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Posts By C. Custer - Games in Asia

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

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

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

Room Escape 5 review: exactly what you’d expect

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer

Room Escapes 5 is the latest room escape mobile game to sweep through China’s mobile scene. But is escaping from these endless rooms any fun?Read More

6 tips for dominating LoL’s newest game mode, Ascension

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Want to dominate the swirling sands of Shurima and earn those sweet-looking Ascension icons? Here’s what you need to know.Read More

Ascension reviewed: assessing the newest League of Legends game mode

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer

Wondering whether Riot Games’s new LoL game mode, Ascension, is worth your time? We took it for a spin and we have the answer within. Read More

The top 10 hottest PC games in China (September 2014)

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Here are the most popular PC games in China as of September, 2014. Read More

This Chinese high school kid is developing a console FPS

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer

A Chinese high school kid is reportedly undertaking one of the most ambitious indie development projects we’ve ever heard about, completely solo. Read More

In China, games are a major source of money for online scammers

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

At least in terms of the online scams that get reported officially, it turns out that video games are one of the biggest sources of online scams in China.Read More

Games account for nearly 90% of all mobile app revenue in Japan

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Just how big is mobile gaming in Japan? Big enough that when it comes to earning money, mobile games are eclipsing every other kind of app.Read More

The future of video games, part III: 2064

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer

For the final installment in our future of games series, we go way into the future to look at digital immortality.Read More

A disgusting fact about internet cafes in China (and probably everywhere else, too)

September 10, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

If you’ve spent any time surfing or gaming at an internet cafe in China, you may have gotten a little more from that experience than you bargained for (or wanted).Read More

The future of video games, part II: 2034

September 10, 2014 | C. Custer

We dive deeper into the future to look at what gaming will be like 20 years from now. Will we be controlling avatars with our brains by then?Read More