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Sony has confirmed that it's shuttering Studio Liverpool, more famously known as Psygnosis. The publisher was founded in 1984 and is responsible for a legion of best-selling titles including Lemmings, Colony Wars, Destruction Derby, Wipeout and the Formula One games. In a statement, the company sa...

August 23rd 2012 at 5:23am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that Netflix has grand plans to expand its global footprint that now feeds media to some 20 million North American subscribers. Hell, the company was boasting of the "significant dollars" allocated to its 2011 international expansion plans just four months ago. While nothing's offici...

March 31st 2011 at 2:57am 0 Comments
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At the front end of this year, we heard that BluFocus was getting a facility going to help studios pumping out Blu-ray Discs to the adoring public make sure no terrible backlashes occurred. Now, the quality assurance specialists are offering up two more critical certifications: THX and BD-Java. What...

October 16th 2008 at 1:23am 0 Comments
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After seeing a wave of faulty Blu-ray Discs a few months back, we've heard relatively little about further mishaps. Still, that's not stopping firms from hoping in the quickly-expanding quality control arena. On the docket today is My Eye Media, which is broadening its service portfolio with Blu-Qua...

February 23rd 2008 at 11:24pm 0 Comments
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Barely a month after Microsoft revealed the Xbox 360 HD DVD Emulator in hopes of speeding up development of HDi, we're seeing a new company emerge with bolstering Blu-ray Disc quality as its top priority. Of course, anyone paying attention over the past few weeks would realize that something like t...

January 20th 2008 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Just days after the US government decided to bar Ciber from testing anymore e-voting terminals due to its perpetual negligence, it now seems that a pair of Colorado-based outfits are next in line to take over those duties. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently recomm...

January 22nd 2007 at 10:15am 0 Comments
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Sparked by uproar over a "game-killing" bug in Genji, Ritual Entertainment QA manager Michael Russell recalls a job interview for FPQA Manager, held at Sony's San Diego offices. There he caught a glimpse of Sony's QA process, which, according to Russell, "allows creativity to squash quality" -- he p...

November 29th 2006 at 7:55pm 0 Comments
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GameDaily has an interesting article up about how game developers seem to be using players as beta testers.  Buggy code is released as a final product to the public with the thought that it can always be fixed with a later patch.  And, while the article specifically discusses single player...

April 25th 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments