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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 [...]

Tamagotchi-Inspired Games “Raising” Presidents Popular with Impending Election

Tamagotchi-Inspired Games “Raising” Presidents Popular with Impending Election

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – The newfound political awareness of South Koreans, after a months-long scandal that ended with the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye, has given rise to mobile games that let players be the kingmaker, running a virtual presidential election, or be the president themselves.  Developed by Goormsoft Corp., Raising President (title [...]

Restaurants, Cafés, Convenience Stores Become Meccas for Pokémon Fans

Restaurants, Cafés, Convenience Stores Become Meccas for Pokémon Fans

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The popularity of Pokémon GO is gradually waning, but there are still millions of players flicking their fingers on their smartphone screens trying to “catch’em all.”  During the second week of February (February 6 to 10), an estimated 5.63 million people played Pokémon GO, which was a drop from [...]

Cybercrime Threats Grow with Pokémon GO Frenzy

Cybercrime Threats Grow with Pokémon GO Frenzy

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month’s Korean launch of Niantic’s Pokémon GO has put law enforcement agencies on high alert, mainly against trespassing and Pokémon GO driving, and officials are now advising players to also take heed against cybercrimes.  According to the Korean National Police Agency, extra apps that can help players to [...]