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Axe swings at Disney Interactive

Disney Interactive has confirmed that it has axed a number of positions at its Disney Interactive Studios division. Though the numbers remain unclassified, it is rumoured that as many as half of the 700 employees have been made redundant. "As part of setting a strategic direction for future success in …

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Jobs lost at Ubisoft Reflections

As many as 19 staff at Newcastle-based Ubisoft Reflections could be leaving the firm as part of a wider restructuring, Ubisoft has confirmed. This number includes several members of the studio’s senior development team. According to a Develop source at the company, currently working on Driver: San Francisco, staff were …

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Layoffs at LucasArts and Budcat

It was by all accounts a Black Tuesday for games development yesterday as job cuts were confirmed at two studios and one of the industry’s most respected developers faced up to a very uncertain future. Though the numbers are yet to be reported, LucasArts has confirmed a minor adjustment in …

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EA confirms new job losses

Publisher EA has confirmed to MCV that rumours of job losses across the organisation are correct. We have announced a small number of job eliminations,” an EA US spokesperson told MCV. As you know, seasonal roll-offs that follow game launches are common and vital to maintaining a healthy business. Because …

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Microsoft confirms Massive closure

Microsoft’s once-prosperous in-game advertising outfit Massive Inc has, as had been rumoured, closed down, the publisher has confirmed. Having initially bought the group for an estimated $200-400 million, Microsoft will now move Massive’s operations in-house. The announcement that a small” number of staff will be retained was the only signal …

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Krome Studios closes doors

Developer Krome Studios has closed its doors resulting in all staff losing their jobs, according to reports on IGN. The closure was finalised last Friday, though there’s a chance a small number of devs might stay on for a limited time to finish off existing work. The reason for the …

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Job losses at Singularity dev

Developer Raven Software, the studio behind recent first person shooter release Singularity, has been hit with mass layoffs, according to reports. Kotaku says that around 40 positions have been cut. Owner Activision has not confirmed the number, though did say in a statement: With the recent completion of Singularity, Raven …

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LucasArts confirms new layoffs

Star Wars developer LucasArts has issued redundancy notices to an unspecified number of staff at its San Francisco studio, the company has confirmed. The news adds to a wider picture of a group subjected to tumultuous policy change and swift restructuring, with key executives and longstanding designers quitting unexpectedly. A …

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Job cuts for Second Life team

Second Life developer Linden Lab will reduce its workforce by thirty per cent, the company has announced. The company has seen a notable drop in interest in its virtual world service – a trend not mentioned as the firm announced staff reductions. "Today’s announcement about our reorganization will help us …

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Xbox 360 and PS3 price cuts this year

MCV has been told by a senior global publishing source that price cuts for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be announced by the end of the year, and possibly as early as next month’s E3. In addition, it is believed that there’s a strong possibility that Nintendo is also …

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