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ArenaNet employees brace themselves for mass layoffs

Guild Wars developer ArenaNet has informed employees that it plans to “cut costs across the organisation,” meaning another round of mass layoffs is about to hit the video game industry. Currently, it’s unknown just how many employees will be laid off, although those that worked on cancelled projects are expected …

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Warner Bros to be hit with company wide layoffs

Warner Bros is set to be hit with a company wide wave of layoffs later this week according to multiple reports. This could very well have a significant effect the Interactive Enterainment division which is responsible for publishing the Batman Akrham series, The Witcher series, the FEAR series along with …

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WildStar developer hit with layoffs

It looks like WildStar, Guild Wars and City of Heroes publisher, NCSoft, is running in to some trouble and as a result, the company, along with several developers have been hit with layoffs. Guild Wars developer, Arenanet, is unaffected whereas WildStar developer, Carbine, has had to let go around 60 people, cutting …

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Angry Birds developer Rovio announces job cuts

Rovio, the mobile app-developer that took Crush the Castle and added birds, has announced that it's going to have to cut a large number of jobs from its Finnish offices; some 130 in total, which represents over 16 per cent of its work force. “We have been building our team on assumptions …

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Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios

Microsoft's original programming plans have been cut short as it has been revealed that Xbox Entertainment Studios will be shutting down as part of the mass job cuts taking place at the company. The studio was in charge of the upcoming live action Halo projects and the Atari E.T landfill documentary. …

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Zynga buys new developer, fires old ones

Zynga, the Facebook game maker with an ex-CEO that doesn't really like contemporary gaming, and a current one that said if your internet sucks, get an Xbox 360, has announced the acquisition of another developer, taking on all of its staff and facilities. This time around its CSR Racing developer …

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