Tag: Nexon

Nexon’s Godzilla Defense Force rampages onto iOS and Android

In advance of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Nexon and developer Neopl Studio 42 are launching Godzilla Defense Force as a free-to-play mobile game on iOS and Android. In Godzilla Defense Force players will battle and collect legendary monsters from across 29 movies in the Japanese production company TOHO’s classic Godzilla series. Nexon […]

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Nexon’s Rocket Arena is an accessible multiplayer shooter

Boom indeed! Nexon and Final Strike Games are revealing Rocket Arena, a first-person multiplayer shooter game where nobody dies. The game, which enters its closed beta test on the PC on May 23, is an accessible title where you can get into it easily, and you don’t have to worry about getting killed. I played […]

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Nexon has its best Q1 ever amid growing acquisition rumors

South Korean PC and mobile game publisher Nexon today reported its best Q1 earnings in the company’s history, noting revenues of $850 million. That is up 3% over the same quarter last year. This success comes as Nexon is under the acquisition microscope, with potential buyers including Electronic Arts, Amazon, Comcast, and even Disney. Nexon […]

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The DeanBeat: Building visionary triple-A game studios that last

One of my favorite business books is Built to Last: Successful habits of visionary companies, by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. Starting the 1990s, they studied thousands of companies to figure out what made some exceptional. They focused on 18 companies that had lasted for generations, including HP and Disney, and explained what made them […]

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DomiNations passess 50 million downloads ahead of Space Age update

Nexon and Big Huge Games have announced that DomiNations, the empire-building game now hitting its fourth anniversary, has been downloaded more than 50 million times. On top of that, the developer is releasing a major content expansion for DomiNations, Space Age, on Tuesday, March 19 on mobile devices. DomiNations is a good example of a […]

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Electronic Arts, Amazon, and Comcast make bids to buy Nexon

Electronic Arts, Amazon, and Comcast have joined the bidding to buy South Korean online gaming firm Nexon. In doing, so, the separate bidders join previous bids submitted by Netmarble, Kakao, and private equity fund MBK Partners. South Korea’s Maeil Business newspaper reported the new bids, based on confidential sources. Ultimately, the deal is expected to […]

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Netmarble’s Simon Sim on mobile game growth, 5G networks, and pursuing Nexon

Lineage 2: Revolution has become one of the world’s most successful mobile games, with more than 30 million players on iOS and Android as of a few months ago. Licensed by NCSoft and built by Netmarble, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) game has helped the South Korean company go global. Publicly traded, Netmarble has a […]

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GamesBeat Summit speakers times three: Owen Mahoney, Ryan Wyatt, Scott Rupp

Just before you head off on vacation, you might want to check out our three new speakers for GamesBeat Summit 2019: Owen Mahoney, Ryan Wyatt, and Scott Rupp. It will take place in Los Angeles at the Two Bit Circus, a “micro-amusement park” that’s like an arcade meets Ready Player One in the Arts District. And now, […]

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Nexon makes strategic investment in Patrick Söderlund’s game studio Embark Studios

Asian online gaming giant Nexon made a strategic investment in Embark Studios, a new game studio founded by former Electronic Arts and DICE executive Patrick Söderlund. As the sole strategic equity investor in Embark, Nexon, maker of games such as MapleStory and Dungeon & Fighter, will also serve as worldwide publisher for titles developed by the […]

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MapleStory 2 hits 1 million downloads

Nexon’s MapleStory 2 has already attracted a huge number of players. The publisher confirmed that more than 1 million people downloaded the game through Steam and the Nexon launcher since its launch last week. That makes it one of the more popular massively multiplayer online games on Steam. MapleStory 2 is the followup to one […]

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MapleStory 2 launches globally for PC

Nexon today launched MapleStory 2 for PC around the world. The massively multiplayer online game has been available in South Korea and China, but the free-to-play game is now out in all other major regions (including the U.S.). The original MapleStory launched in 2003 and offered a 2D take on the MMO genre. Traditionally, most […]

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Big Huge Games brings History Channel weapons into DomiNations mobile game

Nexon and its mobile-game studio Big Huge Games are teaming up with History (the creator of the History Chanel) to bring iconic weapons showcased on television to the DomiNations mobile strategy game. The weapons of the History Channel show Forged in Fire will appear in the mobile battlefields of DomiNations. For seven consecutive new episodes, Forged in […]

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