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Eutechnyx, the British developer behind NASCAR '14, has dismissed a dozen employees, according to a report by Develop. As Develop points out, this is the second such round of layoffs to hit Eutechnyx in the last 12 months. In June, "about 10" people were released across a number of different divis...

February 18th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Though Disney Infinity is an undeniable hit, the Wall Street Journal reports "several hundred" employees at developer Disney Interactive are to be laid off later this week. Citing unnamed sources "close to the company," the report claims that these layoffs are "expected to begin after the media gi...

February 3rd 2014 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Harmonix has laid off a handful of employees today, a spokesperson tells Joystiq: "We can confirm that a small number of Harmonix employees were let go today. This decision was made due to shifting staffing priorities for Harmonix's multiple future projects." One of those let go was Dan Crislip, a...

December 9th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Square Enix America CEO Mike Fischer left the company this month and is now vice president of digital music and video for Amazon in Japan, Polygon reports. This follows news in April that Square Enix America eliminated "a number of positions" and Fischer was expected to leave in May. Those same rep...

May 23rd 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Harmonix laid off a handful of employees today, a spokesperson told Polygon."We can confirm that a small number of Harmonix employees were let go today," the spokesperson said. "This decision was made due to shifting staffing priorities for Harmonix's multiple future projects."In March, Harmonix se...

April 23rd 2013 at 3:12pm 0 Comments
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Forty full-time employees from Activision's High Moon Studios were laid off today after completing their work on Deadpool, an Activision spokesperson tells Joystiq."Activision Publishing consistently works to align its costs with its revenues – this is an ongoing process," Activision says. "W...

April 2nd 2013 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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AllThingsD and CNET are reporting that 30 percent of AMD's workforce could be laid off, though one of several unnamed sources notes the cuts could be as low as 10 percent. If these reports hold true, this would be the second round of layoffs for AMD within a year's time. The reductions will report...

October 12th 2012 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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I'm a positive person, generally. I'm loyal to my favorite franchises even when George Lucas can't make up his mind about who actually shot first. But I don't like it when my loyalty to a product is taken advantage of when I'm told I will get one thing but am ultimately sold another. That's why I...

July 24th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's my sincerest hope that we never again have a news week like we did last week. Every mistake that could be made in MMO development was made this past week. Obviously, the biggest news revolved around the 38 Studios fiasco. Perhaps it's hard when you're in the midst of a development cycle and...

May 29th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The business world, like the rest of the world, is a cruel and unforgiving mistress. Following the "weaker than expected" sales figures achieved by THQ's uDraw tablet during the third quarter of the 2012 fiscal year, THQ has let go 30 members of its Play THQ team; the Agoura Hills unit responsibl...

December 10th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Four percent doesn't sound like a lot, but when it comes to Sony Online Entertainment, it represents nearly three dozen employees who no longer have a job. G4 reports that the company has let 35 people go from its full-time workforce in an effort to "better align the company's resources against are...

July 15th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments