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amethyst
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 09:46 AM     Post subject: EA has laid off 20% of staff in Galway

Apparently EA has laid off 20% of staff in Galway. This was via friends.
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aphra
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 09:54 AM     Post subject:

Wow...20% of quite a large number..

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amethyst
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 10:04 AM     Post subject:

There was apparently around 300 people there. I know it was only tech support and testing - but it still is pretty bad.
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 10:17 AM     Post subject:

This information came from someone who works there, just in case people were wondering.
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 03:10 PM     Post subject:

Being reported now:

http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/ea-galway-jobs-867104-Apr2013/
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Paul_Conway
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Post Posted: 12th April 2013 10:06 PM     Post subject:

This sucks, but realistically, this was on the cards from day one. Star Wars was never going to be the success EA needed it to be.

Hopefully those affected will land on their feet.
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Post Posted: 13th April 2013 03:44 PM     Post subject:

This may be an awkward time to ask, but does EA find voice talent in Ireland (Galway) for its games, or do they source that talent exclusively in the US? I haven't been able to find a contact to ask.

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Post Posted: 15th April 2013 04:21 PM     Post subject:

EA also closing Playfish titles on Facebook

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-15-ea-shutting-down-playfish-games?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=european-daily

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