During his recent trip to Korea Conan O’Brien stopped by a PC bang, a place where teens and young adults gather to play bizarro Counter-Strike and really old StarCraft.
Internet cafes started as coffee shops where you could check email. But over the years, people turned them into dens for sharing pirated music, hotspots for video game addiction, and even temporary housing.
South Korea’s mandatory military service is a tough one. The length of service is around 21 months, applies to males between 18 and 35, and it’s not a place where games like Hearthstone are allowed. Except if you’re a dedicated fan like these soldiers who, unable to play the real game, made their own version.
Team Liquid is reporting that up to eleven people have been arrested in Korea in association with allegations of match-fixing and illegal gambling on StarCraft II matches.
I'm still not quite sure what I just watched.
LostArk is an upcoming PC game from Korean studio Smilegate. It looks nutso.
How much is a good League of Legends player worth? Well, if Korean media reports are correct, a cool million dollars. That's supposedly how much is being offered for LoL super star Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok.
This is one of Maersk's Triple-E cargo ships. When it's done, it will be the single largest ship on the planet. So yeah, seeing it under construction is pretty cool.
After a somewhat quiet reveal last year, Korean MMO Black Desert has been blowing socks off for the last week with its character creation system and ambitious design.
When I first saw Korean MMO Black Desert last year, I thought it looked too good to be true. Now it's looking way too good to be true.
Recorded at the WCS Korea Qualifier by Khaldor, here's a pretty impressive first person look at StarCraft II veteran Losira, who's also one of the fastest players in eSports. And now you can see him at close range, unleashing his power.
Clicking on a mouse has become such a mundane task, such an embedded part of our daily lives that it's become like breathing. We need to do it, but we never actually think about it when we do it. So it's fascinating watching this video of an artist who took a picture every time he clicked his mouse in a single day.
The League of Legends division of Korean pro team CJ Entus chose quite an interesting way to greet the new year. Instead of doing montage videos, they have dressed up two of their pros, Madlife and Flame, as League characters Blitzcrank and Ezreal.
In August, the U.S. government, for the first time ever, gave a professional gamer the kind of special visa it issues to professional athletes. It was largely thanks to lobbying by Riot Games, makers of League of Legends. Now the first visa has gone to a professional StarCraft player, and it gets him out of military…
Jong Il Kim is a Korean artist who has worked for big local clients like Entwell and NCSoft.