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Slant Six Games laying off staff temporarily

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 temporary layoffs this ...   read

 
 
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EA Montreal faces more layoffs, rumored studio closure

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 suggested numb...   read

 
 
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Deadpool developer High Moon Studios hit with layoffs

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 costs with its reve...   read

 
 
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LucasArts shut down

Disney shuts down LucasArts

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 name for externall...   read

 
 
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Gaming isn't dead yet

Twisted Pixel dev: Game industry is struggling, not dying

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. Three years ag...   read

 
 
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BioWare SF

BioWare San Francisco has reportedly been closed

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 of the Redwood S...   read

 
 
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TimeGate layoffs

Aliens: CM co-creators TimeGate Studios hit with layoffs

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 just what the ...   read

 
 
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GameFly laysoff employees

GameFly lays off employees, focuses on software

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 company is foc...   read

 
 
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HMV laying off 464 workers, closing 37 more stores

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 resulted in 930 pe...   read

 
 
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IGN Entertainment Layoffs

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

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 to do fewer th...   read

 
 
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Activision layoffs

Activision expects to have fewer licensed games this year

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 revenues -- th...   read

 
 
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Valve layoffs

Valve fires employees from hardware and Android teams

[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 changes here, so I t...   read

 
 
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THQ's downfall

Former THQ president on where the company went wrong

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 covering the company'...   read

 
 
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SuperBot layoffs

SCEA confirms layoffs at PlayStation All-Stars developer

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 with layoffs, ...   read

 
 
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Layoffs at Gas Powered

Gas Powered Games sees layoffs, might close Kickstarter

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 Wildman, Gas Power...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: XCOM DLC, Sim City, Zynga & Warfighter

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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Big layoffs at Zynga

Zynga lays off five percent of its full-time employees

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 significant changes that ...   read

 
 
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Starhawk developer Lightbox lays off 75% of its staff

"And yeah, its time for another drink..." Dylan Jobe, president of Lightbox Interactive, posted on Twitter, Tuesday. Sony made a gamble when it invested in Lightbox Interactive to make a competitive multiplayer shooter called Starhawk. Afte...   read

 
 
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Microsoft cuts Lionhead staff by 'less than 10%'

Following the completion of Fable: The Journey, Microsoft shaved somewhere under 10% of Lionhead Studios' workforce, the publisher told GI International this week.  "We are working closely with the affected employees during this diffic...   read

 
 
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WipEout developer SCE Studio Liverpool closed

In a statement released today by Sony, it was announced that SCE Studio Liverpool has been shut down. Founded as Psygnosis, the developer was best known for its work on the WipEout series. "It has been decided that Liverpool Studio should b...   read

 
 
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'About 50 people' affected by layoffs at PopCap

Following rumblings of layoffs at PopCap Games earlier today, co-founder John Vechey has commented on the company's "reorganization" in a blog post. Around 50 people have lost their jobs in North America, and Vechey says "we're talking to o...   read

 
 
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Slant Six hit with layoffs

Despite the fact that Resident Evil: Raccoon City was a success in Capcom's eyes, it seems that developer Slant Six can't catch a break. The developer recently informed GameSpot that more than a quarter of their workforce has been hit with ...   read

 
 
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Layoffs and reorganization continue at Electronic Arts

It looks like EA's "restructuring" just keeps on going. Up to 50 staff at EA Montreal may lose their jobs. EA confirmed this, but said that many of the staff will be moved to other projects and only a "small number" will leave the company. ...   read

 
 
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EA blows off layoff reports following BF3, SWTOR letdowns

Electronic Arts is alleged to be cutting between 500 and 1,000 jobs due to Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic performing below expectations. EA has downplayed the reports, though it wouldn't deny that jobs have been lost.  "...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Journey, FEZ, and Wasteland 2!

Happy Friday, folks! In case you missed it, The Destructoid Show went live earlier today, and in addition to giving out four codes for Waveform on Steam, we also covered a metric shit-ton of news that happened recently - some good, some ba...   read

 
 
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