Posts Categorized: Gaming


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Don’t Call it a Comeback: Friendster Reinvents Itself with Social Gaming

Well, here’s a fun surprise. Remember Friendster? The social network that used to be the social network before it was eventually acqui...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 10:35 pm
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Agate Studio Launches Bubble Puzzle Game Blob Blob Battle

Remember those bubble puzzle games back in the PlayStation era? Now you can play on the web. Brought to you by Agate Studio, Blob Blob Battl...

  • April 24, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Giant Interactive’s Long Journey 2S Beta Breaks 500,000 Players Online At Once

The Long Journey series has been one of China’s most popular MMORPGs for some time. The most recent game, Long Journey 2 has been no e...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 2:47 pm
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Another Japanese Gaming Company Expands Abroad: Gumi Opens Korea Office

Earlier today we noted GREE’s investment in IUGO Mobile International, the latest step from the social gaming company in its expansion...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Inside the Singapore Offices of Softlayer, the Server Power Behind ‘Draw Something’

The Draw Something phenomenon was absolutely overwhelming when it first went viral; everyone was talking about it and getting hooked on the ...

  • April 19, 2012
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Web-based Game, TouchJam, Brings Indonesian Gaming and Music Together

Indonesia-based game development startup, Touchten, has partnered with music label Aquarius Musikindo to jointly launch TouchJam, a web-base...

  • April 17, 2012
  • at 5:57 pm
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Nintendo Puts the 3DS in a Museum. (It’s Not What You Think)

The Louvre and Nintendo (TYO:7974) have teamed up an in somewhat surprising partnership to provide audio and visual guides to the famous mus...

  • April 13, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Rumor: The9 in Dire Financial Straits, Big Layoffs in Some Departments

Chinese game developer/publisher The9 (NASDAQ:NCTY) may be in some trouble. Rumors are floating around that the company has made big staff c...

  • April 12, 2012
  • at 8:50 pm
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GREE Invests in Wizcorp, Aims to Leverage its HTML5 Expertise

Earlier this week Tokyo-based game developer Wizcorp announced on its website that it had become a strategic partner of Japanese social gami...

  • April 11, 2012
  • at 11:05 am
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Cygames ‘Rage of Bahamut’ Became Top Grossing App in US

According to Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) and Cygames [1] have announced that the social card battle game Rage of Bahamut for Android smart...

  • April 25, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Chocoarts Targets Football Fans in Indonesia, Launches Jago Kabo For Nokia S40

Indonesia-based Chocoarts has launched its long awaited mobile football game yesterday. The game, titled Jago Kabo, is built for Persikabo (...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Duowan Acquires 3D Gaming Platform Startup

The Beijing-based 3D gaming platform E-City Sky has been acquired by the major Chinese gaming portal Duowan. That’s according to Cleme...

  • April 23, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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GREE Looks North With Investment in Vancouver-Based IUGO Mobile Entertainment

Not long after investing in Tokyo-based game developers and HTML5 experts Wizcorp, Japanese social gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) has just a...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Netease’s Dragon Blade Will Launch Beta This Year

We’e been following Netease’s Dragon Blade for a little while now, mostly because we still haven’t been able to get a hand...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Japan Social Gaming Market, Design, Francesco Romano; Written/researched by Serkan Toto

Japan’s Social Gaming Market [Infographic]

It has been interesting for us to follow the growth of Japan’s social gaming market, particularly the bigger players like GREE and DeN...

  • April 16, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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EA Launches The Sims Social on Tencent’s Qzone

We told you a couple months ago about EA’s plan to bring Mo Ni Shi Guang — a.k.a. The Sims Social — to Tencent’s Qzo...

  • April 13, 2012
  • at 3:30 pm
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Poll Suggests Chinese Have More Fun Online

A new poll from Ipsos Global Public Affairs [1] surveyed internet users in 24 countries to find out how people in each country entertain the...

  • April 12, 2012
  • at 2:35 pm
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Love, DotA, and One Reluctant Chinese Gamer’s Big Gamble

Last week, a gaming addiction story about a young college couple caught fire on the Chinese internet. These stories are common; generally, t...

  • April 10, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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