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We’ve moved!

Posted in General by Shawn Wallace on 17 2006f March 2006

That’s right kids. For awhile, www.gamingnext.com was forwarding here, but we’ve moved into our permanent (well, as permanent as webhosting can be) digs and have gotten a good portion of our database back online. So, fix your favorites to point to www.gamingnext.com instead of here.

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New Origami info tomorrow

Posted in General by Shawn Wallace on 1 2006f March 2006

Now that Microsoft has officially confirmed their Origami project, we can see that they’re primed to release some new info tomorrow about this new handheld according to a swanky flash animation on the Origami Project homepage. Yeah, the lifestyle stuff is all well and good… I gotta know if we can expect a Halo Mobile version sometime soon!

WEBZEN to publish Red 5 Studios’ games

Posted in Gaming,General by Shawn Wallace on 1 2006f March 2006

The crew that was part of the development of such gaming classics as Diablo II, StarCraft and WarCraft, have signed a publishing deal with Seoul, Korea-based WEBZEN. Red 5 Studios is set to get their MMORPG published across the globe with this detail. Here’s the official release with all the details:

WEBZEN SIGNS EXCLUSIVE WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING DEAL WITH FORMER WORLD OF WARCRAFT® DEVELOPERS RED 5 STUDIOS

SEOUL – Feb. 28, 2006 – Global online entertainment company WEBZEN, Inc. (NASDAQ: WZEN) today announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with U.S.-based Red 5 Studios, Inc. to publish a new MMOG property. The contract was executed today at WEBZEN’s headquarters in Seoul.

Creating tremendous industry buzz and anticipation since the company’s inception in September 2005, Red 5 Studios was formed by key members behind Blizzard Entertainment®’s World of WarCraft®, including the game’s Team Lead Mark Kern and Art Director William Petras and Online Director for Asia, Taewon Yoon.

“WEBZEN and Red 5 Studios share the same vision and passion to create next generation online games that can successfully suit the tastes and demands of gamers worldwide,” said Nam Ju Kim, CEO, WEBZEN, Inc. “We are confident that projects such as these will help WEBZEN reach its goal of becoming a top global online games publisher.”

The core members at Red 5 studios have proven their development prowess in launching successful online game properties such as Diablo II, Starcraft series and Warcraft III on a global scale. As such, WEBZEN is being heralded for obtaining the company’s promising new game property, which is primed to deliver worldwide market appeal. For WEBZEN, the publishing deal is an important component to its mid-and long-term objective of building a world-class games portfolio.

“WEBZEN offers the optimal environment for developing games, with its world-class technology and overall expertise in online game entertainment,” said Mark Kern, President and CEO, Red 5 Studios. “WEBZEN is becoming a huge force in the global online games marketplace. Their commitment and determination partnered with our unique game concept is a winning combination for a blockbuster title.”

The new game from Red 5 Studios is in its initial stages of development, and more details on the title will be released at a later date.

This publishing contract marks WEBZEN’s second global publishing deal, after acquiring in 2005 the worldwide license for All Points Bulletin (APB), David Jones’ online game, for both PC and XBOX360 platforms.

Win a copy of Full Auto!

Posted in Gaming,General,X360 by Shawn Wallace on 22 2006f February 2006

That’s right! All you have to do is head over to our partner site, Fraggerock.com, and post your Gamertag in the comments to this news post. That same post has all the details in regards to rules, who’ll win, my hair color, etc. The winner will get a copy of Full Auto for free! Note that this is an Xbox 360 game, so if you don’t have a 360 and don’t plan on getting one, this contest isn’t for you. Sorry. HOWEVER… keep checking back with Gamingnext.com as we’ll be having a little diddy of a contest ourselves to celebrate our relaunch. You won’t wanna miss it!

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