Reflecting on Korea Game Watch’s very first seminar

Reflecting on Korea Game Watch’s very first seminar

Yesterday was a big day for all of our Korea Game Watch staff. On November 23rd, Korea Game Watch (under Veyond Partners) hosted a seminar for Korea-based game studios and developers on entering the European online game market. The seminar was held in joint with ICO Partners (CEO: Thomas Bidaux), a UK-based consultancy that specializes in arranging European partnerships for online gaming business.

G-Star’s Big Fours – Blade & Soul, TERA, ArcheAge, and Diablo 3

G-Star’s Big Fours – Blade & Soul, TERA, ArcheAge, and Diablo 3

Continuing with our G-Star travel log, we would like to introduce to you in this post some of the hit games that sparked this year’s G-Star. Even before G-Star started, there were heated up talks and expectations about the most anticipated games to be released in G-Star 2010, namely the Big Fours (or sometimes Big Fives, when NED from We Made Entertainment is included). These Big Fours are Blade & Soul, TERA, ArcheAge, and Diablo 3.

G-Star 2010 ends in record-breaking success

G-Star 2010 ends in record-breaking success

Last weekend from Thursday (Nov. 18) to Sunday (Nov. 21) was Korea’s largest game show, G-Star 2010. Busan, the second largest city in South Korea, bubbled up with excitement and visitors from all over the world. Reflecting the growing popularity of Korean online games worldwide, this year’s G-Star ended up in a record-breaking success.

Combat Arms to better service its European users

Combat Arms to better service its European users

We have good news for all those players of Combat Arms speaking Turkish. On November 10th, Nexon Europe announced that it has launched Turkish service of Combat Arms to better serve its Turkish-speaking users who compose majority of Combat Arms Europe service. In Europe, it’s the first time that Combat Arms is being serviced in language other than English. Along with the launch, the Turkish website and forum for Combat Arms have opened up.

Special Force series sweeping over Asia

Special Force series sweeping over Asia

We have some news regarding the globally acclaimed FPS, Special Force (or should we say “the Special Force series” now that Special Force 2 is coming out?). In Thailand, Special Force, developed by Dragonfly, is proving to be a blockbuster hit. Since September 2007, Special Force has been keeping its place as the number one online game in Thailand’s game ranking list. That is over 100 weeks of maintaining steady popularity.

Will ArcheAge live up to its expectations?

Will ArcheAge live up to its expectations?

ArcheAge, the MMORPG that drew much attention as a prospective blockbuster, is now officially targeting Chinese-speaking regions. On November 10th, XL Games (CEO: Jake Song), the studio that is developing ArcheAge, announced that it signed a publishing contract to provide GigaMedia with exclusive publishing rights to service ArcheAge in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. GigaMedia, enlisted on NASDAQ, is a major provider of online entertainment services that also operates FunTown, one of the biggest game portals in Taiwan.

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