Entries in 'losses' (171)

Job losses at Rebellion's Oxford HQ?

Job losses at Rebellion's Oxford HQ?

Longstanding UK developer Rebellion has made a small number of staff at its Oxford HQ redundant, a source close to the matter has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2010 at 5:48PM in News
Blockbusters losses near half a billion

Blockbusters losses near half a billion

US retailer Blockbuster has posted some disturbing numbers for its most recent financial quarter, with Q4 net losses at the company hitting $434.9m – up on the already savage $359.8m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 26th 2010 at 1:51PM in News
Activision 'axes RedOctane'

Activision 'axes RedOctane'

Activision revealed the brutality of its latest redundancy operation over the weekend by confirming that Red Octane’s offices had closed down with substantial jobs cut.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2010 at 9:58AM in News
Codemasters denies US closure talk

Codemasters denies US closure talk

Codemasters has this morning told MCV that talk of an impending closure of its US office is incorrect, though it has confirmed six job losses at its Californian operation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 3rd 2010 at 9:43AM in News

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Namco: ’09 was “an uphill battle”

Namco: ’09 was “an uphill battle”

Japanese publisher Namco Bandai has reported a loss of £81.3m for the nine months ending December 31st 2009 – a sharp drop from the £62.3m profit it saw in the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 12:06PM in News
630 jobs to go at Namco Bandai

630 jobs to go at Namco Bandai

Namco Bandai will cut around ten per cent of its workforce in a bid to save the company $38m.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 2nd 2010 at 11:36AM in News
Sony Liverpool to halve head-count?

Sony Liverpool to halve head-count?

Sources at Sony's Liverpool, UK studio say that its head-count will ultimately be reduced by about half.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 1st 2010 at 9:48AM in News
Crispy Gamer lays off editorial staff

Crispy Gamer lays off editorial staff

The entire editorial staff of fledgling video games website Crispy Gamer have been laid off, it has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 22nd 2010 at 12:24PM in News

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11,500 dev layoffs since '08

11,500 dev layoffs since '08

The global game industry has been hit by as many as 11,500 job losses since late 2008, a new study suggests.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 1:06PM in News
Oberon Media confirms job losses

Oberon Media confirms job losses

Expansive casual games provider Oberon Media has been hit with what is speculated to be a large number of layoffs, with former COO Don Ryan having confirmed his departure and ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2009 at 12:06PM in News
Annual Take Two losses hit $137.9m

Annual Take Two losses hit $137.9m

North American publisher Take Two has reported losses of $137.9m for its fiscal year ending October 31st. This compares to a net income of $97.1m last year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 18th 2009 at 9:49AM in News
Losses increase at Playlogic

Losses increase at Playlogic

Amsterdam-based publisher Playlogic suffered a net loss of $6.7m for the nine months ending September 30th – a significant increase on the $2m loss suffered in the same period a ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 24th 2009 at 11:56AM in News

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Rumour: EA shuts Pandemic

Rumour: EA shuts Pandemic

California–based developer Pandemic Studios is the latest victim of EA’s mass staff reduction operation, reports suggest, and may have closed down completely.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 17th 2009 at 1:26PM in News
Job losses detailed at EA studios

Job losses detailed at EA studios

A total of seven EA-owned studios are alleged to be hit by the publisher’s mass-layoff operations.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 11th 2009 at 10:41AM in News
500 publishing jobs go at EA

500 publishing jobs go at EA

Electronic Arts has revealed that the vast majority of its global staff cuts will be made in its own development studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 12:56PM in News
Losses up 26% at EA

Losses up 26% at EA

Publisher EA has suffered another disappointing financial period with news that it suffered a $391m loss in its second quarter – a 26 per cent increase compared to the £310m ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2009 at 9:47AM in News

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Post-PS3 losses hit $4.7bn

Post-PS3 losses hit $4.7bn

As part of today’s financial report, Sony has confirmed that since the launch of the PS3 its PlayStation operations have lost a total of $4.965bn

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 30th 2009 at 11:57AM in News
Sony brings layoffs to Pain dev

Sony brings layoffs to Pain dev

Reports suggest that Sony has made numerous staff cuts at the dev studio behind popular PSN title Pain – a game which saw more downloads than any other on the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 22nd 2009 at 1:42PM in News
Square Enix axing Japanese staff?

Square Enix axing Japanese staff?

In what is fast appearing as the game industry’s largest ever mass-migration from East to West, mega-publisher Square Enix is rumoured to be reducing as many as 300 staff from ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 29th 2009 at 11:40AM in News
Job losses at EA Maxis

Job losses at EA Maxis

EA's Maxis studio - originally responsible for The Sims franchise and most recently Spore - has seen layoffs amongst its staff, the publisher has confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2009 at 1:05PM in News
Wolfenstein dev suffers job losses

Wolfenstein dev suffers job losses

Layoffs have been administered to some of the development force responsible for Activision’s new Wolfenstein game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 19th 2009 at 5:13PM in News
GRIN uncertainties intensify

GRIN uncertainties intensify

The European independent developer GRIN, once tipped for greatness after securing major contracts with Japanese publishers and Hollywood studios, could be on the verge of closure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2009 at 11:33AM in News
Sales and losses down at Sega

Sales and losses down at Sega

Japanese developer and publisher Sega has announced mixed results for the quarter ending June 30th 2009, with the period bringing a decrease in the firm’s operating losses – but also ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 3rd 2009 at 11:24AM in News
41 jobs lost at Sony Online Entertainment

41 jobs lost at Sony Online Entertainment

Californian developer Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has axed 41 of its employees, representing a workforce cut of 5 per cent.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2009 at 10:44AM in News
60 jobs go at Midway Chicago

60 jobs go at Midway Chicago

Over sixty employees at Midway’s Chicago-based HQ have been handed their notices and will leave the company by early September.



Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2009 at 3:04PM in News