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[MSA] 3,000,000 Monthly Active Users

Great news! MapleStory Adventures, the Facebook adaption of global phenomenon 2D side-scrolling MMORPG MapleStory, has surpassed 3 million monthly active users.

MapleStory Adventures was Nexon’s first take at the social network gaming space. Their second launch is Wonder Cruise which is currently in pre-beta, open to only players of MapleStory Adventures. Unfortunately Wonder Cruise is not being well received, with generally negative reviews, but it’s not even if full beta yet so we’ll have to wait and see how it turns out.

[CABR] Combat Arms Celebrates Its 1st Anniversary in Brazil

Brazil MapleStory’s closure is approaching fast, but Nexon gaming in Brazil goes on as Combat Arms, the successful first-person shooter, celebrates its first anniversary of service in Brazil.

Level Up! Interactive, the publisher of Combat Arms and MapleStory in Brazil will celebrate one year of ‘Online FPS Action’ with the launch of CABR exclusive content and lots of other content. Check out the details here.

The latest Combat Arms global user statistic report in late April had the game at 10 million players worldwide, including 5 million in North America. At that time Combat Arms Europe had 3 million players. Nexon Europe has more recently announced that the European service has surpassed 4 million players just earlier in September.

Level Up! Interactive is the premier free online game publisher in Brazil with an impressive portfolio of titles including MapleStory, Combat Arms, RuneScape, Allods Online, Perfect World, Grand Chase, Ragnarok Online, Lunia Z and RF Online.

This Month in our Past: September

Welcome to September’s edition of This Month in Our Past.

Two new worlds, two new PQs, Cody’s promise that he has yet to fulfill, an aggressive clock (of all things…), a poorly implemented but great idea, one of the most disappointing updates ever and Shammos’ moment of glory. September has been an average month.

September 2005

Client Version Update: 0.07
Game Update Name: –
Game Update Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005

– New World – Broa
– Cody and the Theme Park quest
-End of the Mark of the Beta giveaway

It was GlobalMS’s third world, Broa, added in September 2005. This came along with Cody’s promise of a great theme park that the players are still waiting for six years later and the end of the Mark of the Beta giveaway.

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[WC] Nexon America Reveals Wonder Cruise

Nexon America has announced its second social game for Facebook, Wonder Cruise. The game has actually been in pre-beta since August 30 but was not officially announced until now. Pre-beta lasts until September 12 and all players data will be wiped after the pre-beta.

Come aboard your very own luxury liner and sail into your next great adventure! Customize your ship to include all kinds of exciting activities, amenities, even architectural wonders! Level up to unlock new ports and visit exotic new locales. Just be sure to keep your cruise guests socializing, relaxed, and entertained because when your passengers are pleased, you’ll earn more money to make your cruise ship even more spectacular! Anchors aweigh, my friends, your high seas adventure awaits!

Nexon continues its push into the social gaming space. That’s good but they need to start looking to publish more desktop MMOs.

The Facebook page for Wonder Cruise is

[NXNA] Nexon America’s Q2 Revenue Up 38% Year-Over-Year

Nexon America has announced that its revenues have increased 38% in the second quarter of 2011 when compared to the same period in 2010. This at a time when general growth in the video game industry continues to decline.

“The second quarter was an example of us doing what we do best,” said Daniel Kim, Nexon America’s CEO. “We delivered compelling content that kept our players coming back to take on adventures and have fun in our games, regardless of whether they pay a few dollars or play for free.”

Nexon services, through its publishing arms and business partners, over 30 games globally in 72 countries with over 350 million players. Nexon America itself publishes MapleStory (Global), Mabinogi (North America), Combat Arms (North America), Dungeon Fighter Online (North America), Vindictus (North America), Atlantica Online (Global) and has recently launched the open beta of the anticipated action MMO Dragon Nest. Nexon America has over 16 million registered users.

In 2010 Nexon America amassed 639 million Won in revenue, and with a 59% increase and 38% increase in revenues year-over-year in the first and second quarters, Nexon America is well on track to surpass their 2010 total.

[BB] Blabber Box Episode 4

It’s hilarious, unless you don’t understand what the heck is going on.

I love this episode of Testers, and the future reports on their games. So funny… Happy Nexon gaming!