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Skyforge launches into open beta in Japan on October 11

If there's one thing Japanese people like, it's science fantasy action RPGs. (If there are two things, the other one is not having...
screeeeeoooooowwww

EVE Online will be using its test server for the Chinese version as well

We're sorry to inform you that EVE Online's Chinese version has gone offline... for the length of time it will take to
MONEY

MapleStory 2 updates exchange rates for NX currency in Europe

Money! You need it, you like it, you use it to buy NX in MapleStory 2 for all sorts of fun microtransaction stuff....
No video games out there.

Here’s what’s going on with China’s video game approval process in simple terms

We all know that China is a big and expanding market for video games, and you probably know that this year has seen a...
Bye, no one will weep.

Webzen is removing Mu Origin from service in the Netherlands over loot boxes

The ultimate goal of most legislation introduced vis-a-vis loot boxes generally seems aimed at making the companies behind these games change the mechanics of...
WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW?!

New Zealand declares lootboxes not gambling under the law

Are lootboxes gambling? It seems like such a simple question, but it really isn't simple from a legal or ethical standpoint, and the answer...
Ain't no school like the old school.

World of Warcraft is bringing back old world bosses for its 13th anniversary

Do you have fond memories of fighting the Dragons of Nightmare in World of Warcraft back when they were relevant? Or even when...
Even more secrets!

Final Fantasy XIV sees a price hike for Brazilian and Russian players

Shock! Dismay! The prices for Brazilian and Russian players have risen for Final Fantasy XIV! But to confuse the issue a little further,...
If at first you don't succeed, that means nothing now.

Echo of Soul is heading to China (again)

Good news, Echo of Soul fans in China: The game is coming back. (It's not coming back in North America, it never left....
DEATH OR LIFE, PICK ONE

Phantasy Star Online 2 will shut down in Southeast Asia on May 26

Phantasy Star Online 2 is five years old, but anyone who wants to play the game in North America without downloading an unofficial...
Yeah, we're boned.

Nexon is heavily affected by China’s new game import laws

Getting non-Chinese games into the Chinese market is a lengthy and challenging ordeal as it is, but the latest set of Chinese restrictions for...
Hooray, I actually do exist!

The Daily Grind: Is management the big problem with non-Western MMOs?

There's a certain culture that's grown up around imported MMOs more or less since they started appearing on our shores, the idea that they're...
Just imagine all of this leather squeaking.

China bans streaming games not approved by the Ministry of Culture

China's Ministry of Culture is the government agency that covers (among other things) what imagery can and cannot be shown in a video game....
Dino rock.

Durango opens up beta signups; testing to start on December 14th

Yesterday brought the first hints of upcoming testing for mobile dinosaur survival game Durango, but today brings even more. Nexon has...
The important thing is that no one learned anything.

IBM is testing a Sword Art Online VR MMO next month

If you've never watched Sword Art Online, here's the quick version: There's a VR-based MMO that became popular but then trapped everyone inside of...

Dungeon Striker shutting down for the second time

It might not have the persistence of Hellgate: London, but Dungeon Striker has released and been shut down once before. Alas, its...
Sort of!

Blade & Soul’s Chinese version is getting the Qi Master

There's a little more time before Blade & Soul releases here in North America, but that doesn't mean you can't look forward to...
And in Japan!

The Elder Scrolls Online will launch in Japan on June 23rd, 2016

We so often find ourselves covering games that have not yet been brought over to North America, but it's easy to forget in the...
Every day, sadly.

Funcom is fined by Norwegian authorities

In January of last year, Funcom was subject to a raid by ├śkokrim, the Norwegian agency responsible for investigating and prosecuting financial...
Looks fishy to me.

Catch a flythrough of the two new regions in Aion’s next update

The 4.8 update for Aion in Europe is adding in new regions to the game, and the fact is that they're just a...

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