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Rockstar Closes Vancouver Studio

by 2 years ago

    The latest industry news has reports of Rockstar Games, best known for the Grand Theft Auto series, shutting down its Vancouver studio. Despite closing down the Vancouver branch, Rockstar said …

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    European Union Says Digital-only Games Can Be Resold

    by 2 years ago

      The Court of Justice of European Union, their highest court of law, has passed a ruling that publishers cannot prohibit the resale of used software licenses for downloaded software. "Where …

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      Activision Closes Radical Entertainment

      by 2 years ago

        Activision has decided to shut down Vancouver-based Radical Entertainment, known primarily for their work on the Prototype and Scarface games. Although we made a substantial investment in the Prototype IP, …

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        38 Studios Closes, All Employees Laid Off

        by 2 years ago

          38 Studios, best known for developing Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, has laid off all of their employees and closed down their offices. This includes the closure of their subsidiary, Big …

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          Company of Heroes 2 Announced

          by 2 years ago

            A NeoGAF member received an early copy of the upcoming PC Gamer magazine, which features Company of Heroes 2 on the cover. This confirms rumors that a sequel to the …

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            Nexon Offers to Buy EA

            by 2 years ago

              Bloomberg is reporting that Nexon has extended an offer to buy Electronic Arts. Japanese online game company¬†Nexon¬†reportedly contacted Electronic Arts¬†(EA) about making an offer, according to Bloomberg, citing a South …

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              Valve Employee Handbook

              by 2 years ago

                Every wonder what it's like to work at Valve? This weekend, the Valve Employee Handbook showed up on the Internet. This book isn‚Äôt about fringe benefits or how to set …

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                Codemasters to Focus on Racing Games

                by 2 years ago

                  Codemasters has announced plans to drop its shooter franchises and focus all development efforts on its racing games. "The focus is an exclusive one, there are no other genre properties …

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                  Author Sues Ubisoft Over Assassin’s Creed

                  by 2 years ago

                    Gamesindustry.biz is reporting that Ubisoft is facing legal action from science fiction author John L. Beiswenger, who claims that the popular Assassin's Creed series bears striking similarities to his 2003 …

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                    Notch Announces 0x10c (A New Space-Themed Game)

                    by 2 years ago

                    Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson has announced a new space-themed game in the works, which he's calling 0x10c. The game is still very early in development, but here is a …

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                    EA Voted “Worst Company in America” in Consumerist Poll

                    by 2 years ago

                      Electronic Arts is in the news again, this time as the winner of the Consumerist's 2012 award for worst company in America. After more than 250,000 votes, Consumerist readers ultimately …

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                      Bioware Responds to Mass Effect 3 Ending Criticisms

                      by 2 years ago

                      Dr. Ray Muzyka has posted to the BioWare blog¬†acknowledging fan dissatisfaction with the ending of Mass Effect 3. As co-founder and GM of BioWare, I‚Äôm very proud of the ME3 …

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