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NCsoft West Makes Gaming Serious Business

Posted Sat, Mar 13, 2010 by Savanja

As gamers we know what we see in game when we log in and we hear a lot about development and community management. It isn't often that we get to see a little of the business side of gaming and in this interview from TechFlash, a Seattle tech news source, NCsoft West's executive vice president for publishing Ross Borden talks a bit about the behind the scenes workings of their gaming company giant.

Q: In a lot of ways the Seattle area is a video-game hub. To what extent did that play into the decision to create the headquarters here for NCSoft West?

Borden: Seattle was very appealing, it seems to be growing when it comes to a presence of video game publishers and developers. It’s frankly one of very few natural fits, I think, within North America to try to set up shop. Definitely the ability to hire top-tier talent was a big factor. Also, it’s an international hub. We travel a lot to the U.K., and of course Seoul, and it maybe goes unnoticed, but the ability to fly directly and easily is a factor, as well.

You can read the full interview at TechFlash.com.

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