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PopCap Dublin shuts down

PopCap closed its Dublin office this morning, former PopCap Mobile Associate Producer JP Vaughan confirmed the closure, later tweeting that the studio had "30 days to prepare" for the news. Last month, a round of layoffs at PopCap's Seattle offices saw 50 employees lose their jobs, with reports of...

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Report: PopCap hit with international layoffs [Update]

EA laid off employees of its PopCap studios in Dublin, Shanghai and Seattle, Duke Nukem creator George Broussard tweeted today, following an earlier message saying layoffs were "imminent" at PopCap. PopCap Dublin was shut down, Shanghai was "shrunk" and Seattle let go 50 people, according to...

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EA planning upcoming layoffs, 'completed by September 30, 2012'

EA today confirmed plans to enact a "restructuring" among its employees, resulting in an unnamed number of layoffs companywide. The restructuring is part of EA CEO John Riccitiello's move toward digital – an initiative that aims to alter the composition of EA's staff from one in eight...

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EA denies report of incoming mass layoffs

EA has denied a report that 500-1,000 layoffs, representing 5-10 percent of the workforce, are about to hit the company. The publisher told MCV there are no layoffs "as such." The company rep said, "At any given time there are new people coming in and others leaving. EA is growing and hiring and...

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EA in Vancouver sees 'small number' of layoffs

EA's studio in Vancouver, home to EA Canada and Black Box, was hit with layoffs while the studio goes through a "transformation." Apparently it's a lot of transforming, since variants of "transform" show up a lot in the following statement about the transformational studio. "EA in Vancouver is...

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EA Bright Light in process of closure

The body count for established British studios keeps rising, with EA Bright Light the latest in the crosshairs. EA confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that a "formal consultation process" has begun at the studio. That's a fancy term for the time required under UK law (dependent on number of employees)...

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EA confirms closure of Visceral Melbourne, reaffirms support for Melbourne-based mobile studios

Following reports last Friday that EA shuttered its Visceral Melbourne studio, the International Game Developer's Association Melbourne tweeted on Sunday, "Confirmation of EA closing Visceral has been received :( our best wishes to the 21 devs now out of a job #EAVisceral." Electronic Arts has...

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Report: EA closing Visceral Melbourne on Monday

Electronic Arts' Visceral Studios in Melbourne will reportedly shut down this Monday. Kotaku reports that it has a source claiming as much, and the IGDA chapter in Melbourne is "happy to help all affected" in any way it can. The Age's Screen Play Blog is hearing the same rumors. Kotaku's...

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EA incurs $322 million loss in Q3, 22% of employees in 'low cost locations'

EA suffered a net loss of $322 million for its fiscal third quarter ending December 31, 2010, a fourfold increase from the same period last year. The company generated revenues of a mere $1.05 billion during Q3, a decrease of nearly $200 million from the holidays last year. Despite significant...

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Frontier's 'The Outsider' on hold, but not canceled

It seems The Outsider's inability to gel with a publisher has finally forced Frontier Developments to put the game on hold, according to statements made by studio head David Braben to Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Develop. "We have had to change priorities because of requirements on other unannounced...

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