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Microsoft plans to bring the Xbox One to 26 more markets in September, eight of which were in the original plans for the console's November 2013 launch. Those eight territories, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland, were cut from the first run in August, at...

March 18th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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First announced in 2010, Shadow Cities was set to be a completely new experience in MMO gaming. The location-based mobile game secured millions in investment capital and had a promising showing at GDC 2011. But all of that wasn't enough to keep the game afloat almost three years later. Finnish dev...

September 20th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Nokia's turmoils and subsequent mass layoffs have freed up plenty of smart people in the Finnish workforce to do their own thing. Rovio with Angry Birds, Jolla with Sailfish and now Adaia. The 16-person startup, led by former Nokia employee Heikki Sarajärvi, has revealed that it plans to laun...

July 3rd 2013 at 5:21am 0 Comments
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Today, Renesas is announcing that it's going to "discontinue" the wireless unit it acquired from Nokia. Finnish state media outlet YLE is reporting that all 808 of Renesas' employees in Finland will be let go, of which more than two-thirds are located in the northern city of Oulu. Three years ago,...

June 27th 2013 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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Earlier today, we learned that Samsung had bested Nokia on its home turf by claiming the lion's share of phone sales in Finland last quarter, but its invasion of Nokia's territory won't end there. Samsung will soon unveil a new research hub in Espoo, Finland, and a company rep confirmed that the c...

May 28th 2013 at 12:46pm 0 Comments
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Composer Ari Pulkkinen, known for his work with Finnish developers Housemarque, Rovio and Frozenbyte, is providing the soundtrack and sound design for an "unannounced PS4 game," according to his LinkedIn profile. Under his 'Experience' tab, Pulkkinen says he's also providing soundtracks for an iPad...

February 18th 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments