Posts Categorized: Gaming


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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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Having struggled through a tough year, Gumi bounces back stronger

"We are going to be the number one mobile game company. We are going to create the best self-developed games." says Gumi CEO Hironao Kunimit...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Chinese mobile game developer Linekong nets $80 million in series C funding

Linekong, the Chinese game developer best known for its Legend of King and Sword of Sky titles, has nabbed $80 million in series C funding, ...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Wii U sales 2013

NintenD’OH! Struggling company admits only 2.8 million Wii U consoles sold in 2013

Nintendo (TYO:7974) has finally faced up to the facts and admitted that its flagship Wii U console is a huge and embarrassing flop. Satoru I...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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WeChat hopes to conquer Southeast Asia, one game at a time

It seems like the chat app competition has become a battle after all – according to WeChat, the China-based messenger will be rolling ...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Alibaba goes right for Tencent’s gut as it reveals plans go into mobile games

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba spent much of 2013 entering seemingly every sector in the mobile internet space it wasn’t already active ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 2:09 pm
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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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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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A Cambodian startup just released a superb puzzle game that'll get you thinking outside the box

Cambodian startup releases a superb puzzle game that’ll get you thinking outside the box

Most fans of puzzle games are still obsessing over Dots, the addictive game of connecting and obliterating color-coded circles. But now anot...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 12:41 pm
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Game over! Joint venture between DeNA and Namco Bandai to be shut in March

It’s game over: Japanese gaming giants DeNA and Namco Bandai will close their joint venture in March

BNDeNA, the joint venture that Mobage operator DeNA (TYO:2432) and Namco Bandai (TYO:7832) launched in 2011 is set to close. According to th...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:58 pm
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China's gaming industry stats, 2013 and 2014

Let’s take a look at China’s $13.5 billion online gaming industry (INFOGRAPHIC)

China’s gaming industry is massive, as you’d expect, yet it’s also a lot more complex than you’d imagine. Game conso...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:17 am
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When your game gets cloned in China, try some diplomacy

China is full of copies, and that’s not about to change any time soon. For game developers facing copyright infringement, the choices seem...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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The first Chinese game console: Huawei’s Tron

Well, that’s interesting timing! Just yesterday I was speculating about what a successful Chinese game console might look like, and today ...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 12:42 pm
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Imagining a Chinese game console

Now that game consoles are officially legal in China, everyone is talking about what that could mean for the big console makers Sony, Micros...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 10:42 am
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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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