Posts Tagged: gaming


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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Mobile game developer Gumi raises $19 million, partners with Fuji Media

Japanese mobile game developer Gumi announced that it has concluded a financing round of 1.9 billion yen ($19 million).

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 3:23 pm
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Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Qihoo levels up its mobile gaming abilities with stake in Japan’s KLab

Chinese search engine and web portal company Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) has boosted its gaming capabilities by taking a stake in Japan’s KLab (...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 12:16 pm
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Changyou acquires Raidcall

Changyou acquires Raidcall group voice service for $50 million, wants gamers to get chatty

Changyou (NASDAQ:CYOU), the Chinese online game developer and operator that runs titles like Blade Wars and Grand Chase, wants its gamers to...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Momo dating app adds social gaming

On China’s Momo, you can now play games as you flirt

Chinese dating app Momo is the country’s biggest flirting app with over 50 million users. Now its users have one more way to bond with som...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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App Annie: Taiwan now ranks #5 in Google Play revenues, sits alongside Japan and Korea

Today App Annie released its App Annie Market Index for Q3 2013, summarizing and analyzing the latest market trends for mobile app downloads...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Boyaa Interactive Texas Hold

Chess and poker app maker Boyaa to snag $133 million in IPO

Shenzhen-based mobile games developer Boyaa Interactive announced it will start an initial public offering Thursday on the Hong Kong stock...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 9:59 am
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Chinese makers of Fishing Joy raise $50 million in funding

Chinese mobile gaming company formerly called CocoaChina raises $50 million

Chinese mobile gaming giant Chukong Technologies – formerly called CocoaChina – revealed today it has secured $50 million in ser...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 10:19 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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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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Boosted by WeChat, China's mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3 2013

Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3

Mobile gaming is still China’s fastest-growing game sector, with the market exploding 75 percent from Q2 to Q3 this year. New data fro...

  • December 13, 2013
  • at 4:17 pm
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Weird virtual world Line Play celebrates first anniversary with 13 million users

Messaging app Line is ending the year with a bang. Not only has Line reached 300 million registered users worldwide this week, today the com...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Government document says China is ready to lift ban on game consoles

Sony CEO says company working on selling PlayStations in China

Speaking at a Sony (NYSE:SNE) conference in Shanghai yesterday, CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony is working on bringing its game console busin...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:34 am
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5 best free Android apps in China for all your mobile mass media

Anyone who has ever ridden the subway in Beijing knows the Chinese love to consume content on their smartphones. But because of censorship o...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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puzzle dragon

GungHo sales and profit drop, prompting stock price fall. What’s going on?

GungHo (3765.OS), the company behind Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons, has published its financial report for Q3 (July-S...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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6 games for you to play this weekend

We’ve had another busy week of gaming here at Games in Asia. Next week is looking even busier — we’ve got Assassin’s Creed Black...

  • October 27, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Puzzle & Dragons hits 20 million users in Japan, finally launches in UK too

Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons now boasts over 20 million registered users in the country, maker GungHo (3765.OS) anno...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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