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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 [...]
NHN pulls its money out of Chinese market

NHN pulls its money out of Chinese market

NHN made a decision to withdraw its investment from the Chinese market. On October 27th, NHN, a major Internet corporation in Korea that operates the nation’s top search portal (Naver.com) and online game portal (Hangame.com), announced that it signed a contract with WDWF, a Chinese investment consulting firm, to sell 55% stake that NHN has in Ourgame. Ourgame was NHN’s game portal in China [...]
NHN takes over WiseCat

NHN takes over WiseCat

 On September 6th, NHN acquired a controlling stake (51%) of WiseCat, taking over its management rights. WiseCat is a mid-sized developer that created Slugger, an online baseball game. Slugger has cumulative users of 4,000,000 and PCU of 35,000, showing a good performance so far. Its popularity is expected to show a steady rise as Slugger recently started service in Taiwan and North American region. Through [...]
Smile Gate Knocks the Gate to Publishers

Smile Gate Knocks the Gate to Publishers

A star developer of China-capturing FPS Cross Fire, Smile Gate now breaks into the monopolistic online game publishing market. On September 10, Smile Gate informed that its brand new publishing and sourcing division, led by pre-NHN Investment (NHN’s venture capital subsidiary) director Park, Jung-Pil, will go into hunting online games of any genre, be it casual or MMORPG. Smile Gate had already [...]
Kingdom Under Fire 2, an “unprecedented” sequel to KUF series

Kingdom Under Fire 2, an “unprecedented” sequel to KUF series

<Source : Kingdom Under Fire 2 Official Website> Soon, a sequel to the famous Kingdom Under Fire series will be released through NHN Hangame in Korea. Kingdom Under Fire II, a sequel to Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusader and Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes both of which are videogames for Xbox developed by a Korea-based studio, Phantagram, will be soon available as an online PC game as well as a game [...]
Warhammer Online fails miserably in Korea

Warhammer Online fails miserably in Korea

Warhammer Online, a “foreign” MMORPG developed by EA’s studio BioWare Mythic (formerly EA Mythic and Mythic Entertaiment) and published by NHN(Hangame) will end its service in Korea at the end of this month. Warhammer Online is a MMORPG that focuses on a RvR (Realm vs. Realm) gameplay, characterized by a user’s option to choose either “Order” or “Destruction” side. The publishing license [...]
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