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Nexon rumoured to have launched EA takeover bid

EA shares has enjoyed a sharp jump on rumours that South Korean gaming giant Nexon has made a bid for the publisher. Both Forbes and Bloomberg are carrying the rumour, which originated from a South Korean newspaper. As a result of the chatter EA shares surged by over eight per …

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PSN and XBL to suffer South Korean shutdown

SCE Korea has confirmed that it will be blocking access to the PlayStation Network for users under the age of 16 every night between midnight an 6am. Microsoft is to implement a similar measure on Xbox Live, too. Originally it was thought that games consoles would not be affected by …

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Introducing MCV Pacific

Here’s everything you need to know about MCV Pacific ahead of October’s launch. What is MCV Pacific?It’s a new wesbite and digital news service launched by Intent Media – the company behind the games industry’s leading trade media brand, MCV. When does it launch?October 3rd, 2011. What’s the url?www.mcvpacific.com – …

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Nintendo eyes Asian markets

Nintendo has targeted the Asian market outside of Japan with new DS consoles and simulation titles, according to Japanese paper Nikkei. As reported by Thompson Financial, the platform-holder has developed localised DS systems for the Taiwan market, and will debut them in mobile phone stores this month. China will also …

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Microsoft to build new studio in Korea

Bill Gates announced last week that Microsoft – which he founded and is chairman of – will invest some $147m on growing its business in South Korea. And some of the money will be spent on building a games development studio there, he added. AFP reports that Gates pledged to …

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Wii to finally launch in Korea

The official Nintendo Korea site has revealed the news that the country has been waiting for – that the Wii console is finally set to launch in the territory. The system will hit shelves on April 26th, and will be priced at 220,000 Won (around 114). That’s a full 17 …

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