Posts Categorized: Gaming

New web game in China lets you taser corrupt government officials

Tase him, bro! New game in China lets you zap corrupt government officials

A new web game has appeared in China that lets you taser corrupt government officials. Given how touchy Chinese state-run media can be about...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 12:12 pm
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Oh happy day! China officially lifts game console ban

After 13 long years, China’s State Council has officially lifted the ban on gaming consoles, according to Techweb. Foreign companie...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Mobile game developer Gumi raises $19 million, partners with Fuji Media

Japanese mobile game developer Gumi announced that it has concluded a financing round of 1.9 billion yen ($19 million).

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 3:23 pm
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SingTel launches Android gaming app store WePlay

Singapore-based telco SingTel and mobile gaming publisher PlayPhone have launched WePlay, a mobile gaming platform for Android users.

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 9:38 am
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Xbox One to hit shelves in China by September 2014

The Xbox One will be released on the Chinese mainland September next year, according to Funshion CEO Luo Jiangchun (article in Chinese). S...

  • December 12, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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China’s Yodo1 to localize games for Korea and Japan with latest $11 million investment

Yodo1 has just closed an $11 million series B funding round led by GGV Capital. The Beijing-based mobile game localization specialists als...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Does Sony’s PS4 face exile?

This gaming post was originally published on our new sister site Games in Asia, which you should totally bookmark and follow on Twitter and ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 6:18 pm
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Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Chinese search engine and web portal company Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) has boosted its gaming capabilities by taking a stake in Japan’s KLab (...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 12:16 pm
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Giant Interactive delist

Gaming company Giant proposes management buy-out and NYSE delisting

Struggling gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA) has proposed a management buy-out that will see the Chinese firm de-list from the New ...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Games anyone? WeChat quietly rolls out games in Indonesia

Indonesians loved the social gaming experience in messaging apps Line and KakaoTalk in 2013, and now WeChat wants to join the party. The Chi...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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9 best Asian games of 2013

Staff picks: the 9 best Asian games of 2013

With the year drawing to a close, we thought it’d be fun to take a look back at the Asia-developed games that came out this year and pick ...

  • January 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Touchten funding

3 reasons why CyberAgent Ventures invested in TouchTen

TouchTen just sent an official statement that it has completed its Series B financing round led by Japanese investor CyberAgent Ventures. Th...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 2:20 am
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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3

Mobile gaming is still China’s fastest-growing game sector, with the market exploding 75 percent from Q2 to Q3 this year. New data fro...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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South Korea considers anti-gaming law that groups online games with gambling, drugs, and alcohol

South Korea is no stranger to gaming, and by extension, no stranger to gaming addiction, either. And so it’s no surprise that the recent c...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 6:47 pm
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Singapore’s game developer Inzen Studio raises $550,000

Singapore-based game developer Inzen Studio raised a total of $550,000 to date from angel investors Hans de Back and Harveen Narulla.

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 11:08 am
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Sony: We’ve sold 2.1 million PS4 consoles already

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) new PlayStation 4 launched in the US on November 15. How’s it doing since then? Sony revealed today that 2.1 million P...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 6:14 pm
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New seed fund seeks to boost India’s mobile game developers

Indian mobile game developer and publisher Nazara wants to grow the gaming ecosystem in India – as well as take a slice of promising g...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Temple Run 2 in China

Game publisher helps Temple Run 2 dash to 130 million users in China

Getting China’s smartphone owners to play mobile games is as easy as getting a horse to water, but getting them to drink up in-app pur...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:59 pm
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