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EA May Be Laying Off Up To 1000 People [Rumor]

EA May Be Laying Off Up To 1000 People [Rumor] According to startupgrind.com, multiple sources are telling them that EA may be laying off 500 to 1000 people in the near future. This would equal to about 5% to 11% of EA’s total work force. EA has had a bit of a tough year so far. Though they have sold quite a few copies of Battlefield 3 and Star Wars:...
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GameStop Reaches Settlement Regarding Used Games And DLC

GameStop Reaches Settlement Regarding Used Games And DLC GameStop has reached a settlement with the group Baron and Budd, who had sued GameStop in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit alleged that certain games being sold by GameStop were advertised on the box to contain free downloadable content and other features, but it was then found out that those particular...
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New York Bans Sex Offenders From Online Games

New York Bans Sex Offenders From Online Games New York State attorney general Eric T. Scheiderman announced today that 3,580 online gaming accounts have been removed from a variety of services. Why? It’s part of an initiative by the state to crack down on sex offenders dubbed “Operation: Game Over.” In a world where kids play several hours...
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South Australia May Restrict Sale Of MA15+ Games To Adults Only

South Australia May Restrict Sale Of MA15+ Games To Adults Only It’s looking like South Australia is going to restrict the sale of MA15+ games to adults only. John Rau, the Attorney-General for South Australia, has said that they are looking to introduce an R18+ rating for games, but they will treat it legally as the same as the MA15+ games. John Rau, the...
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GAME Buyout To Save Thousands Of Jobs

GAME Buyout To Save Thousands Of Jobs Finally, some good news in the GAME bankruptcy fiasco! According the BBC News, an investment group, Opcaptia, has agreed to buyout GAME and help keep the company afloat. The cost of the buyout has not been announced yet as of this time. Last week, over 2,000 jobs and 277 stores were lost as GAME went into...
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THQ Continues Free Fall As 120 Jobs Are Cut

THQ Continues Free Fall As 120 Jobs Are Cut Yet another downsize of THQ’s workforce has been announced, the fifth in just 3 months. This time, game developers are directly affected, as roughly 80 positions from Vigil Games have been made redundant, and another 40 have been let go at Relic Entertainment. This also comes off of the announcement that...
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Prince Of Persia Source Code Found After 23 Years

Prince Of Persia Source Code Found After 23 Years Have you ever gone through some old boxes, only to find something that you thought had been lost many years before? It’s always a nice feeling, being reunited with a long lost belonging, however, you’re generally the only one that gets excited. However, if it just happens to be the source code...
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Xbox Has Become Digital Entertainment Hub Numbers Show

Xbox Has Become Digital Entertainment Hub Numbers Show In an interview with the LA Times, Microsoft has announced when using the Xbox Live online service, more than half of the time spent on there is spent on watching videos and playing music. In other words, people are using the Xbox 360 as more than just a video game console. It’s not very surprising. Given...
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