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Game Over? Not Quite: Playing Video Games Can Help Your Career

Admin| Apr 16, 2017 - 11:42 PM

Game Over? Not Quite: Playing Video Games Can Help Your Career

The next time you're looking to hire a remote employee, you should consider asking them about their video game habits, new research suggests.

A study by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology found that "World of Warcraft" game players have skills and traits that successfully translate to working on virtual workplace teams.

"World of Warcraft" is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game. Players create their own avatars for the game and explore an almost limitless virtu......

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Disney to shut down infinity game unit, cut 300 jobs

Admin| May 13, 2016 - 09:49 AM

Disney said Tuesday it is shutting down its Disney Infinity line of video games, saying the changing market is too risky.

The company booked a $147 million charge, mostly for unsold inventory. It also laid off about 300 employees, most of them based in Salt Lake City at Avalanche Software, a game studio Disney bought in 2005.

CEO Bob Iger told analysts the risks "caught up with us.'' Although the unit did well _ bringing its interactive division into profitability in recent years _ Disney determi......

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