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NCsoft looking ahead to Lineage Eternal beta, WildStar launch

A couple of additional tidbits came out of this week’s NCsoft earnings call that are relevant to fans ofLineage and WildStar. The studio said that it is preparing to roll out the beta schedule of Lineage Eternal, the third title

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NCsoft sales are up, income is down

NCsoft may be in a more secure position with its financials at the present, as the company released its Q2 2013 earnings report with uplifting data. Overall, the publisher and its combined subsidiaries has increased its sales by 4% over

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Tabula Rasa petition calls for the MMO’s revival

Fans of Richard Garriott’s MMO Tabula Rasa are massing in an attempt to gain the attention of publisher NCSoft. The fans want their game switched back on and they’re willing to do anything to get it (so long as ‘anything’

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Wildstar dev: ‘We can fill the World of Warcraft void’

The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s market-leading MMO lost 1.3m subscribers between February and April this year, and many other titles in the sector have been

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Second closed Beta of WildStar

NCSOFT and Carbine Studios today announced the start of the second round of the closed beta test for WildStar, a sci-fi MMO developed for PC due to be launched in 2013. This beta focusses solely on the second faction, the

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Former City of Heroes lead says game was more profitable as F2P

Matt “Positron” Miller was the lead designer on City of Heroes right up to its closure last year, and in a post-morteminterview with Gamasutra, he’s revealed that the game’s financial future wasn’t as dire as NCSoft made it out to

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WildStar’s first closed beta begins, developer still accepting signups

WildStar, Carbine Studios’ upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, began its first closed beta today, according to an email from publisher NCSoft. The beta will last for “several weeks,” during which time players will be able to check out WildStar’s

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Wings Over Atreia Exclusive: Aion 4.0 launches in June!

(…)  4.0 will hit servers in June 2013  (…) I think it’s safe to say that there is a lot planned for this spring and summer, so it’s a good time to get back into Aion. Of course, just as

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NCsoft West confirms layoffs

NCsoft has gone through some “restructuring,” leading to the termination of several employee and contract positions. (…)  “In an effort to put a greater focus on the success of the Western-developed games from NCSOFT, and the long-term services MMOs require,

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NCsoft will use Unreal Engine 4 in next MMO

The team behind the incredibly popular MMO ‘Guild Wars 2′ will use Epic’s latest version of the Unreal Engine to create their next MMO. Here are the details. (…) James Bae, the Chief Product Officer of NCsoft stated, “Unreal Engine

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