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Does Red Dead Redemption have mass appeal?

Rockstar has high hopes for the upcoming Red Dead Redemption, but US analyst Michael Pachter has questioned whether it will become the blockbuster that publisher 2K Games intends. UK Rockstar boss Neil Stephen told MCV earlier this month: RDR is incredibly beautiful and on an unprecedented scale. This, combined with …

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Sega confirms job losses, restructuring

Publisher Sega is to massively overhaul its Western operations in a move that will result in both a loss of jobs and a massive realignment toward the growing digital distribution market. 73 jobs are to be lost in total, with 37 losses at Sega’s London office and 36 in San …

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West and Zampella explain EA move

The two men at the heart of the controversial sacking from Infinity Ward and signing with EA have spoken out about their decision to side with Activision’s biggest rival. The situation was kind of forced on us, so once that happened the next day we were flooded with calls and …

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Activision not surprised by Respawn

In a brief statement issued in the wake of the shock Respawn Entertainment announcement, publisher Activision has said that it’s not surprised by the move made by former Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella. This agreement comes as no surprise to Activision given the myriad of improper activities …

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EA: Respawn deal is ironic

Long before former Infinity Ward owners Jason West and Vince Zampella fell out with Activision, the pair once walked away from EA and its Medal of Honor franchise. And the pair’s return to EA at the helm of new independent studio Respawn Entertainment is not without a sense of incongruity, …

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Respawns first game to be huge summer blockbuster

It’s got to be a first person shooter. But a contemporary war game? Multiplayer only? The long-rumoured sci-fi shooter? What form Jason West and Vince Zampella’s first game under the guise of Respawn Entertainment will take is anyone’s guess, but you can be sure it’ll be big. Speaking to the …

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Respawn Entertainment reading between the lines

It’s already one of the bloodiest sagas in the history of modern games development, but the feud between sacked Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella has been taken to a whole new dimension with the news that the pair have opened a new studio and aligned themselves with …

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EA signs West and Zampella

The very public fight between Activision and Infinity Ward’s former bosses has taken an interesting twist. Jason West and Vince Zampella have formed Respawn Entertainment – and the kicker for Activision is that they have a publishing deal with Electronic Arts. The two were ousted for the studio in early …

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West and Zampella respond

Fired Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella might be back in games development sooner than you think. Although the two are embroiled in an ugly suit-countersuit with former employer Activision, their lawyer has said the two ‘plan to have an announcement very soon’ detailing their next move. It …

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