Posts Categorized: Gaming



Plants vs Zombies Great Wall Edition Hits China, Shakes You Down For Small Change

The new Chinese-themed Plants vs Zombies Great Wall Edition has arrived, bringing new scenes and levels to PopCap’s popular gaming tit...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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IPL Partnership with Netease and MarsTV Brings Pro Gaming to China

Professional gaming may be a nascent “sport” in the West, but in parts of East Asia, it’s serious business. Obviously, pro...

  • May 22, 2012
  • at 11:06 am
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Sandbox Global to Expand ‘Stylista’ Facebook Game Around Asia

Bangkok-based gaming company Sandbox Global is in the process of launching an English language version of their Facebook fashion game Stylis...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 10:25 am
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Who Wants to Play? Survey Says Japan Luke Warm to Nintendo and Sony Game Consoles

We recently wrote that Nintendo (TYO:7974) reported its first loss in 30 years with sales of its major consoles struggling. Sony (NYSE:SNE) ...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 10:18 am
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GREE’s Zombie Jombie Surpasses 1 Million Downloads

Even with all the craziness surrounding ‘kompu gacha’ for Japan’s biggest social gaming companies, their businesses still ...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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A Discussion on Games and Building Global Brands

As GMIC winds down for the year, this afternoon Aiko Tanaka, a co-founder of Infinity Ventures Partners moderated a discussion with some of ...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 5:55 pm
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Phewtick Matchmakes People Through Gamification and LBS (And a Lot More)

Japanese startup, Phewtick, is the pitch that has caught my attention – and confused me the most – this morning at the G-Startup...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:40 pm
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Making Sense of Japan’s Social Gaming Drama

The Japanese mobile social gaming space has experienced quite a rollercoaster ride over the past week or so. It was one week ago today that ...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 9:08 pm
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Qeon Interactive Plans to be Indonesia’s First Social Gaming Platform

Qeon was recently launched at the Scusa Intercontinental Mid Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, where it also featured its first game, Shadow Company. Fo...

  • May 7, 2012
  • at 10:40 pm
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Xfire Ready for Asian Push, Partners with SEA Gaming

Xfire, a California- and Shanghai-based online community platform that offers social tools to PC gamers, is partnering up with Southeast Asi...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Chinese Third-Party Android App Store Sees 900 Million Downloads in Q1

New download stats compiled by Chinese app store 91 Mobile show that, in 2012 Q1, it saw the rate of Android app downloads more than double ...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 10:21 pm
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Netease Working on Cheap Android Smartphone

Perhaps inspired by Xiaomi, it seems everyone is looking to make a low-cost Android-based smartphone for the China market these days. Neteas...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Localizing Plants vs Zombies for China, and PopCap’s Plans for APAC

Yesterday we told you about how PopCap is soon launching the Great Wall and Kingdoms editions of Plants vs. Zombies in China. This news from...

  • May 15, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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PopCap Cuddles Tencent: PvZ Great Wall and Kingdoms Coming Soon To China

Popcap’s China invasion continues. The popular Plants vs Zombies (PvZ) game was first placed exclusively on Renren last year in May. A...

  • May 14, 2012
  • at 9:14 am
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Frenzoo Raises $1 Million, Will Create 3D Lifestyle and Fashion Mobile Games

Frenzoo, a startup based out of Hong Kong and San Francisco, is a startup that has been around for a while, specializing in 3D avatars and f...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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HalfBrick, Maker of Fruit Ninja, and its Future Plans in China

HalfBrick Studios’ Fruit Ninja has been really hot since slicing its way into the Chinese market last year. It has since made it to over 1...

  • May 10, 2012
  • at 1:08 pm
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Chinese Lawyer Sues Kane & Lynch 2 Developers for Defamation

This post has been updated, please scroll to the bottom for the latest changes: In the year 2012, most of the world has moved on from the 20...

  • May 9, 2012
  • at 4:09 pm
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Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency Deems ‘Kompu Gacha’ Sales a Violation of Law [Report]

Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency has reportedly concluded that the practice of ‘Kompu Gacha’ is a violation of the law. Kom...

  • May 7, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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