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Layoffs at PopCap & THQ
Filed under: THQ, POPCAP GAMES

Well-known video game developer and publisher PopCap Games laid off 50 people over at its Seattle studio. Further strategies are being discussed regarding their Ireland studio, which could possibly close altogether.

Apparently, the company's goal is to maintain profit and is now focusing on fast-paced changes in the mobile games market, explained PopCap co-founder, John Vechey.

Meanwhile, THQ reduced the staff of its marketing and production teams by "about 20 individuals," reportedly due to leaked internal email from THQ boss Jason Rubin. The company said that development teams were unaffected and that this course of action won't have any affect on current projects from THQ.

If you'll recall, THQ recently underwent major changes, both structural and financial.



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Terminator Aug 22 2012, 12:27 pm EDT
Sorry to hear that. I hope everyone finds a new job. This damn economy keeps getting tougher :(
Dean_Demon Aug 22 2012, 05:00 pm EDT
That's what happens each time EA buys your product,was expected within the gaming industry.
EricHalfBee Aug 22 2012, 11:38 pm EDT
I just read that Psygnosis (now SCE Liverpool) has been closed by SONY. Sad times for anyone who loved Shadow of the Beast and/or Wipeout. That's just about everyone isn't it?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-193508​56
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCE_Studio_Liv​erpool
Dean_Demon Aug 23 2012, 01:41 am EDT
Yes is very sad as i worked for Psygnosis back in the 90's,all these talented people in british software and all get eaten by overpowered money jerks
  EricHalfBee: That's cool! Hats off to you.
xXSheperdXx Aug 23 2012, 02:32 am EDT
^ Nerf overpowered money jerks
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