Posts Categorized: Gaming

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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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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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Kamcord records 2 billion mobile game videos as it launches Chinese, Japanese, and Korean versions

We’ve had our eye on Kamcord, the maker of a mobile game recording SDK for iOS and Android, ever since it received funding from Chi...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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Game portal Joyme gets $21.5 million funding to grow with China’s mobile gaming market

Chinese mobile game portal Joyme yesterday announced it closed an RMB 130 million ($21.5 million) series B round led by Fosun Venture Capi...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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China’s Sohu sees improved revenues on all fronts, but profits fall

Chinese online media giant Sohu’s Q4 revenues rose 29 percent compared to last year to $385 million, but a 78 percent rise in operat...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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An open letter to Dong Nguyen, creator of Flappy Bird

"You can't get unfamous, you can get infamous, but you can't get unfamous." - Words of advice that ring so true for Flappy Bird's creator to...

  • February 9, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Why Vietnam is proud of Flappy Bird

Why Vietnam is proud of Flappy Bird

Don't forget, Flappy Bird came from Vietnam, and that's going to be a new treasure trove of startups and apps coming out of the country. Kee...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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10 reasons why Vietnam-made game Flappy Bird is so ridiculously addictive

Here's the ten reasons why Flappy Bird is such a viral game. Can these reasons be copied?

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 4:30 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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Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Super casual mobile games are meant to be accessible – and that often means big numbers. That’s the case with Hong Kong’s Animoca,...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:09 pm
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Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company

Chinese software company Kingsoft (HKG:3888) announced today it will sell $20 million worth of shares of its subsidiary Westhouse to C...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Missed the boat? Here are 3 ways to download and play the original Flappy Bird

Note: Tech in Asia does not encourage app piracy. We’re linking to these sites for reference.

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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No, Amazing Cupid is not a Flappy Bird clone, it’s a tribute

Flappy Bird is hotter than ever, and even though Dong Nguyen has removed the game from app stores it hasn’t lost any of its popularity. On...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Flappy Bird creator removes game from stores

Update: Flappy Bird has been removed from both the iOS and Android stores. Flappy Bird, a mobile game that has taken the world by storm, wil...

  • February 9, 2014
  • at 9:16 am
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Brave Frontier developer Gumi gets second investment in 2 months for regional expansion

Less than two months after closing a $19 million funding round, Tokyo-based mobile game developer Gumi has just accepted an undisclosed su...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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DeNA Q3 2013 revenue profit

Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report...

  • February 5, 2014
  • at 3:40 pm
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