G★STAR 2010, Game Show & Trade, All-Round

G★STAR is an annual Korean trade show for computer games that started in 2005. This year’s show was a 4 day event in the Korean city Busan in the BEXCO centre. The show covered online, mobile, educational, arcade, board and console games and the latest hardware. The concurrent events that took place in the main show were the Korea Game Awards, the Korea-China Game Cultural Festivals, ICON (International Contents’ Creators’ Conference) and GNGWC (Game and GameWorld Championship). Related events were a Busan city tour, ceramic making, tea practice, Younggung-Sa (a temple on the beach) visiting, and Buddhist cultural activities.

182 game softhouses and companies displayed their games and contents, including the country’s MMORPG powerhouses NCSoft and Hangame. Among them “TERA” (The Exiled Realm of Arborea) and “Blade and Soul” caught everyone’s attention as they are the most anticipated next generation games, not only in Asia but worldwide as well.

Let’s take a closer look at the show by checking the 3 biggest participants, Hangame, NCSoft and Blizzard.

HANGAME

http://gstar.hangame.com/2010/index.nhn

The Exiled Realm of Arborea (TERA): NHN’s new hot MMORPG showcase

Kingdom Under Fire II: 3D stereoscopic theatre will be operated

ASTA: Playable version released

Metro Conflict: Group Games competitions and celebrations (Tiger JK)

NCSOFT<

http://event.plaync.co.kr/Gstar/2010/index

Blade & Soul: The first public demonstration version
Lineage 2: New update content: “Goddess of destruction” initial public offering
Metal Black (MBA): A new concept action role playing game

Blizzard Entertainment

http://kr.blizzard.com/ko-kr/company/events/gstar2010.html

Diablo 3: Action Adventure Game, Korea’s first demonstration

World of Warcraft (Cataclysm): The third expansion’s demonstration

StarCraft 2: All-Star Game will be held

Videos:

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Links:

http://www.gstar.or.kr/gstar2010/new/main/main01.php

http://blog.naver.com/g_star2010/

http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=samsung_fn&logNo=90098551375&viewDate=&currentPage=1&listtype=0

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