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Angry Birds publisher cuts layoffs down to 110

Angry Birds publisher Rovio announced plans to cut 16 percent of its workforce in early October, which approximated 130 jobs. That number is now down to 110, as the studio concluded its employee negotiations this week. As part of Rovio's reorganization plans, it opened up "several positions" to int...

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Unannounced Double Fine game canceled, 12 staff let go

Double Fine, the development studio behind games like Broken Age and Costume Quest 2, has been hit with a wave of layoffs. Gamasutra reports that 12 staff were let go after an unannounced project fell through with a publisher, though the studio will continue its work on other games unimpeded. "O...

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Majesco doubting 'ability to continue' following layoffs

Majesco has fallen on hard times, as the Cooking Mama publisher "implemented a reduction of our workforce to reduce our fixed costs," according to recent SEC filings. The company's layoffs came at the very end of October, just after its independent label Midnight City launched Costume Quest 2 on PS...

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Xbox Entertainment Studios now officially closed

Following earlier reports heralding the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios, Microsoft made things official on Wednesday by dismissing those few employees remaining at the company's former film division. The good news is that the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios signals an end to the moun...

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Layoffs hit Infinite Crisis developer Turbine

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed today that a round of layoffs will soon affect The Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine, Inc. "As part of our normal business process, we're routinely looking at the strategic alignment of our company," a Warner Bros. representative told Joy...

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Elder Scrolls Online hit with layoffs, Zenimax will continue to 'invest heavily'

Zenimax Online Studios experienced a round of layoffs this morning. The studio is currently working on The Elder Scrolls Online for publisher Bethesda. "As is the norm for games of this type, we had ramped up a large workforce to develop a game of vast scale, and ramped up our customer service t...

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Nintendo of Europe layoffs involve 320 employees

Nintendo went on a bit of a news spree yesterday, but not all of it was good: in addition to 130 employees affected by the closure of Nintendo's European headquarters, the game and console manufacturer told Kotaku it will also cease working with 190 other people by August 31. Nintendo explained ...

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Infamous dev Sucker Punch hit by layoffs, numbers unknown

Sony-owned developer Sucker Punch laid off some of its staff this week, just days ahead of Infamous: Second Son standalone expansion First Light releasing on PS4. Sony Computer Entertainment America confirmed the layoffs to IGN yesterday, though it's not known how many employees at the Infamous and...

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Microsoft job cuts affect European Xbox division

Microsoft confirmed speculation that its Xbox EMEA team - that's Europe, the Middle East and Africa - would be affected by the company's biggest-ever round of job cuts. It's unknown how many layoffs were made at the EMEA division's UK headquarters, but an MCV source claims 75 percent of the team ar...

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Microsoft to shutter Xbox Entertainment Studios [update]

Following the 18,000 layoffs Microsoft announced this morning, the tech giant has also confirmed reports that it will be closing its Xbox Entertainment Studios division within the next few months. Though the closure of Xbox Entertainment Studios will drastically reduce Microsoft's plans for orig...

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