Netmarble’s appeal over deceptive lockbox practices has been dismissed

Even South Korea is getting mighty tired of lockboxes... or at least, tired of scuzzy business practices associated with them. Netmarble had been fined...
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Nexon’s upcoming mobile title Spiritwish enters closed beta in South Korea, shows off gameplay footage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...
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Check out a trailer for ArcheAge’s upcoming naval arena

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

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)

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...
Everything is totally fine and fixed forever and ever.

Blizzard is changing Battle.net accounts in Korea to combat Overwatch cheating

The business model for Overwatch in Korea is very different than it is here in the USA, which means that there will be at...
Out of respect for you, ma'am, I'm not showing off your ''outfit.''

Black Desert Online’s Dark Knight is coming soon in Korea

Players of Black Desert Online's Korean version will get to start enjoying the Dark Knight on December 15th, but those of us over here...
If you need a MOBA with more Dreamworks Face, I guess?

The Hyper Universe open beta starts today in South Korea

The Hyper Universe open beta is starting... in Korea. It's not localized yet. Fortunately for you, if you've got a big urge to check...

Marvel Heroes super jumps over to South Korea

Marvel Heroes has gone live today... in South Korea. Gazillion announced this morning that it's teamed up with Taiwanese cloud-gaming tech firm Ubitus, Inc. for...

Check out the picture of Lost Ark’s beta endgame

What are you going to do once you hit the level cap in Lost Ark? Sure, get gear and do stuff, but what gear...
Well, that's something.

Players dig up details on Lost Ark’s classes

We know that many of you are following the development and testing of the gorgeous MMOARPG Lost Ark, hoping that the Korean beta will...
Well, this seems very sensible.

Soul Ark is being developed based on original Ragnarok fiction

Were you aware that Ragnarok Online was based off of pre-existing fiction? Because it totally was. You can read about it, if you're so...
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Check out the Ninja Awakening for the Korean version of Black Desert Online

The Korean version of Black Desert Online is going to issue a wake-up call to Ninjas very soon. It's the next class to get...
Could mean anything.

Marvel Heroes treks to Asia, new platforms this summer

Gazillion announced this morning that it's partnering with cloud-streaming service Ubitus to launch Marvel Heroes in South Korea and Japan this summer with China...