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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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Destiny designer joins Bethesda

Destiny and Halo: Reach senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick has announced his departure from Bungie to join Bethesda in an unspecified role. Hamrick – who joined Bungie in 2009 – revealed the news in a series of posts on Twitter earlier today. "Next Friday, after nearly 6 amazing years and …

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Rovio’s games head Laes leaves company – report

Angry Birds studio Rovio has reportedly parted ways with its chief of games, Jami Laes. Reuters reports on the departure from the Finland-based firm, adding that Laes has plans to form his own start-up. Rovio has yet to provide any official release on the news, and representatives have thus far …

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Xbox Live founder announces departure from Microsoft

Xbox Live manager and XNA framework developer Boyd Multerer has announced his exit from Microsoft. Gamasutra reports on Multerer’s departure, which comes following 20 years of work with the company. He initially started as a contractor with Microsoft and was later brought on as a full-time software developer. The industry …

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GamesBeat EIC Dan Hsu moving on from games media

Games journalist Dan Shoe” Hsu has announced he’ll be stepping down as Games Beat editor-in-chief to take on a new challenge outside of games media. Hsu revealed his imminent departure on a GamesBeat article posted earlier today – the industry vet of nearly two decades previously served as head of …

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PopCap co-founder John Vechey departs company

John Vechey is leaving PopCap after nearly 15 years with the studio, parent company EA has announced. A post on EA’s site shares a memo to employees in which both EA Mobile president Frank Gibeau and Vechey himself address the departure. "Many of you know me as the energetic, happy-go-lucky …

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BioWare lead Casey Hudson departs studio, EA

Mass Effect executive producer Casey Hudson will leave BioWare after 16 years to take on a new stage” of his career, the company has announced. Studio general manager Aaryn Flynn posted the news earlier today on BioWare’s blog, including a portion of Hudson’s memo to company employees: "After what already …

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Exec overhaul complete as more bosses leave Zynga

Zynga’s senior VP of mobile Travis Boatman, head of acquisitions Terence Fung and studio president Steve Chiang have all left the company. As reported byVenturebeat, the departures mark a complete shake-up of the management team since theappointment of Don Mattrick as CEOnearly a year ago. Fung has now joined mobile …

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Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi leaves Konami

Konami producer Koji Igarashi has announced his exit from the Japanese video game publisher. Igarashi – credited on over a dozen Castlevania releases – informed Polygon on the news of his departure, stating his intention to start his own indie studio. "I’ve decided to break out on my own to …

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Microsoft’s PC gaming ambassador no longer with company

Microsoft’s PC games guy Jason Holtman has apparently moved on, a move that comes after less than six months on the job with the firm. VG247 points to an update on Holtman’s LinkedIn profile, indicating the industry veteran left Microsoft at some point last month. Holtman was hired on by …

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