At this point, there's no point getting reminded of the increasing cases in the form of numbers, graphs, and statistics. They are just messing up with my anxiety. People who are still in denial about it will be the same no matter what. People who are conscious about it will still be cautious and compliant. The numbers is just either flaring people's anxiety up or making anti-vax people celebrate about their simplistic view on how vaccines work.
I already know it's there, I already know it's increasing but seeing the numbers is just too triggering for my worries. I can hear new restrictions, new variants, new development whether good or bad, these are useful to know but I don't know, headlines focusing on raw numbers is just something, maybe I'm alone with this?
Link to the press release from Embracer group: https://embracer.com/release/embracer-group-enters-into-agreement-to-acquire-perfect-world-entertainment/
Embracer has bought 100% of Perfect World North America Corporation and Perfect World Publishing from Perfect World Europe.
Speculation behind the 100% sale is that most likely the Chinese parent company, Perfect World, has decided to cut ties with it's international business and focus solely on Chinese operations.
PWE, and therefor Cryptic, have been placed as part of Gearbox Entertainment.
Additionally the press release tells us how many employees Cryptic Studios has, 136.
As a personal note, overall I think this will be a good thing. Embracer has a pretty good history so far and has much more interest in the western markets as well as deeper pockets. I'm pretty excited for the future with this announcement actually.
>Upon completion of the transaction, PWE will operate within the Embracer group as a subsidiary of Gearbox Entertainment Company, with a continued focus on publishing and creating games. PWE comprises a team of 237 full time employees, including the team behind the publishing unit. Through the acquisition of PWE, Gearbox Entertainment will onboard PWE Publishing and Cryptic Studios, which will both remain independent within Gearbox Entertainment. This acquisition will strengthen Gearbox Entertainment’s Publishing division.
>So what does this mean for Champions Online?
It's an exciting new opportunity for us to work with a new and very talented group of people. We've all seen the previous work Gearbox has done, and it's cool to get to be a part of that. But in terms of the day to day operations of CO, very little will change, if anything at all. The team is not changing, the leadership of both CO and Cryptic Studios is not changing, and the team who was previously at PWE, now Gearbox, is unchanging as well. Basically, you should see very little difference once this deal goes through in how our game runs.
>Will Champions Online be sunset because of this deal?
There are no plans to sunset Champions Online right now. We are hard at work on continued development and remain committed to providing our players with the best experience possible.
Looking to read more south asian works, poetry and prose. Extra plus theyre queer too <3
Looking to read more AAPI works, poetry, zines, graphic novels, and prose! Would love if the groups also include aapi LGBTQ+ writers
Has anyone done this and if so how? We're not expecting this to be a very commercial project, many people are new authors and it's more for fun and experience.
The book will have print-on-demand (probably via Lulu) and e-book versions.
ie did you set it up under one person's Amazon account, or was it worth the hassle/expense of setting up a business to do it?
Any advice or lessons learnt along the way?
Thanks in advance!
Hi everyone, I find myself currently in the position of focusing primarily on short stories, most of which I send out on submission. As a relative novice in this arena, I have a lot of very specific questions, many of which I don't really feel comfortable airing in places where they're likely to be seen by markets I'm submitting to (things like 'how do I deal with unprofessional behaviour from x market' or 'has anyone else had x happen to them whilst working with x market'), but most people in my writing group are focused mostly on novels and learning the ins and outs of that process. It would also be good to have a place to specifically talk about and exchange beta reads for short stories. If anyone can point me in the right direction, that'd be really helpful!