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NCsoft trademarks City of Heroes 2

A little over a year ago, Massively's Kyle Horner took a look at the possibility of City of Heroes 2 in The Digital Continuum. He investigated some of what NCsoft has done before and gave several reasons why it would make sense for them to move in that direction eventually. There was a fair amount...

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NCsoft release Korean trailer for Aion patch 1.5

For us here in the west, the launch of Aion might still be on the horizon. However, having had the game for the better part of a year, gamers in Korea have already turned their attention to patch 1.5. Indeed this is something we should also be excited about as the localized version of Aion aimed at...

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NCsoft Europe hiring after massive layoffs

Brighton, U.K., based NCsoft Europe is hiring people to fill five positions just a month after cutting 70 jobs in a move representatives from the company called a transition to "have a stronger focus in marketing in sales." The new openings seem to confirm NCsoft EU's new direction, as all five jobs...

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NCsoft third quarter profits sliced in half

MMO industry giant NCsoft has seen better weeks than this. First there was Richard Garriott's announcement that he's leaving the company for new horizons. Then came the news that NCsoft's third quarter profits fell by 50 percent. Gamasutra reported today: "In the three months ending September 30th,...

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Improvements made to SOE's Station Launcher beta

If you're a fan of SOE games, you may have noticed some big changes this week to the Station Launcher beta. Similar in function to the PlayNC launcher for NCsoft games, Station Launcher manages games, updates, and downloads, but it also allows you to chat with your friends across the SOE titles....

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Gracia - Part 1 update now live on Lineage II test server

Lineage II players can give Part 1 of the Gracia expansion a go right now on the Public Test Server. Gracia is planned to be a three-part series, and this first installment offers a number of features, such as faster leveling and solo improvements, new hunting areas Kamaloka and Cruma Tower, and...

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PlayNC store expands payment options by adding PayPal

NCsoft wants to make it easier for their PlayNC shoppers looking to buy one or more of the following MMOGs in their stable: Tabula Rasa, CoX, Guild Wars, and other digital-boxed goods. They've gone so far they are now accepting PayPal as a payment option. PayPal has a variety of different payment...

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Q4 2007: NCsoft's subscription numbers & Tabula Rasa's financial flop

NCsoft crunches their numbers every financial quarter and releases this information in the open since they are publicly traded company. With all this information it provides a fantastic insiders look at one of the biggest MMOG publishers in the world. Another Massively writer already reported on the...

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Gifts for the City dwellers

Whatever you celebrate this time of year, December seems to be when the majority of gifts are exchanged among friends and family. Everyone has their own idea of what is and isn't appropriate in a gift-giving manner, and it's difficult to decide what's best to give, and what we most want to...

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NCsoft 2007 Q3 financial results & MMOG subscription numbers

NCsoft raked in $88.3 (US) million in sales for the quarter, a cool $11.2 million profit, and $10.7 million in operating costs, all on a consolidated big money-pit basis. Sales exploded in Europe mainly in due part to Guild Wars: Eye of the North, helping to rocket sales in Europe by 81% compared to...

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