Thumper: Pocket Edition Now Available On iOS Devices

On January 24, game developers Drool released Thumper for iOS devices. The popular rhythm game was originally released in October 2016 for Playstation 4 and PC and has received positive reviews since coming onto the gaming scene. The latest version of the game works in both portrait and landscape mode with one-touch functions for control. Previous installments have won several awards including Paste Magazine Game of … Continue reading Thumper: Pocket Edition Now Available On iOS Devices

Nintendo Reveals Labo And You Seriously Have To See And Get This Now

Although I don’t usually write with many exclamation points for MACG Magazine, I’m stepping out of character a bit and saying what you’ll be thinking: “Oh my goodness, I want this thing. I have to have it!” Check out the promotion video for Nintendo Labo and then flail with excitement! On January 17, Nintendo revealed the do-it-yourself accessory for their Switch console.  The cardboard line comes in sets with … Continue reading Nintendo Reveals Labo And You Seriously Have To See And Get This Now

Anticipation For LOONA Debut Grows

With the introduction of member Go Won less than 24 hours ago, anticipation continues to increase for the official debut of LOONA (stylized LOOΠΔ)! Since their initial announcement in October 2016 via Naver, BlockBerry Creative has strategically released teasers and music for each member of the girl group. BlockBerry Creative is a subsidiary of Polaris Entertainment. The sustained interest throughout several months has proven to be a … Continue reading Anticipation For LOONA Debut Grows

Ryu Guesthouse Offers Travelers Reasonable Luxury In Gangnam

In every place that I’ve visited, I try my best to schedule time at a hostel or guest house. You’re surrounded by natives and other travelers, usually close to dependable public transportation, and saving money in the process. For my first holiday weekend away from Daegu, I reserved 2 nights at Ryu Guesthouse, one of the most well-situated guest houses I have ever experienced. Located … Continue reading Ryu Guesthouse Offers Travelers Reasonable Luxury In Gangnam

YouTube: Let Me Destroy 2018 For You Now [OPINION]

On Jan. 1, an article went live on “New York Magazine’s” website about popular YouTube star Logan Paul and a recent vlog (a blog in video format) about an apparent suicide in Aokigahara, a forest also known as “suicide forest” near Mt. Fuji in Japan. At the time of this op ed’s publication, the video has been removed from his channel. However, the video can easily … Continue reading YouTube: Let Me Destroy 2018 For You Now [OPINION]

BTS Suga 2016 Mixtape: Still Standing [OPINION]

As I clear my throat, reach for a microphone and scream out “Fight me!” upon promptly mounting my soapbox, I declare that the “Agust’D” mixtape (2016) was one of the greatest musical hip-hop/rap releases of its time, domestically and internationally, and will continue to be a part of the litmus test of artistry for many artists. Again, fight me on this. I’ve sat on this op-ed for well … Continue reading BTS Suga 2016 Mixtape: Still Standing [OPINION]

BIGBANG Taeyang & Min Hyo-rin to Marry February 2018

On Dec. 18 at 4:55 Korean Standard Time (KST), it was announced that Dong Yongbae, more commonly known as Taeyang of BIGBANG, will marry actress Min Hyo-rin in February next year. The announcement comes just days before the music group’s final concert performance in Seoul. According to the announcement, the wedding will take place before Taeyang enlists in the army. The announcement goes on to say that … Continue reading BIGBANG Taeyang & Min Hyo-rin to Marry February 2018

2017 Anyang Cheer Up For You Concert A Fun Experience [Review]

On Saturday, Dec. 9, I traveled from Daegu to Seoul, South Korea, to experience my first concert in the country. As a new temporary resident with an invested interest in Korea’s music scene, I was excited and, more likely than not, going to be out of place. American concertgoers are physically involved in the experience — we clap, sing along and sometimes dance in the … Continue reading 2017 Anyang Cheer Up For You Concert A Fun Experience [Review]

Temporary Project Groups: OG School Project

As the trend of temporary project groups continues to rise, three young artists are trying their hand at debuting under the name OG SCHOOL PROJECT.     Cube Entertainment trainee Jo Woo Chan (Show Me the Money season 6) and Starship Entertainment trainees Park Hyun Jin (K-pop Star season 6) and ACHILLO, a rapper, recently released teaser images to promote their concept. Production duo GroovyRoom will … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: OG School Project

Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)

“Produce 101 Season 2” might have created Wanna One, but the broadcast brought another set of young men to the forefront to form Just Be Joyful (JBJ) on Oct. 18, 2017. Members of JBJ did not make the top 11, but fan support created an avenue for the mix of trainees and previously debuted entertainers to perform. The project group is managed by Fave Entertainment … Continue reading Temporary Project Groups: JBJ (제이비제이)