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Harmonix lays off 37, replaces CEO in restructuring

By Robert Workman, May 29, 2014 9:30am PDT

Harmonix has gone through recent layoffs, and restructured a bit as a result.

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"..in the Boston area, I should say. There's still an indie development gathering, though."

- the archvile see all 3 comments

Irrational Games restructuring, all but 15 members leaving

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 18, 2014 10:15am PST

BioShock series creator Ken Levine is closing the doors to Irrational Games and will take an unspecified new role with Take-Two. Most of the remainder of Irrational's staff will be laid off.

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"Interested to see what this next "narrative-driven" game that is highly replayable will be. I ..."

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Spicy Horse downsized after Akaneiro lost $1.7 million

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2014 11:30am PST

American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio due to the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters failing quite massively. McGee revealed that Spicy Horse has spent about $2 million in total making the free-to-play action-RPG, which first launched at the end of January 2013,...

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"American's McGee's Spicy Horse sounds like a great name for hot sauce."

- Donborvio see all 17 comments

Mafia dev hit with layoffs as 2K shuffles staff

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 10, 2014 6:00am PST

2K is shaking things up at 2K Czech, creator of the Mafia series. The publisher is closing 2K Czech's Prague office, shifting some people over to the one in Brno, bringing some over to 2K headquarters in California, and some, well, they're just plumb out of a job. What exact...

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"Hidden & Dangerous games should be brought to GOG and Steam. Great games, though the ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 6 comments

Toki Tori dev cut back to two members in 'reboot'

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2014 7:30am PST

"Turns out we aren't as good at selling games as we thought!" Dutch studio Two Tribes has earnestly stated, boldly declaring "It's time for a radical change!" The developer behind games including Toki Tori and Edge has laid off all but two members--its two co-founders--and i...

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"Have all their games in Steam and Rush on Wii U. Really great developer, shame they had to ..."

- Kolzig73 see all 8 comments

Command & Conquer ceases production, Victory Games shut down

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 29, 2013 11:35am PDT

Command & Conquer has closed its alpha test and ceased production on the game in its current state. The announcement comes on the heels of rumors that Victory Games, formerly known as BioWare Victory, has been shut down.

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"They should've paid me a million dollars to tell them this when Generals 2 was axed."

- Marrbe see all 75 comments

Capcom hit with layoffs, including senior VP Christian Svensson

By Steve Watts, Jul 11, 2013 11:30am PDT

Capcom senior VP Christian Svensson says he has left the company voluntarily, as part of a reorganization at the company that resulted in other job losses as well.

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"Oh. Well, at that point, Capcom's involvement seems to be IP ownership, and maybe testing. ..."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

Zynga layoffs at OMGPOP no surprise, ex-staffer says

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2013 1:15pm PDT

The reports of OMGPOP's closure as part of a massive layoffs at Zynga are apparently true, but one former employee said the end was not a surprise, and was met with no sadness.

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"Ah, a heartwarming story of two businesses built on stolen ideas coming together, milking each ..."

- Boxelder see all 7 comments

Zynga lays off more than 500 employees, closes LA, NY, and Dallas offices

By John Keefer, Jun 03, 2013 12:26pm PDT

Social game developer Zynga has laid off 520 employees from their internal teams, and will be closing their Los Angeles, New York and Dallas offices in the process, the company has confirmed.

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"How many games did Zynga make and maintain? They seem to have a really large number of ..."

- Mmmmmoo see all 5 comments

EA hit with more layoffs to 'streamline'

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2013 11:30am PDT

Electronic Arts has confirmed more layoffs at the company as it is "streamlining operations" and "sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile." The company did not disclose where the current layoffs were, or how many people were affected, but reports s...

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"Well, here's hoping the Marketing and Origin teams are next to be "Streamlined"."

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City dev hit with more layoffs

By John Keefer, Apr 10, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Operation Raccoon City developer Slant Six Games hit with third round of layoffs in two years.

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"I couldn't fathom bastardizing the Resident Evil IP like this developer did. I want nothing more ..."

- beef2187 see all 5 comments

Square Enix LA office again hit with layoffs

By John Keefer, Apr 03, 2013 1:00pm PDT

The Los Angeles offices of Square Enix America have again been hit with an unspecified number of layoffs, reportedly including the CEO and head of marketing. The office house mostly marketing and public relations staff.

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"Square Enix has had a long history of having games be carried by media and story. That said, ..."

- asianwaste see all 22 comments

Layoffs at Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 05, 2013 6:00am PST

An unconfirmed number of people have been laid off by TimeGate Studios, creator of the FPS series Section 8 and, most recently, co-developer of Gearbox's ill-fated Aliens: Colonial Marines. Officially it's part of TimeGate's preparations for "the transition to next-generatio...

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"Ugh we all know Randy Pitchford hand picked who to lay off. Those jobs could have been saved if ..."

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Gabe Newell responds to Valve layoff speculation

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 14, 2013 6:00am PST

While Valve talks freely about some aspects of its work, the Steam and Half-Life creator is always tight-lipped about business. However, the flurry of speculation, rumour and doomsaying which sprung from news of layoffs at Valve has provoked a statement from head honcho Gabe...

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"all great shack posts are fundamentally rooted in mental illness "

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Report: Valve hit with layoffs; 'large decisions' ahead

By John Keefer, Feb 13, 2013 11:30am PST

Reports are beginning to surface that employee-friendly Valve Software is in the process of making "large decision" about the company's future, resulting in the layoff of as many as 25 employees from multiple departments.

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""the people build hl3 could be easily said to just be taking up time and money considering the ..."

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