Blade & Soul secures 1m Western players in week one

first_imgBlade & Soul secures 1m Western players in week oneSuccess of NCsoft’s MMORPG proves interest in Asian games, says publisherDan PearsonThursday 28th January 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNCsoftRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games NCsoft’s MMORPG Blade and Soul has attracted over a million European and American players in the first week since its Western release, the publisher has said, proving that there exists a powerful continued interest in Asian games in other markets.The game, based on a successful anime series, already has a significant following in China and its Korean homeland, but its January 19 release has also supported NCsoft’s decision to localise it for Western markets. “At NCSOFT, we are committed to providing our players an extraordinary experience across all of our games,” said NCsoft CEO Dr. Songyee Yoon. “It is thrilling that so many people are excited about the arrival of Blade & Soul in the West, and we will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our amazing players have a great time in this epic game.”Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesLineage 2 M surpasses $152m in three monthsNCSoft’s Mobile MMORPG is currently only available in South KoreaBy Rebekah Valentine A year agoArenaNet bracing for layoffsUpdate: Layoffs confirmed to have occurred today as part of organization restructuringBy Rebekah Valentine 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Leftover Salmon And Stringdusters’ Andy Hall To Play Phish Post Show

first_imgTo close out the Labor Day weekend, Colorado’s own Leftover Salmon and special guest Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters will play a Sunday night/early morning post Phish Dick’s show at Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.Doors are at 11:30 PM and the show will start at 1 AM. Tickets can be found here.last_img

Hapag-Lloyd restructures management

first_imgSchlotfeld has been a member of the executive committee since 2007 and most recently held the position of managing director of Asia and Europe.Effective April 1, 2018, Schlotfeldt will be responsible for human resources, which is currently the responsibility of the ceo, as the company’s labour director. He will also be responsible for global procurement, currently the responsibility of the chief commercial officer.Rolf Habben Jansen, ceo, will now be responsible for global sales activities. Effective March 31, 2018, Thorsten Haeser, chief commercial officer, will step down from his role at the Hamburg-based container shipping line. According to Hapag-Lloyd, the restructuring of the executive board will make it easier to meet the challenges arising from its increasing size. Following the mergers with the container shipping activities of CSAV in 2014 and UASC in 2017, the transport capacities and number of containers transported at Hapag-Lloyd have more than doubled. Revenue rose by around 50 percent in the same period, and the number of employees increased by approximately 70 percent.Joachim Schlotfeldtwww.hapag-lloyd.comlast_img read more

Environmental approval paves way for Linha do Oeste upgrading

first_imgPORTUGAL: National environment agency APA has approved plans for the modernisation of part of the Linha do Oeste which links Lisboa with Louriçal and Figueira da Foz.Being undertaken as part of the government’s Ferrovia 2020 investment programme, the upgrading covers the 87 route-km between Meleças on the Lisboa suburban network, and Caldas da Rainha. Included in the work is electrification at 25 kV 50 Hz, level crossing removal, renewal of signalling and telecoms and work to refurbish stations and major structures. Around Outeiro, 2 km of the railway is to be realigned, while the 10 km section between Meleças and Pedra Furada and the 6 km between Malveira and Sapataria are to be double-tracked. Once completed, journey times between Lisboa and Caldas da Rainha will be reduced to approximately 90 min.While the work has been approved to support modal shift and grow rail use, APA expects infrastructure manager Infraestruturas de Portugal to implement environmental protection measures to monitor noise and vibration, preserve water resources and biodiversity and to safeguard historical heritage. APA approval means that IP can now call tenders for the work, which is expected to cost €107m. However, approval of the programme has already been significantly delayed, with the planned completion date of 2020 likely to be missed by up to two years. The delays are compounding ongoing problems along the route caused by a shortage of diesel rolling stock, which has led to routine cancellation of rail services and use of bus substitution.The northern section of the route between Caldas da Rainha and Louriçal is not covered by the programme and will continue to be operated by diesel railcars.last_img read more

Borough Asks Congress To Guarantee Funding For National Parks

first_imgThe letter came as part of a resolution presented to the Assembly last week by Mayor Mike Navarre and Assembly Members Willy Dunne and Kenn Carpenter. Dunne explained in a memo that  the National Park Service “estimates, in 2015 visitors spent an estimated $145.1 million in local gateway regions while visiting these parks, which supported 2,226 jobs and $73.2 million in total labor income. These estimates clearly show the economic value these national parks provide for the Kenai Peninsula Borough.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has signed on to a letter requesting Congress guarantee funding for deferred maintenance in the peninsula’s three national parks.center_img There is close to $12 million work of deferred maintenance projects in Katmai National Park and Preserve, $6.5 million in the Kenai Fjords National Park, and close to $1.5 million in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.last_img read more

Corey Feldman tweets from hospital: “I was stabbed!”

first_img Related Getty Images/Brett Carlsen(LOS ANGELES) — Actor Corey Feldman surprised his social media followers early this morning with an all-caps tweet from the hospital, claiming he’d been stabbed.“IM IN THE HOSPITAL!” Feldman wrote, with bedside pics to prove it. “I WAS ATTACKED 2NITE! A MAN OPENED MY CAR DOOR & STABBED ME W SOMETHING! PLEASE SAY PRAYERS 4 US!   THANK GOD IT WAS ONLY MYSELF & MY SECURITY IN THE CAR, WHEN 3 MEN APPROACHED! WHILE SECURITY WAS DISTRACTED, W A GUY A CAR PULLED UP & ATTACKED! I’M OK!”In a second tweet, Feldman continues: “@LAPD R CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE CASE AS AN ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE! I HAVE HAD MOUNTING THREATS ON ALL SM PLATFORMS BY THIS VILE “WOLFPACK” & THIS IM SURE IS A RESULT OF THOSE NEGATIVE ACTIONS! I HAVE REASON 2 BELIEVE ITS ALL CONNECTED! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! HOW SICK R THESE PPL?!?”  That tweet apparently refers to unspecified social media attacks on him. Feldman has long feared for his safety after claiming a pedophile ring was operating in the shadows of the entertainment business, and targeting him.A spokesperson for the LAPD tells ABC News Feldman was at the wheel of a car with another person and was stopped at a red light at around 10:45 P.M. PT when an unidentified suspect opened the door and jabbed Feldman in the abdominal area with an unknown object, though apparently there was no actual laceration.  Feldman drove himself to the hospital, the LAPD says, and at last word was in stable condition.There’s no confirmation the LAPD is investigating the case as an attempted homicide, as Feldman tweeted, though they confirm the initial call was for assault with a deadly weapon.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more