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Top 25 companies accounted for 65 percent of 2014’s $83.6 billion games market

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Twenty-five companies accounted for 65 percent of the $83.6 billion games market in 2014, according to a report at Newzoo. Leading the pack was...
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NCsoft West lays off Austin support staff

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NCsoft West has laid off a number of support staff and is moving its customer service operation to a third-party provider, according to Polygon....

OnLive shutting down, sells Sony some of its assets

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The OnLive cloud gaming service is shutting down, and the firm has sold Sony some of its assets, according to a dev blog. The...
It's ominous, that's the point here.

NCsoft and Nexon meet to discuss financial issues

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Relations between NCsoft and Nexon are not exactly comfortable at the moment; you may remember that it's been only a few months...
Oh, there's going to be so much chopping.

Investment firm sees a dark future for WildStar, bright hopes for Guild Wars 2

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Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities is not predicting a rosy future for WildStar, although it still is recommending NCsoft as a...

Director of Design Chris Whiteside leaves Guild Wars 2

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Former Guild Wars 2 Director of Design Chris Whiteside has left ArenaNet to pursue other opportunities. While on a long roadtrip, Whiteside...

PlanetSide 2’s Clint Worley departs Daybreak

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Former PlanetSide 2 Executive Producer Clint Worley has left the team and studio, according to a brief announcement by him on Twitter. It...

Working As Intended: ‘Multiplex monotony’ and the death of the mid-budget MMORPG

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Back in December, film editor and author Jason Bailey wrote a piece on Flavorwire called How the Death...
Any Kill Bill references you want to make here may or may not be apropos. It's a fine line.

The Daily Grind: Are you optimistic about WildStar’s future?

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I'm sure this won't serve as a grand surprise to anyone reading this, but I've been thinking a lot about the future of

NCsoft buys Netmarble stock to block hostile takeover by Nexon

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How do you prevent a hostile takeover? In NCsoft's case, you buy something. Specifically, you buy a large portion of shares from...

PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby resigns from his post

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EverQuest Next might be safe according to the head honcho of Daybreak, but PlanetSide 2 is in for a rocky time:...
Slashy slashy!

Nexon pressures NCsoft as largest shareholder

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While Nexon and NCsoft may be competing developers in the MMO space, business has made strange and hostile bedfellows of both. After purchasing...
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Daybreak layoffs hit Landmark, EverQuest Next, H1Z1, more

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Well, here's a news post I didn't want to write. SOE Daybreak Games has laid off popular Global Community Relations lead Linda...

NCsoft financials paint a grim picture for WildStar

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The good news for fans of NCsoft's game catalogue is that the company as a whole is doing well. The most recent earnings...

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