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Opinion - Games in Asia

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

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

Chinese League of Legends teams need to stop recruiting Korean players

July 2, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 10 Comments

China has a bad habit of shamelessly copying others. There’s no doubt that Korean players are superior at League of Legends, so when a few top Chinese teams started recruiting foreign talent, every other Chinese team started to do so as well. Read More