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PopCap Dublin Closed

EA has shut down PopCap Dublin, leaving the studio's staff of 96 out of work, reports Develop. EA made cuts at PopCap last month, and at the time said they were in the process of "exploratory consultation" to determine the future of their Dublin operation, so there were warning signs this might happen. According to the report, a spokesperson said that the displaced staff are being provided with outplacement support, and are being offered jobs in other areas at PopCap, EA, and technology partners in Ireland.

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9. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 17:45 Axis
 
Verno wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 15:23:
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 14:54:
PopCap make games that don't need to exist.

No games need to exist though. PopCap makes pretty solid games for families, no clue what you're on about here dude.

I agree with Verno finally!

My kids played plenty of hours on popcap games, namely Plants vs Zombies, but hopefully I'll get them to actually wanna spell on Bookworm.

I'm not sure what to make of this tbh, I know they have several offices.
 
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8. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 15:37 NegaDeath
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 14:54:
Verno wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 12:00:
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 11:07:
Now close the rest of PopCap

To continue the EA tradition of ruining great things they purchase I assume?
PopCap make games that don't need to exist.

"PopCap" is a weird way to spell Zinga.
 
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7. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 15:23 Verno
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 14:54:
PopCap make games that don't need to exist.

No games need to exist though. PopCap makes pretty solid games for families, no clue what you're on about here dude.
 
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6. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 15:06 killer_roach
 
Creston wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 13:53:
The EA Machine rolls on.

Up next: Bioware Austin.

Creston

Then again, PopCap Dublin isn't a major part of the operations... almost wonder if a lack of productivity or uncertainty over Ireland's corporate tax system came into play there.

Still puzzling, as Dublin usually is a major tech company's primary beachhead into a European presence. At least this is at least relatively defensible as a sound business strategy, especially since it seems like a few of these staffers will likely be relocated to PopCap's Seattle offices.
 
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5. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 14:54 netnerd85
 
Verno wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 12:00:
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 11:07:
Now close the rest of PopCap

To continue the EA tradition of ruining great things they purchase I assume?
PopCap make games that don't need to exist.
 
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4. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 13:53 Creston
 
The EA Machine rolls on.

Up next: Bioware Austin.

Creston
 
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3. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 12:00 Verno
 
netnerd85 wrote on Sep 24, 2012, 11:07:
Now close the rest of PopCap

To continue the EA tradition of ruining great things they purchase I assume?
 
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2. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 11:07 netnerd85
 
Now close the rest of PopCap  
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1. Re: PopCap Dublin Closed Sep 24, 2012, 10:56 avianflu
 
popcap puts out games so slowly -- so no wonder. where's the new bookworm game?  
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