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Layoffs hit Sega Europe following restructure in US

Sega Europe suffered "a limited number of redundancies" due to a restructuring in Sega of America's Sonic and mobile divisions. The layoffs follow those that hit Sega of America in October 2013 due to another restructure. "Sega is in the process of consolidating certain functions of the Sonic...

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'Sonic Boom' to debut on Cartoon Network in fall of 2014

A new, computer animated television series staring Sonic the Hedgehog and pals will premiere on Cartoon Network sometime in the fall of next year, Variety reports. In Europe, the show will debut on French children's networks Canal J and Gulli. The show, provisionally called Sonic Boom, is being...

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Sega of America confirms unspecified number of layoffs

Sega of America revealed this week that it's laid off a number of employees, although the company didn't say how many jobs were lost. GamesBeat, who confirmed the news with a Sega spokesperson, believes the number of those laid off is "small." "As the gaming industry continues to evolve," Sega...

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Sonic: Lost World features competitive multiplayer, off-screen play on Wii U

Sonic: Lost World will have a few platform-specific distinctions on Wii U and 3DS. The former version will support off-TV play and a "two player support mode," while the 3DS game will include "exclusive Special Stages and Color Powers unique to Nintendo 3DS," according to Sega. Both versions...

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Rumor: Second 'Sega Pluto' found at a garage sale

So apparently people can just find rare, never-released consoles at garage sales now. That's how the second (and purported final) "Sega Pluto" was found, retrieved at a garage sale for a dollar "five or six years" ago by YouTube user kidvid666. Above, he explains that he didn't know it was a "Sega...

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Platinum creating a fifth game for Sega

In two years, Platinum Games has fulfilled its end of the four-game deal it inked with Sega -- with the release of Vanquish this past October, the all-star development studio completed its contractual run. It appears that the publisher still values the relationship, as executive VP of sales and...

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Sega restructures US, European operations, lays off 73

Sega West President Mike Hayes has told IndustryGamers that the company is currently implementing a major restructuring of its North American and European operations. The human cost will be 73 jobs (36 in San Francisco, 37 in London), which represents about 12 percent of Sega West's workforce. It's...

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Sega of America taps Maeda for COO

Sega's made some strides in trying to reach the Western market and its choice for the new head of Sega of America would seem to indicate the company wants to keep the progress going. Masanao Maeda will serve as the branch's new chief operating officer, Sega has announced. Though not a Bernie...

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Sega's Naoya Tsurumi promoted to lofty new position

The departure of Sega of America president and COO Simon Jeffery to the much happier-looking ngmoco:) has brought more changes to Sega's corporate Tower of Power. The company announced today that Naoya Tsurumi, former CEO of Sega of America, will now "assume worldwide responsibility for SEGA's ...

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Sega of America president leaves for ngmoco

So, the long and short of it is this: Sega of America president and CEO Simon Jeffery is leaving Sega, a longstanding name in the video game industry that has created hits in both hardware and software, for ngmoco, a company known for its iPhone titles, namely Rolando. If that doesn't tell you...

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