Second phase of Microsoft staff cuts starts today

According to an internal email seen by CNET, the second round of Microsoft layoffs begin today, part of the 5,000 in job cuts promised by the company in January. Back then, we were hopeful that solid Xbox performance would help spare the gaming division ... until we heard about the shuttering of ACES and the dissolution of the Gamerscore Blog team.

This time, with no specific information to go on in said email, we're just going to cross our fingers for good news and keep our ears to the ground.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.