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<b>Smilegate</b> – Founder of once-failing studio is now Korea’s 4th richest man

<b>Smilegate</b> – Founder of once-failing studio is now Korea’s 4th richest man According to Forbes, the founder of developer Smilegate, Kwon Hyuk-Bin, is now South Korea’s 4th richest man.Kwon Hyuk-Bin currently owns 100% shares of Smilegate Holdings, and his company was once on the edge of closing down.

The Games Industry Reacts: Should we be doing more to solve real world issues?

The Games Industry Reacts: Should we be doing more to solve real world issues? During the same event, HTC Vive announced a $10m fund for virtual reality projects that promote these goals and express to people how they might be achieved.Personally, I believe any such initiative can only be a good thing, not only for the causes tapping into the unique relationship between video games and their players but also to emphasis our industry goes beyond being the perceived providers of violent shooters or money-draining freemium titles.

<b>Farm Heroes Saga</b> – King loses IP infringement lawsuit in South Korea

<b>Farm Heroes Saga</b> – King loses IP infringement lawsuit in South Korea Back in 2015, King (developer of Candy Crush) brought Korean studio Avocado Entertainment to court of IP infringement of its game, Farm Heroes Saga.The “copycat” game, Forest Mania, was accused by King of plagiarizing Farm Heroes Saga’s user interface (UI), map structure, board layouts and special tiles design.

<b>Bluehole Studio</b> – Korean developer receives new multi-million investment

<b>Bluehole Studio</b> – Korean developer receives new multi-million investment Earlier today, it was announced Bluehole Studio (developer of TERA) has received a new financial investment from another Korean games studio.4% stake in Bluehole Studio, equaling to 166,666 shares.

<b>SEGA</b> – South Korea expansion halted amidst mass retrenchment

<b>SEGA</b> – South Korea expansion halted amidst mass retrenchment Back in 2015, Japanese game company SEGA signaled its intention to expand its Free-to-Play market in South Korea by signing a publishing deal for Soulworker.However, SEGA Publishing Korea quietly gave up on the deal, and Korean developer and publisher Smilegate took over the domestic publishing duties.

<b>NCsoft</b> – Latest details for Lineage Eternal and new titles emerge from financial call

<b>NCsoft</b> – Latest details for Lineage Eternal and new titles emerge from financial call Every quarter, publicly traded companies such as Nexon and NCsoft have a financial call to update investors and shareholders of the latest numbers and progress.Do note that these are all just tentative roadmap schedules, as delays do happen more often than not.

<b>NCsoft</b> – Latest details for Lineage Eternal and new titles emerge

<b>NCsoft</b> – Latest details for Lineage Eternal and new titles emerge Every quarter, publicly traded companies such as Nexon and NCsoft have a financial call to update investors and shareholders of the latest numbers and progress.Do note that these are all just tentative roadmap schedules, as delays do happen more often than not.

E3 2017 will be open to 15,000 fans

E3 2017 will be open to 15,000 fans Last year, the ESA gave away 20,000 tickets to E3 Live, a small event next door to the Los Angeles Convention Center where the real E3 was being held.Tickets will offer fans access to the show floor, panel discussions, and more during E3's three days, June 13-15.

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing If you needed proof that solar power is the future of US energy production, look no further than these new stats released from the National Solar Jobs Census 2016.The annual review shows that solar energy industry employment ranks higher in U.

Facebook is meeting with record labels in bid to steal YouTube’s music video crown

Facebook is meeting with record labels in bid to steal YouTube’s music video crown The company plans to fund its ambitious video strategy with an ad-sharing model that would see it split revenue with creators, according to Zuckerberg.New iOS music video app aims to make zooming fun The initiative has inevitably drawn comparisons to YouTube and, sure enough, music videos are currently among the most popular types of content on the video platform.

<b>Netmarble</b> – Overtime and weekend work banned starting this week

<b>Netmarble</b> – Overtime and weekend work banned starting this week Despite a glowing recent financial report where its operating profit increased by 81% year-on-year, Korean developer Netmarble had another major issue on its hands.You see, two Netmarble employees unexpectedly died last year, and many industry insiders blamed the heavy workload.

<b>Project AMP</b> – New Unreal Engine 4 online shooter under NCsoft is no more

<b>Project AMP</b> – New Unreal Engine 4 online shooter under NCsoft is no more During its recent financial call, a representative from NCsoft confirmed the development of its Unreal Engine 4 online shooter, Project AMP, has ceased.Although no time was given on when did the closure happen, NCsoft was first spotted hiring new employees for the project back in December 2015.

<b>Project AMP</b> – Unreal Engine 4 online shooter under NCsoft is no more

<b>Project AMP</b> – Unreal Engine 4 online shooter under NCsoft is no more During its recent financial call, a representative from NCsoft confirmed the development of its Unreal Engine 4 online shooter, Project AMP, has ceased.Although no time was given on when did the closure happen, NCsoft was first spotted hiring new employees for the project back in December 2015.

So you want to leave the games industry?

So you want to leave the games industry? You know when you've announced at your work that you're leaving, and some colleagues approach you to ask why, and they confess they've also had similar thoughts?I can absolutely sympathize with that; you don't want your colleagues to know you've considered another company.

What’s the difference between sell by and use by? Food industry to clarify terms

What’s the difference between sell by and use by? Food industry to clarify terms Confused by the “sell by” date on your food?And now, two of the biggest names in the food industry are looking to assuage your concerns.

Unsung Heroes of the Games Industry: Tools Programmers

Unsung Heroes of the Games Industry: Tools Programmers The latest IGN Unsung Heroes feature is focused on tools programmers.What's in the job description?

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.