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Layoffs Rock Activision’s Guitar Hero & Skylanders Franchises

Yesterday was no party for the folks who work hard on Activision’s long running Guitar Hero and Skylanders franchises. As first reported by game informer via an anonymous source, it appears that the layoffs have specifically affected the development staff […]


Star Wars 1313 and First Assault Cancelled As LucasArts Shifts Focus

LucasArts have decided to shift their focus from internally developed games, such as next-gen title Star Wars 1313, in favor of licensing out the Star Wars property to third party developers. The development teams behind both Stars Wars 1313 and […]


Major Lay-offs At Sony Affecting Divisions Worldwide

Sony confirmed via press release last evening that massive lay-offs have hit the company. One of the world’s largest videogame, phone and television manufacturing companies will continue to shed 10,000 workers or 6% of its workforce. According to the release […]