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  • Sam Raimi to direct Warcraft movie

    This isn’t strictly about the business of games, but I’m excited by it. Blizzard, Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures have announced that Sam Raimi is to direct the Warcraft movie. Raimi is the acclaimed director of Spider-Man,...

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  • Midway closes Newcastle Studio with 80 layoffs

    Warner Bros bid for Midway has gone through, but the global media conglomerate didn’t want Midway Newcastle, the studio formerly known as Pitbull and responsible for the The Wheelman franchise. GamaSutra estimates that 80 developers were affected...

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  • Midway makes 60 redundancies at head office

    The Warner takeover of Midway has gone through, and Midway’s head office staff are paying the price. 60 staff at the company’s Chicago head office have been made redundant, including CEO Matt Booty. It seems that 100...

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  • Midway saga coming to an end?

    GI.biz reports that Warner is the only bidder for the assets of bankrupt Midway Games. The offer on the table is $33 million. This might bring the sorry tale of Midway Games to an end, although with...

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  • Warner to pick up Midway from bankruptcy

    GamaSutra is reporting that Warner has bid $33 million for Midway, $3 million above the bonus target revealed in court documents last month. The deal includes Mortal Kombat and the Chicago and Seattle studios but leaves out...

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  • Animator risks ire of Warner by including news on Lego Harry Potter and Lego Indy 2 in online CV

    Pity poor Charlotte Parker. The animator at Traveller Tales posted her CV online with details of her past work as a cutscene animator on Lego Star Wars, Batman and Indiana Jones. In a PR faux pas, she...

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  • Warner acquires Snowblind Studios

    Warner has acquired Snowblind Studios, developer of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath, Justice League Heroes and Champions of Norrath: Return to Arms. Snowblind, which has not released a game since 2006, will become Warner’s third...

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