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Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

Virtual Makeup at Your Fingertips

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Department Store announced on May 13 that it will be releasing a new virtual makeup service on its official online store, thehyundai.com. The major department store chain partnered with Meitu, China’s top app developer, to accelerate its efforts to lead a retail tech trend in Korea by making [...]

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

VR, AR Become New Trends in S. Korea’s Gaming Industry

SEOUL, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are sparking new trends in South Korea’s gaming market, industry watchers said Tuesday, with local developers utilizing them in new titles. Netmarble Games plan to unveil “Fishing Strike” this month, which is a mobile-based title that provides users with an immersive [...]

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

VR Theme Park Opens in Seoul

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A virtual reality theme park has opened in Seoul’s popular Hongdae neighborhood, and will serve as a hub of VR content production and distribution. VR Square, a multi-purpose cultural venue, was established as part of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency’s joint efforts [...]

‘Train to Busan’ to be Made into VR Content

‘Train to Busan’ to be Made into VR Content

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — “Train to Busan,” the Korean zombie thriller that was a commercial and critical success across Asia in 2016, will be remade into virtual reality programs, the movie’s overseas distributor said Tuesday. Contents Panda, the international sales arm of the movie’s investor-distributor Next Entertainment World, said it recently signed a [...]

Select Special Needs Schools to House VR Exercise Facilities

Select Special Needs Schools to House VR Exercise Facilities

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Two public special needs schools, Jeongjin School in Guro District, Seoul, and HyeEun School in Seongnam City, Yongin Province, have been selected as recipients of a government initiative to trial virtual reality-backed exercise facilities, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education stated on September 24.  The initiative, a collaborative effort [...]

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

“Leisure Sports City”: Chuncheon to Host National Leisure Sports Festival

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Referred to as “Lake City” for its proximity to water, the city of Chuncheon in Gangwon Province is aiming to adopt a new moniker with its National Leisure Sports Festival to be held on August 25. Chuncheon’s road to becoming a domestic hub of leisure sports is a winding [...]