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Game firm profits up

IRISH-based online games company Blizzard Entertainment recorded a 30pc boost in pre-tax profits to €3.5m in 2010.

The company had announced the loss of 200 jobs in Cork.

Revenues rose by 30pc from €30.9m to €40.2m in the 12 months to the end of Dec 2010.

Directors are satisfied with the performance of the company, said a directors' report.