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  • Deleting GAMESbrief’s weekly tweets

    I’m going to stop automatically posting a summary of my weekly tweets. On GAMESbrief and on other blogs, I’ve found them less useful than live Tweets, and I feel they detract from the other posts. Please tell...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • New commenting system

    I’ve finally implemented Disqus. The key reason is that lets you, the community, sign in and comment on Gamesbrief using your Facebook or Twitter accounts. That way you don’t have to register for Gamesbrief, or comment as...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Atomic Planet files for administration

    Following earlier redundancies, developer Atomic Planet has gone into administration. The company employed 35 staff, which have been added to the JobLossTracker.

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Gamesbrief is now on Twitter

    I’ve just added Twitter functionality. You can now stay up to date with the latest Gamesbrief stories. Just follow @gamesbrief or click on the Twitter under the subscribe links on the left.

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Crytek rescues Free Radical

    Develop reports that German developer Crytek has acquired the business and assets of Free Radical from the administrator, saving 43 jobs. The fact that Free Radical owned the intellectual property to some of its games must have...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • New route forward for developers: go bust and emerge stronger

    Jonathan Guthrie wrote in the Financial Times earlier this week about phoenix companies. Phoenix companies take advantage of UK insolvency laws by doing pre-pack deals with administrators. The directors realise that the company is insolvent and have...

    • Posted 6 years ago
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  • Oz distributor Red Ant goes into administration

    MCV reports that Australian games distributor Red Ant has called in the administrators. It is not clear how many jobs have been lost or at risk. It joins UK distributors EUK and Pinnacle in the GameOverZone.

    • Posted 6 years ago
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