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War Thunder – Tencent Games revealed as publisher for China server

Developed by Russia-based studio, Gaijin Entertainment, it was announced earlier that Tencent Games has secured the war game’s publishing rights for China. Tanks, war planes and warships in 1 single game with astounding graphics… You get the drift. The debut test phase begins on 15th May.   The English server is currently in Open Beta [...]

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Molten Games – Studio closure confirmed with all employees laid off

Formed last year by several gaming veterans and funded by NCsoft, Molten Games closed on March 24th, a little more than a year after its founding. About 60 employees were affected, with the management giving out severance packages and inviting other studios to hold job fairs for them.   How did Molten Games, with  a “multi-million” investment [...]

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Molten Games – Mass layoffs confirmed for NCsoft-backed studio

Molten Games, which received a “multi-million” investment from NCsoft in 2013, has laid off most of its employees. As of now, there are conflicting reports as some insiders claim that currently, ”the whole studio is looking for work“, while others “confirm” that Molten Games is now closed.   The new studio was founded by several game veterans in the [...]

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Tencent – 500 million USD strategic investment in CJ Games announced

China powerhouse Tencent just invested 500 million USD in Korean gaming publisher/ developer, CJ Games. Tencent is now the 3rd biggest shareholder of CJ Games. On a side note, 50% of Tencent’s revenue in 2013 apparently came from gaming operations. CJ Games, a subsidiary of CJ E&M, has game portals in several countries, including Taiwan, [...]

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Role-playing and games

I was reading Ravious’ declaration of love for the 13th Age pen & paper role-playing game system. And I couldn’t help but notice that the first half of the cited strong points of the system, covering character creation and narration, are in fact not system specific at all. That is if you play any other [...]

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