ArcheAge – Japan server celebrates launch with 2 new TV commercials

While it is rare in the English market for online games to have TV commercials airing, it is quite the norm over at Japan, although I am not sure about Korea. ArcheAge Japan launched earlier today, and 2 TV commercials…

ArcheAge – Korean server welcomes age of Free-to-Play today

Announced a couple of weeks back, ArcheAge Korea officially entered its Free-to-Play phase, with the original monthly fees tossed out of the business model. Labor points are used now as a control mechanism, while free players will not be able…

ArcheAge – New Free-to-Play business model announced starting July

Starting from 3rd July, ArcheAge Korea will be converting to a Free-to-Play model! This confirms the rumour first posted last month. As such, XLGAMES will be stopping sales of the current time cards, which consists of hourly, monthly, and 90…

ArcheAge – Beta signup now available for first English server

[Game website] Even though I am a few hours late, I am glad to see that Trion has finally brought the beta signup page up for ArcheAge, 1 of the biggest MMORPGs to hit the market in recent times.  …

ArcheAge – Reports claim Korean server to announce F2P change

According to foreign reports, XLGAMES is ready to announce a full conversion to a Free-to-Play model for the Korean server in June. The Korean server is currently on a Pay-to-Play (P2P) model, with the China and English servers’ models unconfirmed…

Trion Worlds – Former executive comments on new round of layoffs

I am sure most readers would have read about Trion Worlds’ new round of layoffs by now, in which many employees were apparently given the boot out. Teams in Austin, Redwood Shores and San Diego are said to be dramatically…

ArcheAge – New trailer as countdown to debut test begins

With less than a week to go before ArcheAge China enters its first test phase, a new trailer briefly introducing the game has emerged.   With the activation keys so exclusive and limited, prices of 1 key is currently trading at…

ArcheAge – Preview of awesome media gift bag as debut test nears

On 22nd May next week, ArcheAge China will be entering its debut test phase, opening the server doors to the public (those with activation keys of course) for the very first time. Hundreds and thousands of gamers in China are still trying…

ArcheAge – XLGAMES apologizes to angry player in official news post

In an official news posted on ArcheAge’s website today, it was reported that a player of ArcheAge Korea caused a din at XLGAMES’ offices on 3rd May, kicking on the office’s glass walls and trying to enter the premises due…

ArcheAge – CG trailer gracing electronic stores worldwide

According to a Korean report, the CG trailer for ArcheAge is currently being shown on the screens of LG Electronics’ 3D Smart TVs worldwide, from Asia to North America and Europe. This campaign, without a doubt, is to showcase how…

ArcheAge – Jake Song hints at possible F2P business model

Attending the recent 17173.com awards ceremony in China, the founder of XLGAMES and ArcheAge candidly talked about the business model ArcheAge China may use. He said that Free-to-Play is a possibility as the business model suits China better. Of course,…

Tencent Games – Roundup of the other major news from annual event

The annual product announcement event just ended for China’s biggest online gaming company, Tencent Games, and the most prominent titles include Naruto Online and Monster Hunter Online. Below are just a few of the other major titles to round up…

ArcheAge – Korean server prepares for castle siege update next week

After being tested out for weeks on the test servers, it looks like the bugs have been ironed out, and the war drums have been officially sounded. ArcheAge Korea will be getting the castle siege update next week on 24th…

ArcheAge – China server begins countdown for debut test phase date

After waiting for months in agony and thousands flooding the Korean servers, Tencent Games is ready to reveal the date for ArcheAge China’s first test phase. This will be announced on 18th April at the publisher’s annual event, where many…