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Wildstar dev: ‘We can fill the World of Warcraft void’

The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s market-leading MMO lost 1.3m subscribers between February and April this year, and many other titles in the sector have been forced to adopt a free-to-play model to survive. But Carbine …

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Report: 2012 sees record numbers for mergers and acquisitions

The video games industry saw record consolidation in 2012, with total spending on buyouts and mergers hitting $4.2bn. Games Industry reports on research from investment bank Digi-Capital that took a closer look at last year’s acquisitions. While there were 26 per cent fewer deals during the period versus 2011, a …

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Lay-offs issued as part of NCsoft Seattle realignment

NCsoft has confirmed an unspecified number of employees and contractors have been let go from its Seattle offices. The company, responding to an inquiry by PC Gamer, denied murmurs of the Seattle branch closing entirely, but did reveal several jobs had been cut in a realignment” effort. NCsoft is realigning …

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NCsoft tells fans that there’s no saving City of Heroes

A 20,000+ signature petition will not be enough to save MMO City of Heroes from closure. That’s according to its developer NCsoft, which insists that the planned November 30th closure of the game will sadly proceed as scheduled. "We wanted to let you know that your voices have been heard …

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Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks – report

Valve, the company that does not want to be sold, is being linked to another buyout. This time the allegations say that two of Korea’s gaming powerhouses, NCsoft and Nexon, are in active talks to acquire the Half-Life developer and PC gaming powerhouse. The reports stem from Joonang News, which …

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