Korean Game Awards 2019 – Only 1 PC game is nominated for annual award

With the whole gaming industry shifting away from PC games, it is no surprise that only 1 was nominated for the annual Korean Game Awards. As the title revealed, Lost Ark is the game, and we do have a funny…

Smilegate – Employee union held demonstration to call for better work protection

Last week, following the demonstration by Nexon employee union Starting Point, a group of employees from fellow Korean developer Smilegate staged a demonstration as well calling for more “stable work practices.” In case you have forgotten, Smilegate is the developer…

Lost Ark – Assassin class arriving in Korean server later this month

First teased by developer Smilegate earlier this month, it was announced today that the new Assassin class will arrive in the Korean server of Lost Ark on 31 July 2019. It will be the 5th main class along with Warrior,…

Lost Ark – Japan server announced along with teaser for new class

Japanese games publisher GameOn today announced it has signed a publishing contract with Korean developer Smilegate to launch Lost Ark in the land of the rising sun. The signing ceremony took part at the Smilegate campus located in Pangyo, Seongnam.…

Lost Ark – New continent arrives next week for Episode 2 update

Since launching earlier this year in South Korea, Lost Ark has received regular patches and content updates from developer Smilegate. Next week, the biggest update yet is set to arrive in the form of Episode 2: The Great Pioneer. The…

CrossfireX – Unreal Engine 4 sequel to popular online shooter announced for Xbox One

Earlier at E3 2019, South Korean developer Smilegate revealed that CrossfireX, the first Crossfire game to come to console, will launch first on Xbox One in 2020, with unique content for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The most popular online game…

CrossFire – Online drama series begins filming in China

CrossFire, the most lucrative game in China, is having its own drama soon. Tencent, the game’s publisher, announced today that the online drama series has started filming during a media event. The leading actor is apparently Leo Wu, one of…

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 – Smilegate reveals new update roadmap for popular MMORPG

It has been a few months since Lost Ark launched in South Korea, and developer Smilegate is certainly not resting on its laurels by announcing a new roadmap of new content after the recent addition of the Lance Master class.…

Lost Ark – Lance Master class announced for popular action MMORPG

Smilegate today announced the first new class for Lost Ark since its Korean launch, Lance Master. A highlight of Lance Master is the ability to switch between 2 different combat stances, Ambush (for wide area attacks) and Intensive (high damage).…

Lost Ark – Rumors on mobile version and Unreal Engine 4 upgrade surface

Lost Ark has been very successful for developer Smilegate since it launched a few months ago in South Korea, and various media websites in Asia have claimed that the ongoing hiring for an unnamed mobile “New Project” is for the…

Epic Seven – Smilegate becomes major shareholder of mobile RPG developer

Since launching worldwide, Epic Seven has enjoyed tremendous success such as breaking into the top 10 grossing charts on both Google Play and App Store. These countries include North America, Singapore, Taiwan, and more. Today, it was announced that publisher…

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…

Lost Ark – Popular MMORPG teams up with Nvidia in Korea for graphics card promotion

As Lost Ark continue to remain popular with gamers in South Korea, developer Smilegate has teamed up with graphics card maker Nvidia to promote 2 specific cards, the RTX 2080 and GTX 1060 3GB. While we are not sure why…