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Microsoft lays off 10 per cent of its Lionhead staff

With the completion of its latest title Fable: The Journey, Microsoft has ended contracts for an estimated ten per cent of its Lionhead Studios workforce, but claims this is not unexpected as new projects are being developed. Naturally more employees are gained throughout the development process and Microsoft are keen

Miner Wars 2081 green lit for Steam release

Keen Software House are pleased as their Miner Wars 2081 has been given the green light to appear on Steam alongside some 20 other games. This means the currently in Beta game will be available via the online service very soon. Here’s a message from the Miner Wars team. Our

Black Ops 2 Elite services will be free

Activision has announced today that all of its Call of Duty Elite service features for Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be free when the game launches worldwide on 13th November. Here’s the official blurb: Supporting Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Activision will be selling four epic new

Xbox Music service rolls out from tomorrow

A lot of details here, but the aim from Microsoft using its cloud based storage system is to make listening to music far more user friendly across multiple devices with the arrival of Xbox Music tomorrow. Xbox Music, is the first all-in-one music service that gives users the freedom to

FIFA 13 takes on all challengers in UK charts

English gamers can’t seem to get enough of EA’s latest FIFA game with the title sitting atop of the UK all formats chart for another week despite strong challenges from the likes of Resident Evil 6, XCOM, Dishonored and Pokemon Black. CHARTTRACK WEEKLY CHARTS All formats Week ending 13 October