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Opinion - Games in Asia

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

September 23, 2014 | Thomas Price

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 | 3 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

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

Vietnamese gamers cope with second major internet outage this year

September 18, 2014 | Hieu Le Dang

This is the second time Vietnam’s internet cable has been cut this year. Affecting 93 million Vietnamese people, none more than the nation’s gamers. The issue is always one of the biggest problems for Vietnamese gamers.

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On homosexuality in Chinese gaming culture

September 17, 2014 | C. Custer

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

Going on a long journey? The 12 best games for travelling

September 12, 2014 | Thomas Price

Are you a frequent flier? These best travel games will help those hours fly by, and deserve a spot in any gamer’s backpack.Read More

Let’s face it, Japan doesn’t really care about consoles anymore.

September 12, 2014 | J. Sexton | One Comment

Sales numbers for this generation of consoles have us wondering if Japanese people even own televisions anymore.
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6 tips for dominating LoL’s newest game mode, Ascension

September 12, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Want to dominate the swirling sands of Shurima and earn those sweet-looking Ascension icons? Here’s what you need to know.Read More

This is why the International Game Concept Challenge is important for students

September 11, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Hosted in Singapore this year, the IGCC 2014 is more than a collection of student-made game concepts. It has a nobler cause.Read More

The future of video games, part III: 2064

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer

For the final installment in our future of games series, we go way into the future to look at digital immortality.Read More

The future of video games, part II: 2034

September 10, 2014 | C. Custer

We dive deeper into the future to look at what gaming will be like 20 years from now. Will we be controlling avatars with our brains by then?Read More