Alan Au

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Layoffs at Zynga

by 2 years ago

    There are confirmed layoffs of around 100 employees at the Zynga offices in Austin, and unconfirmed reports of simultaneous layoffs at the Chicago and Boston development offices. This affects many …

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    BioWare Founders Retiring

    by 2 years ago

      As spotted on the BioWare blog, Drs. Muzyka and Zeschuk say they plan to retire from the company they founded. As the legend goes, Ray and Greg went to medical …

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      Epic Games Adds Seattle Office

      by 2 years ago

        Epic Games has announced plans to open an office in Seattle to work on Unreal Engine 4. “The proximity to key partners, the density of world-class talent and all the …

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        Layoffs at PopCap

        by 2 years ago

          Sad news at PopCap today as they announce the layoffs of ~50 people at their Seattle office. Electronic Arts-owned game developer PopCap has seen a round of layoffs that may …

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          Nintendo Power Shuts Down

          by 2 years ago

            After more than 20 years of publication, Nintendo Power magazine will be shutting down. Nintendo Power's shuttering comes during a time of continuing struggles for the US magazine industry, which …

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            Blizzard Security Notice: Change Your Password!

            by 2 years ago

            Blizzard is reporting a recent security breach, where some data was extracted from their internal network. They're recommending that you change your password and personal security question just to be …

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            Steam to support non-game software?

            by 2 years ago

            Valve has revealed plans to support software other than games on their Steam platform. "The 40 million gamers frequenting Steam are interested in more than playing games," said Mark Richardson …

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            Ubisoft DRM is a security risk

            by 2 years ago

              RockPaperShotgun is reporting that the PC browser plugin for Ubisoft's Uplay software contains a software vulnerability that could allow someone to run pretty much anything they want on your machine. …

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              Warner Bros. Seattle Layoffs

              by 2 years ago

                In more sad news from the development front, Warner Bros. has announced layoffs at its Seattle-area studios. An unknown number of layoffs are affecting WB Games Seattle staff – the …

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                Microsoft Flight Canceled

                by 2 years ago

                  In the latest industry shake-up, Microsoft Flight has been canceled and its Vancouver-based development team laid off. "Microsoft Studios is always evaluating its portfolio of products to determine what is …

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                  Fez gets patched, er, sort of.

                  by 2 years ago

                  The independent game Fez is getting a patch. Actually, it's the first patch being re-released despite a potential savegame-killing problem. Why not fix it? Certification fees. ... as it turns …

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                  Layoffs at BioWare Austin

                  by 2 years ago

                    In unfortunate industry news, EA/BioWare has conducted a round of layoffs from their Austin studio primarily responsible for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Reports also emerged on Tuesday morning that …

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