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Square Enix confirm lay-offs at European and UK offices

Square Enix has confirmed it is set to make redundancies to both its European and UK operations.

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  • Take-Two lay-offs are corporate only, says firm

    Take-Two has responded to reports this morning over lay-offs within the company, and turns out, it’s happening at the corporate level only.

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  • Report - Take Two to drop 20% of global workforce [Update]

    Update 2: Take-Two says redundancies are at the corporate level only. More through here. Update 1: Just got this from a Take-Two rep: “No comment at this stage, I’m afraid.” Original: According to MCV, Take-Two is to drop over 20 percent of its global workforce.

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  • Studio Liverpool to see possible lay-offs, production to cease on some games

    A post over on fansite WipEoutZone has revealed that SCEE plans to make a cut in staff at Studio Liverpool with the WipEout HD team rumored to be on the list of redundancies.

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  • UGO boss on 1UP: "We really have largely left it alone"

    After news broke yesterday of Ziff Davies quitting the industry for good, and 1UP being bought out by UGO amid a round of redundancies, J Moses, CEO of the UGO Entertainment told MTV that he feels the criticism of UGOs treatment of 1UP and its staff is unfounded. “We really have largely left it alone,” […]

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  • Activision Blizzard to suffer job cuts

    In an interview with MCV, Activision Blizzard CFO Thomas Tippl said that, although the merger of Activision and Blizzard will lead to an “all-star team” of developers, overlaps will unfortunately result in redundancies. “With every merger, there is overlap and redundancy, and so the same will be true here. Of course we’re going to go […]

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  • THQ lays-off at Rainbow, Sandblast

    According to this Gamasutra report, THQ has laid off staff at two of its wholly-owned developers, Phoenix, Arizona-based Rainbow Studios and Kirkland, Washington-based Sandblast Games. The Rainbow staffers were let go in mid-April, with the bad news hitting Sandblast this week, apparently. From the piece: The Rainbow layoffs occurred in mid-April, comprising about 30 team […]

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  • SCi to cut 25 percent of jobs, bins 14 games

    Oh dear. According to this, SCi has announced radical restructuring plans which are to include sizeable lay-offs and a move to Canada to take advantage of all those lovely tax breaks. “The company plans to operate at a maximum head count of 800, a reduction of 25 percent, while the board has decided to cancel […]

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