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Opinion - Games in Asia

If Unity is for sale, should you be worried?

October 13, 2014 | J. Sexton | One Comment

The tool of choice for indie and mobile devs is rumored to be up for sale. We ponder what this could mean for Asian developers. Read More

7 elements of compelling games

October 9, 2014 | J. Sexton | 8 Comments

Some elements that every game needs, if it wants players to keep playing.Read More

7 must-read books for game developers

October 4, 2014 | J. Sexton | 2 Comments

These books pack marketing ideas, business lessons, motivation, and more. They’re all worth reading, especially if you’re a game dev. Read More

Your local culture is awesome, but it doesn’t need to be in every game.

September 30, 2014 | J. Sexton | One Comment

Governments have a lot of tools at their disposal to help game developers, but the shoehorn shouldn’t be one of them. Read More

5 reasons why Sony had the best “booth babes” at TGS

September 25, 2014 | Iain Garner | 7 Comments

Sony’s TGS booth was a massive success, found out how their “booth babes” were the key to that success.Read More

Tokyo Game Show proved developers are taking horror seriously again

September 25, 2014 | Iain Garner

For the last few years horror has taken a backseat to more action-packed titles. But judging by this year’s TGS, that’s all about to change.Read More

With ‘Titan’ cancelled, has Blizzard run out of ideas?

September 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 9 Comments

With project Titan cancelled, it’s been 16 years since Blizzard showed us it could produce completely new IP. What gives?Read More

Nintendo is 125 years old, but still has some growing up to do

September 23, 2014 | Thomas Price | 2 Comments

Nintendo’s 125 today! But if they want to survive another 125, they’ll need to pay attention to the five items on this list.Read More

All the technology is in place for great games on every platform—and it’s going to be awful.

September 23, 2014 | J. Sexton

Phones, consoles and PCs can all technically be home to the same great games. Paradoxically, this almost guarantees far fewer truly excellent games.
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Microsoft’s mistakes: how Sony is winning China’s console war

September 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

Microsoft’s blunders in launching the Xbox One in China are playing right into Sony’s hands. Read More

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD both dazzles and disappoints

September 22, 2014 | Thomas Price

We got a hands-on and a behind-closed-doors look at Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and came away with strong, but mixed, feelings. Read More

Discussion: who’s your favorite Dota 2 hero?

September 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 25 Comments

If you’re a Dota 2 player, you share a common interest with some of us: you love the game. But of course, loving the game doesn’t mean loving the same heroes! Who’s your favorite to play?
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Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse lets you jump into the DB universe with your very own fighter

September 21, 2014 | Thomas Price | 3 Comments

With character creation and a time-bending take on the original story, DBZ: Xenoverse commemorates the fighting game series’ 15th anniversary in style. Read More

Your phone can play Final Fantasy XIII thanks to Square Enix’s DiveIn

September 20, 2014 | Thomas Price

Square Enix’s DiveIn service is bringing FF7 and 13 to your smart phone through streaming. But despite smooth performance, we have some reservations.Read More

Finally, a Korean dev delivers that debt simulator Asia needs to play

September 20, 2014 | J. Sexton | 3 Comments

How much can you really know about yourself if you’ve never been in a fight to earn money, to pay your ever-growing debtsRead More

Branded breasts used to boost game sales in Vietnam

September 19, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang | 8 Comments

The move by VTC to promote Time Traveler Heroes was about as tasteful as you’d expect.Read More

On homosexuality in Chinese gaming culture

September 17, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

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