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  • EA lay-offs hit mobile development team in Montreal

    Electronic Arts has laid-off some of its employees at EA Mobile Montreal, and while the firm has commented on the matter, it had refused to provide the specific number of those affected.

  • Namco Bandai to open new Singapore, Vancouver offices

    Namco Bandai is expanding with two new international offices. A press release by the British Columbia Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training notes that Namco Bandai Vancouver will begin operation in june, while an unnamed Singapore office will also open sometime this year. The former will developer social games, while the latter’s role is […]

  • Operation Racoon City dev issues temporary lay-offs

    Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City and Galactic Reign developer Slant Six Games has issued another round of temporary lay-offs with the intention to rehire all staff.

  • Canadian tax break declines send developers east

    Some Canadian developers are relocating to eastern provinces thanks to decreased tax breaks in western regions.

  • Persona 4 Golden is $10 off in Canada, US

    Atlus has dropped us a line to let us know that Persona 4 Golden is $10 off across Canada and the US for two weeks only. The PS2 Classic remake is one of the Vita’s best-selling titles, and certainly its highest-rated.

  • US PS Store update, March 19 - Dead or Alive 5 Plus, Hot Shots Golf, bundles

    This week’s North American PlayStation Store update is a bit light on full games, but offers a wide variety of bundles and add-ons as well as the Defiance beta for Plus subscribers.

  • Pokémon North America drops Pikachu tease

    Nintendo of America’s official Pokémon Twitter made an interesting comment on Twitter overnight, promising “exciting news for Pikachu fans coming up tomorrow”. AllGamesBeta suspects the Pikachu-themed 3DS XL may be making its way to North America, and after looking at the teaser image, it certainly seems possible.

  • Tecmo Koei Canada to close up shop at the end of March - report

    Tecmo Koei Canada will shut its doors at the of next month, according to a company official speaking with the Financial Post. The Fatal Inertia, Warriors: Legends of Troy and mobile development house is the only studio owned by the firm in North America. A representative from the main office declined to state how many […]

  • Wii Mini has sold 35,700 units in Canada since launch

    Wii Mini has moved 35,700 units in Canada since it was released in the region December 7. The numbers account for sales lead up to January 31, according to Nintendo of Canada’s comms manager, Matt Ryan. The bare bones console, which lacks the ability to go online, backwards compatibility or SD support, will be released […]

  • US PS Plus update includes free Guardians of Middle-Earth

    This week’s PlayStation Plus update brings a free copy of Lord of the Rings-licensed MOBA Guardians of Middle-Earth to US subscribers. Members will also benefit from three discount deals – 50% off Karateka at $5; 40% off Big Sky Infinity at $6; and 40% off Knytt Underground. This last one supports cross-buy, so if you […]

  • Black Tusk Studios working on "four unannounced new IP"

    Microsoft’s Black Tusk Studios in Vancouver has four games in development, according to a LinkedIn resume belonging to the firm’s senior product manager/product planner, Jonathan Browne.

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle announced for US, Canada

    A Fire Emblem: Awakening 3DS bundle has been announced by Nintendo of America for the US and Canada. Announced overnight through Twitter, the hardware bundle contains a cobalt blue 3DS with the game’s logo etched on it – same as the one released in Japan back in April 2012 – and the game itself is […]

  • Capcom Vancouver hiring for two "open-world action" titles, zombies need not apply

    Capcom Vancouver is hiring a UI software engineer for “two unannounced projects.” The description, posted on LinkedIn, notes the game’s are “open-world action” titles. Thought at first to be a recruitment post for Dead Rising 3, the posting goes on to read that “for our next project we’ve been given the opportunity to create Capcom’s […]

  • Etrian Odyssey Trilogy being reissued by Atlus per Canadian retailer

    Atlus is offering reissues of the first three Etrian Odyssey titles in Canada, according to a pre-order ad from Canadian retailer Video Games Plus. The Nintendo DS games Etrian Odyssey, Etrian Odyssey 2: Heroes of Lagaard and Etrian Odyssey 3: The Drowned City are up for $29.99 each, and customers can a create bundle out […]


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