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South Korea has some bomb ass Pokemon Krispy Kreme donuts

Every so often, I partake in a food gimmick. I mean, most of them are overpriced cash-grabs meant to push an IP, but damnit, some of them are just plain fun. That latter situation is definitely the case for these Pokemon donuts. They consis...   read

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The Angry Gamer

Man rams car into game studio for 'ruining his life'

This happened last week, so it's not news, but since I also feel like driving my car through the ostentatious glass walls of several institutions just for the moment of ecstasy as the sun shines brilliantly against a billion pieces of shatt...   read


Arc System Works opens new office in South Korea

Arc System Works, the Yokohama-based studio best known for fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, is expanding its operations with a new "Asia Branch" located in Seoul, South Korea. The satellite office opened today and will be providing t...   read

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Overwatch beats League

Overwatch ends League of Legends' 4-year grip on Korea's net cafes

Overwatch is a phenomenon. Consider: League of Legends, with its $1 million world championships, with its hundreds of millions of fans tuning in. It's huge in a way that most of us cannot fathom, yeah? And it's been the most-played game in ...   read

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Pro Overwatch drama
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Two Overwatch pros quit in shame as Korean teen proves she's the realness

A 17-year-old Korean girl who goes by Gegury is ranked as Overwatch's 8th best player in the world. She's so good, seemingly from out of nowhere, that, "After winning the qualifiers for the Nexus Cup defeating many of the Korean powerhouse...   read

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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...   read

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Black Desert Online
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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...   read

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Conan O'Brien
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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...   read

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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...   read

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Korean MMO
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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...   read


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Blade and Soul
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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...   read

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Preview: Winning Putt
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I'm a regular Jack Nicholson at 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, actually. It was al...   read

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Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online has a lot of promise trapped in humdrum MMO conventions

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...   read

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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...   read

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Dragomon Hunters preview
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Dragomon Hunter: Anime MMO fan service by way of Germany and Taiwan

"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 spiked hair tips fo...   read

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Watch this wild business
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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...   read

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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 ...   read

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Blade & Soul launch
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Korean action MMO Blade & Soul a right step for the genre, coming West on January 19

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 24–30 (E...   read

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Smashing the Battle
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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...   read

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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...   read

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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'...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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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...   read

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