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Opinion - Games in Asia

How do the top 20 League of Legends teams in the world rank?

July 28, 2014 | C. Custer | 11 Comments

The editors at Duowan rank the top twenty LOL teams in the world right now. Do you agree with their picks?Read More

Why crowd-sourced prize pools shouldn’t be the future of eSports

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

TI4 set records with its $10m prize, and I think that’s great. But here’s why it shouldn’t happen again. Read More

What did Chinese Dota fans think of the TI4 finals?

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 14 Comments

The consensus outside China seems to be disappointment in a lackluster final series between Newbee and VG. But what did Chinese fans think?Read More

5 reasons why you shouldn’t play Destiny at launch

July 22, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

Ah Destiny, the one game poised to be this year’s poster child for console gamers everywhere. That is, until I played the beta and realized otherwise.Read More

7 things I learned from The International 2014

July 22, 2014 | Xairylle

What do you think this most bittersweet International taught us so far?Read More

Discussion: what book, TV show, or movie would make an awesome video game?

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

You know you have it: that book, show, or movie that you’re just dying to see turned into a video game. Tell us what you want to see. You never know, maybe some developers will see this and get inspired!Read More

I don’t play Dota 2, but I finally understand why people love it

July 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 8 Comments

This evening, I attended the first The International (TI) pubstomp of my life. I am not a Dota 2 fan, and my account is level two, and honestly, I don’t care who wins the ten million dollars at stake in … Read More

Chinese fans vote: Can China beat Korea at this year’s League of Legends world championship?

July 15, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

Chinese fans are asked to vote on whether this year could finally be the year Chinese teams bring home the gold. Their answer might surprise you. Read More

Report: Xbox One could cost $800 in China at launch

July 15, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

The Xbox One is poised to become the first official game console China’s had in a decade. Will it also be the most expensive?Read More

The 5 worst things about JRPGs

July 14, 2014 | Iain Garner | 3 Comments

I’m in the middle of giant JRPG binge, and that has led to some realizations: I love this genre but there are some things I never want to see again. Read More

Discussion: what’s your favorite video game move?

July 14, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

We love games because they let us do things we never could in real life (often because they’re impossible). What’s your favorite gaming “move”?
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5 reasons why Line’s Disney Tsum Tsum is going to consume your life

July 11, 2014 | Iain Garner

I recently downloaded Line’s latest game Disney Tsum Tsum, mainly because I wanted to know what the hell a tsum is. Read More

5 life lessons taught to me by Persona 4

July 9, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

Some the best games aren’t just games, they are educational. The very best games teach us something about ourselves, life, and the world around us, Persona 4 is one of those games.Read More

8 of Japan’s greatest games that need a reboot

July 7, 2014 | Iain Garner | 4 Comments

Some of my favorite games are Japanese, and many of them have been forgotten. Here’s my list of the 8 Japanese games most in need of a reboot.Read More

Gamer in Asia: fellow white male game journalists, we need to talk

July 4, 2014 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

I had a bit of an eye opening experience this week, and I think this is something all white male journalists need to talk about.Read More

Sexism in Asia is the real reason IeSF decided on gender-separate tournaments

July 4, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

The real reason why IeSF has gender-separate tournaments: it needs to think of gamers worldwide, not just in the West. Read More

7 things you will experience during The International (for people watching at home)

July 4, 2014 | Xairylle | 4 Comments

If you have been watching at home since the first International way back 2011, you’ve probably noticed that certain things repeat itself every year.Read More

Why Chinese Dota 2 team CIS is having trouble getting TI4 visas

July 3, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

Coming to America, it turns out, is pretty hard even for some of the world’s best Dota players. Here’s why.Read More