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Boss Key Productions is the name of the new studio founded by Cliff Bleszinski, the former lead designer for Epic Games' Gears of War. Cliffy B has joined forces with renown free-to-play publisher, Nexon, for his upcoming game codenamed Blue Streak.
They grow up so fast, don't they? Nexon Europe this weekend announced the seventh anniversary celebration of MapleStory, the free-to-play 2D MMO with an anime theme.
It may be hard to believe, but Maple Story is celebrating its eighth birthday. That means if you had a kid at the same time Maple Story launched, said kid would be heading into the fourth grade. Now that I’ve made you feel old, I’ll lighten the blow with the announcement that, to celebrate, the developers are hosting in-game events and offering free goodies.
The legendary hero, Luminous, is well known to the hordes of players who dive into 2D sidescrolling MMORPG, MapleStory, on a regular basis. Formerly just a part of the unfolding story, Luminous is now available as a playable character, giving everyone a chance to experience his unique play style that straddles the line between light and darkness.
The popular sci-fi, futuristic cyborg anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex will be transformed into a series of games by publishing giant, Nexon. Shocking right? Well, the real surprise to the story is that there hasn't been any confirmation on the style of games Nexon plans to make, but they do admit that they will be in multiple genres. Could it be that a JRPG is in the works?
Rumors started spurring recently about Valve potentially meeting to sell off the company to an interested Korean company. Today, Valve's Chet Faliszek finally came out to squash the rumors and settle the score for good, letting everyone know that Valve is not being sold off at all.
Shadow Company: The Mercenary War sounds like a typical free-to-play shooter, and I'm gonna take a wild guess and assume that it is, but at the same time Nexon's promotion of the game is more-so an evolution of the typical free-to-play shooter rather than just another clone to fill out the ranks.
If you thought Nexon hit the ceiling for MapleStory, think again. The massive world of the long-running free-to-play title, MapleStory, has grown even bigger with the final update of the summer throwing players into the “Fight for Azwan.”
Nexon and devCat's free-to-play action-oriented story-based MMORPG, Vindictus, has received a brand new character class named Kai. To celebrate the launch of the new class, Nexon let loose two brand new trailers showcasing the highlights, skills and abilities of the newcomer.
Over the past decade, tens of millions of gamers have made the cartoony 2D MMO world of MapleStory into their home away from home. Now that Nexon has announced the release of MapleStory Live for iOS and Android devices, all of those players can have a home away from home away from home, with all of the lighthearted adventuring of MapleStory now available on the go.
If the recent news about Vindictus becoming available on Steam got you all excited about more high quality, free-to-play MMOs arriving on Valve's digital distribution platform, then you'll probably be equally excited to know that Combat Arms and Dungeon Fighter will be coming to Steam as well.
Facebook gaming has gone sky high as Nexon releases Cloudstone, a point-and-click RPG featuring quirky characters adventuring through a lighthearted world. Cloudstone opened for beta recently, giving early adopters a chance to create their own avatar and explore the various worlds floating high in the clouds.
The PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale finally gets an official announcement. Nexon could use their capital to buyout EA and grim news surfaces regarding the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise. These stories and more in this edition of the weekly recap.
Electronic Arts is one of the biggest publishers in the gaming industry. They're second, in fact, behind Activision (due to the company's cash generator that is Call of Duty). Because of EA's success, however, free-to-play games developer Nexon has reportedly registered an interest in a potential buyout of the firm.
Valve and Nexon Korea have partnered together to unveil Counter-Strike Online 2. The upcoming first-person shooter is the sequel to the free-to-play, 2007 shooter Counter-Strike Online, which has been a huge phenomenon over in Asia.