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Future US, IGN hit with lay-offs

Friday, 24th June 2011 09:31 GMT By Johnny Cullen

It’s being reported that both Future’s US arm and IGN have been hit with lay-offs. At least five people have been let go from Future due to the company reorganising its games and technology groups, according to Folio. At IGN, least four staffers there have been let go, according to Gama, with UGO.com also affected. 1UP.com, however, has not.

All the best to those affected.

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11 Comments

  1. galaxy366

    Duh, There reviews suck. Its all comparing to COD COD COD…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. xino

    wow man!
    And Keza Mcdonald who was recently hired by IGN, might have just been sacked O_o.
    how long did she even work there?
    let me guess… “a day in hell (in IGN)”

    and IGN reviews sucks…4/10 for Sonic the Hedgehog and various other games? HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAA
    that is farked up man

    #2 3 years ago
  3. KAP

    Bout flipping time. Teach them that there jobs and site aint a safe as they’d like to think. IGN are a bunch of clowns.
    How long did they really think it’ll last.
    Please god, Gamespot next.

    Guy Cocker im looking at you. Not to mention Jane Douglas that presents like she so desparately wants to host for T4… farking hell, god no… put ‘em out there misery. please.

    Ok….ok im finished.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Lewis247

    These chumps have been paid before to do reviews that make games look good..

    Use to enjoy this site years and years ago before I noticed they were full of shit and made terrible articles and very, very bad reviews.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    IGN’s articles aren’t top notch, and their reviews are often inferior and clumsy. I don’t rate them much, and their opinion even less.

    @KAP: You continue going to a site to watch content delivered by people you want to see fired. Gamespot’s just another site, now. Used to be something better, before the various (assumed) negative influences were brought in to play.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. KAP

    @SplatterHouse

    Isnt that allowed?

    I go to sites for bordem mostly, nah but seriously i originally go to those sites for info and the odd video feature but when its clearly BS, i call them out on it, and very rearly go back.

    I agree with what you mentioned about IGN, i just feel if you aint doing your job right, its time to visit the JSA.

    And that goes to the people that run the country too.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. gg gamer

    What the hell is wrong with you people…especially you @KAP – don’t be an a**. You may not like a site, fine that’s your perogative. However, that doesn’t mean you should be excited when someone loses their job. What if you lost your job, would you want us to be all excited?

    #7 3 years ago
  8. mathare92

    You may not like a site, fine that’s your perogative. However, that doesn’t mean you should be excited when someone loses their job. What if you lost your job, would you want us to be all excited?

    This.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Telepathic.Geometry

    Agreed. My company folded last year leaving tonnes of my friends and acquaintances up shit creek and without jobs, and as one of the last survivors, I can tell ye it’s pure hell. I for one hope all of those IGN staffers find work somewhere and that this tragedy doesn’t affect them and their family too badly.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. BraveArse

    +1 having been made redundant twice In my life and narrowly avoided it again recently, I can tell you if this is the kind of thing you take pleasure in, you need your head read. Hope Keza isn’t reading this, and hope she survives it regardless.

    Some of you need to get your priorities straight.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m sure Keza’ll be fine. I think internally before this kind of thing happens they shut down the hiring process, especially considering how close this is to Keza’s hiring. But yeah, fingers crossed for Keza.

    #11 3 years ago

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