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Shiver Entertainment formed by ex-Zynga and EA COO John Schappert

Former EA and Zynga executive John Schappert has opened new game development studio, Shiver Entertainment. Venture Beatreports that the new Miami-based studio will be financially backed by publisher Nexon and focus on PC, tablet, and mobile free-to-play offerings. "I’ve had the luxury of working for some great companies and great …

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Psy appearing in Nexon’s MapleStory and Combat Arms

Remember Psy? The Gangnam Style fella? He was a big pop hit a few months back. The days of international stardom may arguably be fading for the South Korean pop sensation but he’s not giving up – the Gangnam Style singer is about to make his video games debut. Nexon …

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Nexon reports positive quarter, poor performance in North America

Nexon saw solid revenue and profit increases for the first quarter of its fiscal year, thanks to a major sales spike in Japan. The publisher reports Japanese net revenue of 9.9bn yen, a 222 per cent year-over-year increase from the same three-month period during the year prior. The firm’s increase …

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Former THQ VP Ron Moravek joins Nexon America

Nexon America has hired former THQ VP Ron Moravek as its new senior VP of live game operations. The publisher confirmed the hire to Games Industry, following Moravek listing the new job on his LinkedIn page. Moravek worked at THQ for 15 years, before the publisher was forced to shut …

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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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