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NewsPoster Mar 15, 2014 12:50 PM
Briefly: EA layoffs at PopCap, Gamer hits 1,000,000 Gamerscore
Electronic Arts has done another round of layoffs, this time affecting <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306057==http://www.electronista.com/articles/14/01/04/popcap.ceo.lead.designer.departing.remaining.co.fo under.new.gm/" rel='nofollow'>PopCap Games</a>. The publisher declined to comment on the number of jobs affected by the layoff, but told <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306058==http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/13/5505554/popcap-undergoing-layoffs" rel='nofollow'>Polygon</a> in a statement that the jobs weren't from the PopCap HD team which was responsible for the recent <em>Plants versus Zombies Garden Warfare</em>. PopCap had been split into two teams in the previous month, one to focus on consoles and PC titles and the other for mobile titles. In a statement, General Manager John Vechey expressed his disappointment over the loss, but said that the layoffs were "necessary in order to stay on course with our future plans for mobile games, live services and new IP."<br />
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<strong>Gamer uses Titanfall to be the first to 1,000,000 Gamerscore</strong><br />
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The current Guinness World Record holder for Gamerscore, the cumulative score of all achievements on Xbox games, upped his game on March 13. During a live stream of the recently-released <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306059==http://www.macnn.com/articles/14/03/13/company.in.talks.with.mac.publisher.aspyr/" rel='nofollow'>Titanfall</a>, Raymond Cox hit a new milestone by being the first player to reach exactly 1,000,000 Gamerscore under the tag <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306060==https://www.facebook.com/Stallion83onFB" rel='nofollow'>Stallion83</a>. The feat, which took Cox eight years to accomplish, was realized after he unlocked a 50 point achievement in the game live on <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306061==http://www.twitch.tv/" rel='nofollow'>Twitch</a>. <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/306062==http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/8000/highest-xbox-live-gamerscore" rel='nofollow'>Guinness World Records</a> marks his previous record-holding Gamerscore at 511,342 as of 2011.<br />
 
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