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Posted: Sep 10th 2008 12:23AM Mizarone said

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Actually, they were addressed, they just didn't waste time with a press release:

http://www.planettr.com/forums/showpost.php?p=106317&postcount=118

Posted: Sep 10th 2008 12:40AM (Unverified) said

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Those rumors most certainly were addressed last time.

http://www.warcry.com/news/view/85669-Tabula-Rasa-Unaffected-by-NCsoft-Layoffs

http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/newsbit?rwsiteid=2&newsbit=9919

and there are a pile more reports from from other news sites which actually chose to vet sources...

http://kotaku.com/5036705/ncsoft-lays-off-21


"Today NCsoft confirmed to Kotaku that they are indeed laying some folks off from their Austin offices.

"We are announcing that 21 positions are being eliminated in the Austin office of NCsoft in the area of product development," an NCsoft spokesman told Kotaku. "Primarily this is related to products which we have not previously announced and were in prototype phases. We are also cutting some positions on the Dungeon Runners team after deciding not to port the client to other platforms at this time."

Among those let go, Scott "Lum the Mad" Jennings.

The news comes a day after parent company Korean-based NCsoft announced a bump in sales but a drop in operating profit and net income. The news is a stark contrast to rumors that surfaces earlier this week that 140 to 160 people were going to be let go and the office possibly shuttered. At the time NCsoft told Kotaku that the rumors were "not accurate at all" and "pretty outrageous.""

I'm not sure I should be surprised you lot forgot that rebuttal after the last time you went to press with naught but rumor mongering. Perhaps you or your editors suffered mass-amnesia, or simply a really, really selective version of the condition (one favouring covering up sloppy reporting), but one would've thought you'd vet your sources after your last fiasco.

"At the time NCsoft told Kotaku that the rumors were "not accurate at all" and "pretty outrageous."

Ringing any bells yet? Still pretty outrageous your coverage.

Posted: Sep 10th 2008 10:28AM (Unverified) said

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Linking to rebuttals from last month isn't dealing with this month's rumor-mongering. Funny how they always throw TR under the bus even when no one's actually mentioned it, though.

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