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Business - Games in Asia

Do Chinese gamers prefer free-to-play? This poll might surprise you.

April 23, 2014 | C. Custer

A new Netease Games polls shows that the sites readers don’t like the free-to-play model nearly as much as you might expect.Read More

Tencent becomes exclusive China publisher for Candy Crush Saga

April 17, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Tencent is bringing an official Chinese version of Candy Crush Saga to the Middle Kingdom this summer.Read More

Microsoft’s Xbox One plans in China: cheap games, less censorship?

April 16, 2014 | C. Custer | 11 Comments

A recent BesTV earnings call has revealed new information about Microsoft’s Xbox joint venture in China and its plans for the country.Read More

Steelseries releases customized Invictus Gaming gear

April 11, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

Diehard Invictus Gaming (iG) fans, now is the chance for you to prove how hardcore you really are. Steelseries has finally released customized iG peripherals. Read More

Final Fantasy XIV China beta to begin on April 23

April 9, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

China will finally get its first official taste of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn on April 23.Read More

Rumor: Tencent considering investment in Capcom

April 9, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Rumor has it that Tencent may be considering another major global gaming investment, this time into Japanese giant Capcom.Read More

Plot is overrated? The real problem with stories in video games

March 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 12 Comments

‘Death to the Three-Act Structure’ may be missing the forest for the trees. There is a problem with plot structure in games, but that isn’t it.Read More

Guild Wars 2 priced in China at just $14

March 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

With a low one-time price, Guild Wars 2 could be poised to challenge the traditional MMORPG monetization model in China.Read More

Chinese companies ZTE and The9 joining forces to release games console later this month

March 13, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

So it looks like ZTE and The9′s Funbox is going to be the first legitimate Chinese games console! Are you as excited as we are?Read More

Is a Wakfu mobile game coming soon to Asia?

March 13, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Ankama Games, the company behind Wakfu Asia, is teaming up with Japanese mobile game giant Gumi Inc. to start making mobile games. Read More

Report finds China’s anti-gaming-addiction systems are not working

March 12, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

A study of nearly 900 Chinese games found that most of them did not have effective anti-youth-addiction measures implemented as they are supposed to.Read More

Perfect World reports 11% rise in revenue, expects big things from Dota 2 and Neverwinter in China

March 12, 2014 | C. Custer

Perfect World has reported a pretty successful quarter, but the best could still be yet to come, as the company expects Dota 2 to take off this year.Read More

Why a Chinese gaming startup launched its debut title in Australia

March 7, 2014 | C. Custer

Wozlla is based in Beijing, but its debut game Cake & Cake just went live in Australia. Why the change of venue? We sat down with them to find out.Read More

Twitch to support live streaming for mobile games

March 6, 2014 | Xairylle

Twitch.tv, one of the top live streaming websites has turned its attention towards mobile gaming. Read More

Tencent claims its mobile gaming platform covers 80% of Chinese mobile gamers

March 5, 2014 | C. Custer

Tencent’s mobile gaming platform is pretty new, but that hasn’t stopped it from taking China by storm.Read More

Is Nintendo really the right model for Japan’s economic growth to follow?

March 5, 2014 | Christopher Allison

During recent economic talks, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he would like to model the company Nintendo in terms of economic reform.Read More

Mineski to run the first-ever 48-hour non-stop tournament for top MOBA titles in the Philippines

March 4, 2014 | Xairylle

If you think you can’t get enough of MOBA games, then how does a 48-hour non-stop tournament sound to you? Read More

Are Chinese gamers losing interest in the free-to-play model?

March 4, 2014 | C. Custer

Hotly-anticipated games like Guild Wars 2 and FFXIV are bucking the free-to-play trend in China. Will gamers bite?Read More