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Interview: OMG says they can beat SSB, and Cool misses Faker at Worlds

September 24, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

China’s LPL team OMG is up against Korea’s #1 team in the League of Legends Worlds group stages this week. Can they pull off an upset?Read More

More gaming startups need to work together. Malaysia’s 1337 Accelerator is why.

August 28, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

Malaysia’s first accelerator, 1337 Accelerator, is one startup’s desire to give back to its fledgling community.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

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

August 26, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 2 Comments

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

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

August 25, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 3 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

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

“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 | 10 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 | 5 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 | 2 Comments

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