Posts Tagged: 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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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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Why Vietnam is proud of Flappy Bird

10 things Vietnamese people still don’t understand about Flappy Bird

There's so much discussion and misunderstanding about why and how Flappy Bird rose to game, it's worth addressing 10 of the most significant...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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The lowdown on Lang Van’s massive $400 million lawsuit to obliterate Vietnam’s VNG

The biggest lawsuit against a Vietnamese tech company ever is now going down in Boston, Massachusetts. The American record company Lang Van ...

  • February 6, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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In a bid to steal the spotlight from WeChat, Alibaba unveils its first three mobile games

Today Alibaba unveiled the first three titles for its new mobile gaming branch, which the company formally announced earlier this month. The...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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