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NCsoft unveils Carbine Studios

MMO specialist NCsoft has lifted the curtain on its new wholly-owned California-based development outfit Carbine Studios. Next-Gen reports that 17 former Blizzard employees now work for the studio, many of whom were formerly lead and senior developers” from the World of Warcraft team. This is a dev team made in …

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NCsoft unveils Carbine Studios

MMO specialist NCsoft has lifted the curtain on its new wholly-owned California-based development outfit Carbine Studios. Next-Gen reports that 17 former Blizzard employees now work for the studio, many of whom were formerly lead and senior developers” from the World of Warcraft team. This is a dev team made in …

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NCsoft plans Brighton expansion

Leading MMO games publisher NCsoft has announced that it is to expand its current base in Brighton, creating over 100 new highly-skilled jobs, following investment from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). In its three years of operations NCsoft Europe has grown rapidly, growing from just three members of …

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NCsoft plans Brighton expansion

Leading MMO games publisher NCsoft has announced that it is to expand its current base in Brighton, creating over 100 new highly-skilled jobs, following investment from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). In its three years of operations NCsoft Europe has grown rapidly, growing from just three members of …

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GameStop steps up casual gaming operation

The rise in popularity of casual gaming has led executives at GameStop, the leading US games retailer, to adjust its in store and marketing strategies. The changes are designed to better attract and accommodate those outside hardcore gaming circles. One of the first key implementations will be the addition two …

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ESRB remains tight-lipped about Manhunt 2 decision

Following the ESRB’s recent decision to downgrade its rating of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 from ‘Adult Only’ to ‘Mature’ in North America, paving the way for its release, the US governing body is resisting calls to reveal exactly what content Rockstar altered prior to the resubmission. Next-Gen reports that Californian State …

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PopCap unveils ‘largest ever casual games research’

Casual games firm PopCap has completed what it says is the largest-ever worldwide survey of casual computer game players – with the results revealing, amongst other things, that 70 per cent of ‘family gamers’ say casual games provide educational benefits to their children. A number of benefits were cited by …

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Crysis heading for next-gen consoles?

Whilst nearly every triple-A PC release is linked with a console port at some stage, some substance has been thrown behind the rumour that upcoming PC FPS Crysis will make the move to 360 and PS3 thanks to develop Crytek’s CEO. CVG reports than in the latest issue of PC …

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