Mobile publisher Glu Mobile has laid-off around 68 staff members as it moves to a games-as-a-service business model. Those affected include Griptonite Games in Kirkland, San Francisco and Beijing. Glu closed its Brazil office last year. “We believe concentrating resources on fewer titles, with a greater centralized support infrastructure will accelerate revenue growth in Q4 2013 and beyond,” CEO Niccolo de Masi told IGN. “A reduction in force was commenced today to promote talent density throughout the studio, as well as fund over 80 new [games as a service] colleagues.” Thanks GI International.
After watching this fan-made video for Midnight Club, we really want Rockstar, get started on another one.
Splatoon 2 players are being handed a new weapon.
Pokemon Go Fest is a bit of a mess and Niantic's CEO got booed - but you're getting $100 PokeCoins for your trouble
The first Pokemon Go Fest hasn’t gone off without a hitch. Or two. Or even three. But, there’s a silver lining for those at home.
Griptonite’s 3DS take on classic Sega property Shinobi has arrived on European shores and is expected in the US this week. Check out the launch trailer through the break.
Check out the Ninjutsu available to Ryu in the upcoming 3DS version of Shinobi. That’s “ninja powers” for those of us less excited by correct usage of Japanese terms.