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Final Fantasy XI Reboot photo
Final Fantasy XI Reboot

Check out Final Fantasy XI's mobile reboot

Paired with the news that Square Enix would eventually shut down the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of Final Fantasy XI, the company also announced it would be partnering with Korean giant Nexon to create a mobile (iOS, Android) version of the l...

 
Black Desert Online photo
Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online's getting two new classes

On April 20, Black Desert Online’s getting two new classes for you to kick ass with. The male Musa and female Maehwa (because Black Desert’s classes are still gender-locked for some reason) both rely on fast speed and technical...

 
Conan O'Brien photo
Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien visiting a Korean gaming cafe is just as fun as it sounds

Conan O'Brien was visiting Korea recently as part of his late night show, and he decided to stop into a gaming cafe (not so much "LAN," as in, "local" cafe these days) while he was there. With the help of a native gamer, he springs his usua...

 
Nintendo of Korea photo
Nintendo of Korea

Nintendo of Korea nearly shuts down

Nintendo has implemented a large-scale restructuring of its Korean branch, citing layoffs of 80% of its workforce, nearly shuttering the entire operation. 10 of its 50 employees are now remaining, which will relocate to a presumably smaller...

 
Korean MMO photo
Korean MMO

Black Desert Online launches March 3

Black Desert Online, the Korean MMO famed for its extravagant character creator, is launching in North America, Oceania, and some European regions on March 3, Daum Games announced today. Until then, prospective players can download the titl...

 
Blade and Soul photo
Blade and Soul

Blade and Soul releases today

Blade & Soul is a rare example of a game that managed to completely slip under my radar. Before I saw a few people excited about it yesterday, I had literally never heard of the game. Well, turns out it’s out today. I had to wait...

 
Preview: Winning Putt
Bandai Namco had us drive all the way out to San Francisco's Presidio for its latest game announcement this week. That's the National Park at San Francisco's northern tip overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, which is red, actu...   read

Black Desert Online
Despite there being closed betas for it in Korea since 2013, Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online only recently finally made its way to the West, with its first English-language closed beta test. With an appealing action-based combat and a hugely detailed character creation system, I took a look to see whether this will be an MMO worth sticking with by the time it fully launches.   read

Black Desert Online photo
Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online is getting its first English-language beta test this month

Upcoming Korean MMO Black Desert Online has been making waves for quite a while now. The game is already in closed beta in Korea and Russia, and so the trickle of information coming from it has meant people have been eager for a while now t...

 
Dragomon Hunters preview
"Dragomon Hunter is one of the games where we've made the most changes [to appeal to the western audience]," Aeria Games' Product Marketing Manager Alexandre Bousquet tells me. That doesn't mean shaving the points off of spik...   read

Watch this wild business photo
Watch this wild business

I watched a Korean musical about an MMO and so can you

As a prelude to the Blade & Soul World Championship, NC Soft put together a Blade & Soul musical. I suppose it wasn't technically about an MMO since it was the Blade & Soul story, but I'm really not sure about anything after th...

 
MMO PvP photo
MMO PvP

Blade & Soul opens $35,000 world championship to the West

As announced earlier, Blade & Soul has a firm January 19, 2016 release date for North America and Europe, several years after being promised for release in those territories. Well, NC Soft wants to make it up to you. To start, a chance ...

 
Blade & Soul launch
It's been a long time coming. Hugely popular Korean MMO Blade & Soul was confirmed for Western release over three years ago and it's finally happening. It went into beta last month and some beta weekends remain: November...   read

Smashing the Battle photo
Smashing the Battle

One man made this big-breasted PS4 brawler

A new, comic book styled 3D action game was announced at the recent Sony Korea press conference. Smashing the Battle comes from one-man Korean developer Studio HG. It started life as a mobile game, but a PS4 version is in the works. I've b...

 
PS4 photo
PS4

Korean horror game White Day looks fantastic

Today at a Sony Computer Entertainment media event in South Korea, a local studio Roi Games showed off an impressive-looking PlayStation VR project by the name of White Day. It appears to be a remake of White Day: A Labyrinth Named Sch...

 
Cat games photo
Cat games

VERY IMPORTANT: PlayStation VR has a game where you play as a cat

Thus far, Sony's South Korea presser has been predictably light on news. Shu has some sweet checkered pants. There was a lengthy dubstep dance routine. Only 3,200 people are watching on Twitch. PlayStation VR has hogged the spotlight. That'...

 
Sony presser photo
Sony presser

Shuhei Yoshida has cute checkered pants

PlayStation's holding a press briefing in South Korea right now. It's hard to tell what's happening. People are speaking in Japanese and the show's being translated into Korean. I speak neither of those languages. The show kicked off with S...

 
PS presser photo
PS presser

PlayStation's holding another press briefing this week

After skipping out on gamescom, Sony took center stage at both Tokyo Game Show and Paris Games Week within the past couple months. Those major showings seemingly weren't enough as PlayStation has yet another press briefing up its sleeve. Th...

 
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Korea

StarCraft II match-fixing and gambling lead to arrests, lifetime bans

Twelve people have been arrested in Korea in relation to a match-fixing and illegal betting on StarCraft II, according to Team Liquid. A Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) statement names Park Wae-Sik, head coach of the professional StarCra...

 
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MMORPG

Black Desert Online won't be free in the West

You may not know Black Desert Online by name, but you might recognize its impressive character creator; that Tom Cruise lookalike makes me laugh to this day. The game itself, a massively multiplayer action-RPG, has been playable in Korea an...

 
Blade & Soul beta photo
Blade & Soul beta

Blade & Soul getting closed beta just in time for Halloween

Korean MMO Blade & Soul was confirmed for Western release three years ago and it's finally coming to fruition. NCSoft has scheduled betas this year ahead of the game's early 2016 launch. The first starts October 30. Purchasing a Founde...

 
3DS photo
3DS

South Korea is getting the smaller New 3DS

Remember back when the New 3DS released, and North America only got the XL version? Well, it seems we weren't alone. Following the system's North American and European launches in February, the upgraded portable came to South Korea on May 1...

 
Humble Bundle photo
Humble Bundle

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

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 dirt cheap. They&...

 
Black Desert photo
Black Desert

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

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, developer Pearl Abyss...

 
Black Desert photo
Black Desert

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

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 seen those goo...

 
Good looking trailer photo
Good looking trailer

Korean MMO seems to outdo recent JRPGs

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 a full customiz...

 
Pokmon photo
Pokmon

Pikachu parades canceled due to Korean mobs

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 Pokémon Video Game...

 
Facebook games photo
Facebook games

Facebook games shut down in South Korea

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 comes as a resp...

 
Kingdom For Hire photo
Kingdom For Hire

Kingdom Under Fire II gets lengthy PS4 gameplay trailer

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, knigh...

 
MapleStory 2 photo
MapleStory 2

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

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 and will be be re...

 

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Pixie The Fairy

Civil War was good, but managed to stoop well below a rambling, giddy, incoherent Lex Luther to accomplish the same kind of conflict - and its the third time an Avengers movie has used said plot

 
Roxas1359

Hating that I currently have massive writers block for my last paper of the Im barely at a page and its supposed to be at least 10

 
absolutfreak

Waiting 30 more minutes for my college graduation to start; wishing i had stayed home to play Overwatch

 
MeeGhoulz

Hey,Jiraya!Im all out of catgirls,will foxy girls do the trick?

 
Torchman

Also why does look like a smug bitch 99% of the time?

 
Torchman

Thats a man that realized he just got his shit

 
Nathan D

Finally got my Beasthunter build all kitted That popped collar with cape and wide brimmed hat Its just so

 
Luca Blight

A blog yesterday and today I must be on a

 
Lex

Started to play some DoW2 Last Stand

 
gajknight

Guys, Alienation is my drug of choice for the foreseeable Ive only played 78 minutes and Im It feels so good and plays so And I can just see myself dumping unholy amounts of time to get that perfect Send help

 
ZombZ

I hope yall realise cat girls are just low tier monster

 
TheLimoMaker

Am I missing something with Overwatch, or is it just meant to be kind of eh?

 
Jiraya

Current Status

 
LinkSlayer64

Dont care about all the hate, Nintendos E3 site has me hype for

 
Fuzunga

One of these things is not like the

 
YoeriB

God I hope battlefield 1 will be on par with that trailer, cause that was fucking

 
Jinx 01

Made the mistake of dropping by DSOG (PC gaming The community there is still so snobbish and toxic, the kind of rich, graphics whore pricks that give the other 99% of PC gamers a bad Anyone who thinks PC is about graphics knows

 
Dreggsao

I hope WW1 Battlefield is steampunk WW1 with 5 minutes to find

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Friendly reminder that tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day! Heres a listing of all the comics:

 
Dreggsao

The Forza Beta is the first PC game of which I know that uses the vibration for the triggers on the Xbox One The future is

 
LinkSlayer64

I keep trying to convince people I talk to offline to play Rhythm Thief, and none of them have been Its driving me Its so good, I havent had a game just click with me like this since Undertale! PLUS IT HAS AN ADORABLE ROMANCE SUBPLOT

 
Samsneeze

Birthright Chapter I wonder what my object- Oh route the enemy? Who could have fucking guessed? This game is just so full of At least this map isnt just an open field like the last ten or Save me Reina, youre my only

 
Dr Mel

Because some folks seem to really enjoy this: More Etymology! Weird has taken many meanings, but today simply means The Weird Sisters in Macbeth influenced the modern meaning of oddness and witchery but the word originally meant to

 
Oridan

Son of a I commented that first! Those likes should be mine, goddammit!

 
King Kaiser

Finals Mood:

 
KnickKnackMyWack

So is Sony never going to finish putting their PSOne Classics on the Vita or what?

 
Amna Umen

Exactly one month until Hearts of Iron I am become Senor Erwin

 
Rico the Penguin

sort of news is why you see investors looking towards phones instead of consoles and Which is a shame for me, since phone games tend to be ok at best, awful

 
Snorlaxowns

So I hear Nintendo isnt going to talk about the NX at E3 or in their Nintendo Direct next Havent they learned anything from the Wii U? But I guess its ok, the only people buying it are people who already know it exists

 

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