Scuttlebutt has it that the Sony Computer Entertainment studio Zipper Interactive, maker of combat shooters MAG and the SOCOM series, lost several employees in a round of layoffs today. Reached for comment, a Sony spokesperson confirmed layoffs at Zipper, characterizing them as "normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after the launch of two major franchises." Sony would not specify how many positions were lost.
SOCOM Studio Hit With Layoffs; Sony Calls Them Routine
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Ahh, Easter. It's usually filled with some kind of chocolate, roast or family obligation. And once that's done, it's also the perfect opportunity to sit down and relax with some games.
I'm in hell. Family holiday hell, in Queensland, and with no gaming consoles, to be specific. This is the only postcard I've been able to get out to you, the ones that have the games. You are lucky ones. I once was like you. With games.