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NCSOFT latest partner for this year’s Games Media Awards

NCSOFT is the latest games firm to back this year’s Games Media Awards, announcing its support as event partner for the night. The developer and publisher joins a strong roster of companies backing the event, which celebrates and recognises those working in the games media sector. NCSOFT is proud to …

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Guild Wars 2 sells 3.8m copies in China

ArenaNet’s recent Guild Wars 2 launch in China has doubled the game’s sales worldwide. Games Industry reports the NCSoft-published MMO has sold 3.8m copies in its first two months within the region. Phenomenal numbers, considering the title had sold just 3.5m a year after the game launched in multiple territories …

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PC games retail has become polarised, says NCSoft

Only a handful of PC gamesare breaking through at UK retail, says publisher NCSoft. But the company is confident that its newest MMO WildStar will win over fans on the High Street after seeing impressive pre-orders, and a strong reaction to the beta. In fact, the firm says WildStar should …

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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. Most have faded into obscurity. Some cease to exist. Very few, if any, have lived up to expectations. But for over eight years, Jeremy Gaffney and …

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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. The game comes with 30 days of game time. After that, players will have the option of paying for a monthly subscription or purchasing game time to top up. …

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NCsoft claims Guild Wars 2 MMORPG sales record

Guild Wars 2 has claimed an impressive sales record, if publisher NCsoft is to be believed. The company says that Guild Wars 2 ranks as the all-time fastest selling Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) in Europe and North America” with sales of 3m units in its first nine months …

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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 a few potholes. Star Wars: The Old Republic failed to draw in enough subscribers and switched to a free-to-play model …

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