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Layoffs at Sega of America

Sega of America has reportedly undergone some layoffs. A Sega spokesperson confirmed for VentureBeat that an unspecified number of jobs were eliminated at the publisher. “As the gaming industry continues to evolve, companies must adapt and adjust in order to

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Sega’s Japanese mobile network free to developers

The Japanese mobile cross-promotion network started by Sega is promising developers a free method to increase their reach while also drastically reducing advertising costs. Reports of the Sega-led initiative emerged last month via the revered Japanese business paper, the Nikkei.

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Atlus CEO gives acquisition by SEGA his blessing

Naoto Hiraoka, CEO of Atlus, has issued a statement which explains and supports the recent acquisition of the company by SEGA, thanking fans for their support at a difficult time. “Dear fans and customers,” Hiraoka writes. “I would like to

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SEGA BOLSTERS CROSS-PLATFORM, FREE-TO-PLAY GAMING STRATEGY WITH GOGOGIC PARTNERSHIP

SEGA (…) today announced their partnership with Gogogic (…)  to develop Godsrule: War of Mortals™, a free-to-play, cross-platform build and battle game planned for an early 2013 launch. SEGA is already a pioneer in the console and mobile interactive entertainment

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F2P cross platform game ‘Phantasy Star Online 2′ coming this summer

Sega has explained its decision to make Phantasy Star Online 2 free-to-play. (…) According to Kotaku’s translation of the interview, the decision to go free-to-play was made early in the game’s development. Sega hopes it can change the perception of

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Sega streamlines western operations – job cuts

SEGA has announced that it will be streamlining its EU and US operations, resulting in job losses and the cancellation of some titles. The move comes in response to increased loss predictions for the forthcoming year-end financials, with net income

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Social Shemnue shut down

Shenmue World, a social title based on the popular third-person franchise, has folded after only a year of operation in Japan. Shenmue World ceased operation on 26 December with a brief message to fans via the official website. The game

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Sega acquires Spiral Knights Developer Three Rings

Sega has acquired San Francisco developer Three Rings Designs, the team behind Spiral Knights and Puzzle Pirates. The publisher said the move was part of its aggressive expansion into the digital sector, with the new team joining Sports Interactive and

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Sega launches Spiral Knights

SEGA’s newest title from online game developer Three Rings, Spiral Knights, has officially launched offering PC gamers worldwide console-style adventuring in a persistent world. The game is completely free-to-play. (…)Spiral Knights pits players against the creatures of Cradle, where they

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Sega releases its first Facebook Game

Sega of America announced the launch of Sega Play! Baseball, its first Facebook game and the first release from the publisher’s new Sega Play! social brand. Sega Play! Baseball allows users to create, customize, and manage a baseball team. They

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