Posts Tagged: Giant Interactive

elex acquisition

Tencent, Innovation Works cash out on a $434 million acquisition of a company you’ve never heard of

Chinese Universe Publishing and Media Company bought a 100 percent stake in Elex Technology Company for RMB 2.7 billion.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Giant Interactive delist

Gaming company Giant proposes management buy-out and NYSE delisting

Struggling gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA) has proposed a management buy-out that will see the Chinese firm de-list from the New ...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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China PLA game opens to public

Chinese Army’s Controversial ‘Call of Duty’ Clone Opens to Gamers Tomorrow

The Call of Duty style online game created by the Chinese military in 2011 is now being made available to the public. Called Glorious Missio...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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Giant Interactive

Game Developers Challenge Chinese National Team to High-Stakes Soccer Match

China’s national men’s soccer team — yes, I called it soccer, get over it — is not having a great month. The team, w...

  • June 20, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Vietnam Bans Popular Chinese Game Over Territorial Dispute

Giant Interactive’s MMORPG Long Journey 2 has seen great success in China, but its expansion into Vietnam came to a rapid halt when Vi...

  • December 29, 2012
  • at 4:00 am
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Long Journey 2 Dev Shares Secrets to Success at China’s Internet Culture Festival

Yesterday marked the kickoff of Beijing’s tenth annual Internet Culture Festival, bringing together net users and especially gaming fa...

  • December 18, 2012
  • at 7:00 am
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Allods Online Launches in China Tomorrow, Some Lucky Gamers to Win Free Intertubes

After earlier concerns that the free-to-play MMORPG Allods Online might be banned in China, the game will actually launch in the country tom...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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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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Valentine’s Day Advice from China: Video Game Marriages Last Longer

Is Cupid more active in video games than he is in real life these days? That’d be sad news to release on Valentine’s Day, but in...

  • February 14, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Giant Interactive to delist from NYSE

Chinese gaming company Giant Interactive to go private after $3 billion buyout of shareholders

While Chinese tech titans like Alibaba and Sina Weibo are set to IPO in the US, gaming company Giant Interactive (NYSE:GA) is doing the very...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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Giant Interactive’s “revolutionary” and controversial ads for Long Journey 2

Last week, Giant Interactive launched Long Journey 2. You might be forgiven for thinking that I’ve gotten that timing wrong as the gam...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Is Chinese Game Company Giant Interactive Launching Its Own Payment Service?

Geez, everybody’s getting into China’s online finance market these days. Following in the footsteps of Sina, the most recent int...

  • July 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Why a $2B Chinese Gaming Company Put “Dick Strings” on a Billboard in Times Square

Why a $2B Chinese Gaming Company Put “Dick Strings” on a Billboard in Times Square

The billboard you see on the right, if read literally, says “dick strings.” It was located in Times Square, placed there by Chin...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Amid Tensions Between China and Vietnam, Video Games Get Territorial

Island disputes have been a rumbling problem for China in the past few years. The latest tiff with Japan, and ongoing disputes with the Phil...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Tencent revenues 2012

China’s Top 10 Tech Companies by Revenue

A Chinese research institute, in cooperation with authorities in Beijing, has compiled a list of China’s top 100 tech and web companie...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 6:35 pm
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Giant Interactive’s Allods Online to be Blocked from China?

Allods Online is a free-to-play MMORPG that was developed in Russia but has since been distributed across the world, including throughout As...

  • July 19, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Giant Interactive’s Long Journey 2 to Cooperate with Pepsi

According Chinese news site TechWeb citing well-informed sources in the games industry, Giant Interactive’s (NYSE:GA) hit MMORPG Long ...

  • March 9, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Pirating ‘Glorious Mission’? You May Be Violating Military Secrecy Laws!

Pirating computer games isn’t cool. (And neither are drugs, kids. Stay in school.) But generally, game pirates get accused of violatin...

  • February 10, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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