Misc.

'Assassin's Creed' Film Officially Begins Production

Ubisoft has announced that the film adaptation of Assassin’s Creed has now officially entered production.

The film was first announced in 2012 along with a partnership between Ubisoft and New Regency. Since the announcement the status of the project remained unclear due in part to a delay in the…

13 Feb 12:40 AM 0 Read More...

Daybreak Game Company Confirms Layoffs

Last week, Sony made the announcement that it had sold Sony Online Entertainment and it became Daybreak Game Company.

Today, Michele Cagle, senior director of global communications at Daybreak confirmed to Game Informer that layoffs had been made at the studio. “As part of a strategic decision to rationalize the…

11 Feb 11:03 PM 0 Read More...

Ex-Rare Devs Making 'Banjo Kazooie' Spiritual Successor

A group of former Rare developers have founded a new studio called Playtonic Games and are currently in the early stages of development for the debut title.

“Playtonic’s the name, and fun games, unique characters and absolutely-frickin-amazing worlds to explore are our game,” the studio wrote on…

11 Feb 1:35 AM 0 Read More...

Bethesda To Have Its First Ever E3 Press Conference

Bethesda has announced that it will be holding its very first E3 press conference this year.

The announcement offers no details on what will be shown at the conference, but the event will be live streamed on Bethesda’s Twitch channel.

Holding the conference suggests that Bethesda will have more…

11 Feb 1:34 AM 0 Read More...

Electronic Arts Confirms Montreal Layoffs

Electronic Arts has confirmed a small number of jobs have been cut at its Montreal Studio and the Rocket Squid studio has reportedly been closed.

“We made a staffing change in our Montreal studio to align with our current development and service plans,” EA said in a statement issued to…

07 Feb 1:29 AM 0 Read More...

AOL Officially Closes Joystiq

Rumors began early this week that AOL would be shutting down a number of its media outlets including gaming site Joystiq. Today, the news has been confirmed.

Editor-in-chief Ludwig Kietzmann noted on his Twitter, that the website will continue publishing until Tuesday, February 3rd.

TechCrunch reports that Joystiq…

31 Jan 1:22 AM 0 Read More...

Sega Cutting Jobs As It Restructures

Sega has announced that it will be cutting a number of positions including the closure of its San Francisco office, as part of a restructuring plan.

The company will be shifting focus to its PC and mobile releases as well as the merchandising of the Sonic brand. Around 300 jobs…

31 Jan 1:22 AM 0 Read More...

Report: AOL To Close Joystiq In Coming Weeks

According to a report from Recode, AOL may be closing its video game publication, Joystiq in the coming weeks as part of a “house cleaning” for its various properties.

Joystiq responded to the report on its own website stating “we may as well handle this the same way we’ve…

27 Jan 11:47 PM 0 Read More...