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Zoo Entertainment delisted from NASDAQ

Indie and mobile games publisher Zoo Entertainmenthas been delisted from the Nasdaq stock exchange after not honouring a 45-day warning. In September, the stock exchange notified Zoo that it no longer met qualifications for listing, as Nasdaq-listed firms require a minimum of $2.5 million in stockholder equity. The warning came …

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Mainstream press suffers big drop in readers

Mainstream magazines that feature game content have suffered a severe decline in readership, according to ABC audits. Magazines including Zoo, FHM, Nuts and Loaded have seen as much as 50,000 fewer readers. Film publications including Empire and Total Film have seen year-on-year readership falls of 22,000 and 3,000 individuals respectively. …

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360 Gamer circulation falls

Uncooked Media’s 360 Gamer magazine has seen a drop in circulation of 13.5 per cent year-on-year for the six months ending June 30th. Average readership for the three-weekly magazine fell to 14,288 from last year’s 16,527 according to latest ABC figures. However between July and December 2009 circulation rose briefly …

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Zushi team returns as Funbox Media

Funbox Media has become the new face of defunct publisher Zushi Games. The new company was set up by former Zushi employees and is headed up by managing director Barry Hatch. Funbox will publish a variety of games encompassing a mixture of previous Zushi titles such as Family Gameshow and …

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THQ promises new approach to casual

Along side its plans to progress key IP such as WWE, UFC, Red Faction and Saints Row, THQ has stated that it intends to completely re-work its approach to the potentially lucrative casual sector in the year ahead. The casual games sector is extremely challenging,” Senior VP of European publishing …

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Zushi Games goes into administration

UK publisher Zushi Games has confirmed to MCV that it has entered administration. The company’s co-founder and chairman Ian Stewart declined to comment further until the ongoing litigation processes are complete. According to Companies House’s listings, Zushi Games officially entered administration on March 18th and has a receivership action against …

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THQ signs deal with Animal Planet

THQ has prepared a huge long-term marketing push to support the launch of its newest IP, World of Zoo – including a sponsorship deal of popular documentary TV channel Animal Planet. The Wii, PC and DS game is due on November 6th, and allows players to create and manage their …

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Zushi: Xmas line-up is only the beginning

Zushi has announced a range of games that will break new ground for the publisher and drive its growth in 2010. Over the next six months, the company will release a selection of brand new IPs, including Family Gameshow and Jigapix. Zushi will also break away from its traditional position …

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Ex-Empire IP coming to UK market

Empire’s former sales boss Vip Patel is to launch the UK office of Zoo Games – the company which purchased the defunct Britsoft publisher’s IP in May for a bargain fee. Patel confirmed to MCV that the subsidiary, which will be based in Bushey, Hertfordshire, will be called Zoo Entertainment …

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Zoo becomes Zushi Games

A new label called Zushi Games launches next month, built from what was previously Zoo Digital Publishing.The original Sheffield-based Zoo was bought by US outfit Greenscreen Inc a year ago, but bosses Ian Stewart and Barry Hatch regained control of the firm via a management buy-out in November. The new …

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