Tag Archives: Korea

Codemasters owners buys Asian mobile firms

Codemasters parent company Reliance Big Entertainment has acquired new studios in Korea and Japan with a view to increase its footprint in the two markets. Mumbai outfit Reliance has scooped mobile game development and publishing company Funnel Japan in Japan, and secured a majority 51 per cent share of mobile …

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Nexon and NCsoft in Valve buyout talks – report

Valve, the company that does not want to be sold, is being linked to another buyout. This time the allegations say that two of Korea’s gaming powerhouses, NCsoft and Nexon, are in active talks to acquire the Half-Life developer and PC gaming powerhouse. The reports stem from Joonang News, which …

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The South Korean market in focus

INTERNATIONAL FACTFILE: Korea, partner country of this year’s Gamescom, is home to a market that is wildly different to that of the UK. The most notable difference is a lack of games retailers. While there are stores that sell packaged games, such as the Tesco and Samsung-owned Home Plus hypermarkets, …

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PSN faces South Korean suspension

Sony has confirmed that it is to suspend its PlayStation Network service in South Korea. The network will be taken offline on June 29th. The move will not affect PS Vita of PSP users. Gamasutra reports that the cause is a new South Korean legal enforcement called the Game Industry …

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Nintendo 3DS launching in Korea this month

Nintendo has announced and detailed the upcoming launch of the 3DS in Korea. The company has revealed (via Siliconera) their portable platform will arrive on April 28th for 220,000 won (equivalent to $193). Model colors include blue, pink and black models, with three titles making up the launch lineup. Those …

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