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NCSoft invests $5m in Canadian mobile game studio

Following up on its recently announced plans for expansion into new business segments such as mobile and tablet games, NCSoft has invested $5m into Vancouver-based mobile startup This Game Studio. Speaking with Games Beat, NCSoft West executive Michael Chang explained the acquisition strengthens the company’s continued expansion into the western …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Véronique Lallier

My 15 year career has been driven by my passion for both video games and digital entertainment – which began at the age of 10, when I was given a NES,” says Warner’s Vronique Lallier when asked about her journey in the games industry. I started my career at Ubisoft …

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‘There is a future for WildStar’, Carbine insists

NCsoft MMO WildStar is not under threat, developer Carbine Studios has insisted. Many had presumed the worst for the MMO following its muted arrival in June and subsequent cancellation of content, but product director Mike Donatelli has told Eurogamer that its long-term future is secure. "[NCsoft] specialise in MMOs, that’s …

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NCsoft confirms layoffs as mobile and tablets are targeted

A number of developers have lost their jobs amidst a restructuring at MMO makers NCsoft. Today we announced a restructuring of key operations within NC West,” an official statement confirmed. As a result of this restructuring, we are implementing staff reductions across our Western operations with the exclusion of ArenaNet. …

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ArenaNet softens Guild Wars 2 gem purchase alterations

Plans to alter the way in which Guild Wars 2 players purchase gems have been changed following a backlash from MMO fans. Until now players have been able to select a quantity of gems – the game’s currency system – and have their value converted into a sterling amount for …

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Wildstar cancels Christmas and Halloween content releases

Developer Carbine has said that its previously announced Christmas and Halloween content releases have been cancelled. Instead, development resource will be focused on improving the existing game and work on the game’s upcoming Drop3 update. [Halloween release] Shade’s Eve was more or less done, but it still needed a lot …

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