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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 [...]

Rising Digital Game Exporter, S. Korea at Odds with WHO’s Adoption of Gaming Disorder

Rising Digital Game Exporter, S. Korea at Odds with WHO’s Adoption of Gaming Disorder

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The fourth-biggest market for digital games in the world and an aspiring leader in the emerging VR technology, South Korea is at odds with the World Health Organization’s recent decision to put excessive gaming in the official list of disorders. The World Health Assembly, the WHO’s decision-making body, unanimously [...]

Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

Seoul to Set Up Body to Deal with WHO’s Gaming Disorder Decision

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to set up a body to address the World Health Organization’s decision to classify excessive gaming as an illness, while balancing the interests of the country’s high-profile gaming sector and growing concerns over gaming addiction, the government said Monday. The WHO last week defined problems caused [...]

LG Uplus Partners with Nvidia for Cloud Gaming

LG Uplus Partners with Nvidia for Cloud Gaming

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean mobile carrier LG Uplus Corp. said Thursday it will launch Nvidia’s GeForce NOW cloud gaming platform for Internet Protocol (IP) television services and upcoming 5G smartphones. LG Uplus said it has signed an exclusive deal with Nvidia, a U.S.-based graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer, to give access [...]

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

SKT, Comcast Spectacor Agree on Esports Joint Venture

BARCELONA, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. and Comcast Spectacor on Monday agreed to establish an esports joint venture tasked with global team operation, content development and marketing to cash in on the fast growing entertainment segment. South Korea’s leading mobile carrier and U.S. media and entertainment giant Comcast’s professional sports unit signed [...]