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Analysis: Why the games industry should embrace Bitcoin

Bitpay’s European marketing manager Wouter Vonk recently worked with Jagex to help them integrate bitcoin into Runescape. Here, he discusses the payment method’s future in games With numerous players in the gaming industry, such as Xbox Live, Zynga, BigFish, Jagex and Twitch, all attracted to bitcoin’s ability to make in-game …

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Jagex is now accepting Bitcoin

Online games company Jagex is now accepting payment with cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The firm is partnering up with online payment services BitPay and Ayden to allow customers to pay with Bitcoin. RuneScape fans will be able to purchase both memberships and microstransactions with the digital currency. Jagex is the latest company …

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Jagex announces closure of Transformers Universe

Transformers Universe will be closed early next year, having never been properly released. The decision was made by both developer Jagex and Transformers owner Hasbro, who worked together on the troubled online game. The game was still in live beta, having been made available in July. It will enter a …

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Jagex’s Transformers Universe team suffers layoffs

UK developer Jagex in the process of laying off an unknown number of staff. The studio is currently in a consultation process with members of the Transformers Universe team, according toGames Industry. Those affected will either be made redundant or moved to other Jagex teams, working on flagship product RuneScape, …

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Runescape getting Hearthstone-like card game

Jagex has announced a new Runescape spin-off called Chronicle: Runescape Legends. The inspiration garnered from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft spin-off Hearthstone is clear to see. Action takes place in the pages of what is described as a living book”, with the pictured virtual game board and pieces offering at least …

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Gerhard to leave Jagex

Jagex CEO and CTO Mark Gerhard will depart the online publisher at the end of the year. Gerhard joined Jagex in 2008 as chief technology officer, rising to chief executive officer in 2009. He will continue to work at the company until the end of the year. Gerhard’s successor will …

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