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SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it aims to expand cooperation with Microsoft Corp. on console games. SKT said it plans to support the development of games for Xbox, a home video game console manufactured by Microsoft, by boosting investment and marketing activities. To initiate [...]

Mobile Game Developers Tweak New Releases to Attract Female Gamers

Mobile Game Developers Tweak New Releases to Attract Female Gamers

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Female characters with revealing costumes and muscular men are what we commonly see in mobile game commercials. Recently, however, female characters are increasingly being replaced with handsome, feminine male characters resembling those from romance cartoons as the game industry is expanding to attract female players. NHN Entertainment Corp., a [...]

NCSOFT’s Lineage 2M Lands in S. Korea

NCSOFT’s Lineage 2M Lands in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Lineage 2M, a new mobile massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by online game maker NCSOFT Corp., was launched in South Korea on Wednesday. The new mobile version of mega-hit game Lineage II was released at 12:00 a.m. on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS devices, becoming the top-grossing app [...]

Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

Webtoons Evolve, Expand to Mobile Games and Dramas

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Webtoons are evolving as they expand their market reach mobile games and dramas. Recently, mobile games and dramas using Naver Webtoon IP are gaining popularity. Thanks to the popularity and recent trends, it is estimated that the size of South Korea’s webtoon market will surpass US$1 billion by 2020. [...]

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

Experts Warn Against Game Developers’ ‘Infatuation’ with MMORPG

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Experts are raising concerns as South Korean game developers continue to stick with massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG). Google Play’s top sales in the first week of September showed that seven out of top ten games were MMORPGs. IGAWorks, a South Korean marketing solutions company, reported that MMORPG [...]

Go-Stop, Poker Launch on Apple’s App Store After Introduction of Adult Certification Procedure

Go-Stop, Poker Launch on Apple’s App Store After Introduction of Adult Certification Procedure

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With Apple Inc. introducing an adult certification procedure to its app store in South Korea, it seems that games for adults that had not been released until now are now being launched en masse. According to the gaming industry, so-called web board games such as go-stop and poker were [...]