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Job Simulator toys let you throw stuff at a computer, in or out of VR

Job Simulator is still one of the best reasons to own a Virtual Reality rig, and right before the Game Developers Conference (GDC) we got word that creators Owlchemy Labs have teamed up with iam8bit to start selling merc...   read

 
 
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Erik Wolpaw has departed Valve

It's been confirmed that Erik Wolpaw, one of the writers behind games like Portal and Left 4 Dead, is no longer working for Valve. Wolpaw and his writing partner, Chet Faliszek, joined Valve after their hugely influential Old Man ...   read

 
 

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Throwing boiling hot ramen at customers in Japanese VR Game Counter Fight

I started to write this first sentence as "Japan is a country where people really love working, so I'm surprised there aren't more games about working" but then I remembered that RPGs, as much as I love them, are quite a bit like work. Stil...   read

 
 
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BioWare Austin

The Old Republic developer is hiring for a 'new, unannounced BioWare IP'

It looks like The Old Republic developer BioWare Austin is working on an entirely new IP with MMO elements. In a job listing, BioWare Austin says it is looking for a Senior Lead Server Engineer who has experience in “designing distrib...   read

 
 
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Rockstar North head leaves company after 17 month sabbatical

Rockstar North studio head Leslie Benzies is no longer with the company, Rockstar confirmed to Kotaku today. Benzies, who joined Rockstar North in 1999 before it was even called Rockstar North, played a large part in the development of the ...   read

 
 
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Titanfall dev working on 'new 3rd person action/adventure IP'

Titanfall's coming up on two years old, huh? While all the AI robots toil away on deserted servers, developer Respawn is hard at work on Titanfall 2, which may find better longevity while no longer an Xbox console exclusive. But that's not ...   read

 
 
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Former Rare designer Kev Bayliss joins Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic

Kev Bayliss has one hell of a history in gaming. He was part of some of Rare Software’s biggest games. He was the producer and character designer for Killer Instinct, and also had an integral role in the graphics design for Battletoad...   read

 
 
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Julien Merceron

The creator of Metal Gear Solid V's Fox Engine lands a new job at Bandai Namco

Back in September, Konami’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron left the company after their reported shift away from AAA development (which no longer appears to be the case). He was the lead architect on Metal Gear Sol...   read

 
 
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Kojima Productions is hiring 'Homo Ludens,' has a store coming

His contract officially terminated by Konami, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima just announced his new, independent studio, Kojima Productions, which is partnering with Sony to create its first project. Accordingly, it will be "console ...   read

 
 
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Is Destiny coming to PC? It seems like maybe

Destiny might be heading to PC. A job posting on Bungie's website requires new staff to "evaluate PC hardware-specific features and ensure various systems work together across multiple PC configurations to provide a great experien...   read

 
 


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Runescape mod fired for abuse of powers

Allow me to paint you a mental picture. You're a paid moderator for Runescape, an MMO that most people haven't thought about in almost a decade. You have great power, but also great responsibility. You one day grow bored of using your power...   read

 
 
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Burch leaves Gearbox

Borderlands 2 lead writer Anthony Burch is leaving Gearbox

Almost five years ago, Anthony Burch went from being a Destructoid staff member to a Destructoid alumnus, moving on to work as a writer at Gearbox Software. On his personal Twitter account this morning, he announced that he would be leaving...   read

 
 
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Irrational

Irrational's hiring again almost a year after 'winding down'

In February, Ken Levine (bio)shocked the gaming world by announcing that Irrational Games was shutting down. Well, sort of. The plan was to lay off the majority of the staff, and continue forward as a small group dedicated to creating narra...   read

 
 
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Microsoft to announce biggest round of job cuts in five years

Microsoft is beginning its restructuring in the near future, as forecast by CEO Satya Nadella last week in an interview. The reductions will most likely be in engineering, marketing, and areas of overlap with Nokia. The restructuring, which...   read

 
 
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Microsoft's hiring for new game in 'established strategy franchise'

Microsoft plans to begin working on a new strategy title. Not that it made a public announcement or anything, but a job posting on LinkedIn outs its intentions. The position is for a team lead on a "new AAA title within an established ...   read

 
 
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Guerrilla job ad points to new IP with online focus

Guerrilla Games is hiring, and they say they're looking for online designers for a game they've been working on for a couple of years now. This is for an unannounced IP that will feature "innovative online gameplay." They're looking for fol...   read

 
 
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Why you might play a videogame at your next job interview

Let's face it, job interviews suck. Actually getting an interview, for me at least, is a minor miracle so it's just as deflating when you have to go through the whole process of trying to make yourself sound like a great candidate and answe...   read

 
 
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Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team

Timothy Longo, creative director behind the Tomb Raider reboot, has made the switch from Crystal Dynamics to 343 Industries. As shown on his LinkedIn profile, Longo is now the new creative director at 343; the studio is currently ...   read

 
 
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Crytek

God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek

Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Germany. Well, a m...   read

 
 
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Fallout: New Vegas creative designer joins Killzone team

Fallout: New Vegas' lead creative designer, John Gonzalez, has joined the team behind the Killzone franchise over in Amsterdam. Back in March of 2011, Gonzalez left Obsidian Entertainment and joined Warner Bros. Games where h...   read

 
 
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Sizable staff layoffs at Capcom Europe

A report in the print version of MCV says that Capcom Europe are undergoing a major restructuring, and that more than half of the staff "faces redundancy" with a number of positions merging.  A Capcom statement to MCV says that they're...   read

 
 
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Eidos Montreal

David Anfossi is the new head of Eidos Montreal studio

After the surprising resignation of Stephane D'Astous earlier in July, Eidos Montreal have announced that David Anfossi is the new head of the studio. Anfossi was the Executive Producer of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the studio's first game ...   read

 
 
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Epic Games

Job listing reveals unannounced title from Epic Games

Epic games revealed that it is working on a "competitive online action game" via a job listing posted on its website. The studio is currently looking for a Senior Systems Designer to work on one of two projects; one is Fortnite, the co-op s...   read

 
 
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EA is opening a new DICE studio in Los Angeles

Battlefield developer DICE is expanding out of Sweden with a new studio formed in Los Angeles. According to a representative, DICE LA "will work on the Battlefield franchise" as expected, plus "unannounced projects, all built on the Frostb...   read

 
 
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Obsidian

Job listing hints at 'unique' next-gen game from Obsidian

Eagle eyed OXM have spotted a job listing on the Obsidian website for a level designer to work on a "unique next generation game." Obsidian staff have mentioned how they would love to work on a Fallout: New Vegas 2 but "unique" would imply ...   read

 
 


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