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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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[KMS] 620,000 Concurrent Users

For the third time this Summer, MapleStory’s Korean service has eclipsed its own industry-leading peak concurrent user mark. After the Cannon Shooter update, KoreaMS hit 620,000 simultaneous users, less than a month after it hit 588,000 concurrent users and less than two months after it hit 417,000 concurrent users. After the Big Bang update last Summer KoreaMS hit 410,000 concurrent users.

These PCCU records are unbelievable. I would expect this out of a game service in China, where the population of gamers exceeds 500 million with a population of well over one billion, but not in Korea where the country’s total population is less than 48 million.

[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!

[GMS] Dev. Blog: Capture the Flag

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[NX] Nexon Invests In Social Game Developer 6waves Lolapps

Just a week after it was launched, Nexon’s first take at the Facebook platform, MapleStory Adventures, has hit 646,388 monthly active users, making it the fastest growing Korean social game ever.

Less than fix months after Nexon invested in Facebook-based Lucky Train developer A Bit Lucky, the company has invested in the recently merged 6waves Lolapps. Now together, 6waves and Lolapps make the second largest Facebook gaming company by total monthly active users, behind only Zynga (over 35 million MAU). Driven by Nexon’s investment, 6waves Lolapps is looking to challenge social gaming giants Zynga and Electronic Arts.

“We are thrilled to be teaming up with 6waves Lolapps in such a significant way,” said Seung-woo Choi, CEO of Nexon in Seoul. “By joining forces, we are combining 6waves Lolapps’ experience in publishing and developing social games with our extensive knowledge of free-to-play games and the microtransaction business model.”

Now, Nexon, start working on expanding your desktop platform portfolio now. Thanks. But keep up the good work in social gaming too. Do both. And consoles. All three please.

[GMS 1.00] Chaos: Age of Triumph [Chaos 5]

Age of Triumph begins on August 10th!

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