Category Archives: Korea
Sat, Feb 11, 2012 | 17:25 GMT
Siliconera has dug up a Korea’s Game Rating Board rating for Magic: The Gathering – Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2013, which was filed by Microsoft Korea. Wizards of the Coast hasn’t officially announced a sequel to Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012, but still, the information is there for your consideration anyway. The site points out that while the listing may have been filed under Microsoft, it doesn’t mean it will be an Xbox 360 exclusive. Last year’s version was also released on PS3 and Steam alongside the 360 version.
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 | 10:06 GMT
The South Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is currently look at an act that would ban online accounts of minors that spend two hours consecutively or three or more hours in a day on online games, according to Gamasutra. The new policy follows the introduction of a similar bill two years ago in the country, where a curfew would be in effect for under-18s playing online games from 10pm in the evening until 8am the next day. An unnamed Korean games industry rep has said on the new act the government should “discuss it and provide guidelines to instruct us.”
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 17:52 GMT
NCsoft has filed a lawsuit against Bluehole Studio and En Masse Entertainment in the US Court District of New York in an attempt to block the sale of TERA in the US.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 20:22 GMT
South Korea has finally given Diablo III a rating, which will see the game release in the country, rated for those 18-and-up. The RPG’s certification was put on hold earlier in the month, due to concerns raised by the Korean Game Rating Board over the title’s auction house feature. However, in order to get the game passed in the country, Blizzard has to removed the RMT auction house for the Korean version. Still no date, but this is still good news for South Korean gamers. Thanks, Shack.
Thu, Dec 01, 2011 | 23:37 GMT
Next year’s gamescom will be bigger than ever.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 14:37 BST
The Korean branch of Epic Games has signed with Alliance of Valiant Arms publisher Neowiz for an Unreal Engine 3-powered MMORPG, titled Bless.
Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 06:45 BST
Some things just can’t be spun out past a couple of sentences and the exhortation to go, look, and learn more.
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 | 03:41 BST
South Korean police have reportedly outed a ring of gold farmers dispatched from North Korea.
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 | 14:19 BST
The Korean Ratings Board has rated a PS3 version of 2010 indie love-in Limbo. Sony Computer Entertainment Korea is the one who mate the listing. Previously released on Xbox Live Arcade last summer, developer Playdead had said it was working on a new IP, but insisted that Limbo was an “exclusive for life” on XBLA. Then again, so was Braid and Castle Crashers and look what happened. Just saying.
We’ll email Playdead. Thanks, GSW.
Wed, Apr 20, 2011 | 13:09 BST
Tasty bites to get you over hump day.
Tue, Mar 22, 2011 | 21:43 GMT
A new report from games industry market analyst firm Pearl Research suggests Internet cafes are still a major motivator in Asian game markets.
Tue, Mar 01, 2011 | 05:34 GMT
Ahead of the full release to members next week, the PC Gaming Alliance has published an extract from its Horizons Report at GDC, and things are looking up for fans of the Original Platform.
Tue, Jan 04, 2011 | 23:10 GMT
Korean-language interviews have sparked speculation that Bluehole’s fantasy MMORPG The Exiled Realms of Arborea – commonly known, thankfully, as TERA – will again miss its supposedly international release, opening doors in Japan well before North American and European beta testing begins.
Wed, Oct 20, 2010 | 13:14 BST
THQ core boss Danny “Lips” Bilson has said Homefront’s backstory between North Korea and the US is borne of a “speculative fiction that comes out of paranoid theory.”
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 | 11:30 BST
Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | 06:59 BST
Pumped for StarCraft II? Today’s your lucky day. At least if you have a WoW subscription. And you live in Korea.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 | 14:09 BST
Blizzard Entertainment Korea has announced a co-marketing plan with Korean Air for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, which will see character Jim Raynor’s image wrapped on two planes belonging to the airline.
Mon, Jun 14, 2010 | 12:04 BST
THQ has announced the company’s comprehensive lineup of WWE games which will be making an appearance at E3 this week.
Tue, May 11, 2010 | 10:39 BST
Tue, Apr 27, 2010 | 23:52 BST
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has said that the company intends to find a new e-sports partner for StarCraft in South Korea, due to IP rights.