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Friday, October 7, 2016

10/07/2016 - Armored Warfare Opens Public Test Server

Beginning Today – All Players May Try Out Global Operations on a Public Test Server

Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 7, 2016 - Developer Obsidian Entertainment and global publisher My.com are proud to announce that Global Operations, the revolutionary PvP and PvE hybrid game mode in
Armored Warfare, is now open for testing on a Public Test Server.

The recently announced Armored Warfare: Global Operations is a truly unique game mode for tank genre games. Being a mix of PvP and PvE, and having a set of gameplay innovations, the new mode makes PvP more spectacular and action focused – exactly what the true modern battlefield should be in the game.

Watch the new Armored Warfare: Global Operations Trailer
HERE: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNEG45Z-uVI

To test Armored Warfare: Global Operations on PTS, players should download a special Public Test Server Client and follow instructions
HERE: aw.my.com/us/news/general/introducing-global-operations-pts

Please note that the Public Test Server will only become accessible on October 6 at 8 AM PDT.

The first of the new maps to be introduced in Armored Warfare: Global Operations is the open desert map called “Desert Crossing.” This map is bigger than any other map so far in Armored Warfare and features many interactive elements. Bombers flying overhead, AI-control turrets shooting at teams, and surveillance drones will change the face of warfare in the game for good. Two mercenary forces and their local allies are clashing over a massive dry dock with an aircraft carrier in “Desert Crossing.” The battles in Global Operations are time limited and feature up to 15 vs 15 player teams. Each team starts with a pool of points. Destroying Enemy or AI controlled vehicles and capturing control zones will reduce the enemies’ point count. If the team manages reduce this point score to zero, they secure victory!

Players can also capture special “Wildcard” objectives that give them the ability to call in military asset from their HQ, which will tip the balance of the battle in their favor. The first map contains the following “wildcards:”
  • : static AI-controlled object firing Anti-Tank guided missiles at enemy forces
  • an unmanned aerial asset that can fly above a zone and spot the enemy teams movements with ease.
  • A powerful B2 bombing run attack that flies in from off the map to wreak havoc amongst enemy lines!
  • to allow resupply of ammo without needing to respawn.

These represent just what will be available during the first release. The system is flexible enough that many new “wildcards” could be created and will make the battlefields truly feel like theatres of modern war.

Armored Warfare is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online tactical military game that puts the player into the world of modern warfare. In Armored Warfare, players get a chance to try the most powerful tools of destruction invented by mankind – from modern main battle tanks to scouts and wheeled vehicles. Using modern defense systems like anti-missile protection and smoke grenades, along with various types of armor and ammunition, players can jump into fast paced battles both in PvP mode and a vast amount of PvE missions.

Download Armored Warfare for free today, visit:
aw.my.com. To learn more about Armored Warfare, please visit aw.my.com, ‘Like’ it on Facebook, and follow its development on Twitter @ArmoredWar for all the latest developer updates and news.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

10/06/2016 - Nexon Korea Soft Launches Quiz Planet

Family-Friendly Trivia Party Game Now Available for iOS and Android in Select Territories

Seoul – Oct. 6, 2016 – Trivia buffs hooked on knowledge can now dominate the playing field as NEXON Korea Corporation, subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games, soft launches the mind-bending mobile game, Quiz Planet. Set to release globally later this year, Quiz Planet combines competitive trivia fun with endearing collectible characters. Quiz Planet is now available on iOS and Android in the soft launch territories of Argentina, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Netherlands and New Zealand.

Quiz Planet gives players the excitement of a trivia night with friends, family, or strangers from around the world through various quizzes based on seven different categories and sub-categories. Whether answering preset questions or player-created questions, quiz masters will be put to the test. Quiz Planet also features:

·Three competitive game modes: Race Quiz lets players play with an opponent one-on-one without a time limit; Arena Quiz offers a thrilling, real-time one-on-one or two-on-two quiz battle; and Speed Quiz gives players a chance to play solo and compete against others based on the highest score;
·Unique characters to collect: Unique character challenges give players opportunities to earn and amass a collection of adorable characters;
·Groundbreaking Quiz Creation: Players become quiz masterminds by creating and sharing quizzes with the possibility of earning a permanent spot in the game ;
·Diverse Quiz Categories: Seven categories and sub-categories, including science, geography, cultural arts, history, sports, entertainment, and general topics give trivia fans a variety of options to showcase their expertise;
·Global competition: Trivia fans play to earn the highest score and compete against players from around the world to become the ultimate quiz master.

Quiz Planet is available for free to download via mobile device in:
·North and South America via the
App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android ;
·And in Australia and New Zealand via the
App Store for iOS and on Google Play for Android

Additional information on the games for members of the press:
·Assets for Quiz Planet can be downloaded here:

About NEXON Co. Ltd.
NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online and mobile games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world's first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions and the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services nearly 100 titles in more than 190 countries. The Company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

About Monster Planet corp.
Monster Planet was founded by members from global game company, Nexon. Established in 2010, Monster Planet has been providing refreshing social services with a touch of gamification and developing mobile quiz game. Currently, Monster Planet secured a partnership with Nexon and preparing to launch a brilliant quiz game as the world is the stage!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

10/04/2017 - Riders of Icarus Adds New Content and Raises Level Cap

New Dungeons, New Mounts and New Increased Level Cap Now Available in Action-Adventure MMORPG

LOS ANGELES – OCT. 5, 2016 – Riders of Icarus, the free-to-play action-adventure game that combines the fantasy of an RPG with the ability to tame and collect a vast number of unique creatures, today introduced another new zone for players to explore and conquer. Available to all players level 35 and above, the “Rift of the Damned” update expands the beautiful world of Riders of Icarus with a realm completely suspended in the sky. The update also delivers more flying mounts for Riders to capture and take into battle against grandiose new bosses on their quest to reach the new level cap of 40.

“The Rift of the Damned is one of our most unique content updates yet,” said Hoon Seok, producer of Riders of Icarus. “The otherworldly lore behind this area allowed us to make some very different design choices regarding the environment and mounts, many of which were inspired by player feedback. We look forward to learning what our community thinks of the new zone and everything within it, and hope the content will entice new players to join the adventure as well.”

The twilit new realm, Tritael Rift, is a prime zone for mounted aerial combat, and players should stay alert for the creatures adept at using the darkness of this cataclysmic rift to their advantage. New warped “Void” mounts are now available for players to collect, each more challenging to tame than the last.

To download  Riders of Icarus, currently in open beta, and breach the Rift of the Damned, and to stay up-to-date on the latest news and announcements, join the community today: 

Screenshots, key art and a logo for the update can be found here: http://bit.ly/RoIRofD

About WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. http://www.wemade.com/
WeMade Entertainment, Co., Ltd. is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea, which services many games through mobile, online and other platforms. The company was founded in 2000 and has been a leader in the gaming industry from its inception.

The company developed well-known MMORPG The Legend of Mir 2, which produced record revenues and the largest user base worldwide, with a CCU record of over 800,000 in China. In 2012, mobile games such as Candy Pang and Wind Runner became favorites in Korea and recorded over 10 million downloads. WeMade is continuing to develop and publish mobile games in various genres such as AOS, RPG, SNG and much more worldwide.

About Nexon America Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO) a worldwide leader in online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes fan-favorites MapleStory, the classic side-scrolling MMORPG; Vindictus, an action-packed combat MMO; and Dirty Bomb, Splash Damage’s multiplayer online first-person shooter, now in open beta on Steam. Upcoming titles from Nexon America include First Assault, a first-person shooter based on the critically acclaimed “Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex” IP, now in Early Access; LawBreakers, the first title from Cliff Bleszinski’s studio Boss Key Productions; and an unannounced title from QC Games.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

10/04/2016 - CCP Games Announces Gunjack 2: End of Shift exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform
CCP Games Announces Gunjack 2: End of Shift exclusively for Google's Daydream Platform

Sequel to best-selling VR game available November 2016

4 October 2016 – London, UK – CCP Games today announced Gunjack 2: End of Shift, the sequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling VR shooter Gunjack, which is currently available for Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR platforms. Gunjack 2: End of Shift is created exclusively for Google's Daydream mobile VR platform and will be released in November 2016.

Gunjack 2 is developed by CCP's Shanghai studio which has quickly become world renowned as a leader in the creation of quality mobile VR experiences.

"We are extremely excited for the Daydream platform and what it means for VR" said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "Collaborating with Google and developing Gunjack 2 for their VR platform has been an amazing experience. We started a new chapter for CCP a year ago with the launch of our first VR title, and now the upcoming release of its sequel on the Daydream platform bears testament to our commitment to VR in gaming and entertainment."

Gunjack 2: End of Shift seamlessly incorporates the Daydream controller as players use it to aim and shoot down swarms of enemies, strategically deploy their special weapons, and activate their energy shields to survive the most dangerous situations. The game will also include daily generated missions, ensuring endless replayability.

Presence and storytelling are also core to the new title and Gunjack 2: End of Shift leverages cinematic cut-scenes and voice acting to makes players feel, more than ever, fully immersed and engaged in the action and narrative of the game.

"Gunjack 2's core gameplay is all about destroying masses of enemies, and Google's Daydream controller allows us to make that experience even more natural and fun," said Jean-Charles Gaudechon, executive producer of Gunjack 2: End of Shift. "In Gunjack 2, we're pushing the limits of what a mobile VR game can be."

In Gunjack 2: End of Shift players are transported to a heavy-duty mining rig in the Outer Ring of the EVE universe. Part ship and part station, the vast Kubera platform is home, far from the eyes and comforts of civilization.

Everyone fights in New Eden. Some fight for power. Others for money. But out here, on the fringes of space, most fight simply to see another day. As a turret operator charged with destroying waves of attackers, players stand united with their crew mates in defense of the rig.

These are not soldiers, but survivors, the scourge of would-be plunderers. With a formidable arsenal at their disposal, players will live the life of a Gunjack and protect the Kubera, its precious cargo and their crew, from bandits trying to blow the rig apart!

More information can be found at

About CCP Games
CCP is a leading independent game developer and has been praised for its artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically acclaimed science-fiction game EVE Online (PC/Mac), EVE: Valkyrie, a multiplayer virtual reality spaceship dogfighting shooter for PCs and the PlayStation®4, and Gunjack™, a virtual reality arcade action game for PCs, PlayStation 4, and the Samsung Gear VR mobile platform. Founded and headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1997, CCP is privately held, with additional offices in Atlanta, London, Newcastle, and Shanghai. For more information, visit

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