Entries in 'closure' (44)

Call of Duty: Elite to close this Friday

Call of Duty: Elite to close this Friday

Activision's social network for Call of Duty is to be canned.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Feb 26th 2014 at 10:19AM in News
HMV's iconic Oxford Street store closes

HMV's iconic Oxford Street store closes

The retailer's flagship store closes its doors today for the last time after 30 years.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 13th 2014 at 5:09PM in News
Moorfields confirms Blockbuster closure

Moorfields confirms Blockbuster closure

As was exclusively revealed by MCV yesterday, all remaining Blockbuster stores will close next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2013 at 12:39PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

Developers at KMM get laid off, 20% of Christmas sales were made online and several marketing jobs open up.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Apr 19th 2013 at 9:20AM in News

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Report - Tecmo Koei Canada to close later this month

Report - Tecmo Koei Canada to close later this month

Toronto-based studio Tecmo Koei Canada will reportedly be shut down at the end of March.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 3rd 2013 at 3:02PM in News
More store closures expected at Blockbuster

More store closures expected at Blockbuster

Administrator Deloitte has confirmed to MCV that there will be further closures at Blockbuser stores UK.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 1st 2013 at 2:47PM in News
200 jobs lost as Gameloft closes Indian studio

200 jobs lost as Gameloft closes Indian studio

In a surprise move, Gameloft has shut down its Hyderabad studio, resulting in a loss of around 200 jobs.

Sameer Desai
by Sameer Desai
on Jan 30th 2013 at 9:56AM in News
Play.com to shut down retail business

Play.com to shut down retail business

The closure of the Jersey tax loophole last year has been blamed for the end of Play.com as we know it.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 9th 2013 at 11:35AM in News

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UK studio Eurocom closed after 25 years

UK studio Eurocom closed after 25 years

Eurocom, the British developer behind the latest James Bond game, has gone into administration.

Aaron Lee
by Aaron Lee
on Dec 7th 2012 at 1:19PM in News
Gree apologises for its handling of OpenFeint scrappage

Gree apologises for its handling of OpenFeint scrappage

Gree has said it is sorry for its handling of the closure of OpenFeint and for putting developers in what it admitted was a tough situation.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 2:06PM in News
Flickr creator's social game Glitch announces closure

Flickr creator's social game Glitch announces closure

Glitch, the free to play social game from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, has confirmed that it will terminate next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 15th 2012 at 10:35AM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

The new PS3 launched this week, Dick Smith was sold, while the Wii U was confirmed as playable at the EB EXPO, which has only 8'000 tickets left.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 28th 2012 at 7:38AM in News

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Riot leads to Foxconn factory closure

Riot leads to Foxconn factory closure

A brawl involving upwards of 2,000 workers has forced a unit at infamous Chinese manufacturing plant Foxconn to temporarily close.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 24th 2012 at 11:46AM in News
OnLive demise confirmed; 'New' OnLive hiring percentage of old staff

OnLive demise confirmed; 'New' OnLive hiring percentage of old staff

After a night of wild rumour and corporate denials, the demise of OnLive in its current form has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2012 at 9:11AM in News
UPDATED: Judgement day nears for OnLive, though it denies closure

UPDATED: Judgement day nears for OnLive, though it denies closure

Streaming games company OnLive has been forced to publicly deny reports that it is on the brink of closure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2012 at 8:49PM in News
MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

MCV Pacific Weekly Wrap-Up

This week, EB Games passes 1 million reward scheme members, BigWorld gets purchased and a Police Commissioner blames games for violence.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 10th 2012 at 7:02AM in News

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Microsoft describes Inside Xbox closure as "logical"

Microsoft describes Inside Xbox closure as "logical"

The cancellation of Inside Xbox has been described as logical by Xbox Europe interactive entertainment VP Chris Lewis.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2012 at 9:16AM in News
GAME Oxford Street could close its doors

GAME Oxford Street could close its doors

While Game Retail Limited, the new owner of retailer GAME, appears in good health, the future looks less certain for its flagship Oxford Street Store in London.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 14th 2012 at 12:25PM in News
Best Buy losses lead to 50 store closures

Best Buy losses lead to 50 store closures

Continued profit declines have led US technology retailer Best Buy to close 50 of its big box stores.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 30th 2012 at 10:58AM in News
Future in doubt for Zipper Interactive

Future in doubt for Zipper Interactive

Sony is in the process of closing down Washington studio Zipper Interactive, a new report suggests, in a move that potentially affects scores of jobs in the region.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Mar 26th 2012 at 10:14AM in News
UPDATED: Gamestation may be sacrificed for new look GAME chain

UPDATED: Gamestation may be sacrificed for new look GAME chain

One way or another, GAME as we know it has GONE, and may be replaced by something entirely different on Monday.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 20th 2012 at 7:10PM in News
Future of Stalker developer 'uncertain'

Future of Stalker developer 'uncertain'

Stalker developer GSC Game World is on the brink of closing its doors after saying that 'nothing is certain' about its future.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 13th 2011 at 11:18AM in News
Best Buy UK withdrawal confirmed

Best Buy UK withdrawal confirmed

It’s official – Best Buy as a brand is effectively retreating from Europe, closing all eleven of its UK stores.

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Nov 7th 2011 at 1:08PM in News
Closure threat hangs over UK studio EA Bright Light

Closure threat hangs over UK studio EA Bright Light

Electronic Arts has begun a formal consultation process at EA Bright Light, with redundancies and outright studio closure both possible.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 14th 2011 at 2:52PM in News
EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes

EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes

Yet more sad news for the Australian game development community, as EA's Visceral Melbourne studio closes its doors.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Sep 20th 2011 at 12:59AM in News