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Kakao Games – Korean gaming giant reveals global plans for 2021

It is the time of the year where listed companied share their financial numbers with the public for the third quarter (July to September) 2020, and Kakao Games started the ball rolling. The company stepped up its game offerings significantly…

Wizardry – Drecom acquires global rights to develop new game using classic IP

Japanese developer Drecom recently announced it has obtained the global development and publishing rights for Wizardry, a classic game IP which started back in 1981. Other than console and PC titles, the most recent and commonly known title was Wizardry…

NCsoft – Company name change expected to take place before September 2021

It was revealed recently that NCsoft has filed an application with the authorities to start a new company known as “NC”, which led to media speculations that the company is now preparing to switch over to the new name. While…

RF Online – Netmarble is the new owner of classic mecha MMORPG IP

Earlier today, Korean gaming giant Netmarble announced is has acquired all rights to the RF Online IP from original owner CCR. At the time of this article, the company website of CCR does not exist anymore. As with the deal,…

Dreamhaven – Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime reveals new gaming venture

After leaving the corrupted hell-hole known as Blizzard Entertainment since April 2019, co-founder and former president Mike Morhaime has kept a rather low profile. Earlier today, he finally revealed what he has been working on – Dreamhaven, a new company…

NCsoft – Korean gaming giant is buying massive parking lot to build a new R&D center

According to several Korean news outlets, gaming giant NCsoft is in the process of purchasing a massive temporary parking lot in Pangyo, Seongnam, as seen in the photo below. NCsoft plans to build a “global R&D innovation center” the location,…

Microsoft – Software giant buys The Elder Scrolls developer for $7.5 billion

[Official press release] Microsoft today announced it has closed a deal to take control of ZeniMax Media and its game publisher Bethesda Softworks, the company which made games such as DOOM and The Elder Scrolls franchise. Under the terms of…

Project TL – New trademarks filed for NCsoft’s upcoming MMORPG

Formerly known as Lineage Eternal before NCsoft retooled it into Project TL, it seems that this MMORPG has finally gotten a final name. Spotted recently in the South Korea trademark registry, NCsoft has trademarked the name “TL” and “TL: Origin.”…

Nexon – South Korea gaming giant is hiring for 2 new game projects

Other than Project BBQ being developed at subsidiary devCat, it does seem that Nexon is stepping out of the PC gaming market in the near future. However in recent months, job postings on Nexon’s official recruitment website says otherwise. The…

KRAFTON – Korean dramas and movies based on PUBG teased after latest investment

KRAFTON, the parent company of PUBG Corp (developer of PUBG), today announced that is has made a strategic investment in local drama production company, Hidden Sequence. The investment details were not made public, although KRAFTON is now the second biggest…

Lost Ark – Publisher for North America and Europe announced

[Press release] Amazon Games today announced it has reached an exclusive publishing agreement for North America and Europe with Korean developer Smilegate RPG. They will collaborate to publish a game releasing next year, with specific details to be revealed at…

Pearl Abyss – Korean developer enhances employee benefits amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Back in 2018, Korean developer Pearl Abyss won plaudits for its comprehensive employee benefits package with an emphasis on staff well-being. Today, it announced several new benefits as part of the expanded welfare system, which includes housekeeping, pets, and anniversaries/…

Purple – NCsoft is preparing cross-platform software for US market

If you did not already know, NCsoft launched a PC software known as Purple late last year ago along with Lineage 2M. Purple works similar to an Android emulator, but simply just plays games from NCsoft while having various community…

Asus – ROG Phone 3 announced with vastly improved features and new business partnerships

Asus recently unveiled the ROG Phone 3 series during the Game Changer virtual launch event. As the latest generation of the world’s most powerful gaming smartphone series, ROG Phone 3 redefines mobile gaming with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus…