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Your average online gamer who is bilingual in Chinese and English, although he does try to play Japanese and Korean games sometimes. Online gaming since 1999, and has worked in the online gaming and mobile gaming industry (Journalist, Game Master, Community Manager, Operations Manager) since 2008.

TGS 09 – Booth Babes

This entry is not about the games revealed and played at the yearly convention, but about something more… “important”. Yes, the 2nd attraction to TGS, the booth babes. Several websites have voiced their displeasure about the “quality” of the booth…

ZIPANG – An early look

This is another rare MMORPG from the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan. The game is developed by ACQUIRE Corp and was just announced at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2009, but not much details were given accept some…

Xenjo Online

I actually got the chance to test-play an early version of this MMORPG back in 2008 at the Games Convention Asia exhibition. The developer actually has a development studio right here in Singapore~! The game was already quite polished back…

Funtasy Online

Lager Network, the Taiwanese studio which developed King of Kings 3 (English version), has just announced a brand new MMORPG at Tokyo Game Show 2009 (TGS) to be released next year. Titled Funtasy Online, the 3D turn-based game has a…

Jade Dynasty 2 – Pets & Mounts

Jade Dynasty 2 has finally entered Open Beta, and over the past few days, I can see that lots of new servers were added daily. With Zhou Xun, one of China’s most famous actress as the spokesperson, the lure and…

Project 9

Gala Networks Europe, or more commonly known as Gpotato, has announced a partnership with Chinese developers, Snail Games, to bring over its latest game, Project 9 over to Europe in 2010. Project 9 is also known as 九阴真经OL in China…

Cash boost for Korean MMOs

Games firms in South Korea are getting a funding boost from Microsoft. The software giant has agreed to invest more than $19m (£11.7m) to help develop online gaming in the nation. The money will be divided among more than 25…

TERA Online – Rebellion Plains

Rebellion Plains used to be a peaceful farming area, which provides the bulk of the food needed in nearby cities. Due to widespread interactions with magic, the owners of the farms started using magic to replace the farmers’ work on…

Project C

Winking Entertainment, the China/Taiwan company, best known in SEA currently for its DnF ripoff, Battle of Destiny, is intending to hit the 2010 F2P MMORPG market with a huge bang. Project C is just one of the company’s current MMO…

BERKANIX – English site opens

Yeap yeap, following in the footsteps of TERA Online, yet another Korean MMORPG has opened a English teaser site when the game is not even ready for release in Korea. Does this mean future Korean MMOs will launch almost simultaneously…

S.U.N Online – Webzen site opens

The official site for Webzen’s SUN Online is finally up. The Closed Beta is still due to start in October, so for those who are IP blocked and have to go through the troublesome Hotspot program to play Ijji’s, the…

Microsoft eyeing EA takeover ?

Is it time for Electronic Arts (EA) to have a taste of its own medicine ? Rumors are flying around that Miscrosoft is ready to buy the gaming giant, most probably in a bid to boost their own underachieving Microsoft…

FFXIV Online – TGS 2009 Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for Final Fantasy XIV Online straight from the 2009 Tokyo Game Show (TGS). The game is due 2010, with various languages available at launch. The PS3 and PC platforms are confirmed, while Square Enix is still…

The Heaven of Three Kingdoms – New screenshots revealed

Here are some new and official screenshots for Hanbitsoft’s latest Asian oriental MMORPG, The Heaven of Three Kingdoms. The game is looking rather pretty from these images. Hopefully, I hope it wouldn’t turn out to be yet another MMO which…