Layoffs at EA Today

We've heard from a couple of sources that EA is cutting jobs today with estimates of as much as 10% of the workforce. EA won't comment on teams affected or the headcount, but this means that fewer people are working at the company that brings you everything from Madden to Battlefield to The Sims. » 4/25/13 2:18pm 4/25/13 2:18pm

Their Studio Gave them an Amusement Park Ticket—and Then a Pink Slip

How would you like to be fired? Do you want to go out in a take-this-job-and-shove-it blaze of glory? Would you like security to martyr you, marching you out by the elbows, as you clutched your box of things like Richard Gere carrying off Debra Winger » 10/19/12 8:00pm 10/19/12 8:00pm? Would you just want the chance to look into the soulless black…

Halifax-Based NBA Baller Beats Studio Shuts Down After Five Years…

The Halifax division of HB Studios, the Canadian group of developers behind numerous sports video games, is closing, an HB rep confirmed to Kotaku today. The studio is responsible for this fall's NBA Baller Beats, an unusual and innovative Kinect game that teaches you to dribble with a real basketball (we tried it at… » 7/25/12 12:20pm 7/25/12 12:20pm

Sega of America Walloped by Layoffs; Western Publishing Reduces Focus…

A restructuring in light of steep losses for the quarter ending today means that a lot of people at Sega of America lost their jobs yesterday. But rumors that the entire division is shutting down appear to be unfounded. » 3/31/12 11:00am 3/31/12 11:00am

A Three-Minute Look at THQ's Avengers, Disassembled

THQ's big-time bloodletting back in August meant the end of its Brisbane, Australia studio and scuttled the publisher's planned video game adaptation of The Avengers. Evidently those who were involved with the project can't take no for an answer; footage of the game in its pre-alpha state released last week and was… » 9/17/11 7:00pm 9/17/11 7:00pm

The End is Nigh For LA Noire's Developers

Despite (finally) shipping a successful product, it seems allegations of shoddy work practices and claims that no major publisher would work with the team has brought about the end of LA Noire developers Team Bondi. » 9/01/11 1:00am 9/01/11 1:00am