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Aion pre-orders near 400,000

NCsoft has announced its upcoming MMO, Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, has generated almost 400,000 pre-orders. The game, which introduces aerial combat to the usual MMORPG fare, is due for release on September 22nd in the US and on September 25th in the UK. Anyone who has pre-ordered the game …

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CHINA: Shanda in $725m IPO

Chinese web giant Shanda is to sell off a 22 per cent share in its online gaming unit next week, as part of an IPO estimated to be worth $725 million. Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd, the parent company of Shanda Games, has agreed to a Nasdaq-listed initial public offering set …

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Income, profit and sales soar at NCsoft

Korean MMO behemoth NCsoft has posted some recession-busting numbers in its latest financial report for the quarter ending June 30th. Total net income grew an amazing 451 per cent compared to the same period in 2008, reaching $27m. In addition, operating profit rocketed to $38.1m – a 353 per cent …

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Aion release date confirmed

Leading MMO publisher NCsoft has finally confirmed the release date of the impressive looking Aion: Tower of Eternity. European retail will welcome the PC title on September 25th. Aion tries to distinguish itself from the opposition by its use of flight. Not only is aerial manoeuvring key to traversing the …

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NCsoft income rockets 315%

MMO publisher NCsoft has banished the memories of a financially challenging 2008 with an impressive start to 2009 – net income for the quarter ending March 31st was up 315 per cent year-on-year, reaching $27m. Operating income jumped 128 per cent at $34.3m, whilst sales hit $107.7 per cent – …

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Aion breaks records before release

More than 170,000 members of the Korean gaming public have signed up to the beta for NCsoft’s forthcoming Aion: The Tower of Eternity. The open beta only became available last Tuesday (November 11th) and has already become the most popular beta event in Korean history. NCsoft officials revealed that within …

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