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Major Korean studio famed in the west for Mabinogi and Maplestory, among many other MMOs.

MMO Business Roundup: Tim Sweeney’s politics gaffe, Nexon’s Q4 2019, and the old BioWare crew

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Politics in games Epic's Tim Sweeney opened this week's DICE Summit with a whopper...

The MOP Up: Outlaws of the Old West wipes its servers

The survival sandbox that brought you Bigfoot (for some reason) is now triggering a region-wide apocalypse. OK, it's just a server wipe for...
Fair's fair.

Nexon agrees to a wage increase after negotiations with its labor union

Well, this is a nice surprise for anyone who had been rooting for the labor unions. After lengthy negotiations following a year of big...

Interview: Barunson on the state of Astellia Online as it launches on Steam today

Astellia Online was big news throughout 2019, as Barunson sought to bring the South Korean MMORPG westward but with careful attention paid to...

Mobile MMO Roundup: TERA Frontier’s new name, Aion mobile improves events, MapleStory M’s new hero

Hi there! Would you like some mobile MMORPG news? Don't worry, they're hors d'oeuvre-sized, just like the games themselves. Have yourself some of these...

The MOP Up: Dofus gives its 2020 roadmap

After a wild 15th year anniversary, Dofus is prepared to crank out a great 2020. The game's roadmap outlined the upcoming year (brought...
Whistle

Nexon exec Jon Jelinek reminisces about WildStar and World of Warcraft

Previous web designer on World of Warcraft and executive producer on WildStar (and now Nexon OC general manager) Jon Jelinek recently sat...

The MOP Up: Funcom delays Moons of Madness’ console release

For those starving in the Secret Worlds Legends content wasteland of 2019, there was at least the single-player spin-off Moons of Madness to enjoy....
Sheewax!

Astellia Online plans January 30 Steam launch, teases future western content as Korean version sunsets

Raise your hand if you'd forgotten that Astellia Online wasn't already on Steam. I sure had! But Barunson is rectifying that later...
No, this one... this one's certain.

Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures at the start of 2020

This annual column always inspires a certain amount of debate, which is intentional. Outside of the office, a good chunk of that...

The MOP Up: AdventureQuest 3D’s studio is up 1.8 million new players

We've seen a lot of New Year speeches given by MMO studios over the past week, including Artix Entertainment's rallying cry for AdventureQuest...

Nexon merges two studios, dumps another as part of ongoing restructure

It would appear that Nexon is keen on smooshing together some of its studios in the interests of "organically integrating the know-how and resources...

Jukebox Heroes: A Charlie Brown MMO Christmas

I don't know if you realized this, but every year Bree asks me to whip up a column of MMO holiday tunes for Christmas....

The MOP Up: Dark Age of Camelot’s progression server

Dark Age of Camelot recently put up a huge end-of-year Q&A grab bag for you to enjoy, including plans for next year --...
girls

Astellia reaffirms commitment to western version, may even rescue Korean players

Last week's news about Astellia Online's impending shutdown in its native Korea likely put a lot of fans on edge, especially since...
Orange-ish.

Dang, Astellia Online is sunsetting in its native South Korea

Well, this is not a good sign: Nexon announced last night that it's closing Astellia Online in its native South Korea. If...

MapleStory 2’s Kritias expansion brings a new level cap, new area, and new dungeons

If you've been getting your news about MapleStory 2 exclusively from its website or even its official forums, you're evidently out...

Here’s some gameplay footage of Vindictus’ latest character, Belle

Hey, you know what? We haven't had a look in the direction of Vindictus in a while, and that's actually rather timely considering...

Nexon will bring mobile MMORPG Project V4 to PC players in Korea this December

Good news for Korean MMORPG fans: There's going to be another game to play from off of the mobile small screen to the PC...

Hypercute mobile MMO Lumia Saga begins global iOS and Android pre-registration

Chinese studio Century Game claims its new MMO is "the cutest MMORPG you'll ever play," and those are fighting words in a world with...

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