Tag Archive: layoffs

EA Hit With More Layoffs

Electronic Arts, once the videogame industry’s biggest independent publisher, has laid off hundreds of employees as it continues to struggle. EA confirmed the layoffs Thursday in its corporate blog, but declined to put… Continue reading

Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios lays off its entire staff

The sad saga of 38 Studios took an even more depressing turn Thursday afternoon. The beleaguered game maker run by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling abruptly laid off all of its employees, effective… Continue reading

Sony Online Entertainment issues pink slips

With costs rising and competition increasing, Sony has laid off one-third of its Sony Online Entertainment division. 205 of the roughly 700 SOE employees received pink slips Thursday as the company shut down… Continue reading

Sony, THQ cut their workforces

Sony Online Entertainment and THQ are both handing out pink slips this week. SOE was hit hard by a devastating round of downsizing that resulted in one-third of the workforce being laid off… Continue reading

Sony Online Entertainment Cuts More Than 200 Workers

Sony Online Entertainment, the one-time leader in the online gaming space, has been scaled back significantly. The company has closed three development studios and laid off 205 of its roughly 700 employees amid growing… Continue reading

The Money Making Game #5: The Disney Situation

We certainly have no problem getting caught up in the fun of playing games, but the people who create them have their pocketbooks to worry about, too. In this column, finance expert and… Continue reading

More cuts coming at Disney Interactive

When Disney Interactive Studios laid off hundreds of workers last month, insiders warned that the cost cutting wasn’t over. Now the executives overseeing that division have confirmed that. Cco-president John Pleasants and James… Continue reading

Disney cuts jobs in video game reboot

Disney is swinging the axe at its gaming arm, cutting a substantial number of positions as it transitions from being a packaged goods company to a player in the growing digital videogame space.… Continue reading

Massive layoffs at Disney’s gaming arm

Disney is swinging the ax at Disney Interactive Studios, cutting hundreds of positions, sources have told Variety. Disney declined to give a number of people affected, but speaking off the record, people who… Continue reading

Disney Lays Off as Much as Half of Video Game Staff

Walt Disney on Monday laid off a significant portion of its gaming studio employees, sources familiar with the situation have told CNBC. The company declined to comment on the layoffs or disclose how… Continue reading