Entries in 'ncsoft' (70)

Is WildStar the next World of Warcraft?

Is WildStar the next World of Warcraft?

We’ve heard this story before. There have been countless MMO games hyped to be the next great contender to the World of Warcraft throne.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 7th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
WildStar's business model explained - Everything you need to know

WildStar's business model explained - Everything you need to know

Most MMOs fall into one of two camps: subscriptions or free-to-play. But NCsoft’s upcoming WildStar is attempting something a little different.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 19th 2013 at 2:00PM in News
NCsoft claims Guild Wars 2 MMORPG sales record

NCsoft claims Guild Wars 2 MMORPG sales record

Guild Wars 2 has claimed an impressive sales record, if publisher NCsoft is to be believed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 16th 2013 at 2:24PM in News
How the new MMO from NCsoft's Carbine studio wants to change the genre

How the new MMO from NCsoft's Carbine studio wants to change the genre

The MMO bandwagon has trundled along since World of Warcraft won over gamers back in 2004. Countless rivals have attempted to overtake, but even the biggest brands have run into ...

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 7th 2013 at 2:14PM in News

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Wildstar dev: 'We can fill the World of Warcraft void'

Wildstar dev: 'We can fill the World of Warcraft void'

The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 7th 2013 at 9:40AM in News
Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

The video games industry saw record consolidation in 2012, with total spending on buyouts and mergers hitting $4.2bn.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 12th 2013 at 7:15AM in News
Lay-offs issued as part of NCsoft Seattle realignment

Lay-offs issued as part of NCsoft Seattle realignment

NCsoft has confirmed an unspecified number of employees and contractors have been let go from its Seattle offices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 5th 2012 at 8:05AM in News
NCsoft tells fans that there's no saving City of Heroes

NCsoft tells fans that there's no saving City of Heroes

A 20,000+ signature petition will not be enough to save MMO City of Heroes from closure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2012 at 10:40AM in News

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Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks - report

Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks - report

Valve, the company that does not want to be sold, is being linked to another buyout.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 27th 2012 at 9:01AM in News
Guild Wars 2 available now for Mac

Guild Wars 2 available now for Mac

NCsoft has announced a Mac version of Guild Wars 2 – and it’s available to buy right now.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 18th 2012 at 2:34PM in News
NCsoft announces Blade & Soul

NCsoft announces Blade & Soul

Online games publisher NCsoft has announced the western release of martial arts-based MMO Blade & Soul.

Lauren Wainwright
by Lauren Wainwright
on Sep 13th 2012 at 2:35PM in News
Guild Wars 2 break 2m sales barrier

Guild Wars 2 break 2m sales barrier

NCsoft has revealed that its new MMO has shifted 2m units worldwide.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 13th 2012 at 2:31PM in News

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UPDATED: NCsoft deflects blame for Guild Wars 2 password hacks

UPDATED: NCsoft deflects blame for Guild Wars 2 password hacks

UPDATED: NCsoft has contacted MCV to explain that not all of the 11,000 emails it received were related to hacking. Some referred to lost emails and assorted other non-related issues. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2012 at 12:45PM in News
Guild Wars 2 tops ten European software charts

Guild Wars 2 tops ten European software charts

NCsoft has revealed that recent MMO release Guild Wars 2 has topped the software charts in ten separate European countries.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 7th 2012 at 12:04PM in News
Guild Wars 2 debuts at No.1 in the UK charts

Guild Wars 2 debuts at No.1 in the UK charts

NCsoft has claimed a surprising victory in the UK charts with new MMO release Guild Wars 2 debuting at top spot.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2012 at 9:50AM in News
Guild Wars 2 pre-order sales top 1m

Guild Wars 2 pre-order sales top 1m

ArenaNet has announced Guild Wars 2 has already sold 1m copies ahead of today’s official launch for the MMO.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Aug 29th 2012 at 7:20AM in News

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GAME OF THE DAY: Guild Wars 2

GAME OF THE DAY: Guild Wars 2

Getting online this weekend was the first battle for many Guild Wars 2 gamers.

by Helen French
on Aug 28th 2012 at 2:05PM in News
Games industry cyclists to bike back from Gamescom for charity

Games industry cyclists to bike back from Gamescom for charity

After a week in Cologne, most of us prefer the shortest journey home possible, but ten games industry execs will take a more scenic route.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 2nd 2012 at 4:48PM in News
NCsoft lets Guild Wars 2 fans play early

NCsoft lets Guild Wars 2 fans play early

Guild Wars 2's biggest fans can play the game early by buying the title in advance.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 10th 2012 at 4:55PM in News
Aion going free-to-play in Europe next week

Aion going free-to-play in Europe next week

NCsoft has revealed its MMO Aion: The Tower of Eternity will be flipping the switch to go free-to-play across Europe next Tuesday, February 28th.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2012 at 12:59AM in News
NCsoft lawsuit seeks to block MMO in US

NCsoft lawsuit seeks to block MMO in US

Online games publisher NCsoft has filed a lawsuit against the developer of MMO game Tera in a bid to block its launch in the US.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jan 27th 2012 at 10:55AM in News
Free-to-play Aion takes flight in February

Free-to-play Aion takes flight in February

NCsoft's Aion: The Tower of Eternity is the latest MMORPG to switch to the free-to-play model.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Dec 14th 2011 at 11:26AM in News
ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: NCsoft

ONLINE GAMES FOCUS: NCsoft

NCsoft quite likes Europe. The Korean MMO giant has been making a lot of noise across the continent in recent months.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 13th 2011 at 11:52AM in News
NCsoft's new MMO Wildstar looks to shake up genre

NCsoft's new MMO Wildstar looks to shake up genre

GAMESCOM: MMO specialist NCsoft has lifted the lid on a brand new MMO from developer Carbine Studios – Wildstar.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 17th 2011 at 9:49AM in News