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Ubisoft Reflections’ surprise PC shooter Atomega releases next week

Ubisoft’s Reflections studio has announced it’s releasing a brand-new PC game in just over a week’s time. Entitled Atomega, the online multiplayer FPS has seemingly come out of nowhere, joining Gunpoint dev Tom Francis’ new title Heat Signature (which also launches next week) in a number of surprise release announcements …

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Kixeye hit with unspecified number of layoffs – report

An unconfirmed number of employees at online game company Kixeye are reportedly out of the job. A brief from Gamasutra confirmed the news with a source involved with the cuts,” and points to multiple and job opportunity and condolence posts from other game company’s on Twitter over the past day …

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Bigpoint hires former SOE, Zynga execs

Online games maker and distributor Bigpoint has added a pair of executives to help run its games operations. Ex-Zynga general manager Heather Sinclair joins the company as its head of product optimisation. The position is newly-created, and Sinclair will be tasked with helping drive metrics-supported game design for titles that …

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EFF wants to grant players power to maintain abandoned online games

Publishers of games that have an online component may be forced to hand them over to gamers if they cease to support them. Gamasutra reports that the Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed legal paper seeking six exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, one of which seeks exemptions for games …

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