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China vs. Japan: newly announced Hearthstone competition channels old grudges in a friendly way

September 2, 2014 | Thomas Price

Following the success of the China vs Korea Masters competition, Netease has teamed with e-Sports Square to bring us the China-Japan Hearthstone Challenge.Read More

Puzzle & Dragons developer Gungho is setting up shop in Singapore

August 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Gungho will set up shop in Singapore next month to focus on Asia and emerging markets. And it has $300 million to spend. Read More

Japan, Korea, and China face off in a new League of Legends Asian sub-league this December

August 20, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 4 Comments

A new Asian sub-league has been announced for League of Legends, which will include teams from Japan, Korea, China, and Taiwan.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 best of Asian mobile gaming: August 8 to 15

August 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | 2 Comments

The best of Asia’s mobile games for the week of August 8 to August 15, 2014. Read More

Tour the Tales of shop in Akihabara with series producer Hideo Baba!

August 15, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

In this video, Baba-san takes viewers on a tour of the Tales of shop in Akihabara’s Kotobukiya store—a rare treat for us Southeast Asia fans stuck in our own cities!Read More

Steam offers discounted Japanese indie games in celebration of Summer Comiket

August 12, 2014 | Xairylle

It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Comiket and the hype has made its way to Steam via the Japanese Indie Festival sale.Read More

Weekend time-waster: Japan’s Pikachu epidemic!

August 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Yokohama’s Minato Mirai area is going to get overrun with Pikachu this month. Gotta catch ‘em all!Read More

Humble Bundle currently offering some of Japan’s coolest indie games

August 8, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Pick up some of Japan’s finest indie games this week thanks to the Humble Bundle charity sale!Read More

Japan’s most popular developer is exactly who you’d think it is

August 4, 2014 | Rishi Alwani | 8 Comments

The votes are in. The game developers that Japan considers as its most loved and popular may not surprise you at all.

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Check out the top ten highest-earning eSports countries in Asia

July 25, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

China may have won $5 million from The International 2014 (TI4), but it’s still not the top highest-earning eSports country in Asia. Read More

Monster Hunter 10th anniversary celebrations continue with release of Monster Hunter 4 spectacle frames

July 22, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

Capcom has paired up with Japanese eyewear maker Alook to produce Monster Hunter 4 spectacle frames! Shut up and take my money!Read More

This is why you should be attending TGS 2014. Also, tickets are on sale now

July 9, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

The Tokyo Game Show is almost upon us, and its organizer has released ticket information, as well as exhibitor numbers, if you needed any more incentive to visit. Read More

One Piece: Unlimited World Red review: explore the One Piece universe like never before

July 8, 2014 | Kacper Śmigiel

Go on an epic adventure with Luffy and Straw Hat Pirates, explore the new islands in One Piece universe, defeat powerful enemies and dominate the Colosseum!Read More

Homemake reaches its Kickstarter goal, spherical cities and body-swapping antics incoming

July 7, 2014 | Iain Garner

Congratulations to Archgame and its success in funding its first game! For those who missed our article introducing Japan developed Homemake, it’s a dystopian platformer set in a spherical city that’s flying through space. Read More

Tencent teases mysterious new game, possibly about giants in Japan

July 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 7 Comments

Have you ever wanted to play a game about giants? Chinese game developer and publisher Tencent might be about to give you your chance.Read More

Star Horn Royal Club partners with Japanese eSports club Detonation FM

June 23, 2014 | C. Custer

Star Horn (formerly Royal Club has just teamed up with a Japanese eSports club. What advantages could that offer the Chinese former powerhouse looking to reclaim its top spot?Read More

What is Atlus teasing with this pretty hidden tree?

June 23, 2014 | Iain Garner | One Comment

Atlus is playing games with us, but does anyone know the answer to their riddle?Read More