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Wipeout developer Sony Liverpool closed

Sony confirmed this morning that Wipeout developer Sony Liverpool has been shut down. It is currently unknown how many people have lost their jobs. MCV reports that the campus will remain open for various Sony Europe logistic services, but that the studio itself has been terminated as part of...

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UK retailer Game cuts 46 jobs from HQ

Retailer Game's problematic financial condition has caused the troubled retailed to cut 46 jobs from its UK headquarters. "Our proposed new structure will change the way that we operate and will enable us to be significantly more efficient in our relationships with suppliers and customers," the...

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TIGA: UK 'brain drain' sees nearly half of laid-off devs leaving country

Britain's developer workforce has fallen 10 percent since 2008, and 41 percent of studio employees laid off between 2009 and 2011 have relocated out of the country, UK-games trade association TIGA reports. TIGA is publishing a survey from Games Investor Consulting that covers three-fourths of the...

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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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Report: Activision reshuffles execs in US, UK; layoffs result

According to "internal memos" acquired by the LA Times, Activision has switched up more of its executive positions, in addition to the change in position for Thomas Tippl, who is currently co-serving CFO/CCO/COO (enough acronyms?). A representative for the company told the LA Times, "We realigned...

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UK retailer Game closing many of its stores

With all the layoffs and financial hits game publishers and developers have absorbed over the past year, it should come as no surprise that the retail branch of the industry is hurting too. In a statement to Edge today, UK retailer Game said it would close 12 of its stores, six Gamestations and all...

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Rebellion's Derby studio on the verge of shutting down

Echoing grim sentiments made earlier this year, Rebellion Studios' CEO Jason Kingsley recently told Develop that the Derby branch of Rebellion that birthed Lara Croft (previously at Core Design) may not be around for too much longer. "It's quite likely that [the Derby studio] won't be kept intact...

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Free Radical's fate to be decided this week

If you're like us, then you remember the amazing GoldenEye 007 and those fun TimeSplitters games (and are trying to forget that Haze one). That's why the ongoing story of UK-based Free Radical touches us so deeply. We were hoping to get a new TimeSplitters game some day! Now, it looks like we'll...

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THQ mobile shake up leaves 100 staffers without jobs

True to its word, THQ downsized its wireless division. According to THQ's Brian Farrell, the realignment will see the company "focus only on games for high-end handheld devices," sending around a hundred of its mobile phone staff to the unemployment line. The company stated plans to "restructure"...

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Report: EA marketing and PR jobs cut in UK

While some may have made their saving throw and dodged the financial axe, others have not been so lucky. GI.biz reports that Electronic Arts cut multiple PR and marketing positions in the UK, leaving some cleaning out their desks and others looking for new jobs within the publishing giant's less...

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