Kim Jong-il has found an unusual way to give the North Korean economy a boost. According to South Korean authorities, the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has turned to gold farming - yes, that kind of gold farming. As The New York Times reported, North Korea has been using its top science universities to train hackers, who are then unleashed on popular South Korean MMOs, such as Lineage and Dungeon Fighter Online, to generate money for North Korea. A group of five organizers were arrested Thursday in Northern China for drawing on the North Korean army of hackers to create a group of 30 “video gaming experts” to generate money by abusing MMOs. The experts were able to write software that infiltrated several games and allowed unmanned computers to operate in the game 24 hours a day...
NCsoft is currently investigating the theft and sale of sensitive code from its upcoming MMO, Lineage III. The South Korea-based developer confirmed to next-gen.biz that authorities looking into the theft are investigating seven former employees of the company, who allegedly played a role in selling the stolen code to a major Japanese game company. Software was allegedly showed and possibly copied during a job interview, with police speculating that Lineage III code may have been being leaked
NCSoft's promised Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle - Interlude update for the MMORPG has been released in Europe and North America, paving the way the game's next chapter The Chaotic Throne. Free to all current Lineage II subscribers, Interlude includes the likes of new land Primeval Isle (home to dinosaurs), a new duelling system and over 150 new bonuses to enhance and customize
Next month Lineage II fans are being treated to Interlude, a free update for the MMORPG that acts as a bridge between the current Chaotic Chronicle campaign and the forthcoming Chaotic Throne which is due later this year. In addition to introducing new quests, new items, new weapon augmentations and a new duelling system for PvP, the update features new territory ripe for exploration by adventurers. What follows is descriptions of the new territories, words penned by Lineage II associate