. There seems to be an unusual amount of speculation about some recent chang... read feature

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THQ's downfall

Former THQ president on where the company went wrong


THQ 'had every chance to survive,' says Rubin
Jan 31
While THQ was split up following its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, not all of its properties have been auctioned off yet, and there's still plenty left to say about the now-defunct publisher. MCV ran an insightful piece today coveri... read
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SuperBot layoffs

SCEA confirms layoffs at PlayStation All-Stars developer


SuperBot Entertainment
Jan 25
Last I heard about PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale developer SuperBot Entertainment, the studio was hiring; that's the kind of story we like to see. Lately, however, it's been less cheerful. It seems SuperBot has been hit... read
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Layoffs at Gas Powered

Gas Powered Games sees layoffs, might close Kickstarter


Studio behind Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander
Jan 18
When thinking of what-if scenarios that you wouldn't want to happen while running a Kickstarter campaign, I feel like "layoffs" would be up there pretty high. Days after seeking crowdfunding support for its action-RPG/RTS Wil... read
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The DTOID Show: XCOM DLC, Sim City, Zynga & Warfighter


Plus: How to become a wizard
Oct 24
Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss XCOM: Enemy Unknown's upcoming Slingshot DLC, Sim City's momentary delay, Medal Of Honor: Warfighter's less-than-thrilling reception, and crappy ol' Zynga doing a bunch of crappy stuff. Again. read
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Boston studio shut down, others face closure
There were a number of layoffs at Zynga today, as you might have heard from employees who were affected and quickly spread the word. An internal note from CEO Mark Pincus confirms much of what's been said about the significan... read feature







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