NHN USA and Wetpaint Create a Dynamic Online Community for GunZ: The Duel

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GunZ Community Website Empowering Fans to Build Largest Strategy Guide

The GunZ Wetpaint Site

Partnering with Wetpaint marks a huge advance integrating user-generated content and traditional gaming forums

Online social media continues to change the landscape of the gaming world by providing collaborative resources for fans to build and share information. Accordingly, Wetpaint and NHN USA, a leading publisher of online interactive entertainment, have created a new online community for fans of GunZ The Duel, the popular online third-person shooting game. In an effort to provide robust information for its community members, the GunZ Wetpaint site empowers the GunZ community to construct the largest, most comprehensive user-written strategy guide available on the internet.

"Partnering with Wetpaint marks a huge advance integrating user-generated content and traditional gaming forums," said Philip Yun, CEO, NHN USA, Inc. "Wetpaint allowed us to create a well designed, unique platform for GunZ players to really take ownership in augmenting their and their community's experience. It's awesome to see GunZ players working together to build their community and knowledge base. We expect to see the GunZ Wetpaint site to go a long way in increasing user engagement and also improving the skill level of the overall GunZ community."

Since its early January launch, the GunZ Wetpaint site has seen vibrant activity with more than 1,000 pages of user-generated content crafted by the community including, tips and tricks to screenshots and videos of game play. The site can be found on the GunZ homepage.

"The online gaming community is well-versed at working together on the most difficult gaming obstacles. It's a natural extension for them to collaborate on a Wetpaint site to help other fans learn from their collective wisdom," said Ben Elowitz, CEO of Wetpaint. "Given the popularity of NHN's GunZ: The Duel, I would expect this to be one of our more active and vibrant communities on the network in no time."

GunZ: The Duel can be found on NHN USA's game portal http://www.ijji.com , which boasts more than seven million unique registered gamers and hosts a diverse suite of free-to-play online games each with an optional micro-currency model that enables players to enhance their gaming experiences by purchasing in-game items. GunZ gamers and curious enthusiasts can sign up and begin contributing to the GunZ Wetpaint site in just minutes at gunzwiki.wetpaint.com by following these simple steps: 1) Create a free account, 2) Upload a profile image, and 3) Start editing pages and adding threads to ongoing discussions.

About Wetpaint:
Wetpaint is the leader in social publishing. With the world's largest network of over one million social sites and partnerships with major brands such as Dell, Discovery Channel, Fox, HP, HTC, Showtime, and T-Mobile, Wetpaint offers the industry's most proven social publishing platform for mainstream Internet users and businesses alike. Wetpaint is backed by Accel Partners, DAG Ventures, Frazier Technology Ventures, and Trinity Ventures. For company information, visit http://www.wetpaint.com.

About NHN USA:
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., NHN USA, Inc. (http://www.nhnusainc.com) is the North American subsidiary of Korea's leading Internet company NHN (KOSDAQ: 035420). Founded in 2006, NHN USA has quickly emerged as a premier online entertainment publisher. The company's game portal ijji.com, which boasts seven million unique registered gamers, hosts a diverse suite of free-to-play online games each with an optional micro-currency model that enables players to enhance their gaming experiences by purchasing in-game items. ijji.com's extensive game portfolio includes GUNZ The Duel®, SOLDIER FRONT™, GUNBOUND® Revolution, DRIFT CITY™, LUMINARY Rise of the GoonZu™, Rohan: Blood Feud, and Lunia, and will soon include the highly-anticipated Unreal Engine 3-based massively multiplayer online first-person shooting (MMOFPS) game Huxley.

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