All publications by tag «South Korea»
Google prohibits South Korean devs from updating apps linking to third-party payment methods
Google has banned South Korean developers from updating their apps containing links to third-party payment methods under the threat of delisting. This move, however, would breach the so-called “Anti-Google law.”
Epic asks Apple to restore Fortnite developer account in South Korea. Apple says no
After South Korea amended its Telecommunications Business Act last week, Epic Games has attempted to bring Fortnite back to the country’s App Store. To that effect, Epic has asked Apple to reinstate its developer account on iOS. Apple, though, respectfully declined.
South Korea passes “Anti-Google law” ending Google and Apple’s commission domination at home
South Korea has become the first country to pass a law that ends Apple and Google’s power to dictate payment terms on their app marketplaces. This, analysts believe, sets “a potentially radical precedent for their lucrative app store operations everywhere from India to the U.S.”
South Korea to abandon ‘Cinderella Law’ that prevents minors from playing online games at night
A controversial law, also known as the “Cinderella Law,” first went into effect in South Korea in 2011. It blocked access to online games for kids under 16 at night. But it is about to be abolished 10 years later.
S.Korea’s “Anti-Google law” targets Google, Apple commission dominance
Today, South Korea’s parliament is expected to approve the amendment of the Telecommunications Business Act, dubbed the “Anti-Google law.” The piece of legislation will allow mobile devs to bypass Google and Apple app stores by using independent payment systems.
Pearl Abyss investing $26 million to build largest art center in Korean games industry
Pearl Abyss, known for its MMORPG Black Desert, has announced its plans to open the “largest art center” in the history of South Korea’s games industry. It will help the company to develop new games and support its existing IPs.
South Korea’s frustrated teens file petition to repeal law prohibiting them from playing Minecraft
Uner the South Korean laws, Minecraft is now basically an adult-only game in the country. That’s why frustrated gamers who can’t play it before they turn 19 years old have decided to file a petition to the presidential office.