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'Cooling Off System' and blocking minors from betas, this week in Korean news 4
by Eric Caoili [02.10.12]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including a new bill prohibiting minor from playing games for more than four hours
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Another ratings group and 470,000 game addicts, this week in Korean news  
by Eric Caoili [02.03.12]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including a new game ratings group, high online game addiction estimates, and more.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Private ratings boards and the rebirth of an RPG, this week in Korean news  
by Eric Caoili [01.20.12]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including the Selecive Shutdown Law, game ratings, and more.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This week in Korean online gaming news: From Diablo 3 to Heroes of Newerth  
by Eric Caoili [01.13.12]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including Diablo III's rating approval, Heroes of Newerth coming
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: From Cancelled Games To The Shutdown Law 2
by Eric Caoili [12.30.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including shutdown law reactions, Chinese operators canceling Korean games, and mor
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: From OnNet To Diablo 3 1
by Eric Caoili [12.23.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including OnNet's acquisition, problems with Diablo 3's rating, and more.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: From Hangame To League of Legends 3
by Eric Caoili [12.16.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including Hangame's CEO resigning, League of Legends's Korean launch, and m
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

South Korea's Shutdown Law Goes Into Effect 6
by Eric Caoili [11.23.11]
South Korea's recently passed Shutdown Law went into effect on November 20, and now requires online games to block children aged under 16 from playing during a late-night six-hour block.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

NCsoft Unveils Lineage Eternal  
by Eric Caoili [11.08.11]
At its pre-G-Star press conference today, South Korean publisher NCsoft unveiled Lineage Eternal: Twilight Resistance, a new action MMORPG and the third title in its 13-year-old, client-based Lineage franchise.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: Shutdown Law To iOS Games  
by Eric Caoili [11.04.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including App Store restrictions and the country's looming Shutdown Law.
Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet, Korea, Business/Marketing

Former WeMade CEO Buys, Takes Over Nowcom  
by Eric Caoili [11.02.11]
Four months after resigning as co-CEO from WeMade Entertainment, Kevin 'Sookiel' Seo and his new firm Saint International has purchased a majority stake in South Korean IT company and game publisher Nowcom.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: Power Rangers To Nexon/JCE  
by Eric Caoili [10.28.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, including Nexon's $54 million purchase of JCE shares and more.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: From Rift To G-Star 1
by Eric Caoili [10.21.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, this time looking at Nexon and Netmarble's G-Star 2011 lineups.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Korean Gov't Seeking Guidelines For 'Jackpot Items' In Online Games 1
by Eric Caoili [10.14.11]
The South Korean government's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) has asked the local game industry to set probability guidelines for 'Jackpot items' in online games due to gambling concerns.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Report: Nexon In Talks To Purchase Freestyle MMO Developer  
by Eric Caoili [10.12.11]
Seoul-headquartered MapleStory publisher Nexon is reportedly in talks to buy a majority stake of South Korean MMORPG developer JCE, best known for creating the Freestyle sports games.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: Mabinogi To Special Force 1
by Eric Caoili [10.07.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, this time looking at real-money trading in Mabinogi, the online gaming shut
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Korea's Game Rating Board, Publishers Clash Over 'Jackpot Items'  
by Eric Caoili [09.21.11]
The South Korean government's Game Rating Board (GRB) says MMO publishers aren't cooperating with its investigation on whether "jackpot items" -- in-game purchases for random virtual goods -- classify as gambling.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing

Korean MMO Firm LTime Secures $2.2M Investment  
by Eric Caoili [09.16.11]
Korean online game developer LTime Games recently secured ₩2.5 billion ($2.2 million) of capital from Knet Investment Partners and IMM Investment, which the firm will use to fund its upcoming MMORPG Wind Runner.
Social/Online, Korea, Design

This Week In Korean Online Gaming News: From Rappelz To Football Manager Online  
by Eric Caoili [09.09.11]
Gamasutra rounds up the week's biggest reports on South Korea's booming online games market from local news site This Is Game, this time looking at Rappelz, WeMade's $4.6 million investment in Kakao, an
Social/Online, Korea, Design

Nexon Bringing Second Social Game To Facebook  
by Eric Caoili [09.07.11]
Nexon America is following up on the Facebook release of MapleStory Adventures with its second social game title, Wonder Cruise, which will launch later this month after pre-beta testing.
Social/Online, Korea, Business/Marketing