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  • The death of Guitar Hero became inevitable, but was it avoidable?

    On Wednesday, Activision declared the end of the music game. What a journey it’s been. In 2008, music-based games generated £1,700 million in retail revenues. The following year, it fell by 50%. Now the Financial Times estimates...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Been a bad week for the Job Loss Tracker – so I need help with it

    It has been a bad week in AAA-games land. Bizarre Creations up for sale. Budcat closed. LucasArts lays off 50 staff. Ubisoft’s share price falls 22% on the back of weak numbers. Disney and Viacom step back...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • LucasArts confirms layoffs, perhaps as many as 85

    Kotaku reports swingeing cuts at LucasArts HQ, with perhaps 60 developers and 25 QA staff believed to have been laid off. Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Tom Clancy studio Red Storm lays off 38

    Ubisoft has confirmed that Red Storm Entertainment has laid off 38 employees in its North Carolina studio. More details at GamaSutra. Added to the Job Loss Tracker.

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Krome Studios on the brink?

    GameSpot reports that the largest Australian developer, Krome Studios, is likely to shut down its Adelade studio and put staff at its Brisbourne and Adelaide offices on notice. The company has made a series of redundancies recently...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Has Cohort Studios slimmed down from 50 to 12?

    Another week, another Dundee studio in trouble? I’m hearing rumours that Cohort Studios made 38 people redundant in Dundee last week. The company is working on a PlayStation Move title called The Shoot but doesn’t have projects...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Developer n-Space lays off 100 staff

    n-Space has had to make 25% of its workforce redundant, with the layoffs affecting 100 developers, according to Kotaku. The company cited “momentary reduced demand” as a result of several projects finishing simultaneously and others being delayed....

    • Posted 4 years ago
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