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OMGPOP staff "were ripping up Zynga hoodies and T-shirts" after being sacked

The sacked former members of Zynga’s now-defunct New York office have admitted they were not surprised by yesterday’s news. Business Insider reports that several members of staff grabbed beers from the fridge as they were called to a mid-morning meeting, such was the sense of inevitability with which the studio …

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Assassin’s Creed creator fired by Ubisoft

Patrice Desilets, the creator of Assassin’s Creed, has parted company with Ubisoft for a second time. The news is shrouded in an air of controversy, however, with the developer claiming that he was fired and frogmarched out of the building. Contrary to any statements made earlier today, this morning I …

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Rumour vultures begin to circle Riccitiello

The insatiable online rumour mill is once again questioning the viability of John Riccitiello’s position at the top of EA. Rumours of discontent emerged yesterday when US analyst Michael Pachter claimed that Riccitiello had confessed to him that he feared for his job, adding that the exec doesn’t understand what …

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Rainbow 6’s lead devs axed by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has axed leading members of the Montreal development team behind its upcoming Rainbow 6 Patriots game, it has been revealed. As reported byGame Informer, the publisher has confirmed that creative director David Sears, narrative head Richard Rouse III, lead designer Philippe Therien and animation director Brent George have all …

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Yahoo sacks CEO Bartz

Internet services provider Yahoo has sacked its CEO Carol Bartz after two and a half years in the role. I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board,” Bartz told employees via an internal email, published by Wired. …

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Stringer’s position under threat

The positions of both chief executive SIr Howard Stringer and corporate executive officer and executive VP Kaz Hirai are under threat as a result of the ongoing PSN saga. That’s the opinion of two fund managers speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian. "The way Sony handled the whole thing goes …

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UFC boots fighter over THQ deal

American kickboxing specialist Jon Fitch has reportedly been kicked off the Ultimate Fighting Championship after refusing to sign over his likeness to THQ for life, Gamespot reports. THQ currently owns the UFC video game rights, and part of its deal requires fighters to sign over the rights to their digital …

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Third of workers go at Juice Games

Warrington-based Juice Games is set to cut around a third of staff, according to MCV sister-site Develop. Sources say the move has come about due to the imminent cancellation of a ‘high risk project’, and is part of moves to combat the worsening economic climate. To read the story in …

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Spielbergs EA team faces the chop

Following the news that EA is to cut six per cent of its global work force , rumours are suggesting that the team working on Steven Spielberg’s ultra-realistic next title has been sacked from EA LA. VG247 claims to have been informed by an EA employee that almost everyone on …

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Microsoft sacks 360 whistleblower

Following a recent article from renowned Xbox 360 insider Dean Takahashi concerning the saga of Xbox 360’s hardware troubles, a Microsoft employee who spoke about the saga openly and on the record has been let go by the company. Takahashi’s article, entitled ‘Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft’s …

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