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Bizarre Creations in the balance

In news that continues to emerge tonight, it appears as if Activision is to close the doors of UK developer Bizarre Creations. Around 200 jobs could be lost in the process. Bizarre is best known for creating Microsoft’s successful Project Gotham Racing series, though its gaming heritage began far earlier; …

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Sega shuts San Francisco dev

Sega has closed its San Francisco games development studio. The outfit, previously known as Secret Level and acquired in 2006, winds down following the completion of the tie-in game for Iron Man 2. Previously the studio had worked on the first Iron Man title and the failed attempt to revamp …

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Champ Man Online closing its doors

Eidos is to shut down its football MMO Championship Manager Online on April 30th, just a few days before the game would have reached the ripe old age of five. CVG reports that game’s userbase – which is still several thousand players strong – is up in arms about the …

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EA to shut down old game servers

Publisher EA is to power down a host of servers used to run the multiplayer component of a number of last-gen and some early next-gen titles, it has revealed. Titles in line to see their strings cut include Facebreaker, Fight Night Round 3, NASCAR 09, Burnout Revenge, FIFA 07, Tiger …

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IsoHunt downed by copyright lawyers

Though Christmas day is behind us, IP holders have been given a late festive present with news that another high-profile BitTorrent site – Gary Fung’s IsoHunt – has been closed following a successful prosecution in California. A US District Court judge found that Fung and his site had infringed copyright …

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Rumour: EA shuts Pandemic

California–based developer Pandemic Studios is the latest victim of EA’s mass staff reduction operation, reports suggest, and may have closed down completely. An EA spokesperson was not available for comment as a news report from Kotaku went live and suggested that EA has shuttered the studio completely, taking as many …

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Lights go out at Midway Newcastle

Its management team tried to fight it off, but the collapse of Midway has finally caught up with its Newcastle studio – and today it was put into administration. MCV’s sister site Develop understands that Midway CEO himself Matt Booty broke the news to the team this morning, and that …

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The Matrix Online goes offline for good

After an at times turbulent four years on the market Sony Online Entertainment is to turn off the servers to virtual world The Matrix Online on July 31st. Now we’ve seen how far the rabbit hole goes and it’s time to wake up from that dream (or go back to …

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Factor 5 closes US dev studio

Factor 5 is to close its San Rafael studio, the company’s CEO has revealed. According to a post on the official website, the ‘obstacles created by the sudden bankruptcy of Brash Entertainment for the continuation of operations have turned out too great to overcome in the current economic climate,’ wrote …

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US: Circuit City closes its doors

Circuit City closed the last of its 567 stores yesterday, putting an end to the firm’s retail operation in the US. The company’s expiration has been a drawn out and public affair, having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last November and going into liquidation in January. Click here to read …

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