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Rumours point to mass layoffs at THQ

Online chatter pointing to an impending announcement of significant layoffs at THQ is quickly gathering pace. Talk intensified last night after analyst Kevin Dent claimed that the publisher would soon be announcing 170+ layoffs spread across its various operations. Note, though, that Dent was also the source of claims that …

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Dawn Paine is leaving Nintendo UK

Popular industry figure and leading marketer Dawn Paine has announced that she is to leave Nintendo UK after ten years to join Universal Pictures. General manager David Yarnton will now oversee the marketing team. Senior managers Rob Lowe, James Honeywell and Jo Bartlett will report directly to him. Paine has …

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FEATURE: Games Career Advice

The games industry is changing, and with it the jobs market. Publishers struggle if they depend only on boxed titles – now they need teams to handle downloads. Meanwhile, development studios must look into self-publishing and the expertise that requires. Every company is trying toadapt to the evolution of gaming. …

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Segerstrale steps up at EA

Kristian Segerstrale, the co-founder of London studio Playfish, has been appointed to a senior role at Electronic Arts, as another key executive quits to join Zynga. Taking on the task as EVP of digital, Segerstrale will assemble his own team to define and manage the business side of the EA …

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Yahoo poaches PayPal president Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson, the former president of online payment specialist PayPal, has left the company to become the new CEO of Yahoo. Yahoo’s previous CEO Carol Bertz was controversially sacked last September. Interim CEO Tim Morse will now return to his role of Yahoo’s CFO. Thompson has been the president of …

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Battlefield 3 devs quit for Ngmoco

A trio of developers at Stockholm studio EA DICE have quit to join nearby outfit Ngmoco Sweden. Wille Wintertidh, Malte Hildingsson and Torbjorn Ldre, the latter two having worked on Battlefield 3, were named as new hires by Ngmoco Sweden manager Ben Cousins. Cousins himselfleft EA in March last year, …

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EA’s new UK PR team finalised for 2012

Electronic Arts has completed the restructure of its UK PR team ahead of the New Year. The department will still be led by head of PR Shaun White, who has been at EA for over six years.But White will now be supported by two new PR managers: James Bruce and …

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New digital and Nordic chiefs for Warner Interactive

Popular NCsoft Euro boss Vronique Lallier has left the MMO publisher to take up a senior digital position at Warner Bros. She takes the role of vice president of digital publishing for international at Warner Bros Entertainment. Lallier has 11 years of experience in the games industry, joining NCsoft Europe …

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Konami U-turn sees big layoffs at Day 1 Studios

As many as 100 staff at independent studio Day 1 have been made redundant, an alleged source close to the matter has said. The Chicago studio is claimed to have axed a significant portion of its workforce after a project funded by Japanese publisher Konami fell through. But a purported …

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Buahin back at Sony

Popular Rosemary Buahin has returned to Sony Computer Entertainment UK as head of trade marketing. She rejoins after a three-year term at Warner Bros. Interactive. Previously, she was trade marketing manager at Sony for four and a half years. She now reports directly to Alan Duncan, SCE UK marketing director.Duncan …

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