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NCsoft tells fans that there’s no saving City of Heroes

A 20,000+ signature petition will not be enough to save MMO City of Heroes from closure. That’s according to its developer NCsoft, which insists that the planned November 30th closure of the game will sadly proceed as scheduled. "We wanted to let you know that your voices have been heard …

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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. And as suspected, a new company has emerged as part of pre-agreed bailout deal that will continue to operate the OnLive name and services. We can now confirm that the …

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GAME Australia stores to close for good on Sunday

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has today confirmed to MCV that on Sunday the remaining GAME stores will close their doors for the last time. On 19th June, PwC had announced that the remaining stores wereslated to close, however until now no date had been set. The following day, on 20th June, PwC confirmed …

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Ngmoco’s Eliminate servers closing down

Free-to-play iOS shooter Eliminate will be terminated by publisher Ngmoco on May 25th. The news will likely come as a bit of a blow to those who had invested both time and funds into its premium feature set, which required players to recharge” before they could play on by either …

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THQ rumoured to close Japan publishing arm

THQ is set to close its Japan publishing arm at the end of this month, according to reports. These suggest the decision was made to close the office after the recent well-documented financial troubles of its parent company, based in North America. THQ recently axed 240 staff, with CEO Brian …

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Game over for Totalvideogames.com

Consumer games site Totalvideogames.com has officially ceased operation. The site’s staff writer Gwynne Dixon was last year nominated for best online specialist writer at the Games Media Awards 2011. It’s with much regret and a heavy heart that we’re announcing the closure of Totalvideogames.com (TVG),” an internal email to staff …

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Wikipedia to close in SOPA protest

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia is to ‘black out’ the English-language version for 24 hours on Wednesday in protest at the proposed US internet regulation legislation SOPA and PIPA. The organisation says that if passed, the legislation would "seriously damage the free and open internet, including Wikipedia." Despite the Obama administration signaling …

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Sony shuts Bigbig; restructures Cambridge studio

Sony has proposed the closure of Leamington Spa outfit Bigbig, which recently finished work on Little Deviants for Vita. Sony’s Cambridge division is also to be restructured. The studio is to partner with Netherlands outfit Guerilla Games, likely in a downsized capacity, to build Killzone games for PlayStation Vita. Sonysaid …

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Partnertrans scraps UK office

QA and localisation firm Partnertrans is to shut down its Brighton office in favour of two new divisions in Montreal and the US, the company has confirmed. Iris Ludolf, co-founder of the German headquartered outfit, said the company has been gradually reducing its UK workforce by not replacing workers who …

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HMV to close 60 stores by 2012

Entertainment giant HMV is facing troubling times as the chain revealed that it is to close 60 stores (including some Waterstones bookshops) over the next 12 months. That number represents 9 per cent of the chain’s 700 outlets. HMV has 285 shops in the UK and Ireland. Shares in the …

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