Misc.

Neversoft Now Fully Merged With Infinity Ward

Neversoft is officially no more, and has now fully merged with fellow Activision studio Infinity Ward.

To mark their last day in the office, Neversoft employees burned an effigy of the studio’s iconic eyeball logo. Additionally, Neversoft founder Joel Jewett gave each employee a knife with the studio’s…

11 Jul 11:06 PM 0 Read More...

Cliff Bleszinski Forms Boss Key Productions

Former Epic Games designer Cliff Bleszinski has formed a new studio with Guerilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee called Boss Key Productions, Polygon reports.

Bleszinski registered the Raleigh-based studio with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, and listed himself as CEO and Brussee as the COO…

08 Jul 1:34 AM 0 Read More...

Chief Creative Officer Leaves Blizzard

Rob Pardo, chief creative officer at Blizzard, has announced on the World of Warcraft forums that he is leaving the company after 17 years.

“After 17 years at Blizzard, with long and careful contemplation, I have made a difficult and bittersweet but ultimately exciting decision to pursue the next chapter…

03 Jul 7:02 PM 0 Read More...

Airtight Games Closes Redmond HQ

Washington-based studio, Airtight Games, has quietly closed the doors of its headquarters less than a month after the release of its latest game Murdered: Soul Suspect, Geekwire reports.

Earlier this year the company confirmed a small number of layoffs to IGN. “Layoffs like this are regrettable but part of…

02 Jul 7:29 PM 0 Read More...

Remode Founders Form New Studio

Ella Romanos, Martin Darby and Gareth Lewis have formed a new studio in Cornwall called Strike Gamelabs, which will focus on original IP.

“We are delighted to be announcing our new studio, and to have the opportunity to work on our own games with such a great team,” Romanos said…

02 Jul 7:28 PM 0 Read More...

Satoru Iwata Re-Elected As Nintendo President

Nintendo has re-elected its president, Satoru Iwata, to the board of directors at the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting, IGN reports.

This news shows that Nintendo still has confidence in Iwata, despite recent health concerns and a declining internal approval rating. For unspecified health issues, Iwata was not able…

28 Jun 2:08 AM 0 Read More...

Respawn Appoints Former Activision Exec As COO

Respawn Entertainment has named former Activision exec, Dusty Welch as its new COO, GI International reports.

Welch and Respawn CEO Vince Zampella first worked together on the Call of Duty franchise at Activision. According to Welch, his new role’s core focus will be on corporate and product strategy. He…

27 Jun 3:30 AM 0 Read More...

Razer Unveils Android TV-Powered Console

Google announced its Android TV platform at its Google I/O conference today. The platform will provide a streamlined way to bring entertainment directly to TVs.

TVs with built-in support for Android TV will arrive next year, and dedicated set-top devices will also be made, including a micro…

26 Jun 1:46 AM 0 Read More...