Posts Categorized: Gaming


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A Sneak Peek at Some Games on WeChat’s Social Gaming Platform

As confirmed by Tencent (HKG:0700) during its most recent earnings call, a WeChat social gaming platform is in the works. Now leaked picture...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japan’s Video Game Market Grows to $4.6 Billion in 2012 (But Social Games Not Too Far Off)

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Netease Jumps into E-Sports, Pushes for Stronger Competition in China

I’ve been noticing a bit more talk about e-sports (i.e. competitive gaming) in the Chinese games media over the past few months. As mo...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Nijibox Reaches 5 Million Gamers, Founder Yoichi Gets Even Busier

Japanese game developer and publisher Nijibox announced on Monday that there are a few personnel changes for the company’s key positions. ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Chinese Gamer Demands Police Arrest Him for Playing Games Too Much

Ah Mao (not his real name) has a problem with online games: he can’t stop playing them. But luckily for him and his family and friends...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Bali-Based Game Studio Goes Bananas for the World’s Hottest Dance Crazes

Bali-based game developer Dragon Game Studio has been quite busy recently, releasing its first-ever two games in the last couple of days. Th...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Addicted Chinese Gamer Dumped, Murders Girlfriend, Steals Her Money to Play More Games

If you had any doubts about how serious gaming addiction can be — and you shouldn’t, given the number of game-related murders we...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Teen Gamers Revealed, From In-Depth Demographics to Deepest Desires [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’re always keeping our eyes out for interesting and surprising data about China’s games industry, and yesterday, we found a go...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Got Game: Japan’s NTT Docomo to Launch ‘D Game’ Portal Tomorrow with China Mobile

Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is buddying up with another giant telco, China Mobile (NYSE:CHL; HKG:0941), to bring its mobile gaming porta...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 9:52 pm
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Kabam Launches $50 Million Fund to Bring Japanese Games to the West

California-based game studio Kabam has set up a $50 million fund aimed at getting Japanese games into the Western markets of Europe and the ...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 9:01 am
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Discussion: Mobile Gaming in Southeast Asia (Live Blog)

While Android is on the rise in Southeast Asia, it’s still a very fragmented market. There are lots of feature phone users and browser...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 12:20 pm
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Chinese Web Game Developer Linekong Online Shifts Focus to Mobile Gaming

Earlier this week, Linekong Online was one of China’s best known and biggest developers of web games. But today, the company is no lon...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Chinese League of Legends Clone Hopes to Capture a Slice of China’s DOTA Market with Home-Grown Heroes

China’s casual and social gamers are growing by the day, especially on mobile platforms. But what about the country’s more hardc...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Social Games and Gaming Trends in Japan (Slideshare Presentation)

When Dr. Serkan Toto says something about Japan’s social gaming scene, we tend to listen, because he’s an expert with years of e...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Renren Plans Aggressive Android Games Push in 2013

Last year, we learned that social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) was planning to diversify its offerings and move into, among other thin...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Gungho’s ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Probably Made Up to $86 Million In Sales Last Month

The crazy Puzzle and Dragons boom in Japan continues – and it gets even crazier. Maker GungHo (3765.OS) posted a new financial document...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
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SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
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China Will Have 300 Million Android Users by the End of 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Let’s start Monday morning with some big numbers. Now that smartphones account for 73.2 percent of all mobiles sold in China, and with man...

  • March 25, 2013
  • at 9:58 am
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