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Disney Universe heading to consoles

A brand new family-friendly action title is on the way from Disney Interactive. Called Disney Universe, the game is currently in development for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Mac and is due out this autumn. It will bring together characters and universes from a number of Disney and Pixar brands …

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Playdom pays $3m after data abuse

Playdom has payed a $3m settlement after it was charged with breaking the U.S. Child Online Privacy Protection Act. The social games studio – acquired by Disney last year – has published several titles such as the now closed Pony Stars. The Federal Trade Commission accused a number of these …

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Disney confirms Black Rock job losses

Redundancies have been issued to a number of developers at Brighton studio Black Rock, Disney has told Develop. In a statement the firm said "Disney Interactive Studios confirms a reduction of its workforce from the Brighton-based internal game development studio, Black Rock Studios." The company did not state how many …

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Publishers back Kapow Comic Con

Several big name game publishers will be showcasing their products at the Kapow Comic Con in London this month. Nintendo, Ubisoft and Codemasters are backing the IGN Arena during the comic book, film and game consumer event. It runs from Saturday, April 9th to Sunday, 10th at the Islington Design …

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Rumours of more job cuts at Disney

As many as 80 workers at Disney Interactive have been made redundant, reports suggest. Disney will not specify how many jobs it has cut from its business, though a statement sent to PaidContent confirmed targeted” layoffs as part of setting a strategic direction for future success in digital media.” It …

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Disney acquires new studio

Disney is taking its evolution from a boxed product publisher into a digital games firm very seriously; it’s just snapped up a Finnish start-up focused on HTML5 games. The entertainment giant has bought Helsinki-based Rocket Pack, a start-up which grabbed headlines for its work on a ‘Google Docs for games’ …

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