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The Entertainment Software Association's membership grew by three members this morning, as the ESA announced GREE, Mad Catz, and NetDragon Websoft to have joined its "membership roster." The ESA notes that this brings its membership up to 34 member companies, representing both publishers and develo...

August 2nd 2012 at 5:00am 0 Comments
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NetDragon Websoft claims that Conquer Online was the world's first free-to-play MMO. Given that it debuted way back in 2003 when MMOs (nevermind F2P) were decidedly uncool, we're a little fuzzy on whether it was in fact the first of its type. What we do know is that Conquer Online is now availab...

December 6th 2011 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Watch yer booty, mateys! No, I meant your treasure, you freaks. Jeeze. NetDragon WebSoft has announced a new expansion for its free-to-play MMORPG, Conquer Online. This update does what it says on the tin: Invasion of Pirates. Players will find themselves on a brand-new map, facing off against...

December 1st 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The Transformers license, much like the car-shaped robots contained within, is adapting into a new form: an MMO game. NetDragon, a Chinese online game developer also responsible for the "new" Ultima Online, has worked out a deal with Hasbro to develop an MMO based on the Robots in Disguise, due next...

August 3rd 2010 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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Yes, that Ulima Online. Specifically, EA has announced that it's planning to create a new MMO "based on" Ultima Online for the Asian market. The game is to be developed by Hong Kong's NetDragon Websoft, which will be collaborating with Mythic Entertainment, the studio behind Warhammer Online. The g...

July 24th 2009 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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"So I've got a great idea!" says executive Bob at Electronic Arts, "Lets license out the Dungeon Keeper property for an MMORPG!" John, who happens to be a puppet on Bob's hand, says, "That's a brilliant idea, old chap!" The apparently British imaginary friend makes an awkward smile. Bob continues,...

December 1st 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments