Sadly, Atelier Ryza 2 Won’t Get A PlayStation 5 Upgrade In South Korea

Originally announced for the PlayStation 4, Atelier Ryza 2 is also coming to the PlayStation 5 via a free update. In South Korea, however, it’s not. 



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According to the game’s South Korean publisher Digital Touch (via tipster Sang), the company does not have the publishing rights to the PlayStation 5 version. Rather, Digital Touch only has the PS4, Steam, and Switch publishing rights. But since Digital Touch never licensed the PS5 version, it’s not able to offer the free upgrade. Perhaps it didn’t know that it should have?

Tecmo Koei is publishing the game internationally in regions including North America and Japan.

The PS5 upgrade was only announced in September, and Digital Touch seemed flatfooted by the news. Even after following up with Tecmo Koei, as no licensing agreement had been drawn up, Digital Touch stated it still won’t be able to offer the PS5

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South Korean convenience store chain to offer robot delivery

SEOUL, Dec. 1 (UPI) — A South Korean convenience store chain has announced plans to launch a robot delivery service, as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the service industry to go contactless.

GS Retail, which runs the ubiquitous GS25 convenience store brand, announced Monday the robot service would be rolled out at its outlet in western Seoul.

“So many South Korean conglomerates and startups are working on the technologies related to delivery robots,” said Choi Sung-lok of the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. “Technical development and social change will bring about more delivery robots.”

Customers will make orders through an instant messenger, triggering a store clerk to place products on the robot while inputting the destination and the customer’s mobile phone number.

Then the 4.3-foot-tall robot will carry the items to the customer, who can unlock a drawer on the robot’s body by typing a PIN after getting a message that

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Aspiring social media maven’s Make-A-Wish request brings her to Macy’s at South Coast Plaza

Even amid a pandemic, wishes can come true — just ask 16-year-old Kate Guerrero, a San Bernardino resident and budding YouTube influencer who on Monday received the red-carpet treatment at Macy’s South Coast Plaza, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Kate rolled up to the Costa Mesa shopping complex in a limousine, alongside her mom, Martha Alvarez, and youngest brother, Emilio, 11. She received a red-carpet welcome from a small phalanx of masked and socially distant organizers and store employees congratulating her on her “wish day.”

Wish Granted. Happy Wish Day. #1 Fan. We love you, read a series of handmade signs crafted for the occasion.

Macy's South Coast Plaza employees line up on the red carpet to welcome Kate Guerrero, 16, on Monday, November 30.

Macy’s employees line up on the red carpet to welcome Kate Guerrero to the store at South Coast Plaza.

(Scott Smeltzer / Staff Photographer)

The ebullience of the scene was a far cry from September 2019, when Kate’s family learned a severe and persistent

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South Koreans, Chinese clash on social media over Chinese-style Kimchi winning international certificate

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – China’s efforts to win an international certification for Pao Cai, a pickled vegetable dish from Sichuan, is turning into a social media showdown between Chinese and South Korean netizens over the origin of Kimchi, a staple Korean cuisine made of cabbage.

Beijing recently won a certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for Pao Cai, an achievement the state-run Global Times reported as “an international standard for the Kimchi industry led by China.”

South Korean media was fast to dispute such a claim and accuse the bigger neighbour of trying to make Kimchi a type of China-made Pao Cai.

The episode triggered anger on South Korean social media. “Its total nonsense, what a thief stealing our culture!” a South Korean netizen wrote on Naver.com, a widely popular web portal.

“I read a media story that China now says Kimchi

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Henning Larsen Wins Competition for a Mixed-use Development in South Korea

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for a Mixed-use Development in South Korea

Henning Larsen’s proposal for Seoul Valley was selected as the winner of the Central Seoul Development Competition. Seeking to become a new home for the public in the center of the city, the mixed-use development “merges Seoul’s global commercial profile with an ecological return to downtown pedestrian life”. Other entries included schemes by MVRDV and SOM.

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Courtesy of Henning Larsen
Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Located on the northern border of Yongsan-Gu, one of Seoul’s central districts, the winning proposal of the 360,644 m² mixed-use urban development, is designed by Henning Larsen in collaboration with local architect Siaplan and retail consultant Benoy. Mixing office, retail, hotel, and residential program within a public podium, the project will enter the Schematic Design phase in the spring of 2021. Aiming to

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He and his young accomplices hunted women on social media. The ‘sextortion’ ring case roiling South Korea

Trolling behind the anonymity afforded by an encrypted chat app, the man who called himself “Baksa” pretended he was many things: a no-holds-barred loan shark, a private eye for hire and a fortysomething Korean with a prosthetic leg living outside the law’s reach in Cambodia.



a group of people around each other: Cho Ju-bin, center, the leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring, is surrounded by journalists after his arrest in March 2020 for operating secretive chatrooms where he posted sexually abusive videos of blackmailed women in return for cryptocurrency payments. (Kim Hong-Ji / Pool Photo)


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Cho Ju-bin, center, the leader of South Korea’s online sexual blackmail ring, is surrounded by journalists after his arrest in March 2020 for operating secretive chatrooms where he posted sexually abusive videos of blackmailed women in return for cryptocurrency payments. (Kim Hong-Ji / Pool Photo)

In reality he was an out-of-work recent college grad who’d been bedridden for a year after a limb-lengthening surgery to overcome insecurities about his height.

From his bedroom, Cho Ju-bin, 25, spun illusions and masterminded one of the most notorious sex crime schemes to shake South Korea in years. He blackmailed dozens of

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‘Sextortion’ ring preyed on young women and exposed dark side of South Korea’s internet

Trolling behind the anonymity afforded by an encrypted chat app, the man who called himself “Baksa” pretended he was many things: a no-holds barred loan shark, a private eye for hire and a fortysomething Korean with a prosthetic leg living outside the law’s reach in Cambodia.

In reality he was an out-of-work recent college grad who’d been bedridden for a year after a limb-lengthening surgery to overcome insecurities about his height.

From his bedroom, Cho Ju-bin, 25, spun illusions and masterminded one of the most notorious sex crime schemes to shake South Korea in years. He blackmailed dozens of young women into providing sexually compromising images and videos, which he sold to tens of thousands of his users. Authorities say he and his collaborators, including a 16-year-old boy, ran the operation through secretive chatrooms on the app Telegram. They hunted for prey through social media and reaped their profits through

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w design introduces residence with viewing platforms to the mountainous slopes of south africa

nestled on the slopes of the bronberg mountain, in south africa, w design architecture studio introduces a contemporary residence that highlights the distinct environment; a combination of rocky bushveld and highveld grassland. with the aim to merge landscape and architecture, the design generates a series of platforms to provide a spacious living environment with mesmerizing panoramic views. 

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spacious and inviting, the open plan living, dining and kitchen space spills over onto the lawn terrace with its spectacular sunset views
all images by dook for visi and thom media

 

 

between the steep, rocky slopes of the mountain, and the logistics of constructing a rather large accommodation requirement into a low profile landscape, the dwelling by w design had to literally carve the site open to find its ‘perch’. the new structure was guided by a ‘scarred’ portion of the property, a derelict platform left behind from previous development before subdivision and

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Amazon to invest $300 million in South Korean e-commerce company 11st

  • Amazon plans to invest roughly $300 million in South Korean e-commerce company 11st, according to local reports.
  • The investment is part of an official partnership between the companies, announced on Monday.
  • Amazon’s move into South Korea shows its continued interest in international expansion, a segment that saw its sales grow 37% in its most recent quarter, after having decelerated to just 9% in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Amazon has struggled to establish an e-commerce presence in South Korea, a market that is expected to become the third largest in the world by 2023.
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Amazon plans to invest roughly $300 million in South Korean e-commerce company 11st, according to local reports, continuing its efforts to expand in overseas markets this year.

The investment is part of an official partnership announced on Monday, under which Amazon agreed to sell select products to Korean customers

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Trojanized Security Software Hits South Korea Users in Supply-Chain Attack

Software Supply Chain Attack

Cybersecurity researchers took the wraps off a novel supply chain attack in South Korea that abuses legitimate security software and stolen digital certificates to distribute remote administration tools (RATs) on target systems.

Attributing the operation to the Lazarus Group, also known as Hidden Cobra, Slovak internet security company ESET said the state-sponsored threat actor leveraged the mandatory requirement that internet users in the country must install additional security software in order to avail Internet banking and essential government services.

The attack, while limited in scope, exploits WIZVERA VeraPort, which is billed as a “program designed to integrate and manage internet banking-related installation programs,” such as digital certificates issued by the banks to individuals and businesses to secure all transactions and process payments.

The development is the latest in a long history of espionage attacks against victims in South Korea, including Operation Troy, DDoS attacks in 2011, and against banking institutions

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