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Capcom's European branch is to lay off over half its workforce following restructuring, according to MCV who "understands more than half of the European arm faces redundancy, with a number of jobs set to merge." Both MCV and GamesIndustry International confirmed with Capcom that its European arm i...

October 3rd 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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EA's in-house real-time strategy developer, EA Phenomic, has been closed and its 60 employees laid off, GamesIndustry International reports. The studio most recently developed EA's free-to-play, browser-based RTS Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances. Purchased by EA in 2004, it was originally...

July 12th 2013 at 9:02pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata believes that his company can get back into the black without firing any of its employees, through good ol' fashioned efficiency and cost-saving measures. "It is true that our business has its ups and downs every few years, and of course, our ideal situation...

July 6th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is planning major changes within company management, AllThingsD reports. The changes would focus on making Microsoft a "devices and services" company, a focus Ballmer outlined in his shareholder letter in October. "This is a significant shift, both in what we do and how...

June 3rd 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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With the epiphanic clarity that comes at the bottom of the third strawberry milkshake, Square Enix is reimagining the way it interacts with customers and the very definition of "AAA" games. As part of a recently translated results briefing, originally presented on the day the company announced a $1...

May 27th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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New Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda plans to go over his company with a fine-toothed comb following Square Enix's recent losses and restructuring efforts, which include layoffs."After having succeeded the important role as the president, I plan on reviewing all Square Enix duties, business and...

April 3rd 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Last night we received word Square Enix's Los Angeles office had "a number of positions" eliminated, and we've since been filling in the details. Square Enix America mostly handled marketing, public relations and other logistics for the region. Two sources, who asked we not use their names out of...

April 3rd 2013 at 7:07am 0 Comments
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As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it would result in a new management unit, with SCE Japan president Hiroshi Kawano taking the helm and the...

April 1st 2013 at 5:21am 0 Comments
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After rumors swirled that Panasonic was considering putting a stop to production of its well-regarded plasma HDTVs later this year, the company announced it will stay in the business. President Kazuhiro Tsuga revealed a three year growth plan for Panasonic to focus on batteries and entertainment s...

March 29th 2013 at 5:19am 0 Comments
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It's never easy to share news of job losses, but that's the state of things at T-Mobile's US headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. Today, the carrier confirmed to us that layoffs are currently underway, which comes in advance of the UnCarrier's merger with MetroPCS. While T-Mobile representatives withhe...

March 28th 2013 at 8:40pm 0 Comments