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IndieCade co-chair John Sharp departs

Annual indie games festival IndieCade has lost one of its co-chairs. John Sharp shared the news on hispersonal website, explaining in depth that his decision to step away was due to a realization that conferences like IndieCade aren’t helping marginalized devs like they should. "For me, a big motivation for …

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Xbox Live co-creator Eric Neustadter leaves Microsoft

Eric Neustadter – one of the creators of Xbox Live – has announced his exit from Microsoft after nearly two decades with the firm. Engadget reports on the departure. Neustadter is best-known for evolving Xbox Live from a network of in-house desktop computers to a multi-platform service boasting 39m users, …

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Brad Muir leaves Double Fine to join Valve

Double Fine project lead Brad Muir has left the company to take on an unspecified role at Valve. Muir announced the news onTwitter, revealing his last day at Double Fine came last week and his first day at Valve will take place in December. It’s unclear what exactly Muir will …

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Kellee Santiago leaves Ouya, joins Google Play Games

Kellee Santiago will step down as Ouya’s head of developer relations to join the Google Play Games team. Santiago confirmed the move onTwitter, stating that she’ll join Google’s studio in Mountain View, California. Her departure from Ouya followsRazer’s purchase of the microconsole makeralong with founder Julie Uhrman’s own exit. Santiago …

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Zynga senior vice president Mark Skaggs leaves company

FarmVille creative director Mark Skaggs has departed from his position as senior vice president of Zynga. Gamasutrareports on a Zynga staff email the site obtained, written by company founder and CEO Mark Pincus. In it, Pincus confirms Skaggs departure without providing any additional details on the matter. Skaggs lead the …

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Clint Hocking leaves Amazon Game Studios – report

Industry vet Clint Hocking has left Amazon Game Studios, according to a new report. IGN reports on the departure of Hocking, which comes a little over a year after both he and former Valve lead Kim Swift joined Amazon’s development team and just two months following the company announcing new …

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Star Citizen executive producer departs Cloud Imperium

Star Citizen executive producer Alex Mayberry has quit his position at Cloud Imperium Games, with multiple reports stating the departure is for personal reasons. Games Beatreports Cloud Imperium founder Chris Roberts’ brother Erin Roberts will be tasked with Mayberry’s workload – including the general handling of Star Citizen’s production. Mayberryjoined …

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Chris Avellone departs Obsidian

Fallout: New Vegas designer Chris Avellone has left Obsidian after 12 years with the company he co-founded. Avellone confirmed his departure earlier today on Twitter, though it’s not clear what his plans are moving forward. Beyond the Fallout series, Avellone is also known for his work on Planescape: Torment and …

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EA announces Frank Gibeau’s departure

Electronic Arts Mobile executive Frank Gibeau has decided to leave EA, the company has announced. Gibeau spent more than 23 years working in various roles for the publisher, most recently serving as EA Mobile’s executive vice president. It’s unclear what his plans will be now that he’s moved on. "Throughout …

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Battlefield Hardline general manager leaves Visceral Games

Visceral Games general manager and vice president Steve Papoutsis has left the studio after nearly 15 years with EA. Kotaku reports on the departure, with EA confirming Papoutsis’s exit earlier today. "We are thankful for Steve’s many contributions to EA and wish him the best,” the publisher said. Papoutsis worked …

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