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  • ESPN to Stream Valve's Dota 2 Championship

    Posted at Fri Jul 18 02:00:00 2014

    Valve's latest International Dota 2 Championships will not only have a record-busting prize fund of over $10 million, but will be broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN3. If you're still not convinced of the future of eSports, now might... more>>

    ESPN to Stream Valve's Dota 2 Championship

  • Guild Wars 2 Has Sold 3.8 Million in China

    Posted at Thu Jul 10 12:00:00 2014

    The launch of ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 in China has doubled the game's total sales. According to new server census taken by publisher NCSoft - translated on Reddit - Guild Wars 2 has around 3.8 million players in China alone... more>>

    Guild Wars 2 Has Sold 3.8 Million in China

  • King Joins United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment Association

    Posted at Thu Jun 26 22:25:13 2014

    The Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment announced its newest member today, welcoming King to its lineup of more than 200 gaming companies. Better known as Ukie, the trade group has added more than 50... more>>

    King Joins United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment Association

  • Google/YouTube set to buy Twitch for 1 Billion Dollars! Wait WHAT?

    Posted at Sat May 24 22:02:06 2014

    Sigh...first of all this is total BS. You know why Google wants Twitch? It's because Google Hangout is a failure as long as Twitch exists. And Google invested a lot of money in Google Hangout. So it's actually cheaper to... more>>

    Google/YouTube set to buy Twitch for 1 Billion Dollars! Wait WHAT?

  • Nintendo Showcased Web Framework at GDC 2014

    Posted at Fri Mar 21 03:07:54 2014

    In Game Developers Conference 2014, Nintendo has showcased several new indie titles as well as their Nintendo Web Framework, which is an engine designed to make porting games to the Wii U that much easier. more>>

    Nintendo Showcased Web Framework at GDC 2014

  • GDC 2014 Featured Exhibits

    Posted at Fri Mar 21 00:21:32 2014

    The Game Developers Conference 2014 is in full swing these days in San Francisco. Lots of famous game developers have come to show their amazing games and new techs for us. So here are some featured exhibits at GDC, for those... more>>

    GDC 2014 Featured Exhibits

  • Microsoft Reveals DirectX 12 Which Is Coming to Xbox

    Posted at Thu Mar 20 23:27:10 2014

    The fourth day at GDC in San Francisco, Microsoft has showcased its graphics API, DirectX 12. According to the company, developers will have more direct control over their visuals than ever, with more complex scenes and rendering... more>>

    Microsoft Reveals DirectX 12 Which Is Coming to Xbox

  • NCsoft Elusive CEO Appears for Rare Interview at Tencent Games Carnival

    Posted at Sun Dec 01 22:18:38 2013

    As you know that Blade and Soul has been launched in China, NCsoft's elusive CEO, Mr. Taek Jin Kim also appeared at Tencent Games Carnival 2013 last weekend. Cinderboy from MMOCULTURE brings some of the highlights of the... more>>

    NCsoft Elusive CEO Appears for Rare Interview at Tencent Games Carnival

  • WoW: Ghostcrawler Leaves Blizzard

    Posted at Thu Nov 28 21:32:14 2013

    Yesterday, Greg Street, the Leader of Game Design, has announced that he would be leaving Blizzard to follow other pursues. Today, Ghostcrawler had a final goodbye on the Blizzard forums. more>>

    WoW: Ghostcrawler Leaves Blizzard

  • EA Holding Star Wars License for a Decade

    Posted at Mon Nov 25 00:47:02 2013

    It has been confirmed now that EA will deal with Disney to develop Star Wars games for a decade. He added that Star Wars: Battlefront, which was announced at E3 this year and is expected to launch in summer 2015, has a lot... more>>

    EA Holding Star Wars License for a Decade

  • EA Reports $273 Million Loss in Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

    Posted at Wed Oct 30 03:17:21 2013

    EA released its financial report for the second quarter of fiscal 2014, a period of time that stretched from July 2013 through the end of September, reporting a net loss of $273 million during that time. more>>

    EA Reports $273 Million Loss in Second Quarter of Fiscal 2014

  • Rumble Entertainment Received Millions Investment From Nexon

    Posted at Tue Oct 29 20:52:40 2013

    Rumble Entertainment announced that they just received $17.5 million investment from Nexon's Series B round of financing and its partners. The strategic investors like TriplePoint Capital, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures... more>>

    Rumble Entertainment Received Millions Investment From Nexon

  • Asiasoft Announces Strategic Partnership with YY Inc. and S2 Games

    Posted at Fri Oct 25 01:26:40 2013

    Asiasoft today announced a strategic partnership with YY Inc., a revolutionary rich communication social platform, and S2 Games to create a seamless and interactive playing experience for users in Southeast Asia. more>>

    Asiasoft Announces Strategic Partnership with YY Inc. and S2 Games

  • G-Star 2013 Announced Exhibitor List and Other Details

    Posted at Mon Oct 14 19:12:01 2013

    On the 11th, a press release of G-Star 2013 was revealed at official site, detailing the status of G-Star this year, such as booth growth, exhibition date, exhibitors etc. We should note that NCsoft and Wemade doesn't participate... more>>

    G-Star 2013 Announced Exhibitor List and Other Details

  • NCsoft - Korean Giant Holding Recruitment Campaign Next Week

    Posted at Fri Oct 11 16:06:58 2013

    Starting from Oct. 14th, NCsoft Korea will be holding its recruitment campaign. With jobs available for almost all disciplines, applicants will be able to submit their CVs via email from 14th to 25th October, with a walk... more>>

    NCsoft - Korean Giant Holding Recruitment Campaign Next Week

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