Day: 02/08/2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic to add full free-to-play

By: Connor Sheridan Star Wars: The Old Republic will shed its required subscription fee when it becomes the next in the line of massively multiplayer online role-playing games to implement a full free-to-play feature this fall. BioWare announced the change today, opening the game past its current level 15 limit for free players, in advance of parent company Electronic Arts’ first quarter earnings call. After free players log into the Star Wars: The Old Republic, they will be able to play as []

‘Hardcore gamers love GameStop’ – CEO Paul Raines

By: Eddie Makuch When most U.S. gamers think of brick-and-mortar games stores, they think of GameStop. The Grapevine, Texas-based company operates more than 4,000 stores across the country; it owns the Game Informer magazine; and its used game business is unrivaled. Once a fully brick-and-mortar retailer, GameStop is now adopting and embracing a multi-faceted digital strategy, which has proven lucrative for the firm. GameSpot recently got the chance to speak with GameStop CEO Paul Raines during a media tour of the company’s []

Sega Sammy’s games business loses $20 million

By: Connor Sheridan Sega Sammy’s consumer business is still losing Yen, but the rate of hemorrhage has slowed, according to the company’s second quarter 2012 financial statement. Its consumer segment (which includes video games as well as toys) posted lower sales but also lower losses compared to the same period ended June 30 of last year, in a statement indicative of overall improving health for the Japanese corporation. Sega Sammy’s consumer segment reported ¥15.1 billion in sales ($193 million) and ¥1.6 billion []

EvoL releases new video teaser for “Let Me Explode”

By: elliefilet EvoL has released a new video teaser for “Let Me Explode“! Stardom Entertainment revealed that the members of the brand new girl group participated in writing the lyrics and producing their upcoming album as well as the choreography for their songs. This will be EvoL’s last teaser until their debut next week. Check out the first teaser for “Let Me Explode” here, and the newly released teaser below. Source: allkpop & YouTube

Nichkhun released after voluntary questioning

By: elliefilet 2PM‘s Nichkhun, who was recently charged with a DUI, is reported to have voluntarily met with police on August 2 KST. According to JYP Entertainment, Nichkhun, along with a JYP staff member, visited the Gangnam Police Station for additional questioning and has now been released. The 2PM member was involved in a minor traffic collision after having two beers at an office party on the morning of July 24, and wrapped up negotiations with the other party on July 31. []

Woollim Entertainment reveals image of upcoming duo group “Tasty (Tasty 2Wins)”

By: GhostWriter After releasing a silhouette teaser for upcoming duo group “Tasty (Tasty 2Wins)“, Woollim Entertainment has now released another new teaser image and it clearly reveals the faces of the members. No information to put the names to the faces but there’s rumors that the two members are twins (hence the name 2Wins). Stay tuned for more information on “Asia’s No.1 Performance Duo“. Source: & allkpop