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Linux Jobs in Demand

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The report can be downloaded here. Linux is: the largest collaborative development project in computing history with 15 million lines of code developed by 8,000 developers from 800 companies Activated in 850,000 Android phones every day Sold in 700,000 TVs every day Run on 9/10 super computers All powered by Linux: Google, Twitter, Amazon… and DemonWare! How linux is built: Related article: The Linux Talent Draft is On

Black Ops II Multiplayer Blowout: Scorestreaks Replace Killstreaks, Livestreaming Goes Big-Time, Leagues, and More

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So much for Call of Duty being gaming’s safely predictable 800lb gorilla. The people making the new Black Ops II are changing multiplayer. A lot. Including new info on: Scorestreaks replacing Killstreaks Class Creation overhaul eSport features – livestreaming & shoutcasting Read full article @ Kotaku

DW Co-founder Launches Start-up Lab

Serial entrepreneurs launch start-up lab Serial entrepreneurs Sean Blanchfield and Brian McDonnell have opened Dublin’s first start-up lab — which already has a portfolio of three companies up and running. Blanchfield, who previously founded DemonWare, has teamed up with Brian McDonnell, a former head of development at Jolt Online Gaming, to form their new venture called Scale Front. Scale Front hopes to emulate in Dublin the success of Betaworks in [read more]

Clustering Development Team established to spearhead a strategy to create 2,500 new digital games jobs

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Ireland’s Jobs Minister Richard Bruton, TD, has established an industry group consisting of executives from the major games companies present in Ireland to spearhead a strategy to create 2,500 new digital games jobs by 2014. Driving ‘on-the-ground’ collaboration and networking, the Clustering Development Team (CDT) will proactively develop relationships between the foreign and indigenous cohort of games companies, start-ups and well-established multinationals, industry and education institutions, games companies and related [read more]

It’s Game On for Ireland

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For a long time we told ourselves that the notion of Ireland producing big-budget gaming titles was a myth, deluded even. But I’m becoming less sure that it is impossible. Let’s just say the Games Ireland Gathering 2012 this week revealed a wealth of pent-up ambition. The genie is out of the bottle. Some 350 games industry professionals crowded a room at GIG 2012 in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin [read more]