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Opinion - Games in Asia

Why Globe’s digital carrier billing for the Google Play Store needs more of a marketing push

September 3, 2014 | Xairylle

For a feature as helpful and possibly innovative as mobile billing, it’s surprising that not enough people seem to know of it yet.Read More

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel preview: less gravity, more loot

September 3, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

If you like Borderlands, you’re going to love Borderlands the Pre-Sequel…at least if the demo we played at PAX Prime is any indication.Read More

The Crew preview: cross-country motor mayhem

September 2, 2014 | C. Custer

At PAX, I got to try my hand at Ubisoft’s latest open-world racing game: The Crew. Read More

Far Cry 4 preview: I’m not good at sneaking

September 1, 2014 | C. Custer

I got to try my hand at the latest build of Far Cry 4 at PAX Prime this past weekend, and the results? I am not good enough at sneaking.Read More

How a bunch of students turned their game jam entry into a world-class mobile game

August 29, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We spoke to Lucid Labs’ Chirag Chopra to find out how the studio managed to turn a mere student game jam entry into a world-class mobile game.Read More

What Pinoys really are saying when you play Dota 2 with them

August 28, 2014 | Xairylle | 63 Comments

I won’t say that Pinoys don’t trash-talk or don’t swear, but here’s something to ponder on: they don’t do it all the time.Read More

Fortumo weighs in on how mobile game developers can monetize in emerging markets like India

August 27, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

We spoke to Mattias Liivak, head of marketing and PR, and Sanjay Sinha, country manager for India at Fortumo, to find out what’s needed for developers to succeed in markets that are adverse to spending.Read More

4 ways China’s Netease Allstars MOBA wants to break traditions

August 27, 2014 | Thomas Price

Netease Allstars is on the horizon, but it faces stiff competition. We break down the four innovations Netease is trying to bring to the MOBA genre.Read More

“We have to get the business model right.” Playstation India on indies, Vita, and PSN

August 26, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

In the second part of our interview with Playstation India chief Atindriya Bose, we touch upon Sony’s handheld conundrums, the country’s potential on digital, and the company’s plans for local indie developers.Read More

DOTA vs. LOL: watch Chinese players on both sides talk about the rivalry

August 26, 2014 | C. Custer | 3 Comments

Check out this video with Chinese LOL and Dota players talking about each others’ games, and the rivalry between them.Read More

“It’s been a fantastic start”: an interview with Playstation India

August 25, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

The Playstation 4 (PS4) has taken the world by storm. But what opportunities do Sony’s platforms have in India? We talk to Sony Computer Entertainment’s country manager for India, Atindriya Bose, to find out more.Read More

7 kinds of drafters in Dota 2 captain’s mode pubs

August 25, 2014 | Xairylle

A draft can make or break a Dota 2 game, especially when in captain’s mode. Read More

Discussion: what was your most frustrating video game moment?

August 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 26 Comments

Video games can be fun, but they can also be a source of immense frustration. What’s your most frustrating moment in games?
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How not to suck at Dota 2’s ability draft

August 22, 2014 | Thomas Price | 4 Comments

The mode’s been out for months, but still most people playing Dota 2′s ability draft have no idea what they’re doing. Here’s some hints to get you started.Read More

The 5 Warcraft 3 custom maps that need to be in Dota 2

August 20, 2014 | Thomas Price | 13 Comments

It’s been about two weeks now since Dota 2’s workshop tools expanded to allow custom game creation. While the tools are still in alpha, fans are already hard at work tinkering with the game that itself was born from a … Read More

Consoles may no longer be banned in China, but there are still troubles ahead

August 20, 2014 | Thomas Price | One Comment

Locals in China refer to its infamous console ban as “thirteen frozen years”, measuring it by the start of the ban in 2000 to the opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in 2013. Others prefer to call it the … Read More

Microsoft thinks it can sell more Xbox Ones by going exclusive with Amazon India

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 5 Comments

In the second part of our interview with Xbox India head Anshu Mor, he sounds off on how Microsoft manages its retail partners, why the Xbox One is poised for success, and of course, Sony.Read More

7 kinds of solo mid players you will encounter as a teammate in Dota 2

August 19, 2014 | Xairylle | 8 Comments

Welcome to Dota 2 public matchmaking, where everyone wants to go mid!Read More