Hot dogs and rubber chickens: Chair Entertainment brings out the Vote!!!

Hot dogs and rubber chickens: Chair Entertainment brings out the Vote!!!

The US election season is almost with us again, so why not slap on a few bumper stickers, bone up on campaign financing, and then attack Mitt Romney on the South Lawn of the White House, wielding a frankfurter on a fork? All of this is funded, as those cheery attack ads like to say, by the good people at Chair Entertainment, who have achieved the near-impossible: a topical political game that’s actually worth playing.

PopCap lays off 50 and rethinks Dublin office

PopCap lays off 50 and rethinks Dublin office

PopCap has laid off around 50 staff and admitted the closure of its Dublin office is a possibility, after admitting struggling to keep up with the pace of change in the game industry.In a post on the PopCap blog, co-founder John Vechey admitted that the news was "distressing" but added that PopCap is still growing, and he expects the company's total headcount to be much the same by the end of the year.

EA up for sale – report

EA up for sale - report

Electronic Arts is quietly exploring a sale to private equity firms, according to reports.Sources close to the New York Post claim that the publishing giant has been approached by two private equity companies – KKR, and Providence Equity Partners, a major shareholder in Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax.            

Gears Of War veteran joins Bioshock: Infinite team

Rod Fergusson, the executive producer of the Gears Of War franchise for its eight-year history, has left his role to work at Bioshock: Infinite developer Irrational.Fergusson Tweeted the change yesterday, stating: “Yes it's true, I'm leaving my family at Epic to join my new family at Irrational in Boston starting tomorrow”. He added that “yes I've played Infinite and it's amazing! Can't wait for you guys to get your hands on it.” His new role, beginning today, is executive vice president of development at Boston-based Irrational.

Korea dominates at Evo 2k12

South Korea dominated at Evolution 2k12, the world's biggest fighting game tournament, winning three of the six games played on finals day yesterday at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.The main event, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012, was won by Infiltration, who despite his ability to play a number of characters to a high standard stuck with Akuma throughout. He beat Taiwan's Gamerbee 3-0 in the first final for four years not to feature a Japanese or American player.