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Sony shuts Bigbig; restructures Cambridge studio

Sony has proposed the closure of Leamington Spa outfit Bigbig, which recently finished work on Little Deviants for Vita. Sony’s Cambridge division is also to be restructured. The studio is to partner with Netherlands outfit Guerilla Games, likely in a downsized capacity, to build Killzone games for PlayStation Vita. Sonysaid …

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Sony outlines UK Vita tour

UK consumers will be able to go hands-on with PlayStation Vita games such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss before the handheld launches. Sony is bringing ‘Vita Rooms’ to UK cities such as Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and London in January and February 2012. The first event will kick off on Friday, January …

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Casual boss departs THQ

THQ’s EVP ofkids, family and casual gamesMartin Good has left the publisher along with 30 developers due to weak sales of uDraw. The jobs were cut at THQ’s Play development team in Agoura Hills, California. Last week the publisher revised its Q3 financial estimates after its uDraw accessory performed poorly …

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QA Profile: U-Trax

MCV sits down with U-Trax president Richard van der Giessen about the state of the localisation and quality assurance sector. How have publisher attitudes towards the sector changed in the past year? There’s no way to make a general statement about this for all publishers. Some of them really get …

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Guitar Hero studio hiring for FPS

Activision-owned developer Neversoft is working on a first-person shooter for the publisher. The California-based studio is better known for producing the Tony Hawk skateboarding games and more recently the Guitar Hero music titles, before Activision scrapped the IP earlier this year. A number of jobs are now being advertised on …

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Develop Awards tonight: Live coverage online

Tonight is the biggest night for games developers: over 550 industry execs will cram into the Brighton Hilton’s Ballroom to see who has won the Develop Industry Excellence Awards. But if you’re not there, don’t worry – we’ve got the event covered for you through comprehensive live coverage. The ceremony …

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MS not forcing Kinect on devs or gamers

Microsoft has reasserted that developers are not being forced to incorporate Kinect functionality into their Xbox 360 games and that Kinect functionality will not be forced on core gamers. "I don’t think we’re trying to put any input paradigm, enforce that on anyone, unless it’s better,” Xbox CFO Dennis Durkin …

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