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4 ways China’s Netease Allstars MOBA wants to break traditions

August 27, 2014 | Thomas Price

Netease Allstars is on the horizon, but it faces stiff competition. We break down the four innovations Netease is trying to bring to the MOBA genre.Read More

Netease CEO: China has the most Hearthstone players of any country

August 16, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

Hearthstone is popular in China, and according to Netease’s CEO, it has a bigger player base there than in any other country.Read More

Which of these MOBAs do you think can stand up against Dota 2 and LoL?

August 15, 2014 | Thomas Price | 27 Comments

It’s fair to say that MOBA games are huge right now. Whether you look to record-breaking prize pools, or the genre’s play-time dominance in China, it’s a fact that’s impossible to ignore. Nor does it seem that game companies are … Read More

UPDATE: Netease reports $377 million in game revenue for Q2, aims to have more Blizzard games out by year’s end

August 15, 2014 | C. Custer

Netease has posted strong Q2 numbers and vowed to try to get Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm released in China before the year is over.Read More

China’s Heroes of the Storm publisher merges MOBA with RTS, announces Netease Allstars

August 4, 2014 | Jing Zhang

Netease, publisher of Heroes of the Storm in China, merges MOBA with RTS to create Netease Allstars.Read More

Heroes of the Storm debuts at ChinaJoy, plus reveal of new hero: Chen Stormstout

July 31, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 3 Comments

Heroes of the Storm becomes available in Chinese, plus a sneak peek at the next hero, Chen Stormstout.Read More

Blizzard’s beloved China general manager Alex Dai resigns

July 21, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Blizzard’s beloved China GM Alex Dai has, rather unexpectedly, announced his resignation. Chinese Blizzard fans are sad.Read More

It took more than 700 days to censor Diablo 3 for China (and that still might not be enough)

July 18, 2014 | C. Custer

Diablo 3 is coming to China, but exactly when is still up in the air. It has taken more than 700 days to censor the game for China, and it could take more.Read More

Here’s how Diablo 3 will be censored in China

July 15, 2014 | C. Custer | 8 Comments

The official version of Diablo 3 is finally coming to China. Well, some of it is. From the look of these images, the blood and guts got left behind.Read More

EA, Microsoft, Sony, Crytek, Blizzard, and more all to exhibit at ChinaJoy

July 8, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

The West’s big devs are all making the trip to ChinaJoy, and two of them will be in its brand new next-gen console section.Read More

Heroes of the Storm will be playable in Chinese at ChinaJoy

July 8, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

The game is apparently close to ready for play in Chinese…does that mean that the tech alpha could finally be headed towards a China release?Read More

The China vs. Korea Masters: who are the best Hearthstone players in Asia?

June 25, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 2 Comments

NetEase really wants China to be good at Hearthstone. First, it was CEO Ding Lei dangling a Ferrari in front of players who can win against Europe. Now, it’s an unprecedented offline tournament held between 512 Chinese players, with the top eight being sent off to duke it out against Korea for fame, fortune, and massive e-peen points. Read More

Chinese shooter Crisis 2015 begins closed beta

June 13, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Gamers around China are getting their hands on Crisis 2015 today to see how the shooter really stacks up against the competition. Read More

China’s WoW characters could fill Shanghai seven times, and other crazy stats (INFOGRAPHIC)

June 12, 2014 | C. Custer | 2 Comments

WoW celebrates its ninth anniversary in China this year with a cool infographic breaking down exactly what Chinese players have been up to. Read More

Heroes of the Storm may be heading for paid beta, and Chinese gamers want in

May 27, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

Rumor has it Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is set to launch a paid beta that will allow anyone to opt into the game. Will Chinese gamers be willing to chip in, or will they wait for the game’s official China launch, which is probably much further down the line?Read More

Chinese pro Starcraft 2 team Zenith of Origin at risk of disbanding?

May 16, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

After rumors spread that the team had already fallen apart, players responded that they were still together, but that the club does have financial problems.Read More

After crushing Hearthstone defeat, Netease CEO will give a Ferrari to Chinese players who can beat Europe next time

May 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 8 Comments

China’s first China-Europe Hearthstone matchup did not go well, but now Netease CEO Ding Lei wants to give Ferraris to anyone who can beat their continental opponents next time.Read More

Blizzard and Netease share details on China plans for Heroes of the Storm

April 25, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

When is Heart of the Swarm coming to China, and how is the localization work going? Netease Games put those questions to Blizzard and Netease execs.Read More