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Lost Ark – Russian service begins selling Founder’s Packages

First announced late last year, Mail.Ru obtained the publishing rights for Lost Ark in Russia. If you did not know, Mail.Ru is the biggest internet company in the country, similar to how Tencent is the biggest in China. A multi-billion…

Lost Ark – Russian publisher announced for highly-anticipated action MMORPG

In a surprise announcement, Korean developer Smilegate announced it has signed a contract with Mail.Ru for the local Russian server of Lost Ark. Perhaps Russia’s biggest internet company, Mail.Ru is the company behind Russia’s most popular social network VKontakte and…

Armored Warfare – Tanks are still popular as debut trailer lands

A new military online game was just announced for the English market, and its name is Armored Warfare. Supposedly a project between Obsidian Entertainment and Russian giant, Mail.ru, it seems somewhat similar to World of Tanks at first glance. Read…

Skyforge – Epic trailer revealed for new online game from Allods Team

[Register] Co-developed by Russian studio Allods Team and North America studio Obsidian Entertainment, the debut trailer for Skyforge was revealed recently. Bankrolled by the mighty Mail.ru, Skyforge is looking every inch of an upcoming MMORPG master piece.   Of course,…

ArcheAge – Russian server blocking overseas IP addresses

[Source] Mail.ru, the publisher for ArcheAge Russia, has released a new notice stating that overseas IP addresses will be blocked from now on, at the request of Korean developer XLGAMES. There wasa fan made English patch floating around, which probably…

ArcheAge – Russian server has reportedly made over $10 million

According to foreign media, the Free-to-Play Russian server for ArcheAge has reportedly made over USD 10 million thus far, even though the game only launched this past weekend. The sources did not specify where the revenue comes from, but I am…

ArcheAge – Official press release for launch of Russian server

[Game website] Renowned South Korea-based game developer XLGAMES is bringing highly anticipated ArcheAge to Russia. Jake Song, CEO of XLGAMES gave a speech at a press conference for around 100 journalists and major game community leader in Moscow, Russia. During…

ArcheAge – Russian server prepares for Open Beta phase next week

[Source] After the launch of the Korean and Japanese servers, the 3rd server to enter Open Beta will be the Russian one. Published by the country’s biggest online games publisher, Mail.ru, Open Beta will officially begin on 22nd February (Moscow…

ArcheAge – Russian publisher halts Early Access package sales

According to an official announcement, the publisher for ArcheAge Russia, Mail.ru, has halted the sales of its Early Access package temporarily due to overwhelming response. The company mentioned that “tens of thousands” became owners of the package and sales will…

ArcheAge – Russian publisher agrees to revamp business model

[Source] After a very successful petition campaign aided by mass outcry in Russian gaming forums and websites, ArcheAge’s Russian publisher Mail.ru has decided to back down from the controversial business model. Instead, community feedback is now sought after, with 3…

ArcheAge – Russian players launch petition against payment model

[Petition] In a media presentation held on 28th September, Russia’s biggest MMO publisher, Mail.ru, revealed the payment model for ArcheAge Russia. Majority of the community was reportedly enraged by the proposed model, with players able to buy currencies for major…

Skyforge – Obsidian Entertainment to take part in developing new MMORPG

Announced back in 2012 by the team behind Allods Online, Skyforge will now be a cooperative effort between Russian publisher/ developer Mail.ru and North America’s Obsidian Entertainment.   Almost everything is still in Russian now, but I am expecting the…

ArcheAge – Russian publisher confirms first Western server

[Game website] The first official confirmation happened on the last day of 2012, and now Russian publisher Mail.ru has confirmed ArcheAge Russia. Well, nothing else to say here, happy for the Russian gamers since this is indeed a huge title…

ArcheAge – Korean media confirms 3 different servers for the West

Today, XLGAMES announced the server opening time for ArcheAge Korea’s Open Beta phase, which will be on 2nd January at 8:00am (Korean time). The client has apparently been downloaded over 250,000 times thus far. Along with the news, the Korean…