Category Archives: Nexon
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 | 21:45 GMT
Nexon went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange this week, and managed to rake in a staggering 1.2 billion USD in its IPO. Driven largely by the strength of Maple Story, which is said to be one of the most popular games in the world, Nexon boasted the largest IPO of the year on the TSE.
Nexon claims it has 1.2 billion registered users, of which 77 million are currently active. Their games have a large base in Southeast Asia, particularly in China. Nexon plans to use the cash influx to finance acquisitions.
Nexon was one of the earliest companies to enter the now enormous F2P gaming market.
Via Game Politics.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 03:00 GMT
Hugely popular Nexon MMORPG Maple Story suffered a security breach last week, risking the personal information of three-quarters of its Korean player base.
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 | 01:50 GMT
VentureBeat has heard whispers that Maple Story and Combat Arms publisher Nexon will make its initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange come December 6. The online game provider is expected to bring in $1.28 billion, putting its market value at $8.97 billion – far outweighing other giants of the industry, including EA at $6.99 billion.
In its IPO filing, Nexon boasted of eight games which have generated $100 million in lifetime revenues, including three with over $300 million in and one of more than $400 million. It now hosts 57 online games in 104 countries.
Mon, Sep 12, 2011 | 14:58 BST
Lovers of hack and slash MMOs, this is your day.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 19:52 BST
Nexon has launched a teaser website and trailer for its free-to-play MMO Vindictus Europe. Set for release in the fall, it looks a bit gritty and gothy compared to a lot of games in the same genre on the market. Not that it’s a bad thing, we are intrigued after watching, to be honest. The MMO is a “physics-based game with high-speed combat, that uses a “modified Source Engine to enable interaction with the environment. Players will apparently be able to “throw and shatter objects, hurl debris, bind enemies with chains, and pierce defenses with spears.” That came from the mouths of GameFront, which seems to know quite a bit about the game. We’ll blame them if we start spending too much time in it at launch.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 | 03:44 BST
MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter developer Nexon is looking to expand onto the 3DS, apparently.
Thu, Jul 07, 2011 | 16:53 BST
CCP and Nexon have announced an agreement to bring a fully localized game client, as well as product services for EVE Online, to Japan this fall.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 | 11:09 BST
Nexon’s free-to-play MMORPG Vindictus has received a number of updates, both large and small. Plus, free tokens for in-game content. It must be spring.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 | 21:29 GMT
Nexon’s multiplayer brawler Dungeon Fighter Online is set for freemium release via Xbox Live Arcade. Fancy.
Sat, Sep 19, 2009 | 22:57 BST
Loads of news this week in MMO land, kiddos.
Massively is giving away Beta keys to Star Trek Online, Aion dropped GameGuard and launched its first server, Pirates are everywhere, and Sony is giving you double station cash this weekend.
There is also news concerning Champions Online, EVE, Guild Wars 2, EverQuest, Warhammer, Runes of Magic, and loads of other stuff you can find here instead of searching everywhere.
It’s all past the break.
Sun, Aug 30, 2009 | 03:53 BST
Weekly MMO news round-up, August 29: Turbine suing Atari, The Green Lantern, LEGO subscription model
Loads of stuff happened this week in MMO land, and some of it is posted for you after the break.
Should you choose to click on through, you will find why Turine is suing Atari, get caught up on The Green Lantern and DC Universe’s Beta status, hear about new goodies coming to EQII, lament the collapse of the bank in EVE Online, and there’s loads of other stuff along with news on a couple of MMOs you may have never even heard of.
Go on, hit the link. You know you want to.
Sat, Aug 08, 2009 | 22:46 BST
Loads of stuff as usual going on this week with MMOs.
CCP has files a trademark fro Dust 514, which strangely enough resembles the EvE Logo, Warhammer’s latest patch is up on the test server, Guild Wars had some more class tweaks, and the summer festivities have been extended for Lord of the Rings Online.
Load of stuff, really. Read on past the break for more.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009 | 06:27 GMT
MMO publisher Nexon has apparently closed its Vancouver studio, resulting in 90 job losses.
A studio-wide meeting was held yesterday morning to break news to staff, according to this Kotaku report.
Nexon’s ongoing games – MapleStory, Combat Arms, Mabinogi, and so on – are thought to be unaffected.
Gamasutra’s confirmed the move as well.