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

August 19, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 3 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

“We don’t do small experimental games. Only Flappy Bird can do that and get away with it.” An interview with 99games

August 14, 2014 | Rishi Alwani

Rohith Bhat from 99games tells us how the company balances original and licensed IP, what challenges studios like his face, and what it’s up to next.Read More

Hideo Baba’s Tales of Xillia 2 special report for Southeast Asia (VIDEO)

August 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Excited for Tales of Xillia 2? Then you can’t miss out on this special report direct from Bandai Namco HQ, and hosted by series producer Hideo Baba himself.Read More

How Blizzard is taking Hearthstone forward, starting with Curse of Naxxramas

July 31, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Hamilton Chu, executive producer of Hearthstone, weighs in on the Curse of Naxxramas, the future of the game, and its standing in the competitive arena. Read More

4 things that aren’t going to happen in Hearthstone

July 30, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

We were given the opportunity to speak to Hearthstone executive producer Hamilton Chu this morning, and through the course of our interview he confirmed the non-existence, or perhaps current lack of existence, of several Hearthstone hopes, dreams, and myths. Read More

“Thank you to all the haters,” says Newbee’s Hao, “and sorry to disappoint you.”

July 29, 2014 | Thomas Price | 30 Comments

Chinese regional newspaper Xinmin Evening News interviewed newly-crowned The International 4 champion Newbee about its $5 million win last week as part of a larger piece about Dota 2 and China’s successes this year in the competition. Read More

What is it like being the #1 Challenger in League of Legends SG/MY server? (VIDEO)

July 29, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 9 Comments

Watch an exclusive interview with Nicholas “MeZZ” Tang from Singapore, the #1 Challenger in SG/MY League of Legends server. Read More

The death of Trine: a cautionary tale about game development in India

July 29, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 9 Comments

Trine (not to be confused with the awesome game series of the same name) was one of India’s first console studios. We trace the rise and fall of one of India’s most prolific developers.Read More

An interview with the creators of Unrest, an Indian RPG like no other

July 18, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Pyrodactyl Games is what happens when a studio decides to make games for itself rather than chase what’s trending.

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‘It’s harder to make an original casual game than to make a hardcore game’: an interview with Yellow Monkey Studios

July 2, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 4 Comments

Yellow Monkey Studios isn’t your average Indian game developer. Most Indian devs are at ease making games about Bollywood and cricket, and are content just with shipping games out. Read More

Meet Allen Silva, Philippines’ newest Dota 2 English caster

June 25, 2014 | Xairylle | 9 Comments

In the Philippines, Dota 2 games are often cast in the Filipino language, which is why I was both excited and surprised to find out that the scene has a budding English Dota 2 caster: Allen “Lentropy” Silva. Read More

How two guys from radio built India’s most exciting indie game studio

June 24, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | One Comment

Supersike Games is what happens when two radio industry veterans decide to make video games. Read More

Blizzard Entertainment’s Michael Chu talks Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (VIDEO)

March 27, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 3 Comments

While at the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launch event in Singapore, we spoke to Michael Chu, senior game designer from Blizzard Entertainment, who, among other things, wrote the characters of the Monk, the Witch Doctor, Zoltun Kulle, Eirena the sorceress follower, … Read More

LGD.Yao: “Every decision we’ve made is to prepare for The International”

March 26, 2014 | Xairylle | One Comment

As one of China’s biggest Dota 2 teams, LGD is a team that was hit rather hard by the great Chinese reshuffles after The International 2013 (TI3). Falling from being the second-strongest Chinese team during The International 2012 (TI2), LGD has been struggling to regain its dominant form.

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An interview with the modder who turned GTA IV’s Liberty City into a Chinese metropolis

March 21, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Yesterday, we wrote about the GTA IV mod that turns Liberty City into China. Today, we got a chance to sit down with the man behind the mod to find out why he made it.Read More

From the other side of the fence: one developer’s thoughts on in-app-purchases

December 31, 2013 | Iain Garner | 2 Comments

A recent post by Games in Asia editor Charlie Custer sparked a debate within our community about the pros and cons of in-app-purchases (IAP). IAP is everywhere these days and is used by different companies in different ways to monetize … Read More

Want to be a professional shoutcaster? In Southeast Asia, it’s not as far away as it seems

December 10, 2013 | Mary-Anne Lee

For many young gamers in Asia, working in eSports is something to aspire to. Some crave the fame and fortune of being a professional player; others dream of Read More

Eedoo Speaks Out About CT510: Don’t Call it a Game Console [EXCLUSIVE]

May 3, 2012 | C. Custer

A day before I wrote this piece about the launch of the CT510 and how the console is nowhere to be found in Beijing, I sent an email to the folks at eedoo, the company that makes the device. Yesterday, … Read More