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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 [...]

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 [...]

Generation 3040 Emerging as a ‘Big Player’ in Gaming Industry

Generation 3040 Emerging as a ‘Big Player’ in Gaming Industry

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Video games, which were previously considered the sole domain of children and teenagers, have recently become sensational among people in their 30s and 40s due to the influence of the “retro trend boom.” According to an analysis of customer data conducted by E-Mart Inc. for three years from 2017 [...]

S. Korean Prosecution Taps into Gaming Records to Argue Against Conscientious Objectors

S. Korean Prosecution Taps into Gaming Records to Argue Against Conscientious Objectors

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Supreme Court ruled last November that a person can conscientiously object to military service if it is indeed based on true conscience. Now, conscientious objectors can be exempted from punishment for not serving in the military as long as they have ‘justifiable grounds’. However, controversy still [...]

[Quote] Korean E-sports Games Have Been Sold down the River at World Tournaments

[Quote] Korean E-sports Games Have Been Sold down the River at World Tournaments

 “Although Korea is hosting major world-class e-sports competition events, all of the e-sports games are made abroad, not at home, which is detrimental to our games in advancing into the world market. What is more serious is that it is too heavy a burden that small games developers are responsible for the entire prize money [...]

NextBlue Releases Attachable ‘Finger Pad’ for Simple Mobile Games

NextBlue Releases Attachable ‘Finger Pad’ for Simple Mobile Games

Seoul, Korea, August 01 (Korea Bizwire) – NextBlue (www.nextblue.co.kr) announced on July 31 the release of its ‘Finger Pad’ that enables users to play simple mobile games without actually touching the screen. In the past, these types of games had a couple of problems. Visibility was limited because the player had to touch the screen, obstructing [...]