Category Archives: China
Mon, Dec 02, 2013 | 12:22 GMT
Call of Duty: Online developer Tencent has released a new trailer for its robot zombies mode. The studio has also released a new trailer of the freaky bastards in action. Watch it here.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 | 11:52 GMT
PlayStation 4 units manufactured at the FOXCONN assembly plant in China were said to be sabotaged by workers. An intern has stepped forward and claimed that the act was in retaliation to the poor treatment of staff while making Sony’s console and other devices, a fact that FOXCONN has recently admitted.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 | 17:16 BST
Foxconn admits to overworking students on PS4 assembly line, “immediate action” taken to bring campus to “full compliance”
Chinese manufacturer Foxconn has been forcing labor on “thousands of students from an IT engineering program at the Xi’an Institute of Technology” as part the factory’s PS4 manufacturing operation, according reports out of China.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 | 02:14 BST
China will lift its decadelong ban on the sale of video game consoles due to new rules allowing a free-trade zone in Shanghai.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 | 00:16 BST
Microsoft and BesTV will deliver a streaming games and entertainment service in China, according to local news sources.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 | 17:23 BST
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 | 10:20 BST
The Chinese government is planning to lift its ban on games consoles, according to a report in a national newspaper.
Mon, Jul 01, 2013 | 10:39 BST
Xbox One’s new controller has been literally dissected by a Chinese gaming site, which has taken photos of its electronic nether-regions. We’re not sure where they got the pad from, or if it’s even real at all, so treat these photos and details as rumour for now.
Fri, Jun 07, 2013 | 10:16 BST
300 Heroes is the Chinese MOBA that appears to break pretty much every copyright law in town. It stars characters like Shrek, Naruto and Wall-E.
Thu, May 16, 2013 | 10:25 BST
Monster Hunter Online publisher and Riot Games owner Tencent has posted its Q1 financials, pointing to a prosperous year for the Chinese online gaming company.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 21:36 BST
Niko Partners expects the Chinese online market to bring in $11.9 billion in 2013 despite a decline in casual, MMO and social gaming. The market in this sector grew from $10 million in 2001 to over $9 billion in 2012. The analyst firm expects growth to slow between now and 2018, but still expects it to add over $2 billion in total revenue each of those five years. The firm also noted that titles such as League of Legends and online shooters are rather popular with 18-24-year-old males, helping revive the Internet café sector. Thanks, GI International.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 | 15:43 BST
Monster Hunter Online is a new free-to-play MMO heading to China. Capcom has just announced the game along with a debut trailer and screens.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 05:29 GMT
Kotaku is carrying a report of a Chinese gamer who was seriously ill following a gaming marathon. The 36 year-old man spent the weekend of Chinese New Year gaming all night, sleeping all day, and drinking with friends in the evenings, and suffered a minor stroke thereafter. As always, it’s not video games that are the villain here, but the extraordinary periods spent on one activity. Moderate your gaming hours as you would any other pursuit, with plenty of breaks, sensible sleeping and diet, and a good life balance. End mum mode.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
Nintendo has nominated four problematic territories in an appeal to the US government to counter video game piracy.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 23:15 GMT
An interesting business tidbit: Venturebeat reports new data out of China suggests Android has overtaken iOS in terms of popularity as a gaming platform. The news is just one in a recent string of statistics and figures suggesting Google’s platform is gaining serious ground on Apple’s almost ubiquitous iOS. The Chinese market is flippin’ enormous and of rising importance to the industry, especially in the mobile, social, and free-to-play spheres.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 14:42 GMT
This morning we reported on a rumour that the Chinese government is looking to lift its 13-year ban on videogame consoles. As a result of speculation surrounding the alleged move, Sony and Nintendo’s stock has risen sharply thanks to their proximity in the East, and their interest in the region.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 10:15 GMT
China’s ruling bodies are said to be reassessing the country’s blanket-ban on videogame consoles, some 13 years after the ruling was first made law.
Tue, Jan 08, 2013 | 10:22 GMT
China’s games industry grew 35.1% last year, with combined revenue of $9.7 billion. The country’s latest stats show that online gaming is the leading market-driver, accounting for 90% of the total figure.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 14:56 GMT
Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net World Championship takes place this weekend, during which the world’s top 32 StarCraft 2 players and top 10 World of Warcraft Arena teams will be vying for the title of world champion.
Fri, Nov 02, 2012 | 15:58 GMT
Chinese gamers may be one step closer to using consoles today, as Sony has been awarded the China Compulsory Certificate for its PlayStation 3 in the country.