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[Joystiq] Zynga Boston, Austin, Chicago shedding staff

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Twitter is on fire with messages that Zynga studios in Boston, Austin and Chicago are closing down. We have contacted Zynga and its employees for clarification.

An employee at Zynga Austin tells Joystiq, "So what I know as of now that The Ville and Bingo teams were cut. I don't know anything about Chicago at the moment." Zynga Austin is responsible for The Ville, Zynga Bingo and Slots, meaning this cut leaves just the Slots team. There are about 70 people left at Zynga Austin, the employee says.

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Wow, I'm amazed more people aren't interested that Zynga may be closing multiple studios.
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post #3 of 7
Zynga fans are too busy playing Farmville etc. Give it a while until the games grind to a halt then they'll come flooding in...
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Doesn't really affect most of us, who cares.
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That's not good, a friend of mine went to work for one of their Boston studios back in August. Though, considering his carreer field I can't imagine him being unemployed for long if at all.
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Too bad but when the managers are corrupt and the products pretty rubbish (no fault of the coders or artists etc. though) it's no wonder
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Doesn't really affect most of us, who cares.

One of the largest studios out there though, affects the gaming industry as a whole, which does affect you indirectly.
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