Gaming

Asia House has published the programme for its 2016 film festival. Two films will be of interest to Korea specialists. Steven Dhoedt’s documentary on the world of professional computer gamers, and Benson Lee’s comedy Seoul Searching. State of Play Dir Steven Dhoedt, Belgium / South Korea, 2013 85 minutes, UK premiere Time: Tuesday, 23 February […]

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South Korean online games a source of cash for Pyongyang

by Philip Gowman 5 August 2011
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North Korean hackers make money out of stealing virtual property in South Korean online gaming worlds. This, according to the New York Times: Despite its decrepit economy, North Korea is believed to train an army of computer programmers and hackers. The police in Seoul said that four South Koreans and a Korean-Chinese had been arrested […]

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Censorship and the indie gaming industry

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2011
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Good to see Kim Jin-sung of Pig-Min, also known as Mr Kwang, quoted in the august pages of the Economist in a feature on the South Korean gaming industry. http://econ.st/eaY0Uq #

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A last look back at 2010

by Philip Gowman 23 January 2011
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We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]

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Sand Castle Prelude: Mr Kwang branches out into indie gaming

by Philip Gowman 14 September 2010
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During my trip to Korea earlier this year I was introduced to Kim Jin-sung, better known to Korean indie music fans as Mr Kwang, probably the most accessible on-line store for Korean CDs. Mr Kim recently started a sideline in indie gaming, in collaboration with husband-and-wife team ArcShock. The first release is a physics puzzle […]

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