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Nexon Vice President discusses the company's future and the free-to-play market

Nexon has been putting quite a bit of effort into growth and expansion these days, and the newfound variety of games is a testament to that. What is the goal behind all this work, though? What does Nexon see in the future? Vice President Min Kim recently spent some time chatting with Worlds In...

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Gameforge buys majority stake in Frogster

MMO business news isn't normally as sexy as the latest press release from BioWare or as divisive as the newest F2P conversion announcement. That said, occasionally an industry-related story comes along that indicates something equally big is in the water. Today's announcement of Gameforge's bid to...

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Study claims that women spend double what men do on virtual goods

Worlds in Motion is reporting on a new survey that takes a look at purchases of virtual goods and money. PlaySpan and VGMarket surveyed just over 2,200 people between the ages of 13 and 64 regarding their purchases of virtual goods and currency. Women are the big spenders here, particularly when...

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Rhode Island pitches a $75M loan offer to 38 Studios

States are always highly competitive when it comes to luring industries to their neck of the woods to bolster the local economy. From movie shoots to auto plants to hospitals, states tend to be shameless in offering incentives and tax breaks to benefit from an economic injection by these companies....

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EVE Interview: the 'necessary evil' of a steep learning curve

Worlds in Motion has published an interesting interview with CCP Games' senior producer Torfi Olafsson. The piece focuses on the deliberate decision by the Icelandic development studio to produce EVE Online exclusively for a hardcore audience, as well as a few brief comments about the ongoing...

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Blue Mars experiencing slow but steady growth

Blue Mars entered a scaled open beta back in September, and we've not heard a lot from that quarter since then. It's still there, though, quietly doing its thing and keeping its fans happy. Jim Sink, the CEO of Honolulu-based Avatar Reality, spoke recently with Honolulu Weekly about where Blue Mars...

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The Virtual Whirl: Community guide to Virtual Worlds

Welcome to The Virtual Whirl, a new weekly Massively column covering virtual environments generally. The term 'virtual world' is slowly seeing less use, being supplanted by the more general 'virtual environment', but the world term still has a fair bit of life left in it. Virtual environments...

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Nexon bringing Poptag to North America

Hey, you guys know about Nexon America, yeah? The people who brought us MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter Online among many other titles. Well, they've announced that Poptag is coming stateside, which is sort of Bomberman only fully online and with water balloons... So, it's definitely got a specific...

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Market research company explores MMO gaming

Worlds in Motion reports that a recent poll from market research specialists TNS and Gamesindustry.com talked to over 13,000 gamers in North America and Europe about their favorite subject: gaming, what kind they do, and how much time they spend on it. The survey addressed players as young as 8,...

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Nexon revenues are up, largely driven by MapleStory

One of the most successful companies operating in the free-to-play games arena is Nexon, which reported their July revenues are up 35 percent year-on-year, according to Worlds In Motion. Much of this good fortune can be attributed to MapleStory, which set a new max concurrent user record of over...

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