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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...   read

 
 
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Mount giant war elephants in Black Desert

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 forward to the da...   read

 
 
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Monarch: Heroes of a New Age soundtrack out now

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, currently available for...   read

 
 
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Kingdom Under Fire II will have exclusive content on PS4

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 launch in the fir...   read

 
 
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 four elemental-themed discs containing the game client, unreleased soundtrack material, and two arrange discs, with one each dedicated to big-name Japanese composers and up-and-coming doujin artists.

You can see the fancy packaging and artwork above, but check out our review of the music collection below.

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes
Release Date:  November 28, 2013
Price: 10,000 Yen ($100)
Availability: Limited
Artist(s): Various Artists

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It’s great to see GungHo once again giving the music of Ragnarok Online the attention it deserves. The soundtrack itself has been released several times, but the Water Isnignia Disc picks up where the “Complete Soundtrack” (no longer so) leaves off. There are only three tracks from legendary Korean music studio soundTeMP, and they tend to lean towards the atmospheric end of the spectrum, but a lot of other artists are featured. I can’t say a lot of the new material stuck with me outside of the catchy and mischievous “Octopus Scramble” by Take One Media, the beautiful new age “Pachamama” by Sound Dog, and the playful “Jittering Nightmare” by Style M.

The Fire Insignia Disc houses arrangements by better-known Japanese composers, visiting everything from rock to electronic to Celtic and instrumental, focusing mainly on newer Ragnarok Online material rather than relying on the classics. Secret of Mana’s Hiroki Kikuta wins the day with his stunning “Fireflies Heaven” (playing in the background in the above video), which is simply gorgeous. Yoko Shimomura’s contemplative “Labyrinth,” Yasushi Asada’s impressive rock fest “Kingdom Memories,” and Shinji Hosoe’s dreamy Asian-flavored “Not so far away” are also delightful.

Next up, the Wind Insignia Disc brings in a bunch of doujin artists who mainly rely on electronic remixes, and tackle a blend of old and new. The complaint I had with the 10th Anniversary Package CD was that the arrangements didn’t differ much from the originals, and I think this disc suffers from the same approach. Still, the melodies of these songs are solid, so you won’t dislike them, it’s just that they don’t offer anything groundbreaking. DJMAX artist Tsukasa’s “Rose of Sharon,” Sound Cyclone’s “One Step Closer,” Minamotoya’s “Purity of Your Smile” and Saitama Saisyu Heiki’s “Wanna Be Free!” are my favorites of the bunch.

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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 four elemental-themed discs containing the game client, unreleased soundtrack material, and two arrange discs, with one each dedicated to big-name Japanese composers and up-and-coming doujin artists.

You can see the fancy packaging and artwork above, but check out our review of the music collection below.

Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes
Release Date:  November 28, 2013
Price: 10,000 Yen ($100)
Availability: Limited
Artist(s): Various Artists

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It’s great to see GungHo once again giving the music of Ragnarok Online the attention it deserves. The soundtrack itself has been released several times, but the Water Isnignia Disc picks up where the “Complete Soundtrack” (no longer so) leaves off. There are only three tracks from legendary Korean music studio soundTeMP, and they tend to lean towards the atmospheric end of the spectrum, but a lot of other artists are featured. I can’t say a lot of the new material stuck with me outside of the catchy and mischievous “Octopus Scramble” by Take One Media, the beautiful new age “Pachamama” by Sound Dog, and the playful “Jittering Nightmare” by Style M.

The Fire Insignia Disc houses arrangements by better-known Japanese composers, visiting everything from rock to electronic to Celtic and instrumental, focusing mainly on newer Ragnarok Online material rather than relying on the classics. Secret of Mana’s Hiroki Kikuta wins the day with his stunning “Fireflies Heaven” (playing in the background in the above video), which is simply gorgeous. Yoko Shimomura’s contemplative “Labyrinth,” Yasushi Asada’s impressive rock fest “Kingdom Memories,” and Shinji Hosoe’s dreamy Asian-flavored “Not so far away” are also delightful.

Next up, the Wind Insignia Disc brings in a bunch of doujin artists who mainly rely on electronic remixes, and tackle a blend of old and new. The complaint I had with the 10th Anniversary Package CD was that the arrangements didn’t differ much from the originals, and I think this disc suffers from the same approach. Still, the melodies of these songs are solid, so you won’t dislike them, it’s just that they don’t offer anything groundbreaking. DJMAX artist Tsukasa’s “Rose of Sharon,” Sound Cyclone’s “One Step Closer,” Minamotoya’s “Purity of Your Smile” and Saitama Saisyu Heiki’s “Wanna Be Free!” are my favorites of the bunch.

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Ragnarok Online Elemental Tunes delivers large music fix

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 four elemental-t...   read

 
 
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Ragnarok Online 10th anniversary box has lots to look at

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 includes an arra...   read

 
 
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MapleStory 2 announced, beta begins in 2014

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, MapleStory 2 brings t...   read

 
 
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Capcom removes Ghosts 'n Goblins Online from Greenlight

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, a localization...   read

 
 
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A Civilization MMO is a thing that is happening

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 cultures. You'll be p...   read

 
 
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PSY is a minin', craftin' grieferman

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; I couldn't fa...   read

 
 
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Celebrate Pangya's 4th anniversary with Pangya Challenges

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.  Fans should ex...   read

 
 
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Nintendo Korea calls weather reporter a brainless bitch

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 responsible for...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video [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
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Korean MMO Rockman Online is OFFICIALLY canceled

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 Neowiz. All evidenc...   read

 
 
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Counter-Strike successor Tactical Intervention out Mar 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 'Gooseman' Le co...   read

 
 
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Lucky Koreans: Ghosts 'n Goblins Online beta videos

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! Developer Seed9 j...   read

 
 
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Pangya: Challenges: New season brings new character Spika

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 season, titled ...   read

 
 
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Resident Evil Revelations for Xbox 360 and PS3

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...   read

 
 
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'Gangnam Style' now available in Just Dance 4

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, and in Decemb...   read

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

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 selections from Ba...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video 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
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SmileGate developing Marvel MOBA for Asia

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 tasked Korean d...   read

 
 
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Gallery: Welcome to G-Star 2012

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 workweek days. I'm sur...   read

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

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 other than the ann...   read

 
 
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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 


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