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WTF - Games in Asia

China’s made a real-life Hearthstone set (and now we know why Blizzard hasn’t)

September 25, 2014 | Thomas Price | 51 Comments

Some savvy business people on Chinese online retailer Taobao have created a real-life Hearthstone set. We gave it a test run to see if it’s worth the $50.Read More

The longest server queue time you’ve ever seen

September 23, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Say what you will about the server delays in other games; they’re nothing compared to the issues LOL had in China this weekend!Read More

China’s craziest WOW player has 247 level-90 accounts, and there’s more…

September 19, 2014 | C. Custer | 6 Comments

Could this be China’s most dedicated WoW player? A Chinese WoW player has fully leveled more than 247 accounts, and that’s not all he’s done…Read More

In China, games are a major source of money for online scammers

September 11, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

At least in terms of the online scams that get reported officially, it turns out that video games are one of the biggest sources of online scams in China.Read More

A disgusting fact about internet cafes in China (and probably everywhere else, too)

September 10, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

If you’ve spent any time surfing or gaming at an internet cafe in China, you may have gotten a little more from that experience than you bargained for (or wanted).Read More

A look inside 300 Heroes, China’s most IP-infringing MOBA

August 29, 2014 | Thomas Price | 3 Comments

Famous for its various anime, game, and movie characters without any license to do so, China MOBA 300 Heroes remains popular in China. But how’s it play?Read More

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 | 7 Comments

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