Industry

Steve Ballmer is retiring

Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s long running CEO and successor to Bill Gates, has announced that he’s retiring at some point within the next 12 months. Until then, he will continue his duties and help search for a successor. This news might come as a surprise to many, as we’ve heard rumours for years about Ballmer’s deliberate ousting of potential business rivals …

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Sega and Gearbox hit by class action lawsuit

Sega and Gearbox, the publisher and developer behind the recently released Aliens: Colonial Marines title, have been targeted by a class action lawsuit, after gamers felt that they misrepresented the game in the trailer by showing unfinished demo footage. “Each of the ‘actual gameplay’ demonstrations purported to show consumers exactly what they would be buying: a cutting edge video game …

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Death Inc. developer is going bust

Despite a Kickstarter campaign (that didn’t reach its target) and a push afterwards for a pre-order alpha system similar to Minecraft’s model, the developer of Death Inc, Ambient Studios, is having to shut its doors, having simply run out of money. “It’s time for a sad announcement,” begins studio head, Jonny Hopper’s blog post on the matter. “Ambient is shutting …

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