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China’s Guild Wars 2 servers have 3.9 million player characters, and there’s more!

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

A total server census has just been released for China’s Guild Wars 2, and it has revealed a bunch of interesting information. Read More

This is proof that Southeast Asia’s game market will mirror China’s in growth

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Southeast Asia’s game market is set to go down the same path of growth as China’s, according to iAppPay’s CEO, Qiu Yuekun. Read More

Valued at $1bn, Garena is Singapore’s biggest internet company

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 12 Comments

Most of us reading Games in Asia probably wouldn’t identify Garena as an internet company, but that’s just what The Economist has crowned it. Read More

Latest data: China has more online gamers than the USA has people

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 9 Comments

CNNIC has released a report with the latest online and mobile gamer user numbers for China, and there are truly, truly massive.Read More

Invest in smart TV games, eSports, and robotics for the future, says Kongzhong founder Nick Yang

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Nick Yang of Lebox Capital, also the founder of Kongzhong, took to the stage at Mobile Game Asia 2014 to dispense sound advice on investing in China’s game market.Read More

League of Legends has been the top game in Korean net cafes for two full years

July 22, 2014 | C. Custer

Well, it happened: this week LOL made it two straight years in the top spot every single week among Korean net cafe games.Read More

Blizzard’s beloved China general manager Alex Dai resigns

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blizzard’s beloved China GM Alex Dai has, rather unexpectedly, announced his resignation. Chinese Blizzard fans are sad.Read More

How Ubisoft’s upcoming mobile hit, Just Dance Now, will take Asia by storm

July 21, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Ubisoft’s upcoming mobile hit, Just Dance Now, doesn’t just play off its powerful Just Dance franchise; it’s also got the secret sauce that Asian gamers will love.Read More

Heroes of the Storm rated 12+ in Korea

July 17, 2014 | C. Custer

Blizzard’s new MOBA Heroes of the Storm has got an official rating in Korea, and primary school kids are going to be a bit sad about it.Read More

Know video games? India’s only game developer conference needs you.

July 14, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

The Nasscom Game Developers Conference (NGDC) India’s only games industry conference, has announced the call for speakers. Read More

Help keep the Mighty No. 9 dream alive: invest in the upcoming animated series

July 14, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Are you an investor who grew up with Mega Man? Help keep Comcept and Digital Frontier keep the dream alive.Read More

Singapore developers, here’s your chance to make a game for Singapore’s 50th birthday!

July 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

In view of Singapore’s upcoming fiftieth birthday as a nation, the Media Development Authority (MDA) of the country has put out a call for celebratory games. Read More

$8 million government system “hacked” by Chinese primary school kids to play games

July 11, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

A Ningbo car rental kiosk system has been compromised by some Chinese students, who’ve been using one of the kiosks to play games. Read More

Raising funds and making contacts just got a bit easier for Indian developers thanks to ClanUp

July 7, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Google and NASSCOM team up to help Indian game developers raise funds with Clanup.Read More

Meet Kinetiquettes, the Asian indie studio making high-end collectible Street Fighter figurines

July 7, 2014 | C. Custer

Kinetiquettes is taking your favorite characters from games and bringing them to life as badass-looking figurines. Read More

Oculus stops selling Rift dev kits to China, cancels China preorders

July 4, 2014 | C. Custer | 10 Comments

Oculus has a new message for China-based folks interested in the second dev kit for their Rift VR headset: not today.Read More

Neverwinter Online will be an Xbox One launch title in China, along with 19+ other games

July 4, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

The Xbox One is coming to China in September, and the latest news is that Neverwinter Online is going to be a launch title. Read More

Ouch: 84% of China’s PC gamers prefer imports to Chinese games

July 3, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

China’s PC gamers have spoken, and they’re not feeling great about the state of Chinese-developed games. Read More