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“We have to get the business model right.” Playstation India on indies, Vita, and PSN

August 26, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

In the second part of our interview with Playstation India chief Atindriya Bose, we touch upon Sony’s handheld conundrums, the country’s potential on digital, and the company’s plans for local indie developers.Read More

“It’s been a fantastic start”: an interview with Playstation India

August 25, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

The Playstation 4 (PS4) has taken the world by storm. But what opportunities do Sony’s platforms have in India? We talk to Sony Computer Entertainment’s country manager for India, Atindriya Bose, to find out more.Read More

Ouya looks East: the struggling Kickstarted console partners with Xiaomi for Chinese distribution

August 22, 2014 | Thomas Price

Ouya struggled in the West but is now looking to China, with new partner Xiaomi. Might the cheaper console emulate the success of the affordable smartphone?Read More

Tales of series producer Hideo Baba wraps up special video series with generous giveaway

August 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Baba-san is down to his final video for Southeast Asian fans, and he wants it to go out with a bang. Read More

Xbox One to launch in Taiwan and China simultaneously, but guess where it’s cheaper!

August 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Microsoft’s Xbox One will be going on sale on the same day in mainland China and Taiwan, but one of the countries will be getting a much better deal than the other.Read More

Microsoft orders 5 million units for Xbox One’s China launch

August 21, 2014 | C. Custer

The Xbox One is coming to China soon. How many copies of the device do Microsoft and local partner BesTV expect to sell in China’s PC-focused gaming market?Read More

Consoles may no longer be banned in China, but there are still troubles ahead

August 20, 2014 | Thomas Price | One Comment

Locals in China refer to its infamous console ban as “thirteen frozen years”, measuring it by the start of the ban in 2000 to the opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2013. Others prefer to call it the … Read More

Tales of Xillia 2 review: two years old and still awesome

August 20, 2014 | Sim Jian Hao | 4 Comments

Does the English Tales of Xillia 2 properly succeed the thoroughly-enjoyable Tales of Xillia?Read More

Microsoft thinks it can sell more Xbox Ones by going exclusive with Amazon India

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 4 Comments

In the second part of our interview with Xbox India head Anshu Mor, he sounds off on how Microsoft manages its retail partners, why the Xbox One is poised for success, and of course, Sony.Read More

Fan petition hopes to bring the Chinese language to Pokemon games—will you sign it?

August 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Pokemon fans from Greater China have started a petition following the conclusion of the 2014 Pokemon World Championships, asking the series’ developers to add localized support for the game. Read More

Here’s why you can only buy the Xbox One on Amazon in India

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 5 Comments

Anshu Mor, the head of the Xbox India tells us why you can only buy the Xbox One on Amazon in India. The reasons may just surprise you.Read More

Tour the Tales of shop in Akihabara with series producer Hideo Baba!

August 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

In this video, Baba-san takes viewers on a tour of the Tales of shop in Akihabara’s Kotobukiya store—a rare treat for us Southeast Asia fans stuck in our own cities!Read More

Singapore Xbox fans, your wait is over: Xbox One pre-order bundles and launch info revealed

August 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Wake up, Microsoft fans in Singapore, because your time has come! The Xbox One will launch in the city-state nearly a year after the competing Playstation 4 landed on its shores, and it looks like Microsoft is trying to make up for that lapse. Read More

Ultra Street Fighter IV review: a lackluster single-player experience made up for by the genre’s best multiplayer

August 14, 2014 | Thomas Price

When Street Fighter IV hit Japanese arcades in 2008, it began a gaming revival unlike anything else. The title successfully brought 2D fighting games back from the dead. Now the latest, and possibly last version has seen full release on … Read More

Amazon bets big on Destiny in India, retailers fear the worst

August 12, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Looking to buy Destiny in India? You only have Amazon to choose from even if you did order elsewhere. And gamers aren’t the only ones unhappy.Read More

Let down by ChinaJoy? This Beijing convention could be the one you’re looking for

August 11, 2014 | Thomas Price | 2 Comments

As ChinaJoy continues to disappoint with its focus on eye-candy over games, expat gamers set out to make China’s first for-the-fans convention in Beijing.Read More

[EXCLUSIVE] Gamers say yes to tanks! Wargaming announces 100 million registered players

August 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

There are now over 100 million registered players in the universe, following the brand’s expansion into console and mobile spaces. Read More

Hideo Baba’s Tales of Xillia 2 special report for Southeast Asia (VIDEO)

August 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Excited for Tales of Xillia 2? Then you can’t miss out on this special report direct from Bandai Namco HQ, and hosted by series producer Hideo Baba himself.Read More