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Crytek CEO: company is ‘absolutely’ safe, bankruptcy ‘never the case’

If Crytek’s “transitional phase” remains sustainable, it will become a go-to example among industry insiders of how not to handle such a difficult time. Speaking with Eurogamer, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli opens up about how the company has shifted its…
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Nintendo’s indie spokesman leaves company

Nintendo’s digital distribution business development manager Dan Adelman, who was the indie outreach specialist for the company, has left the company. Adelman was banned from Twitter by Nintendo last year for showing sympathy for gamers frustrated by…
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Report: Square Enix CTO leaves company

Yoshihisa Hashimoto has left Square Enix, citing personal reasons for the departure, according to a Game Watch report that was confirmed by Polygon. Hashimoto worked as the company’s Chief Technology Officer, most recently serving as technical…
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Square Enix CTO Yoshihisa Hashimoto leaves company

The company names senior tech staffer Remi Driancourt as leader of its Luminous Studio engine development project as it seeks a successor. …

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Blog: The quest for a legendary company structure

“I think the best way to describe it is, that we want people to feel like they are partners and entrepreneurs rather than employees.” …

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Report: Tech company files complaint to halt Wii, Wii U sales in US

Philips, the personal care, lighting and healthcare technology company, has filed a complaint for patent infringement against Nintendo, according to a document on Scribd. The complaint alleges Nintendo infringes on Philips’ patent ’379, “Virtual Body…
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Major Japanese company merger may unite creators of Dark Souls, Danganronpa

Japanese publisher and From Software owner Kadokawa Corp. plans to merge with Dwango Co., the company best known for owning Spike Chunsoft and running the popular NicoNico video service. …

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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies rolls out on June 24

Would-be generals will soon have a less expensive route to joining the virtual World War 2 battlefields of Company of Heroes 2, thanks to the June 24 release of The Western Front Armies.

As we explained last month, The Western Front Armies is a…
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Hollywood production company Lionsgate grows gaming arm

Though best known for the films it produces and distributes – including hits like The Hunger Games – Lionsgate has decided to take a swing at the world of interactive entertainment via a newly-announced gaming division.

According to Games Industry,…
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Zynga Co-Founder Mark Pincus Takes Non-Executive Role Within The Company, New President Announced

Mark Pincus, the now former Chief Product Officer for Zynga, is stepping aside to take a non-executive role within the company.

Pincus' sideways move comes alongside Zynga's first-quarter financial report for 2014. The report also announced a new president for the company with Alex Garden. Garden is formerly of Microsoft where he was general manager of Xbox Live and Xbox Music, Video and Reading. Zynga also announced that it had hired Henry LaBounta for the role chief visual officer. LaBounta has a history with Electronic Arts and Microsoft and worked with DreamWorks on films like Minority Report and A.I. Artificial Intelligence.

According to a note form Pincus on Zynga's blog about the announcement, he will still retain an office within the company headquarters and will be active in supporting the company, but will no longer have an operating role.

[Source: Zynga, Zynga Investor Relations, via Joystiq]


Our Take
Things are being shaken up at Zynga, but not drastically. The company has certainly see its ups and downs recently (mostly the latter), and frankly I'm surprised that it hasn't resulted in more drastic changes for the company. – The Feed