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On homosexuality in Chinese gaming culture

September 17, 2014 | C. Custer

A translation of a Chinese opinion piece about the increasing popularity of homosexual content and themed marketing in Chinese video games.Read More

Is gaming addiction the result of too few places to play real-life sports?

September 17, 2014 | C. Custer

Could a lack of places to play real sports like soccer be a contributing factor in China’s high rate of video game addiction? Researchers think maybe so.Read More

How Southeast Asian teams are preparing for Worlds: interviews on the eve of LOL’s biggest tournament

September 16, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Southeast Asia’s two hopes for a world title in League of Legends this year break down what they’ve been seeing in scrims, and what they think of their chances.Read More

Meet GLEN, a game engine from Malaysia’s Pickled Brains

September 16, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Are you an independent developer in Asia? You might want to check out GLEN, a game engine from Malaysia’s Pickled Brains.Read More

Smash Bros. for 3DS is killing it in Japan

September 16, 2014 | J. Sexton

The 4th installment of Nintendo’s beloved brawler still has the star power to stomp the Japanese charts.Read More

6 things you missed at the first IeSF Asian Championships

September 16, 2014 | Xairylle

If you weren’t able to be in the SM Cebu Trade Center or watch the online streams, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read More

Amazing art from China’s Blade & Soul fan contest

September 16, 2014 | C. Custer

China’s got some talented Blade & Soul fans, as evidenced by the entries in Tencent’s student art contest for the game this summer.Read More

New Korean TV drama “Blade Man” is set in the video game industry

September 16, 2014 | C. Custer | 10 Comments

Korea’s newest TV drama is based on, and set in, the country’s video game industry.Read More

Could a Chinese team win this year’s League of Legends Worlds?

September 16, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

The League of Legends Season 4 World Championship kicks off later this week in Taiwan and Singapore. Could a Chinese team actually win it?Read More

Set in colonial India, Oleomingus’ Somewhere lets you choose your own adventure… within its own adventure

September 15, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We took took the alpha build of Somewhere, a puzzle-stealth-exploration hybrid for a spin and came back impressed. Read on to know why.Read More

Korea’s MVP.Phoenix takes the first IeSF Asian Championships in Cebu City, Philippines

September 15, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

Korea prevailed in the first International eSports Federation (IeSF) Asian Championships in Cebu City, Philippines after three days of Dota 2 action. Read More

Is Minecraft going Microsoft exclusive? Rumors claim Mojang to be purchased by MS

September 15, 2014 | J. Sexton

The sudden and apparently serious interest in Mojang by Microsoft leaves us wondering what the company intends to make with Minecraft. Read More

Kittentaxi wins the internet with cats-and-guns combo

September 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Kittentaxi, the running shooter from Korea’s The Wonder People Co, just about wins the internet.Read More

Why Counter-Strike succeeded in China

September 15, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

Counter-Strike has been one of the most consistently popular PC games in China over the course of the past decade. Have you ever wondered why?Read More

Why Chinese mobile gamers delete games, and other fascinating behavioral data

September 15, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

If you develop mobile games for the Chinese market, here are some insights into why gamers choose the games they do, how long they keep them for, and why.Read More

Philippine media company Inquirer gets into eSports, partners with PESO to launch eSports website

September 14, 2014 | Xairylle | 7 Comments

Inquirer is getting into eSports, and has partnered with PESO to launch a brand new site focused on Philippine eSports.Read More

The best of Asian mobile gaming: September 5 to September 12

September 13, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

The best of Asia’s mobile games for the week of September 5 to September 12, 2014. Read More

Asura is a hack and slash roguelike inspired by Indian mythology

September 12, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

This 3-person project by India’s Ogre Head Studios might be the country’s most ambitious game yet. Here’s why.Read More