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Bigpoint staff move to avoid further job cuts

Employees at online gaming company Bigpoint have voted to install an employee organisation to represent them. German public services trade union Verdi has assisted the move and will manage working conditions.

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Online Play headlines

  • Racism and homophobia in online play is affecting sales, says ex-Microsoft man

    Former Microsoft game user research head Bill Fulton – who previously worked on games like Shadrowrun for the company – reckons the general behaviour of many gamers online is “drastically reducing our sales”. “Of all the ways I spend my free time, playing games online is the only one I would describe as ‘frequently barbaric’,” […]

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  • "Pipeline strain" to blame for sketchy online Brawl play in US

    Following plenty of complaints of less than reliable server connections in online Super Smash Bros. Brawl games in the US, Nintendo has made a statement saying sheer weight of numbers is putting its system under pressure. “As with the launch of any online-enabled game, especially one as popular as Super Smash Bros. Brawl, everyone wants […]

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  • EA Oz confirms lack of MoH2 multiplayer, offers refund

    EA Australia has confirmed that the Australian version of Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for Wii has had 32-player online play removed and is offering a full refund to anyone that’s bought the game since it launched last week. “Medal of Honor Heroes 2 for Wii does not support online functionality in Australia,” said a […]

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  • EA extends Paradise demo online play

    Following Thursday’s news that EA was shutting down the online portion of the Burnout Paradise demo to create a better service for those who’ve bought the full game, the publisher appears to have had a change of heart. Demo users are going to get another two weeks of online play before it’s switched off. “As […]

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  • Tiscali blocks CoD4 online play, among others

    According to this, Tiscali is blocking online play of Call of Duty 4 (CoD4) during peak times. It seems the problem’s being cause by the ISP severing P2P connections during busy periods. CoD4 and other online titles use these connections for game-matching, rendering online play impossible. That report relates to the PS3 version of the […]

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