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July 7, 2006 at 4:19 PM

ArenaNet escapes the ax

Korean video game publisher NCsoft laid off 70 employees from its Austin, Texas, location and announced restructuring plans last month. That’s about a 23 percent staff reduction, and has called into question the success of the company’s “City of Heroes” and “City of Villains” games.

I’ve been wondering about any impact on Bellevue-based ArenaNet, which is a subsidiary of NCSoft. Spokeswoman Jenny Bendel said the reduction has had no effect on operations or personnel there. ArenaNet debuted the “Guild Wars” game last year and released a second game in the series in April.

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