A little more than a year ago, local video game maker PopCap sold to EA for as much as 1.3 billion dollars. Now, rumors are spreading that PopCap has been discreetly "letting people go for several months." Twitterers are saying that PopCap's remote offices in Dublin and Shanghai may have been shut down, and that "50ish" people have been laid off in Seattle. We'll keep you posted right here on Slog; if you know anything about these layoffs, please send us a tip.

UPDATE 12:50 PM: Just heard from a Seattle Popcap employee who was laid off this morning. It's definitely not a rumor.