The former head honcho of Blade & Soul, Bae Jae Hyun, is currently under investigation by the Financial Services Commission, South Korea’s top financial regulator, under suspicion of insider trading. This illegal action reportedly took place last year, when Bae Jae Hyun was holding the position of Vice President in NCsoft. He sold 8,000 of his NCsoft shares worth around USD 3 million before the company’s stock plunged by 11.41% in late June 2017. The big drop in stock price was due to NCsoft announcing there will be no cash auction house in its then-launching mobile MMORPG, Lineage M. NCsoft claims Bae sold his stock to “raise money needed to exercise some of his stock options.” A maximum of 10 years of jail time and 5 times the corruption amount as fine awaits Bae Jae Hyun if he is found guilty. … [Read more...] about – Former Blade & Soul producer under investigation for insider trading
MapleStory is one of the oldest and most popular MMOs, having launched in 2003 in Korea (2005 globally) – making it over 15 years old now. The charming, anime-style graphics and accessible gameplay have captivated an entire generation of gamers. At PAX West, I discussed the franchise’s success and the new Black Mage update with key members of the MapleStory global team: Wonki Kang, Nexon MapleStory Director; Jungil Bae, Global MapleStory Director; Anna Lee, Global MapleStory Product Manager; Dennis Bernardo, MapleStory Producer; and Young Chu, serving as translator. For those who haven’t been playing regularly, what is the state of MapleStory right now? This past summer, we had the Ark update, and we’re having the Black Mage update this winter. This is something players have really been looking forward to and we’ve put a lot into its development, so we hope that players look forward to this Black Mage update. It’s interesting that MapleStory has … [Read more...] about MapleStory Interview (PAX West 2018)
This giveaway is closed! Congratulations to the winners: Draven Lewis, Warnity, Bill, John Kes, Tahiruua, Chamzeh and Darryl Le Blanc! Trove recently launched its console versions (XBox One and Playstation 4) and in order to celebrate the occasion, they gave 10 codes for Streamer Dream Boxes to participants of the Creator Program – in other words: We have 10 codes to give away (according to Trion, they’re for all three platforms)! One code will give you one box. However, to make as many players as possible happy, we will only allow one entry per person, so you cannot win more than one code from us (but I’m sure there are lots of other creators with codes, so it’s always a good idea to hunt around for some… also check out Trove streamers on Twitch, as I would assume that streamers who are part of the Creator Program get codes regularly!). According to Trove wiki, there are 12 items in the box, out of which you will … [Read more...] about Win one of 10 Streamer Dream Boxes for Trove!
Korean developer and publisher Gravity today announced that its United States subsidiary, Gravity Interactive, has began pre-registration for the new mobile MMORPG, Ragnarok M: Eternal Love in selected Southeast Asia countries. Ragnarok M: Eternal Love is one of the most popular mobile games that hit China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korea. The game is expected to succeed in Southeast Asia, where the Ragnarok IP is immensely popular. The 11 launch countries in SEA including Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. It will be available in 5 languages including English, Simplified Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese. The Southeast Asia version not only reflects the cute and bright feel of graphics based on the vast story of the original game, but also will allow players to hold hands and express their emotions regardless of gender. Liliana Bae, Director of Gravity Business and Executive Director of Gravity Interactive, said that “We (Gravity) are … [Read more...] about – Pre-registration begins in selected SEA countries
Elsweyr is almost upon us, as May 20th marks the start date for those of us who play Elder Scrolls Online on PC. In the next month I’ll be basically biding my time until I can make my black Khajiit Necromancer, but until then - why not get hyped about the four big pillars of content coming in ESO’s next chapter? advertisement 4 - Khajiit Everywhere!The Argonians are cool and I loved Murkmire, but let’s be honest - the Khajiit have an incredible history, they’re in love with Skooma (Catnip?), and they’re just damned adorable. I’m sure, like Judy Hopps in Zootopia, they’d be offended if you told them so, but come on - cat people are cute with their accents, their tails... I may be in danger of luring in some furries here, so let me just stop right there.In seriousness, they’re the truest underdogs in Tamriel - always slaves, rarely their own masters. This is a story I really hope Zenimax plumbs for great effect, and that by … [Read more...] about Elder Scrolls Online: The Best Upcoming Features of Elsweyr