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Dark Blood Online (KR) – New class added

As the English server (link) is preparing to enter its first Closed Beta phase, the Korean server for Dark Blood Online added a new class yesterday, the Thief. Its 2 advancement classes are the Assassin and Outsider, which I think…

World of Warcraft – Major server merges for Asia

After the major server closure in the Korean server (link), more bad news arrived over the past week. Over in the China server, which the game license was renewed just recently, publisher NetEase announced 12 PvP servers will be merging…

Dark Blood – Closed Beta on the horizon

[Press release] Outspark is getting ready for a fight as it heads into its summer launch of its free-to-play, high-speed, side-scrolling, hack ‘n slash arcade brawler, Dark Blood. Today, the company released the first gameplay reveal for North America and…

The Elder Scrolls Online – First interview

[Full interview] As a normal, non-hardcore fan of the Elder Scrolls franchise, I have already faintly voiced out my displeasure on how The Elder Scrolls Online will be treated, including lame excuses such as the signature combat system will be…

NHN staff arrested for fraud

1 of Korea’s biggest gaming company, NHN, is embroiled in a mini-saga of its own following the incident on CJ Games posted yesterday. According to reports, the arrested staff from NHN (also known as Hangame, its MMO portal) is only…

CEO of major Korean MMO company arrested

According to reports from Korea, the CEO of CJ Games, Kwon Young-shik, was arrested last week on 2nd May. CJ Games is the gaming branch of CJ Entertainment & Media (E&M), which in turn is one of the 4 major…

The Elder Scrolls Online – Announcement trailer debuts

In my previous post, several details and screenshots for The Elder Scrolls Online were revealed. IGN (link) also revealed the 3 playable factions, races and a couple of features found in the game. From what I have read, most fans…

The Elder Scrolls Online – Images and details leaked

Even before the game’s first teaser trailer is due in a few hours’ time, screenshots of the game have been leaked to the public, supposedly from the upcoming June issue of magazine Game Informer. First announced just a couple of…

The Elder Scrolls Online revealed

[Source] Some begged for it not to happen, others craved for the day the title will be brought online into a vast MMO world.Well, the latter group of fans got their wish (including me), as Bethesda has apparently tasked Zenimax…

Renaissance Heroes – Official English website now up

[Closed Beta signup] Revealed a couple of months ago (link) to be published in English shores by ChangYou, the final name of the game will be Renaissance Heroes, which sees previous names such as Project Renaissance and DaVinci Online laid…

Metal Reaper Online – Focus Group Test announced

Metal Reaper was announced quite a few months ago, and it will be entering the very first Focus Group Test (FGT) tomorrow. The game is touted as a RPG with guns, and the latest gameplay video below shows how true…

Otherland – Game future in jeopardy ?

[Game website] I am sure a group of you readers have read about Otherland, an upcoming MMORPG based on Tad Williams’ Otherland novels. While the publisher has been confirmed to be Gamigo, the development studio Real-U (link) is actually located…

PLA (CN) – The official Chinese army game

First announced back in September last year (link), the game has finally gotten an official name, PLA, which apparently stands for “Passion Leads Army”. Developed by Giant Interactive together with the Chinese military, it is no doubt a simple twist…

Guild Wars 2 – Beta Weekend thoughts

[Game website] The Beta Weekend event will be ending in less than 12 hours, but I think I have seen enough for now. As the first public beta with many, many more players, there are obviously various technical hiccups, though…