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10:30 AM on 09.14.2012

NCSoft confirms Western development of MMO Blade & Soul

Above you'll see the very first Western trailer for NCSoft's newest MMOROG, Blade & Soul. It's being developed for Western audiences by Team Bloodlust, the in-house studio based in NCsoft’s HQ in Seoul. The ti...

Dale North

9:30 PM on 09.10.2012

Pretend to be shocked: Rockman Online is likely cancelled

In the fallout of Capcom's cancellations of Mega Man Universe and Mega Man Legends 3, many folks likely forgot that there was still one big Mega Man title in development: Rockman Online, a Korea-exclusive 2D side-scrolling MM...

Tony Ponce

4:30 PM on 07.30.2012

Bar Oasis 2: Sit back and have a drink with music samples

Maybe you never checked out Korean-based Corners Studio's Bar Oasis app for iOS when it was released a couple years back. The visual novel game focusing on drink mixing and the relationships between characters sported so...

Jayson Napolitano

9:30 AM on 06.27.2012

DJMAX Technika Tune: New Vita features, songs

Upcoming PS Vita rhythm game release DJMAX Technika Tune marks the first time the touch game will be leaving arcades, and to make the transition to portable smooth, the game has been reworked to use the Vita's touch technolog...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 06.20.2012

Sony suspends PS Store in South Korea following new rules

Sony has had to suspend all PlayStation Store services in South Korea following a new ruling that says companies cannot ask for the real names and ages of minors when taking payment details.  The so-called Game Industry ...

Jim Sterling

10:30 AM on 05.15.2012

Koreans already beat Diablo III

While many of you were staying up late, waiting for 12AM PDT last night, other gamers across the world were toiling away, hacking and slashing their way through Diablo III, as the servers were already up for Europe/Asia. It l...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 05.11.2012

Korean eSports teams up with MLG for tourney partnership

East will connect with West through StarCraft II. Major League Gaming (MLG) and the Korean eSports Association are announcing a multi-year partnership that will connect these two hubs of the StarCraft world, allowing Kor...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 12.16.2011

PSN exclusive Malicious is getting an English version

Long-time readers may remember Malicious, a really cool looking PSN title about a guy with a magic cloak that fights stuff. It's been out in Japan since forever, but an unlikely source has confirmed that an English language v...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 10.18.2011

Xbox 360 countdown timer site: Not as cool as we thought

Remember that countdown timer site we found yesterday? Yeah, so about that: It's not for anything cool, so I hope you didn't get too excited. It's not Sonic Kinect or a game for the Olympics or anything even close to that. It now redirects to xbox360invitational.com, a Korean tournament site. Unless you're a Korean console gamer, this end result could not have been more disappointing. 

Dale North

7:00 PM on 09.24.2011

So jelly: Korea is getting a Power Rangers MMO

Friggin' Koreans and their cool-as-sh*t MMO scene. We get Free Realms and the endless parade of World of Warcraft updates, while they get the stuff I actually want, like Rockman Online -- this happens to be the only Mega Man ...

Tony Ponce

9:20 AM on 08.08.2011

North Korea accused of raising MMO 'hacker army'

South Korea has accused its northern neighbors of online skullduggery, warning that Kim Jong-il is using an army of young hackers to exploit MMOs and make some desperate money.  Reports claim that the hackers have i...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 11.25.2010

Crytek announces Warface, an online FPS for Korea

Crytek and Crytek Seoul are using the holiday downtime to announce a brand new first-person shooter called Warface. The military shooter being targeted at Asian markets, more specifically the South Korean demographic. The sho...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 11.21.2010

Rockman Online early impressions

Community member perri had the opportunity to attend Korea's G-Star trade show this past weekend and made it a point to check out the demo for Rockman Online. He posted his impressions on his blog, and sad to say, they are a ...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 11.18.2010

Hot new Rockman Online gameplay footage

The Korean MMOG Rockman Online is something that I personally have been trying to keep an eye on. Tonight, a ton of stuff has come out about the game. Earlier we posted the animate teaser and now we have gameplay footag...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:00 PM on 11.17.2010

Korean Internet gamer kills mother, then himself

A fifteen-year-old Korean boy murdered his mother, then killed himself, following a dispute over Internet games. The mother scolded the boy after playing too many games this past Monday night. The fight escalated, with the so...

Jim Sterling

4:20 PM on 11.09.2010

Cool things you can't have: Ghosts 'n Goblins Online

Wait, there's a Ghosts 'n Goblins MMO? Yes, there is -- but it's being developed by Seed9 for Korea. Much like Mega Man Universe (which we will be getting, thank goodness), Ghosts 'n Goblins Online retains its side-scrolling...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 10.01.2010

Rockman Online's setting sounds interesting

Some new details on the upcoming Korean MMO based in the Mega Man universe, Rockman Online, have hit the web. Developer Neowiz has set up a blog for the game with information on its setting and what appear to be character typ...

Conrad Zimmerman

9:13 PM on 09.17.2010

TGS: Hands-on with rhythm heroics in Astro Ranger

Tucked away in a ignored corner of TGS was Astro Ranger, a rhythm action arcade game from Korea. I was immediately drawn to it. The art direction and general premise here is very reminiscent of Viewtiful Joe, which is a sure...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 AM on 08.26.2010

An epic tease of Rockman Online

This is a teaser video for the upcoming MMO Rockman Online. Confirmed only for Korea at this point, it's a 2D side-scroller with RPG elements. The video seems to show the first rise of Dr. Wily as a villain with the original...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:00 PM on 07.04.2010

StarCraft II to have 3D implemented post release

While most people will be buying StarCraft II regardless of its ability to function in 3D those with 3D monitors and 3D glasses shouldn't have to wait too long to start playing the game in 3D. At a recent StarCraft II event i...

Matthew Razak

10:30 PM on 06.07.2010

1C Company brings screenshots of Theatre of War 2: Korea

You know, it's true, for every ten titles of World War II, there is maybe a couple modern fictional military shooters, four "pseudo-realistic" future titles, maybe a Desert Storm game, and if a publisher is feeling particular...

Ben Perlee

11:00 AM on 05.10.2010

Capcom financial report mentions 'Mega Man Online'

In its recent report to investors, Capcom has revealed that it's working with Neowiz Games Corporation to develop a title called Mega Man Online. The South Korea-based Neowiz corporation is best known for its work on "casual"...

Nick Chester

1:20 PM on 04.13.2010

StarCraft match rigging scandal is SERIOUS business

You're familiar with that old trope, right? The one where a prize boxer agrees to "take a dive" in order for a mobster to win an illicit bet. Well, brace yourself for a real shocker ... not only does that clichéd&...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 04.12.2010

South Korea institutes midnight ban on MMOs

To address an ever-growing concern over online game addiction amongst children, the government of South Korea has put in place a ban on youths playing them past the witching hour. Underaged users who play in the wee hours wil...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 03.26.2010

Super Smash Bros. Brawl gets Korean release date ... yes

We're not pulling your balls here. Nintendo seriously only just got around to planning the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Korea. While we thought Europe and Australia had it bad with Nintendo's late release dates, Kore...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 03.04.2010

Baby starves to death while parents raise virtual child

A man and a woman have been arrested for letting their infant daughter starve to death while they raised a virtual child in the online game PRIUS. The Korean couple, known only as the Kims, returned home after a 12-hour gamin...

Jim Sterling

11:20 AM on 11.30.2009

Saucy Korean booth babes banned for being too sexy!

This is not really news so much as an excuse to post pictures of sexy Asian women, but at least we'll admit that. In any case, a pair of booth babes have recently been thrown out of South Korean game show G-Star for having co...

Jim Sterling

12:40 PM on 10.01.2009

Noooo! Pangya art director SeeD dies of illness

SeeD, the art director for the Pangya series of golf games, has passed away from an unnamed illness. The news first dropped on the Twitter feed of SeeD's friend, musical composer esti, who says that he'll write a memorial son...

Dale North

1:40 PM on 08.05.2009

Square Enix sues FFVII Advent Children cosplayers for $325k

You think you're making a cool cosplay music video, and then Square Enix slaps you with a lawsuit, and you're forced to pay $325,000 for paying tribute (*cough*) to one of their properties.That's exactly what happened to Kore...

Dale North



Destructoid Review: Pangya: Fantasy Golf photo
Destructoid Review: Pangya: Fantasy Golf
by Dale North

Imagine a golf game like, say, Hot Shots Golf, but with an over-the-top presentation and an RPG-ish layout and story. Oh, and have it starring a cast containing scantily clad girl pirates, huge-breasted military commanders, a cop with a beer gut, and a talking polar bear. Did I mention that this takes place in another dimension on a planet that almost worships hitting balls into holes? Sounds insane, doesn't it? It somehow manages to make total sense in Pangya: Fantasy Golf for the PSP. 

If you haven't guessed by now, "fantasy" is the key word here. This arcade-style golf game comes off as highly original with its crazy cast of characters and its anime-styled art. But, at the end of the day, it's still a golf game, and all the sparkles and bouncing boobs in the world won't have you fooled. Luckily, I like golf games as well as sparkles and bouncing boobs.

Read on for our review of Pangya: Fantasy Golf.

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9:00 PM on 07.02.2009

New Magnacarta 2 features an abundance of highlights

If you've still got a nasty taste in your mouth after 2004's Softmax-developed Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, it may be time to reconsider. Like the original, the prosaically-titled Magnacarta 2 doesn't have anything to do with...

Joseph Leray

10:00 AM on 07.01.2009

Korean PSPs are huge, cover boobs

Mmmm, midriff. Apparently Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection is "very hot" in Korea. Three new PSP bundles have been anounced for the country, and two of them contain Tekken 5. One of the bundles contains a White PSP, remo...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 02.06.2009

South Korea's President wants to compete with Nintendo, gets rightly mocked

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has recently joined the ranks of Sony and Microsoft, regarding Nintendo with envious eyes and drawing his plans against the Wii. Jealous of Nintendo's success in his home country, Lee lame...

Jim Sterling

1:40 PM on 01.05.2009

Teenager torches warehouse because he's rubbish at games

Some of us are content to throw our controllers or fling the disc across the room, but one Korean teen has dealt with his gaming frustration a little more .. . And by that I mean he burned a warehouse down. As is the done thi...

Jim Sterling

10:23 PM on 11.19.2007

Koreans try to cure gaming addiction with "Jump Up Internet Rescue School"

The next time someone starts getting bitchcakes about violence in gaming, it's time to kick them in the face and forcibly jerk it in the direction of Korea. Apparently internet addiction is such an acute problem in Southern K...

Colette Bennett

1:12 AM on 11.08.2007

Valkyrie Sky: The world's first MMO Shoot 'Em Up

Now here's a rather interesting title out of Korea that I'm 99.99% sure that we will never see here in the States. Valkyrie Sky is, as far as I can tell, the world's first cross over between the MMO and Shoot 'Em Up genre. &...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:52 AM on 10.12.2007

PS3 gets (Korean) IPTV, green dragon gets the (Korean) shaft, yet again

According to The Korea Times, a company called KT is teaming up with the techies at Sony to create a system by which the PlayStation 3 could serve as a set top box through which Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) broadcasts ...

Earnest Cavalli

3:29 PM on 05.22.2007

Captain Obvious: 80GB PS3 is staging ground for Sony VOD service

We all knew it was a matter of time before Sony began talk of rolling out its own video on demand service worldwide much like Microsoft's Xbox Live Marketplace. All the pieces are there for the PlayStation 3: large hard d...

Robert Summa

7:26 AM on 05.21.2007

80 gigglebytez of PS3 confirmed

The rumors have finally been validated, for Sony have unveiled plans for an 80 gigabyte PS3 to hit stores in Korea on June 16. Retailing for the Korean equivalent of $556 (before tax), there has been nothing confirmed about...

Jim Sterling

2:00 AM on 04.28.2007

Lineage III source swiped, forced to unknowingly copulate with its own daughter

NCsoft, Korea's largest game developer, and makers of City of Heroes/Villains, Guild Wars and the Lineage series has more money than you do. Strangely though, you have never had the source code from an upcoming hit game s...

Earnest Cavalli