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#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - featuring Activision Blizzard, Haley Uyrus, Klang Games, THQ Nordic and Ikinema

#PCGICYMI - The biggest stories and hottest features of the week - featuring Activision Blizzard, Haley Uyrus, Klang Games, THQ Nordic and Ikinema

Each Monday, we collect the biggest stories and the hottest features of the week.

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1. Activision Blizzard says job cuts could have possible negative impact on financial performance

SEC filing cites the effect of the company's eight per cent workforce cull might have as a risk factor

2. INSIGHT: How effective were Failbetter's trailers for Sunless Skies?

Haley Uyrus - now working at Mediatonic as marketing and communications manager - tells us about the trailers for Failbetter's latest release

3. Meet Klang: the Berlin-based indie studio with ambitious MMO dreams

Co-founder and CEO Mundi Vondi talks building single-shard MMOs with the help of Improbable's cloud tech

4. THQ Nordic PR and marketing director Brock apologises for controversial 8chan AMA

"I do not condone child pornography, white supremacy, or racism in any shape or form. I am terribly sorry for the short-sightedness of my (!) decision, and promise to be far more vigorous in my assessment of these activities in the future"

5. Inside Track: Making moves with 3D animation tech firm Ikinema

Technical director Ahmed Elhasairi dives deep into its procedural animation technology and how to monetise your moves


Editor - PC Games Insider

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he was hired to launch PCGamesInsider.biz for Steel Media before departing the firm in October 2019.

He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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