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Studio Closure

Report: Gameloft closing Spanish studio

Gameloft is shuttering its studio in Valencia, Spain, Gamasutra reports. The location closed its doors this week and its 18 employees are now out of work, according to an unnamed source, who suggests this was a skeleton crew left behind aft...

 
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Choice Provisions

Bit.Trip studio lays off employees at San Francisco office

Bit.Trip developer Choice Provisions (née Gaijin Games) has closed its San Francisco office.  "Over the past few years, the game industry has changed so dramatically that a mid-sized studio operating as we have for the past...

 
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ACTIVISION

Activision layoffs at Guitar Hero Live studio

Activision Blizzard is shedding staff at Guitar Hero Live developer Freestyle Games. After announcing layoffs at multiple internal studios in a open call to investors back in February, the publisher confirmed Freestyle was among those affec...

 
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Sega

Layoffs reported at Sega's mobile division

Sega is laying off employees at its western mobile division Sega Networks and Three Rings Design, a development studio focused on developing online games. Speaking with VentureBeat, Sega asserted the "reduction in workforce" was a response ...

 
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Activision

Activision has a round of layoffs, entire Minneapolis location may have closed

Following last week's investors' report, it seems as if Activision has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. These layoffs may be, in part, due to the fact that Activision says both Skylanders and Guitar Hero under-performe...

 
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Gigantic

Gigantic developer Motiga announces layoffs

Just over two months after its most recent layoff announcement, Gigantic developer Motiga has announced another round of redundancies. Motiga CEO Chris Chung made the announcement on the site's official blog earlier today, citing the s...

 
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Square shuts down company

Cloud none: Square Enix to dissolve Shinra Technologies

In late 2014 Square Enix announced the formation of a new subsidiary company, Shinra Technologies. The Final Fantasy VII-nodding company name works on two levels, as Shinra's focus was cloud gaming, aiming to "break the stranglehold of havi...

 
Konami LA closure
Konami has confirmed yesterday's reports that it closed Konami LA, the studio responsible for the Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The Los Angeles studio, formerly Kojima Productions LA befor...   read

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Avalanche Studios

Avalanche Studios just cut a handful of jobs

Avalanche Studios, the developer of Just Cause 3 and Mad Max, cut roughly 24 staff across its Stockholm and New York studios, as its current round of projects came to a close. In a statement to Game Informer, Avalanche stated it had to let ...

 
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Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle let go 20% of its staff

Looks like trouble is brewing over at Humble Bundle. The bundle and game store site has had to let go up to 20% of its staff due to “too ambitious expansion.” Talking to Polygon, anonymous sources claim that the job losses happe...

 
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DeNA

Nintendo's new mobile partner goes through large number of layoffs

Japanese mobile studio DeNA recently made headlines after five years of spurned advances finally led to a partnership with Nintendo so the former could make mobile games using Nintendo's characters. DeNA also just released the somewhat empt...

 
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Driveclub

Driveclub developer hit with layoffs; game now considered a service

The life of Driveclub has not been easy. From delays to broken promises, what was to be a flagship title for the PlayStation 4 has become somewhat of a joke -- whether actually deserved or not. And even though we can debate if the full blam...

 
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Layoffs at Double Fine

Double Fine lays off twelve staff members

Double Fine Productions confirmed with Games Industry International last Friday that it had to lay off twelve staff members due to a publishing deal falling through on an unannounced title. "One of our unannounced projects was une...

 
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Nintendo Europe lays off 320 employees this week

Remember how we heard that Nintendo Europe will lay off 130 employees last month? It gets worse. Those 130 full-time employees will lose their jobs this week, as will an additional 190 from their localization department in Germany, rep...

 
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Sucker punched

Infamous developer Sucker Punch sees layoffs

With development on the standalone Infamous: First Light wrapping up, developer Sucker Punch has seen a round of layoffs. Sony confirmed in a statement to Eurogamer, "SCEE can confirm a reduction in workforce has taken place ...

 
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Microsoft layoffs cut 18,000 workers

Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen in the next si...

 
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Layoffs

Nintendo lays off around 130 employees in Germany

Layoffs happen frequently in this industry, but it's not very often you hear about Nintendo employees being let go. The company announced today via statement to Eurogamer that it intends to consolidate its European business by closing its G...

 
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CCP layoffs: 49 employees cut today

Development of MMO World of Darkness shut down about a month or so ago. Now it seems that CCP is preparing to cut 49 jobs as part of a restructuring. Polygon has learned that a meeting at CCP's Icelandic offices is currently being held...

 
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Harmonix layoffs

Harmonix layoffs affect 37 staff members

Restructuring has Harmonix, the publisher behind the upcoming Kickstarted Amplitude remake, cutting 37 full-time positions. This shift also has CEO Alex Rigopulos moving into a new role as Chief Creative Officer, with Steve Janiak taking ov...

 
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Rare

Layoffs at Rare as studio undergoes 'methodology' change

It seems Rare's latest, Kinect: Sports Rivals, wasn't able to meet expectations. CVG has learned from sources that "just under" 20 staffers were laid off, including long-time programmer Chris Sutherland (Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazooie) ...

 
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Evolution founder reveals new studio, Starship

This week we learned that Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge, and SCE London Studio were all hit with layoffs. Following the layoffs came the reveal of Starship studio, a new outfit by Martin Kenwright, founder of Evolution Studios...

 
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God of War dev layoffs

'Sometimes, a project needs a reboot:' Sony explains Santa Monica layoffs

God of War developer Sony Santa Monica was hit with layoffs recently. PlayStation head of internal software development Scott Rohde spoke with IGN about the layoffs, offering little consolation in the vague explanation. "There's not a singl...

 
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Layoffs

Disney Interactive lays off 700 employees to 'double down on mobile'

There was talk of significant layoffs at Disney Interactive last month and today was the day it went down: the company has laid off approximately 700 employees, amounting to 26 percent of its global workforce, reports The New York Times. "W...

 
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Layoffs

Now that Thief is out, Eidos Montreal lays off 27 people

AAA development works, the large studio tells you. "Yes it is true we've let 27 people go today," its press release reads as you imagine it dabbing crocodile tears with a fan of c-notes. "Unfortunately it's something that every major studi...

 
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Layoffs

Cancelled project at Sony Santa Monica was new open world sci-fi IP

Following the recent layoffs that hit Sony Santa Monica earlier this week is the confirmation that a new title the developer was working on has been cancelled. The game, a new sci-fi themed open world IP was apparently four years in th...

 
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Layoffs

Sony Santa Monica has been hit with layoffs

God of War developer Sony Santa Monica has undergone layoffs as first rumored earlier today and later confirmed by Sony Computer Entertainment America. "This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority growth areas wit...

 
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Disney Infinity

Marvel, Star Wars reportedly next for Disney Infinity

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 reflect on who you'd...

 
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World of Darkness

CCP laid off 15 people working on World of Darkness MMO

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 had laid off 15 ...

 
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Sony

Sony Pictures looking to make $100 million in cuts

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, including job losses. A...

 
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2K Marin layoffs

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

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 decisions, we regularl...

 

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Pixie The Fairy

Civil War was good, but managed to stoop well below a rambling, giddy, incoherent Lex Luther to accomplish the same kind of conflict - and its the third time an Avengers movie has used said plot

 
Roxas1359

Hating that I currently have massive writers block for my last paper of the Im barely at a page and its supposed to be at least 10

 
absolutfreak

Waiting 30 more minutes for my college graduation to start; wishing i had stayed home to play Overwatch

 
MeeGhoulz

Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
Torchman

Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
Torchman

Thats a man that realized he just got his shit

 
Nathan D

Finally got my Beasthunter build all kitted That popped collar with cape and wide brimmed hat Its just so

 
Luca Blight

A blog yesterday and today I must be on a

 
Lex

Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
gajknight

Guys, Alienation is my drug of choice for the foreseeable Ive only played 78 minutes and Im It feels so good and plays so And I can just see myself dumping unholy amounts of time to get that perfect Send help

 
ZombZ

I hope yall realise cat girls are just low tier monster

 
TheLimoMaker

Am I missing something with Overwatch, or is it just meant to be kind of eh?

 
Jiraya

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LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
Jinx 01

Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 

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