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Humble Bundle

EA Korea's only gone and leaked the rest of the Humble Bundle...


The end of a carEA in KorEA.
Apr 16
Uh-oh, looks like someone’s getting fired at EA Korea. As anyone with a computer and an interest in gaming is probably aware, EA is currently doing the Humble Origin Bundle 2 where you can buy a shitload of games for di... read
Black Desert

Korean MMO Black Desert releasing in North America and Europe next year


=)
Dec 05
Oh, good -- another chance to talk about Black Desert and reuse this Tom Cruisian image. The cool-looking MMORPG and its remarkable character creator will be available to North American and European audiences in 2015, develo... read
Black Desert

That Korean MMORPG with the spectacular character creator has the best smiles


Oh my god, this is great
Dec 02
Black Desert may never see a release in the West, but that's not going to stop me from geeking out over its extensive character creator, perhaps the best I've ever encountered. Actually, scratch that qualifier. Now that I've... read
Good looking trailer

Korean MMO seems to outdo recent JRPGs


JRPGs getting out-JRPG'd by KRPGs
Nov 20
Just aesthetically, Peria Chronicles looks better than all these budget, tropefest JRPGs that fill time between Persona installments. And it's more impressive when you realize that this is a (Korean) MMO with ... read
Pokémon

Pikachu parades canceled due to Korean mobs


Poor lil guys look terrified
Nov 15
Several performers in Pikachu costumes took the streets of Seoul, South Korea today to celebrate the country's first Pokémon world champion. Then things went awry. Following Se Jun Park's victory at the 2014 Poké... read
Facebook games

Facebook games shut down in South Korea


Throwing the baby out with the bath water
Sep 03
Last week, South Korea's ratings authority pulled the plug on Facebook games in the country, effectively disabling everything from Candy Crush Saga to FarmVille until they receive an official GRAC rating. The move reportedly ... read
Kingdom For Hire

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer


Still still alive! And free-to-play, I guess
Jun 24
Kingdom Under Fire II, announced six years ago as a 360 game, is still still alive and feeling even more still alive with a proper PlayStation Blog post talking about the PS4 version, and a large scale raid video with scorpions, knights, guns, flamethrowers, and tits with super low nipples (3:15).  read
MapleStory 2

MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer


Is anyone still playing the original?
May 23
You can finally let go of the old 2D MapleStory and move on into 2014, Nexon fans, and embrace MapleStory 2 with this first-look trailer complete with gameplay elements. MapleStory 2 has been in development for four years an... read

Mount giant war elephants in Black Desert


A good look at the gameplay!
Apr 29
Black Desert is that game with that amazing character creation system. And it's a game I never expected to ever get excited over with it being a MMORPG. I don't have the time of day to invest in one, yet here I am looking fo... read
Highly realistic characters from MMO Black Desert
Black Desert is an upcoming Korean MMORPG and that sentence is usually more than enough to get a majority of people to start tuning out. That is until you watch this video, showing off the game's amazing character creator sy... read feature

Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now


Shameless promotion
Feb 20
Korean fantasy MMORPG Monarch: Heroes of a New Age features beautiful orchestral music by composer Goomin "Nauts" Nam. Nam's previous works include the drink mixing sim series (no, really!), Bar Oasis, currentl... read
Kingdom Under Fire II

Kingdom Under Fire II will have exclusive content on PS4


Still alive!
Jan 10
Just a small Kingdom Under Fire II update for the lot of you that were excited to learn that the game, originally announced in 2008, is totally coming out this year for PC and PS4. According to 2P, the open beta on PC will la... read
Ragnarok Online

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix


Three discs of music, including arrangements by top Japanese composers
Dec 26
After our look at the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last week, I wanted to turn my attention to this year’s special release, dedicated entirely to the music of Ragnarok Online. Elemental Tunes features f... read

Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at


Playing cards, key chain, mouse pad, music CD and more
Dec 19
We just featured an issue of Note Worthy last week, but I thought the elaborate packaging and contents that GungHo put into the Ragnarok Online 10th Anniversary Package last year deserved its own moment in the spotlight. It i... read
MapleStory 2

MapleStory 2 announced, beta begins in 2014


MMO nostalgia hits hard
Nov 07
Don't lie, you've heard of MapleStory. The immensely popular 2D MMO took up many hours during its heyday, and it's still got quite the fanbase today. Now, Nexon has officially announced a sequel. Developed by N Square, MapleS... read
Capcom

Capcom removes Ghosts 'n Goblins Online from Greenlight


No plans for release in North America or Europe
Sep 18
What a strange thing it was to see Ghosts 'n Goblins Online surface on Steam Greenlight. I've long wanted to try the game out for curiosity's sake and although I never expected too much from it given the free-to-play premise,... read

A Civilization MMO is a thing that is happening


But it's just for South Korea
Aug 09
Civilization Online is an upcoming MMO being developed by XLGAMES and 2K Games. Unlike other Civilization games where you control entire empires, this one has you playing as an individual unit in one of four different cultur... read
Minecraft music video

PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman


Minecraft parody of PSY's "Gentleman"
May 17
Everyone was totally diggin' Korean pop sensation PSY when his "Gangnam Style" music video became an international hit. Then he just kept riding it... and riding it... and riding it. Then he starred in a pistachio commercial... read

Celebrate Pangya's 4th anniversary with Pangya Challenges


We're giving away prizes
Apr 15
Pangya, the greatest MMO golf game in the universe, is turning 4 this week. SG Interactive has all kinds of fun things lined up for Pangya Challenges to celebrate this anniversary, including giveaways and online events.  ... read

Nintendo Korea calls weather reporter a brainless bitch


This week's Twitter goof winner!
Apr 15
Nintendo of Korea is in hot water after its Twitter account insulted TV weather reporter Eun Ji Park. A mystery representative of the company criticized Park's growing fame, suggesting her looks were respo... read
Terrorists win
[This post originally ran as impressions on the open beta and is now updated to reflect the full release, which came two weeks later.] Call of Duty has dumbed down the modern shooter to being about planting bombs, capturing p... read feature

Rockman Online

Korean MMO Rockman Online is OFFICIALLY canceled


Well, DUH! Of course it is!
Mar 13
Le gasp! No! Say it ain't so, Joe! Say it ain't so! Back in September, we heard rumblings that the Korean Mega Man MMO, oh-so-creatively titled Rockman Online, had halted production following a restructuring of developer Neow... read
Tactical Intervention

Counter-Strike successor Tactical Intervention out Mar 28


Open beta from March 14 to 28
Feb 28
Update: I just received a press release announcing a March 28 release. I guess Gooseman is trying to poke fun at the skeptic in me or make my dreams come true. One of the two. Hurrah? A year ago, Counter-Strike creator Minh '... read
Ghosts 'n Goblins Online

Lucky Koreans: Ghosts 'n Goblins Online beta videos


Why are all the MMOs I'd actually play stuck in Korea?
Jan 31
Show of hands if anyone remembers that a Ghosts 'n Goblins Online Korean MMO was unveiled back in 2010. I figured it would have be cancelled by now -- I'm still bitter that Rockman Online was silently shut down. But nope! De... read
Pangya

Pangya: Challenges: New season brings new character Spika


Kicks off Jan 23
Jan 24
Pangya is still, in my mind, the best thing ever. Ever. Right under corgis and tiramisu. Videogame golf, folks. Don't knock it until you've tried it. If you have tried it, and are playing golf MMO Pangya, know that the next ... read

Resident Evil Revelations for Xbox 360 and PS3


South Korean ratings board lists
Nov 23
Listings on South Korea's ratings board show 3DS game Resident Evil Revelations as upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 titles. Wouldn't that be nice? My guess is that this was in the plans all along. A digital download, perhaps?  Let's hear what Capcom says about this. Stay tuned. read

'Gangnam Style' now available in Just Dance 4


Watch gameplay here
Nov 20
PSY's crazy popular "Gangnam Style" DLC is now available at the Just Dance store for Xbox 360/Kinect. As for the other versions of Just Dance 4, this DLC goes live tomorrow for the Wii, a few days later for the PS3... read

Music get: free Bar Oasis download on Dtoid's SoundCloud


Koreans know their game music
Nov 17
We've got a special treat for you today. We wrote about the Bar Oasis 2 soundtrack in Note Worthy 005, and since that time, the team at Corners Studio has put together a special compilation album featuring remastered selectio... read
Preview: Bless
Neowiz Games unveiled their work on upcoming massively multiplayer online RPG Bless at the G-Star trade show last weekend in Busan, Korea. I had the chance to get a good look at the latest build of this beautiful, vast MMO as... read feature

SmileGate developing Marvel MOBA for Asia


Codenamed Project PK
Nov 09
You're already dreaming up the possibilities, aren't you? A multiplayer online battle arena game centered around Marvel characters sounds too good to be true -- and perhaps it is -- but it's happening. Disney Interactive has ... read

Gallery: Welcome to G-Star 2012


'Booth companions'
Nov 09
Think of G-Star as Korea's Tokyo Game Show. This gaming expo, which I'm currently attending at the BEXCO in Busan, South Korea, runs through the weekend, and has already been pretty busy these last couple of workwee... read

Valve and Nexon partner to bring Dota 2 to Korea, Japan


Can I get a release date?
Nov 08
Valve has reached an agreement with Nexon to publish Dota 2 in both Japan and Korea, a move that seemed inevitable considering how seriously the company has been taking eSports with the title. No real specifics were given oth... read






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