Korean source says NCSoft will fall behind to its rivals Nexon and NHN, due to the reason that NCSoft in recent years did not release many new games and its game like Tabula Rasa did not achieve what they expected.
In 2006, NCSoft Korean Sales is 227.5 Billion South korean Won (339.7 billion if include oversea sales), beating Nexon's 196.6 billion...
This journal was scheduled for last Friday, but it was delayed. Tasos Flambouras informs us how he almost delayed it this time too, so he only posted a short status update this time and promises a community driven Q&A (like the last few journals) next time. Basically answering questions that were brought up on the official forums General Darkfall...
Ntreev USA, the North American publisher for the English version of Trickster Online Revolution, is pleased to announce their latest release in North America, Grand Chase. Grand Chase is an original Massive Multiplayer Online Action RPG developed by KOG. Along with the official Grand Chase website, closed beta testing will begin around mid-to-late...
With over $25,000 in jackpots already available and more being added all the time now is the time to make your fortune in Kwari.
To open up the chase for Jackpots to more players we've increased the regularity that all of the Jackpot Keys spawn into the game and have upped the number of Keys needed to win all of the Jackpots. We've got some...
Blizzard has completely changed their stance on people being AFK in the battlegrounds and instituted a much stiffer penalty for people who are non-participants in the BGs and trying to leach honor.
Initally the report AFK system only ensured that they would receive no honor for the BG if enough people reported them unless they engaged an enemy in...
This week's Feedback Friday is now available over on the Tabula Rasa website. The update this week includes news about a new TR build that just hit the Public Test Server this Thursday -- version 1.4.2.
Along with the news comes a preview of some of the content in the update:
Patch Note Preview
Added new Operation: Sanctus Grotto (Level 50) Will...
Class updates in Lord of the Rings Online come in pairs, and along with the Month of the Guardian, Book 12 promises to also introduce changes for the Burglar -- it's the Month of the Burglar as well!
Burglars will be receiving a host of new skills across all facets of play, so here are just a few examples!
"Instead of Sneaking, you...
Along with the 10 CES Screen shots that Funcom put together to release to the press, they also thought of the fans -- saving three special shots exclusively for this week's Friday Update -- taken directly from the game's latest Beta build.
They also released details on the Collector's Edition -- here are a few of the details:
Ring of Acheron...
Spacetime Studios has today announced that NCSoft has ended a deal with the development studio. They will no longer be making the space-based MMO, Blackstar.
We know it's not the norm but at Spacetime Studios we've always been about communicating when we can. For two years this has been in good times but we want to put out a message to the...
Voyage Century Online team (http://vc.igg.com
) plan to launch the Refining Changing System on Jan.20th, 2008.This system is not only entertaining but also practical for players.
Due to shortcomings found in the original change system we decided to boost the change system after we got upgraded. This new system is specifically directed against...
You could call this the Daily Blues, but maybe it's better off being called the "Are these bugs?" section thanks to Hortus, who took the time to reply to a few threads in the Bug Reports section of the forums today.
Spectras reports that the Halaa turn-in of 20 dusts for a research token does not properly convert XP to gold.
2008 will be the first full year that NCsoft exclusively holds the rights to City of Heroes, and with that in mind they've released the 2008 State of the Game that includes a look back at 2007 -- one they feel was a banner year for the franchise, with three major free expansions and 21 updates total.
"Overall, it is exciting time for the City of...
Blizzard Entertainment's Community Team is taking things one step further starting today with the new BlizzCast -- a special Podcast series that will give players a deeper glimpse into the development of Blizzard's games.
Today's first episode kicks things off with a bang, as Karune -- StarCraft II Community Manager -- interviews Samwise Didier,...
Nexon is kicking off 2008 in a big way for MapleStory Europe, with plans to introduce not only a new area based on the city of Singapore to the game, but also the ability for players who have achieved level 70 to choose an all-new third-tier class. There are 10 new class choices in total, along with 65 new skills for players to master.
EA Mythic have released some new concept images and screenshots for their upcomming MMORPG, Warhammer Online.
The screenshots show off a new area called, "Ellyrion," whilst the concepts demonstrate RvR, "Keeps."
You can view the full release of these new images here.
Lindon Labs, the creators of the Real Life Simulation MMOG, Second Life, have announced that any unregistered banks offering interest on investments of any form of resident-to-resident transaction involving L$ or other currencies will be closed down due to complaints received by customers.
Please read this if you operate, or have transferred L$...
With the first teaser for Stargate Worlds finally released, indicating that the new MMORPG from Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment is well on its way to hitting its 2008 release date, CME have released information about a new planet - Anima Vitrus - as well as four new concept images from the upcomming title.
Brand New Planet - Anima Vitrus
Attention Fiesta Treasure Hunters:
If you haven’t already heard, a new contest is underway in Isya! Amazing prizes await those able to solve the game’s newest puzzles. Successfully answer the following four questions for a chance to win your very own in-game Pegasus, a rare and beautiful steed:
1. Dressed in a face-off between “Heaven” and...
Hi, welcome to the F2P portal!
If you are new to Curse, Curse.com is basically a Facebook type social networking site for a diverse range of online gamers, and this F2P portal is dedicated to all of you free2play MMO gamers! Please feel free to explore and play around with our features. Also don't forget to introduce yourself on our f2p forum and...
With Book 11's new featured wrapped up and implemented for some time now, Turbine is pushing forward with development of Book 12. One of the first major changes announced for the update is that this is the Month of the Guardian, with the class receiving a big look at its dynamics.
Book 12 promises to package an abundance of new skills, as well as...
TQ Digital has released a cool new section for the Eudemons Online website today. This new photo gallery allows players to download avatar images direct for the game, created specifically for use as an MSN display icon.
There are over 300 different avatar icons available, everything ranging from Eudemons, to character faces, to monsters, to NPCs....
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the winners and honours of the 59th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Nintendo won the award for Game Controller Innovation for the Wiis revolutionary control mechanism whilst Sony took home an honour for...
Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) will prepare big reward for all players in the coming contest. The Christmas Card Contest held by Voyage Century has already ended, and since many players think this kind of contest is meaningful and interesting, we have decided to hold a second Festival Card Contest. The VCO Anniversary Equipment will be...
CRUCIO SIEGE TANKBuilds From: FactoryArmament: Twin 90mm Cannons (assault mode)120mm Shock Cannon (siege mode)Role: Armored Support and Mobile Artillery
The Crucio is the Dominion update of the immensely popular but aging Arclite siege tank. The Arclite was renowned throughout the Confederacy for its
devastating firepower and stalwart...
Zootfizzle, one of Blizzard's UI developers, posted a notice this morning to let everyone know of changes made to help minimize unintentional propagation of taint:
With patch 2.3.2 we've made some changes to help minimize unintentional propagation of taint. Since these changes resolved many of the issues presented...
2.3.2 went live this morning, and while the servers are still in the process of being updated, we've got the patch notes for you. You can also get started on your download if you run the game client or the WoW launcher.
World of Warcraft Client Patch 2.3.2
/timetest is a command that can be run to provide information on game performance....
Players of the MMORPG DOFUS can now enjoy a new extraordinary type of magic items: the Livitinems
Livitinems are living items like hats or rings for example. They have numerous characteristics: they can evolve by eating some items of the same type, and change their appearance with more than twenty different ways of evolutions. They can also copy...
Following up on a slew of Game of the Year awards, including this one from GameSpy, Turbine, Inc. today announced that Lord of the Rings Online will be the first MMO to support DirectX 10 and NVIDIA's DX10 generation of video cards.
“Turbine has a history of pushing the graphics envelope so we can deliver state-of-the art immersive virtual...
The Daily Quest will be interviewing the guys at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment about their upcoming MMORPG based on the Stargate franchise, Stargate Worlds.
If you have any questions you'd like to ask the development team at Stargate Worlds, email your questions to [email protected]
Originally, we were going to close this on 1st Jan 2008,...
To play the new Open beta, you need to download the new client and register a new account.
download the new client from here
and make a new account to FOH with your uj...
Tonight on the Sci-Fi channel, the first ever showing of the trailer for the new Stargate MMO, Stargate Worlds will go live. It will appear on the Sci-Fi channel this evening at 10/9 pm EST/CST. If you don't live in the US and get Sci-Fi, an online version will pop up soon after.
“The trailer will give gamers and fans a glimpse at what they can...
Another Friday and yet more feedback from the guys over at RGTR. There are some new features, some bug fixes and some clarifications on what may or may not be happening in the future for Tabula Rasa.
Living on Foreas or Arieki is a battle for survival at the best of times, but with the new year, the AFS High Commandment wishes all of you...
Finding is a key element in VCO (http://vc.igg.com
). There are lots of buildings in VCO world, and many players have no idea how to get corresponding findings. Here are some introductory guides.
1. Parthenon - Chalice of Parthenon
Quest: Valuable Artwork
Given by: Aeolian（Athens）
1) Anyone of Voyage, Sea Battle and Eloquence ≥ Level...
US: Free Character Moves
More free character transfers for US realms. (src)
We will be offering free character moves from selected high population realms to lower populated realms, assisting in population dispersal. The ability to move a character on the selected source realms will become available on Friday, January 4 at 12:01 PM PST, and are...
For those of you going "Huh?" -- Ron Paul is one of the candidates for the 2008 US Presidential Election. Apparently a group of his supporters recently planned a march in Azeroth to garner support for Ron Paul, who has recently risen in the race for President -- hoping to topple the more well-known, vocal candidates.
The march took place on...
As you can see, Blue Posters are back in the office.
WotLK: Sacrificing a high level character to get a buffed Death Knight? (src)
"The ability to convert a high-level character into a DK, and carrying over reputation, titles (including legacy PvP titles), and perhaps starting at a higher level than the "fresh" DK and a unique title (like...
On December 26th, 2007 (Beijing Time), the legendary phoenix mount Ashes of Al'ar appaeared for the first time on the Molten Core server in China; this phoenix mount has been acquired for 190,000 gold by a rich player.
Gamasutra has featured an article written by "Smith Sam," a figure who appears to be an owner of a power leveling company. The article attempts to amalgamate the history of power leveling in gaming and the evolution of the market.
Despite some precarious English, the article makes for an interesting read and will no doubt see some outspoken...
It seems that blaming violent acts by the minority is perfect grounds to persecute the content of PC games like World of Warcraft as, once again, we are presented with a remote case that is being treated strangely like a persistent problem.
A 17-year old Chinese boy attacked and burned a classmate from School and then promptly blamed World of...
The BBC website has put up an insightful article regarding World of Warcraft and the potential for it to be dethroned in 2008 by the two main contenders for the throne - Age of Conan and Warhammer Online.
The article doesn't just discuss the outstanding success of World of Warcraft, being the most played game between April and November 2007,...
It seems that Lord of the Rings Online has made quite the impression on the guys over at Gamespy as they award Lord of the Rings Online the prestigious PC MMO Game of the Year of 2007.
The game was released to a mixed reception, being hailed as the next big MMORPG by most but despite the hype and the rave reviews Turbine managed to garner with...
The most advanced weapons yet, have now been released in Voyage Century Online (http://vc.igg.com
) in the new edition—Doom Treasure. Now four screenshots are available for viewing as below:
The strongest blade in the new edition---t he Double-edged Bone Blade and the male flame phoenix suit
The best battle-axe in the new edition--- the Cutting Sky...
*note to mods : :Blizzard community manager responds to an angry fan vid
BaronSoosdon is back with his latest installment of Unlimited Escapism, just in time for everyone to kick back and relax, while winding down from the hectic Christmas holiday! The new version moves away from the XViD format he's used in most videos to-date, with Baron adopting the h.264 format for all of his videos in the future, other than those...
Tasos writes the final Darkfall developer journal this year. It seems he changed his style of writing these journals and now answers various questions he has seen on the Darkfall official forums, combined with a few new screenshots. The new screenshots also include first time female pictures: the alfar female and the ork female. There's also a...
With the release of patch 2.3.0, players have seen many changes to the way that honor gain occurs in Battlegrounds and most noticeably in Alterac Valley. With these changes has also come some confusion in regard to where honor bonus comes from during holiday weekends as well as how best for players to optimize gaining bonus honor within the...
We will be offering free character moves from select high population realms to low population realms beginning December 21, at 12:01 PM PST.
For more information on what realms will be eligible for these free moves and exact dates please visit the announcement post by clicking here.
In the event that a realm meets our transfer goals before the...
Ready your forks and knives and pull up a chair -- it's time for the Friday Feast -- our weekly recap of everything going on in the MMO world. News, patch notes, videos; you want it, we've got a link for you here!
If you want to jump around to specific sections, no problem -- simply click the links below.
Conquer Online's Christmas E-Card Competition has come to a close, as of this news article, and they've put all the entries up for display in a massive image gallery category.
There are 58 pages of entries, and some of them are very well done, so head over and check it out.
The winners haven't been chosen yet, and TQ Digital is being very creative...
Elf Online's Open Beta has now started, and it's packed full of events; we've received press releases for two of them. The big one for the holidays is the X'mas Carnival -- an event that will give players a chance to obtain new pets, gifts, and participate in events with Santa Claus.
Another event taking place is one to celebrate the transition...