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Don Mattrick Reportedly Leaving Xbox To Join Zynga?!

by 1 year ago

    After a rocky reception for the recently announced Xbox One, AllThingsD is reporting that Xbox spokesman Don Mattrick will be leaving Microsoft to take a new position at Zynga. The move appears …

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    Layoffs at Trion Worlds

    by 1 year ago

      Reports are coming in from multiple sources that Trion Worlds has laid off  approximately 100 people from their Defiance development team. The RIFT team suffered similar layoffs in December, but …

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      Plants vs. Zombies 2 coming in July 2013

      by 1 year ago

      PopCap released a new video today poking fun at player questions about a sequel to its popular Plants vs. Zombies game. The video's tagline is "it's about time" and indeed, many …

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      Hopes, dreams in short supply as EA literally decimates employee population

      by 1 year ago

        Electronic Arts has conducted another round of layoffs, with estimates stating that as much as 10% of their workforce has been let go. In recent weeks, EA has aligned all …

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        Gearbox Gets Homeworld License

        by 2 years ago

          As previously reported, teamPixel was unable to secure the Homeworld license. However, a recent announcement from Gearbox Software reveals that they are the new owners of this classic space strategy …

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          Disney Closes LucasArts

          by 2 years ago

            Reports are coming in that Disney has closed down veteran game development studio LucasArts and canceled all ongoing development projects. This announcement comes on the heels of Disney's recent acquisition …

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            Gas Powered Games Shuts Down

            by 2 years ago

              In another bit of disappointing industry news, Kotaku is reporting that Gas Powered Games has closed down its offices. We've heard from two more sources saying that almost everyone at …

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              Square-Enix Cancels Controversial Hitman App

              by 2 years ago

              There have been weird promotional campaigns in the past, and occasionally someone crosses the line from tacky to offensive. This appears to be the case with the Facebook app being …

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              Steam Big Picture

              by 2 years ago

              Valve has rolled out a new controller-friendly "Big Picture" interface for their Steam client, catering to folks who like to play Steam content in their living room. Steam gamers may …

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              XCOM Slingshot DLC Released

              by 2 years ago

              Firaxis and 2K Games have announced the release of a new DLC pack for their recently released XCOM strategy game, available for both the Xbox 360 and PC. With the Slingshot …

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              Desert Bus for Hope 2012

              by 2 years ago

                It's Desert Bus time again, with the charity fundraiser gaming marathon entering its 6th year. Basically, the Loading Ready Run crew plays the most boring game ever and entertains spectators …

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                Valve Announces Start of Voting for 2012 Saxxy Awards

                by 2 years ago

                Valve sends word that voting is now open for the second annual Saxxy awards, which are awarded to videos submitted by the community as determined by popular vote. Every video …

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