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Classic MMO Priston Tale is getting a mobile version in South Korea

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Do you remember Priston Tale? It's a Korean MMORPG that originally released to our shores in 2004 and is still apparently running free-to-play to...

NCsoft Korea’s office literally turns away employees who have worked too many hours

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It's not too terribly often we get the opportunity to report on gaming companies doing the right thing by its employees (even if it...

MapleStory announces spirited collabrotation with K-Pop band BTS

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I'm starting to gradually come to accept that my age, ethnicity, and lack of singing talent means that my chances of being recruited for...

NCsoft expected to change its name to NC before September

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Evidently, NCsoft is no longer going to be soft. It's not going to be hard, either, or even slightly squishy. It's simply going to...

Steampunkish Elyon proposes ‘massive’ Korean beta test this summer

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If you cast your mind back a couple of years, you might recall that steampunk MMO fans were hanging their hopes on the then-newly...

Pearl Abyss’ DokeV reveals new images, shares lyric video for its theme song

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Just what the heck is DokeV? We're still not entirely sure yet -- Pearl Abyss calls it a "creature-collecting open world MMO" but it...

Academics argue WHO’s ‘gaming disorder’ classification could cost South Korea billions

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Over the last couple of years, we've been covering the science behind gaming addiction and more specifically the World Health Organization's attempt to insert...

Minecraft-esque MMO sandbox Islet Online has launched on Steam and Android

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So hey. This hasn't been the best week for MMOs and MMO fans. Watching what's happening at Blizzard is just devastating, even if the...

Grab a key for AVA Dog Tag’s second closed beta test, planned for January 18-31

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Back in September we covered the resurrection of Alliance of Valiant Arms as AVA Dog Tag by its original developer, South Korean studio Red...
Whooops.

Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

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Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been fined...
Twish, Spir I

Nexon’s upcoming mobile title Spiritwish enters closed beta in South Korea, shows off gameplay footage

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The folks at Nexon Korea's internal NEON Studio are apparently working on a new mobile MMO called Spiritwish. Currently in closed beta testing in...
Right, so this is awful.

TERA adds a new class option for Elin in Korea

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Most of the classes added to TERA after its launch have been restricted to certain races and genders, but the latest update for the...
LET ME GO HOME

Nexon rolls out a flexible work schedule similar to Netmarble’s to reduce employee overwork

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No company wants to be in the news by overworking its employees to death; that usually looks bad. (Due to it being bad.) Netmarble...

PUBG Corp sues Netease for cloning PUBG in Knives Out and Rules of Survival

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Let the battle royale lawsuits begin! TorrentFreak caught wind of a new lawsuit in California that ought to set all the cloners on edge:...
The shooter shoots.

Bluehole’s Ascent: Infinite Realm prepares for its first beta on December 13th

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Let's get the bad news out of the way right out of the gate. The first beta for Ascent: Infinite Realm (the next game...
All right, that's... this is super, you guys are doing super, sure.

Korean mobile MMO Royal Blood kicks off its closed beta on September 25

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What is the new mobile MMO Royal Blood all about? We honestly can't tell you, unless the entire game is about fighting a bunch...
Lineage what, now? Huh?

Netmarble under scrutiny by government agencies in the wake of a crunch-mode death

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You probably remember the sad news about a Netmarble employee who was, essentially, worked straight to death. That's the bad news. The good news...
sailing, sailing

Check out a trailer for ArcheAge’s upcoming naval arena

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Battle on the high seas! Cannons firing, seas foaming, decks wet, local slang dialect nearly incomprehensible! If that all sounds like fun times to...

No, exploitative gacha mechanics are not a good idea for western devs

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We've been talking about exploitative gacha gamesĀ and related business models on Massively OP for a long time, most recently and notably in depth earlier...
If at first you don't succeed, that means nothing now.

Echo of Soul is heading to China (again)

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

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