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Microsoft to close Massive Inc?

Xbox 360 platform holder Microsoft is to close its in-game ad agency Massive Inc, according to a report by Media Week. The site reports that general manager JJ Richards is already on the hunt for another job while technology experts from the company are in the process of being reassigned. …

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US: The end for Game Crazy

North American video game retailer Game Crazy is to close, it has been confirmed. The decision comes after parent company Movie Gallery filed for bankruptcy in February of this year – the second time it has done so in the last three years. Over half of Game Crazy’s total of …

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Hickey: Infinity Ward to close

The ongoing disturbance at Activision’s Modern Warfare studio has left the publisher with a plummeting workforce but a strong brand in Infinity Ward. Yet an analyst has come out to suggest that the studio will soon close, with the Modern Warfare franchise moving to other studio brands. Janco Partners’ Mike …

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GameStation not under threat

GAME Group’s decision to expand upon its previously announced store closure programme does not, as some have feared, mean the end of the Gamestation brand. That’s the claim of interim CEO Christopher Bell, who when asked by MCV if the Gamestation brand still has a future gave the following blank …

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GAME to close 43 outlets

The GAME Group has announced that it is to close 43 of its outlets owing to the the tougher market conditions that it faces in 2010”. In total, 12 GAME stores, six Gamestation stores and all 25 of its Debenhams concessions will cease trading. The result will be 247 redundancies. …

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Champ Man Online closing its doors

Eidos is to shut down its football MMO Championship Manager Online on April 30th, just a few days before the game would have reached the ripe old age of five. CVG reports that game’s userbase – which is still several thousand players strong – is up in arms about the …

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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. Research by entertainment analyst group M2 Research says that the final count for layoffs since the economic meltdown in late 2008 reached 11,488 worldwide, with the majority of the …

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EA to shut down old game servers

Publisher EA is to power down a host of servers used to run the multiplayer component of a number of last-gen and some early next-gen titles, it has revealed. Titles in line to see their strings cut include Facebreaker, Fight Night Round 3, NASCAR 09, Burnout Revenge, FIFA 07, Tiger …

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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. An EA spokesperson was not available for comment as a news report from Kotaku went live and suggested that EA has shuttered the studio completely, taking as many …

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The end nears for N-Gage

Nokia has confirmed that its N-Gage platform will be phased out next year, with all the company’s mobile games activities to be channelled through Ovi Store instead. The news will surprise few in the industry, as most of the execs involved with the N-Gage platform have either left Nokia or …

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