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200 jobs under threat at Sega

Sega is set to offer 200 employees ‘voluntary retirement’ as it aims to improve profitability. The publisher expects to make a loss of 9.85m for the second quarter of the 2015 financial year. It has put much of this down to the delay of the release of its newpachislot and …

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Guild Wars 2 lead designer joins Amazon Game Studios

The lead designer of Guild Wars 2 is the latest addition to Amazon’s games development arm. Amazon Game Studios has hired Eric Flannum, who leaves ArenaNet after 10 years at the MMO firm. He will take up the role of creative director, according toGamasutra. Flannum will reportedly be working on …

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Maxis boss Lucy Bradshaw is leaving EA

The boss of whatever is left of Maxis, Lucy Bradshaw, is leaving EA after 23 years. EA’s Maxis unit is being integrated into the company’s mobile division, although a number of Maxis projects including The Sims 4 will be overseen by new Maxis group boss Rachel Franklin, who was formerly …

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George Osborn leaves Pocket Gamer

Events editor George Osborn has departed Pocket Gamer. Osborn joined Pocket Gamer in 2014 and was responsible for all editorial for the site’s events. Prior to this he was head of editorial content for MagicSolver.com. He also runs his own site, Mobile Mavericks. Osborn plans to devote more time to …

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Kate Gray joins GameSpot UK

Attention Seeker’s Kate Gray has joined the UK brand of media giant GameSpot Gray was a presenter, writer and producer on Attention Seeker’s Xbox On brand. She started her career in the games media when she joined Official Nintendo Magazine as a staff writer in 2014, before moving over to …

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Konami vet Cox joins new studio Fish in a Bottle

Former Konami studio head David Coxhas joined digital production company Fish in a Bottle in an effort to grow its core games business. Cox worked at Konami for 17 years, joining in 1997 as UK product manager. He then rose to European product manager in 1999, before becoming studio head …

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ESL UK appoints ex-Warner Bros as Managing Director

The ESL has appointed Spike Laurie as business partner and co-Managing Director of their UK operations. Laurie, who previously comes from Warner Bros., worked as retention and engagement manager there for three years, on titles such as Shadow of Mordor and Batman: Arkham Knight. He will be joining James Dean, …

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Mass Effect writer Drew Karpyshyn returns to BioWare

Mass Effect series writer Drew Karpyshyn has returned to BioWare three and a half years after leaving the studio. Karpyshyn announced in 2012 that he hadretired” from the game industryand that his parting was completely amicable and 100 per cent my decision”. In a newblog post, the writer said he …

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Reports claim Konami’s Fox Engine boss has left

Konami’s worldwide technology director Julien Merceron has reportedly left the company. Merceron oversaw Konami’s Fox Engine, which powers titles such as PES 2016 (out today) and the recent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The claims first emerged on French site Gameblog but have since apparently been confirmed to …

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The Hut Group reorganises games and tech team with new recruits

Zavvi’s parent company The Hut Group has restructured its games and tech team, with key new recruits. Former senior buyer Mike Fethers will lead the new team as head of technology and games. He is joined by Martyn Plant, who has been appointed junior buyer. Plant has been part of …

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