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Zynga sends Mafia Wars 2 to sleep with the fishes

Another Zynga game is facing the chop. Following the news last month that both FishVille and Treasure Isle will be closing their virtual doors tomorrow, the company has now confirmed the planned closure of Mafia Wars 2. The 3D sequel to the text-based Mafia Wars has struggled to gain traction …

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Flickr creator’s social game Glitch announces closure

Glitch, the free to play social game from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield, has confirmed that it will terminate next month. The developer said in 2010 that he had been working on Glitch since before the creation of Flickr. It combined elements of platforming and RPGs with social networking. The gameworld …

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Future announces plans to close PSM3 and Xbox World

UK magazines PSM3 and Xbox World are to be closed by publisher Future. The final issues of both mags, which are renowned for sharing content between them, will go on sale in Wednesday December 12th. "After careful consideration, Future has made the decision to close Xbox World and PSM3 magazines …

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The end has come for Life with PlayStation, Folding@home

Sony is calling time on its Life with PlayStation application. The app will be removed from the XMB via the next PS3 software update (version 4.30) that will begin distribution tomorrow (Tues October 23rd). The app’s services will be terminated in November. The decision also means an end to Stanford …

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Nintendo closes Project Sora

Kid Icarus: Uprising developer Project Sora has been closed, it has been revealed. The studio’s homepage confirms that it was dissolved on June 30th with the website itself going offline on July 31st,CVG reports. Project Sora was a subsidiary of Nintendo and a division of Masahiro Sakurai’s Sora Limited. It …

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GAME Australia enters liquidation

After along period of uncertainty, GAME isentering liquidation, and its administrator PriceWaterhouseCoopers has issued a final statement. The statement states that all remaining stores are closing down, and confirms the final numbers of staff being let go (after theinitial round of layoffstook place after thefirst creditors’ meetingon 23rd May) as …

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EA insists Rock Band iOS is NOT shutting down

The iOS version of music rhythm title Rock Band will not be shutting down at the end of the month, EA has insisted. That’s despite the game telling owners directly that come May 31st the game will be no longer playable” on their device. Players started contacting the press yesterday …

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Game over for LEGO Universe

A little over a year after launching, LEGO has announced its attention to close its free-to-play MMO title LEGO Universe in January. The decision has lead to the closure of two of the firm’s studios; Play Well in the US and a second facility in Denmark. As many as 115 …

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Uncertainty surrounds Team Bondi future

Sydney studio Team Bondi is on the precipice of financial collapse, according to a growing number of online sources. Claims that the company is filing for bankruptcy originate from theNeogafdiscussion board. They have not been substantiated by an official representative.A Team Bondi spokesperson declined to initially comment when approached by …

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Halo Wars community to be closed

Less than two years after it was released on Xbox 360, Microsoft has announced that it is to close many of its dedicated support features for strategy title Halo Wars. Specifically, the next title update for the game will implement measures designed to accommodate the closure of the HaloWars.com website. …

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