Why You Shouldn't Always Trust Job Listing Sites For Video Game News

Recently, Japanese job site CareerIndex posted that game developer Cave was looking for staff for a Yakuza game. The listing was, apparently, a mistake.

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According to IT Media, Cave's stock shot up 7.1 per cent. Cave is famous for its bullet hell games, but these days, it mostly makes smartphone games. The listing said Cave was in charge of planning for the Yakuza game, including script writing and drawing up original concepts.

However, CareerIndex made a mistake, having listed Cave by accident. CareerIndex deleted the listing, causing the Cave's stock price to drop 4.8 per cent.

A Cave spokesperson told IT Media, "We don't have anything to do with Yakuza and are not involved in its development."

The website that posted the information said they received the information from a cooperating site and posted as is. "Perhaps the person in charge of that site mistakenly sent the listing in question. However, we should have checked it as well."


Comments

    So... their stock went UP 7.1% and then down 4.8 after the error was reported.

    That's still a higher stock price overall, so...

    Seriously though, if Cave could hire some people to update their iOS ports so they run on my damn phone, that'd be great.

    Apple's killing of 32-bit iOS games is one of the greatest acts of cultural destruction of our time.

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