Posts Categorized: Gaming


Japan's market for mobile gaming

Japan’s smartphone games market now worth $5.4 billion, half of total gaming industry

According to a new report, Japan’s domestic smartphone gaming market was worth JPY 546.8 billion (US$5.4 billion) in 2013, up a staggering...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Tencent earnings report

Tencent: $3.15 billion in profit in 2013 as company shifts focus to mobile, ecommerce

China’s Tencent (HKG:0700) has just published its Q4 and full-year 2013 earnings report, full of financial details and user numbers fo...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 6:59 pm
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Giant Interactive to delist from NYSE

Chinese gaming company Giant Interactive to go private after $3 billion buyout of shareholders

While Chinese tech titans like Alibaba and Sina Weibo are set to IPO in the US, gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA) is doing the very...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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China 'Funbox' games console

ZTE set to release China’s first games console later this month

According to Bloomberg, China’s second-largest game developer and operator The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) has partnered with ZTE (HKG:0763; SHE:000063...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 7:22 pm
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Flappy Bird creator is going to release 3 more new games and may bring back Flappy Bird

Rolling Stone grabbed an in-depth interview with the creator of Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen, and the coolest bit of news is he's still working ...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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GlassEgg, Vietnam’s number one games outsourcing company works with Microsoft, and EA

GlassEgg is not a very well known gaming company in Vietnam, but this company operates on the global level, outsourcing and doing 3D work fo...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:59 pm
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SoftBank invests in Thailand’s Ini3, marking the second investment in Southeast Asia

One of Thailand’s main online game operators Ini3 Digital announced today that SoftBank Ventures Korea, a venture capital arm of SoftBank ...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 12:39 pm
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How one game saved ‘Japan’s Facebook’ from the brink

How one game brought ‘Japan’s Facebook’ back from the brink of disaster

Mixi, once Japan’s largest social network, is back from the dead. In September 2006, Mixi was the first so-called web 2.0 startup ever to ...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm
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Here are first 3 Indonesian games on Nokia’s Android phones

1. Eyes on Dragon 2. Tales of Marble 3...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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US gaming company: “We hope it is no longer possible for Flappy Bird to return to the App Store”

Some companies just want to play the trademark game. Other people want to make games only. Flappy Bird is caught in the crossfire.

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 1:35 pm
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Clash of Clans maker Supercell opens office in Seoul

Supercell, the Helsinki-based gaming company best known for its megahit strategy game Clash of Clans, has reportedly opened an office in th...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 2:20 pm
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Taijitu puzzle game for iOS

Add a moment of zen to your gaming with Taijitu

The first game to blow my mind on a smartphone was Zen Bound, because it rewarded hours of gameplay with great visuals and an absorbing soun...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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Lets Fold origami game for Android

Love origami? This mobile game takes the ancient Japanese art into the 21st century

Origami, the ancient Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes, is getting a makeover for the 21st-century. A new puzzle game for...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 3:20 pm
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Made in China: one game company’s struggle to do what they love

You probably haven’t heard of Songtang Animations. It’s a small developer with a staff of just 25 operating out of Haicang, Xiamen. The ...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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7 fun, satirical games to play during Thailand’s political crisis

Thailand’s political crisis is still going on, and nobody knows how or when it will end. But, this being the land of smiles, many Thai peo...

  • March 6, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Why Microsoft’s Xbox One doesn’t stand a chance in Japan

The Microsoft’s Xbox One will be launching in Japan later this year, and I’ve got to say, things are not looking very optimistic for...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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Indie developer sets out to prove that hardcore games can make it on mobile

Mobile games rarely appeal to those of us who grew up wasting hours upon hours of our early lives on console and PC games. A traditional har...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 9:50 am
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BoosterMedia HTML5

HTML5 game company founder: we don’t need to innovate, we just need to be good

It’s undeniable that the gaming industry is very big, especially in Asia. While the overall global gaming market amounts to an estimated U...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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