Tag Archives: Korea

$200 million pumped into Korean games industry

350 billion won ($200m) is being invested into the Korean games industy by the nation’s government, Gamasutra is reporting. The investment is set to last until 2012, with the Korean government hoping to expand the country’s games exports to $3.39 billion a year – placing the nation among the three …

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Chinas The9 buys into Korean developer

Chinese online game operator The9 has acquired a minority stake in Korean developer G10 in exchange for an investment of approximately $38 million. G10 is best known for Audition, a hugely popular online title in Korea and China. The9 owns the licence for titles such as World Of Warcraft and …

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Wii to finally launch in Korea

The official Nintendo Korea site has revealed the news that the country has been waiting for – that the Wii console is finally set to launch in the territory. The system will hit shelves on April 26th, and will be priced at 220,000 Won (around 114). That’s a full 17 …

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Nintendo cracks down on piracy in Korea

Nintendo has asked South Korean prosecutors to investigate local websites that have uploaded illegal pirate copies of DS games. According to the Financial Times , the move marks the first time the Japanese video games maker has called upon prosecutors in Asia to help combat piracy. Nintendo’s Korean unit filed …

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