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Turbine, the Boston-based studio behind games like Lord of the Rings Online, laid off a significant number of people today. “Turbine is transitioning into a free-to-play, mobile development studio, and as a result we are eliminating some positions,” said parent company Warner Bros. in a statement. “The Lord of the Read more

Nintendo confirmed to South Korean news site Gameple that they are not planning to pull out of the local market, and that the recent layoffs at their Korean branch were due to a restructuring decision made because of “the current business environment.” More details here.

Scribblenauts developer 5th Cell laid off 45 employees today, following layoffs last week, the studio told me. Contrary to tweets, creative director Jeremiah Slaczka said they’re not shutting down. Latest layoffs are due to WB cancelling a Scribblenauts mobile game. Remaining staff is “tiny,” said Slaczka.