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WTF - Games in Asia

Paging Dr. Mundo: Chinese LoL player slashes friend’s head with a cleaver over bad games

August 20, 2014 | C. Custer | 31 Comments

A Chinese LoL player went full Dr. Mundo on his friend after the two got into an argument about who was playing poorly.Read More

You won’t believe what Japanese gamers can use to keep warm in winter

August 19, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

This Tokyo Game Show, Japan’s BES Co. Ltd will be showcasing three different products designed for the hardcore gamer waiting the winter out in his or her apartment. Do you think you’ll pick any of them up? Read More

The ultimate gaming challenge: the XCOM Ironman drinking game

August 14, 2014 | C. Custer

Do you have the guts (or more specifically the liver) to take on the alien threat while under the influence?Read More

Video games blamed for China’s college kids getting more out of shape

August 12, 2014 | C. Custer

China’s college kids are getting more and more out of shape. Are video games the reason why?Read More

WTF: Chinese police blame teen’s suicide on video games

August 7, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

The suicide of a young 17-year-old has been chalked up to his “imitating” video games found on his phone. Read More

Wife-beating Crazy English founder Li Yang says video games are a ‘cultural problem’

August 6, 2014 | C. Custer

Li Yang is in the news again, but this time it’s for saying something dumb rather than doing something dumb.Read More

Report: ChinaJoy’s showgirls offering ‘spend-the-night’ services

August 6, 2014 | Thomas Price | 7 Comments

It’s well known that ChinaJoy tends to revolve more around booth babes than games or games culture. But every year at ChinaJoy, which ended this year on Monday, there are rumors of things going further. This year is no exception, … Read More

This strategy game has been ruled a security threat

August 5, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Tropico 5 now finds itself on the receiving end of a country’s banhammer. Thailand has decided it would “hurt the country’s security.”Read More

Game-addicted Chinese mom burns, abandons daughter

August 5, 2014 | C. Custer | 5 Comments

You won’t believe what this game-addicted Chinese mother did to her daughter for disconnecting the computer’s power accidentally.Read More

League of Legends’ Invictus Gaming given a new nickname by fans: iGay

July 31, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 2 Comments

Things turned weird for Invictus Gaming when PDD went back to “pass his skills” on to his replacement, YongSoo. Now fans are saying iG = I’m Gay.Read More

Two young Chinese gamers killed in fight over internet cafe broadband speed

July 24, 2014 | C. Custer | 29 Comments

Has lag in games ever made you angry? It made one Chinese youth so angry that it sparked a fight leading to the deaths of two 16-year-old boys.Read More

The League of Legends New Dawn cinematic has been censored by China, but not where you might expect

July 23, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 6 Comments

The League of Legends New Dawn cinematic is amazing. But how is it after being censored by China?Read More

3 year bans for toxic League of Legends players in China

July 21, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 5 Comments

If you thought League of Legends players were toxic on the US and EU servers, imagine how bad Chinese players are when Tencent has to hand out 3 year bans.Read More

Chinese gamer scales buildings Assassin’s Creed style, robbing apartments to pay for gaming habit

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

What do you do when you want to game but don’t have the scratch? This one Chinese college grad took to scaling skyscrapers to steal from the apartments inside!Read More

Behind the scenes secrets with the ChinaJoy booth babes

July 17, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

ChinaJoy is, perhaps unfortunately, better known for its eye candy than for its game content. But how do those women get there? What do they go through?Read More

Son of world’s richest Chinese family causes Dota 2 commentator to cry and apologize

July 15, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 56 Comments

For Dota 2 fans in China, The International 2014 (TI4) is like their version of the FIFA World Cup. And we all know what it’s like staying up late to watch our favorite teams play, only to be met by horrible and completely inept commentators. Read More

The ‘Ninja must die’ incident: China’s LOL community is wound pretty tight

July 15, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

A quick tweet about the game Ninja Must Die—or was it—turned into a controversial firestorm in China’s professional League of Legends scene. Read More

$8 million government system “hacked” by Chinese primary school kids to play games

July 11, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

A Ningbo car rental kiosk system has been compromised by some Chinese students, who’ve been using one of the kiosks to play games. Read More