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Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states

Dystopian Fun! U.S. agency maps 'Hunger Games' districts against real states The books (and film adaptations) have made it clear that the 12 "districts" somewhat align with certain states and regions in the current U.Ever since the books came out nearly 10 years ago, many maps have attempted to show what Panem looks like.

Should GDC Move to Canada?

Should GDC Move to Canada? That seems like defiant political posturing, but GDC simply wasn't in my travel plans for 2017.S.

<b>King</b> – Candy Crush developer shuts down South Korea office

<b>King</b> – Candy Crush developer shuts down South Korea office As reported earlier today in the Korean media, developer King.This happens just shy of 2 years since the Korean office was established.

<b>IMC Games</b> – Tree of Savior developer gets investment from Nexon

<b>IMC Games</b> – Tree of Savior developer gets investment from Nexon Reported today, Nexon has initiated a “strategic investment” in developer IMC Games through purchasing its shares.Interestingly, no numbers or figures were provided to the media.

<b>Gigantic</b> – Studio lays off another 15 as development continues

<b>Gigantic</b> – Studio lays off another 15 as development continues [Source] Motiga, the troubled developer of colorful MOBA Gigantic, confirmed recently that another 15 employees have been laid off.Since Microsoft backed out on publishing Gigantic, which was supposed to be an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive game, there have been several rounds of layoffs at Motiga, even after Perfect World Entertainment took over as the game’s publisher.

<b>Gigantic</b> – Studio lays off another 15 as game development continues

<b>Gigantic</b> – Studio lays off another 15 as game development continues [Source] Motiga, the troubled developer of colorful MOBA Gigantic, confirmed recently that another 15 employees have been laid off.Since Microsoft backed out on publishing Gigantic, which was supposed to be an Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusive game, there have been several rounds of layoffs at Motiga, even after Perfect World Entertainment took over as the game’s publisher.

<b>Game crisis</b> – China issues unofficial ban on South Korean games

<b>Game crisis</b> – China issues unofficial ban on South Korean games [Source] According to various recent reports, China has issued a ban on games made in South Korea.The Chinese government has “unofficially” told local publishers not to distribute any new games supplied by South Korean companies.

<b>Game crisis</b> – China issues unofficial ban on new South Korean games

<b>Game crisis</b> – China issues unofficial ban on new South Korean games [Source] According to various recent reports, China has issued a ban on games made in South Korea.The Chinese government has “unofficially” told local publishers not to distribute any new games supplied by South Korean companies.

<b>Kingdom Under Fire II</b> – 3 mobile games based on franchise announced

<b>Kingdom Under Fire II</b> – 3 mobile games based on franchise announced As expected, 3 mobiles games based on the Kingdom Under Fire IP were announced, though details are scarce.They are namely Kingdom Under Fire: Warlord, Kingdom Under Fire: Concept, and Kingdom Under Fire: Ghost (all working titles).

<b>NAT Games</b> – Nexon spends big to sign new mobile game from HIT studio

<b>NAT Games</b> – Nexon spends big to sign new mobile game from HIT studio According to the Korean media, Korean developer NAT Games has signed the global publishing rights of its second mobile game to Nexon.If you did not know, NAT Games is the developer of HIT (Heroes of Incredible Tales), currently operated by Nexon too.

FTC head wants the Internet of Things to regulate itself

FTC head wants the Internet of Things to regulate itself The acting head of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Maureen Ohlhausen, has said that she believes the Internet of Things industry should largely be left to regulate itself, rather than being subjected to external oversight.She also defended the use of data analytics to target consumers with different offers and pricing.

<b>Nexon Red</b> – Studio renames itself to prepare for new game reveal

<b>Nexon Red</b> – Studio renames itself to prepare for new game reveal Formerly known as Well Games, the indie Korean developer was bought over by Nexon GT (itself a subsidiary of Nexon) in May 2016.Its only mobile game, Special Soldier, was one of the top mobile games in its native South Korea.

<b>Nexon Red</b> – Studio rebrands to prepare for upcoming game launch

<b>Nexon Red</b> – Studio rebrands to prepare for upcoming game launch Formerly known as Well Games, the indie Korean developer was bought over by Nexon GT (itself a subsidiary of Nexon) in May 2016.Its only mobile game, Special Soldier, was one of the top mobile games in its native South Korea.

<b>Neowiz</b> Korean developer and publisher re-brands corporate name

<b>Neowiz</b> Korean developer and publisher re-brands corporate name Henceforth, Neowiz Games, Neowiz Internet, and Neowiz Investment will just be known as Neowiz.The publisher and developer was once a Korean powerhouse, but it has fallen behind its rivals in recent years.

<b>Neowiz</b> – Forgotten Korean developer re-brands corporate name

<b>Neowiz</b> – Forgotten Korean developer re-brands corporate name Henceforth, Neowiz Games, Neowiz Internet, and Neowiz Investment will just be known as Neowiz.The publisher and developer was once a Korean powerhouse, but it has fallen behind its rivals in recent years.

<b>Blizzard Entertainment</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week

<b>Blizzard Entertainment</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week While Blizzard is pretty active in eSports with its games such as Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and most recently Overwatch, the developer hasn’t got its own eSports arena.That is set to change, as it was revealed that Blizzard’s first eSports arena (Blizzard eStadium) will open its doors on 30 March in Taipei, Taiwan.

<b>Blizzard</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week

<b>Blizzard</b> – First eSports arena set to open doors in Taiwan next week While Blizzard is pretty active in eSports with its games such as Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and most recently Overwatch, the developer hasn’t got its own eSports arena.That is set to change, as it was revealed that Blizzard’s first eSports arena (Blizzard eStadium) will open its doors on 30 March in Taipei, Taiwan.