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Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Game ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., the game unit under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger Kakao Talk, said Monday that it will publish mega-hit computer game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” in South Korea. Under an agreement with Bluehole Inc., Kakao Games will launch the multiplayer online battle video game in [...]

Mobile Platform Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Game Industry

Mobile Platform Potential ‘Game Changer’ for Game Industry

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s longtime online game giant Nexon Korea Co. is finding itself threatened by its smaller local rival Netmarble Games Corp. partly as mobile has become a more popular platform than desktops, market watchers said Monday. Netmarble, South Korea’s No. 1 mobile game developer and publisher, announced on Friday [...]

Netmarble’s ‘Lineage 2: Revolution’ Hits 1 Million Preorders in Japan

Netmarble’s ‘Lineage 2: Revolution’ Hits 1 Million Preorders in Japan

SEOUL, Aug. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Netmarble Games, South Korea’s top mobile game developer, said the number of pre-registrations for its mega-hit title, “Lineage 2: Revolution,” in Japan surpassed the 1 million mark Tuesday. Netmarble started accepting the preorders for the mobile role-playing game from the official website for Japanese players on April 28 before [...]

Korean University Research Team Compares Binge-Watching Netflix to Gaming

Korean University Research Team Compares Binge-Watching Netflix to Gaming

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — As the popularity of “binge-watching” TV is steadily rising in Korea, a study published by a research team at Hanshin University highlights parallels between watching TV shows and playing video games. Netflix, the video streaming industry giant, is one of the most popular options for binge-watching, especially considering a season’s [...]

Mega-hit Mobile Game ‘Yin Yang-sha’ to Land in S. Korea

Mega-hit Mobile Game ‘Yin Yang-sha’ to Land in S. Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Games Corp., a game company under Kakao Corp., which operates South Korea’s most-used mobile messenger KakaoTalk, unveiled the highly anticipated mobile game “Onmyoji for kakao” on Tuesday, with the official launch date set for August. The Korean version of the role-playing game — with over 200 million downloads [...]

NCsoft Unveils Mobile Title ‘Lineage M’

NCsoft Unveils Mobile Title ‘Lineage M’

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) – NCsoft Corp., a South Korean online gamemaker, unveiled the mobile version of its mega-hit “Lineage,” “Lineage M,” on Tuesday, with the official launch date set for next month. “Lineage M” will be officially available on both Android and iOS on June 21, bringing the original “Lineage” title to the [...]