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Square Enix Europe hit with job losses

Square Enix is making redundancies to its UK and European operation, MCV can reveal. It follows news that sales of Tomb Raider, Hitman and Sleeping Dogs missed their targets. Although all three games sold significant quantities around the world, they were well below Square’s very high expectations. We are reviewing …

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More HMV store closures expected by the end of the week

A fresh spate of HMV store closures and job losses are likely to be announced by the end of the week. Retail Week reports that administrator Deloitte has apparently set a deadline of today for any expressions of interest in the retailer. Offers for HMV real estate will continue to …

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Codemasters restructures digital business

British publisher and developer Codemasters has confirmed spreading reports that it is restructuring its digital operations. Reports emerged this morning that jobs have been lost at the UK firm, but Codemasters has emphasised this is not across the entire company. Instead, selected areas with the publisher’s digital business have entered …

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Gibeau: PopCap cuts due to "duplicative" roles with EA

The recent job cuts at PopCap were due to roles that were duplicative” of those that already existed at parent company EA. That’s according to EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau, who says that the loss of jobs is a normal and expected process as part of any takeover. Typically at …

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Jagex closes 8Realms, job losses incoming

Jagex is closing its MMO 8Realms after little more than a year since the game’s closed beta was released. Develop understands that as a result of the closure, a number of Jagex staff are to lose their jobs, while others will have their positions moved within the company. Jagex has …

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Cuts at Ubisofts Red Storm

Ubisoft has axed nearly forty staff at its Red Storm studio, the publisher has confirmed. The group insists those affected by the cuts have the opportunity to consider positions in other Ubisoft studios” – though it appears that North Carolina-based Red Storm is the only Ubisoft studio in the US. …

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RTW’s MyWorld given fresh hope

Begbies Traynor, the acting administrator for stricken Dundee studio Realtime Worlds, has announced that 23 members of the 60-strong team that had been working on recently-announced RTW title ‘Project MyWorld’ have been offered their jobs back. As a smaller entity MyWorld is attracting considerable interest from potential buyers and 23 …

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More redundancies at Realtime Worlds?

Sister site Develop has heard that Realtime Worlds is beginning a process of staff redundancies, with many of its workforce set for consultation talks. No one at the studio was available to comment at the time of going to press – though clarification on the matter is being pursued. Develop …

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20 jobs lost at Firaxis

Publishing brand 2K has axed some 20 staff from Civilisation studio Firaxis, citing the need to cut costs. Firaxis has realigned its development resources in order to streamline its development process, reduce costs and maximize the overall performance the studio," read a 2K statement sent out to news group Kotaku. …

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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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