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Video game maker lays off Minn. workers

California-based Activision, which produces games including the blockbuster hit "Call of Duty," has announced plans to lay off 31 employers at its Eden Prairie and Bloomington offices just three days after Christmas, KSTP reports.
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California-based Activision, which produces games including the blockbuster franchise "Call of Duty," has announced plans to lay off 31 employers at its Eden Prairie and Bloomington offices just three days after Christmas, KSTP reports.

It's part of a "restructuring" effort, the company said. The layoffs are in preparation for a smaller slate of licensed games next year, trade journal Joystiq reports.

The company says it is the "largest, most profitable pure-play interactive entertainment software publisher in the world" and operates in 16 countries with 7,000 employees worldwide.

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