Numbers show consumers like freemium, EA Mobile boss says

EA All Play senior VP and general manager Nick Earl believes that most consumers have totally embraced freemium business models, saying detractors are just a loud minority. GI.biz reports that Earl spoke at GDC, calling free-to-play titles supported by microtransactions a market leader. The market has spoken very loudly that …

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Activision reduces High Moon staff as Deadpool development ends

Activision has reported redundancies at Deadpool developer High Moon Studios. The publisher states that 40 full-time employees have been affected worldwide, and that the moves were made following Deadpool’s completion. "Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process," Activision told Joystiq. …

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Square Enix LA suffers another round of layoffs

Square Enix’s Los Angeles office has been hit with another wave of layoffs as part of company-wide restructuring. "We can confirm that Square Enix’s Los Angeles office has eliminated a number of positions as part of the corporate restructuring announced last week," Square Enix senior director of public relations Reilly …

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PS4 like the world’s best PC: Epic’s Mark Rein

So, here’s something to get PC gamers all riled up. Mark Rein, vice president of Unreal Engine creator Epic Games, has hailed the PlayStation 4 for the crazy, ridiculous stuff” developers can do with it, even going so far as to say that it was like giving you the world’s …

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GameStop: PS4 demand will outstrip supply

The PS4 will likely be hard to find on the High Street when it eventually arrives (hopefully) later this year. "Although we have been given no official numbers by Sony we do believe that demand will far outpace the supply of this product during the launch window," GameStop president Tony …

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