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Atari playing on despite filing for bankruptcy.

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The U.S. arm of Atari, the iconic video game company that created “Pong,” filed for bankruptcy on Monday.

But Atari will live on. The move is aimed at breaking the American branch away from its unprofitable French parent company.  The firm that gave the world Pong more than 40 years ago wants its US business, along with three other companies, Atari Interactive, Humongous, and California U.S. Holdings, to be separate from the French parent company known as Atari S.A

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Zynga sack over 100 staff.

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Source: The boy genius dot com

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2000 more jobs going at Sony.

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Source: Boy Genius Report (Brad Reed)

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OnLive laying off staff & filing for bankruptcy.

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Source: Android and me

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Game over for 2000+ workers.

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Activision no longer heros as 500 jobs cut.

Source: MCVUK News

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Realtime Worlds goes into administration.

Video game makers Realtime Worlds have confirmed they have gone into administration. The company, founded by the creator of Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto, was viewed as one of the biggest players in the UK computer games market.

They were behind the 2007 double-BAFTA winning hit ‘Crackdown’ and APB, which has recently been released.

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Total losses = 185

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No fun and games at SEGA as 560 jobs go.

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SEGA  is to sell off or close 110 of its Japanese arcade centres and look to shed 560 of its total 3100 global staff. This is to begin via voluntary redundancies commencing from next month.

Job losses = 560