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Online gaming

Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels


What a time to be alive
Apr 22
// Robert Summa
The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like Amer...
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OUYA

Ouya nets $10 million from Chinese investor Alibaba


E-commerce giant seeks software for its set-top boxes
Feb 02
// Kyle MacGregor
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has sunk $10 million into Ouya, WSJ reports. According to sources familiar with the situation, Alibaba inked the deal last month with hopes of integrating the Ouya library on it...
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Chinese PS4 launch

Sony delays PlayStation 4 and Vita launches in China


January 11 release date pushed back to... who knows?
Jan 08
// Kyle MacGregor
Sony planned to release PlayStation 4 and Vita in China this Sunday, January 11, but that's no longer in the cards. According to a Famitsu report, the electronics giant has postponed both launches "due to various circumstance...
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Call of Duty Online

Zombies, monsters, Captain America: Call of Duty is different in China


Hollywood takes a paycheck in China
Jan 06
// Steven Hansen
In China, the Call of Duty series is devoid of Kevin Spacey, but that doesn't mean they won't try to sell it with big American actors. This live-action trailer for Call of Duty Online, the China-exclusive free-to-play Call of Duty, features Captain America's (and Snowpiercer's) Chris Evans.  There are also some lacking CG zombies and Gears of War style giant monsters.
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Chinese Holmes

Jonathan Holmes’ face broadcast to entirety of China


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Dec 16
// arkane9
[A wild Holmes appears! --Mr Andy Dixon] After rising up the ranks at Destructoid and becoming Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Holmes sets his eyes on China. The country is growing in both economy and power, but what Mr. Holmes' real goal is is currently unconfirmed. His recent appearance on the Chinese news channel CCTV 13 opens up room for speculation.
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Xbox One

Microsoft has already sold 100K Xbox Ones in China


Faring much better than in Japan
Oct 08
// Brett Makedonski
It's only been on the market for a week or so now, but Microsoft's Xbox One seems to be doing fairly well in China. Since September 29, it's already moved 100,000 units. That's more than Japan's cumulative sales since the sys...
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Xbox One China

Microsoft postpones Xbox One launch in China


Now planning to launch before the end of the year
Sep 21
// Kyle MacGregor
The Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft announced this weekend. The console was slated to arrive in the country on Tuesday, thereby becoming the first foreign videogame device officially sold on Chinese soi...
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Ouya heads to China

Ouya sets sights on China in hopes of success


Microconsole maker to partner with Xiaomi to bring its games eastward
Aug 22
// Kyle MacGregor
The Ouya hasn't been embraced in the West, so now the company behind the Android microconsole finds itself turning to China in search of an audience, Reuters reports. Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is brokering a partn...
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Xbox One launches in China on September 23


Nice!
Jul 30
// Dale North
Xbox One is the first gaming console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. It launches on September 23, priced at ¥3,699 RMB (right at $599). At a media briefing today in Shanghai, launch d...
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CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai


Launching May 2015
Jul 17
// Dale North
The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us bi...
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Diablo III

China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III


Diablo finally sacks the Middle Kingdom
Jul 16
// Brittany Vincent
Chinese company Netease will complete its commitment to Blizzard by bringing Diablo III to China. While the release date has not been officially announced, this release will mark the last major Blizzard franchise to hit the C...
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Child trafficking

Chinese couple sells their kids to fund gaming habit


Currently under arrest
Jul 15
// Steven Hansen
A young, unwed couple in China is currently in jail for selling their two children. The first child was sold to traffickers from Fujian. When they sold the second, the baby's paternal grandfather turned the couple in.  I...
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Guild Wars sales

China really likes Guild Wars 2


China DO care, to the tune of almost 4 million
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
Guild Wars 2's Chinese publisher had the MMO at 760,000 players on launch day. Two months later, it's reporting 3.8 million Chinese players. Guild Wars 2's first year sales, before the Chinese launch, were at 3.5 million, so total sales are at least over 7 million.  Not bad, not bad.  [Via NeoGAF]
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Oculus

Scalpers force Oculus to suspend Rift orders in China


It's looking for alternative ways to get the DK2 to developers
Jul 06
// Brett Makedonski
Everybody wants to get their hands on the headset that's on the cutting edge of virtual reality. One of the basics of economics is that when demand is high but supply is low, price gets driven up. Oculus VR won't necessarily ...
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Sony ramps up to launch PlayStation in China


Get in while it's hot
May 27
// Dale North
Now that the ban on game consoles in China is up, Sony is gearing up to get their systems on shelves there. Bloomberg reports that Sony has formed two ventures with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group to start selling PlayStation s...
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Product must be 'made form scratch'
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata told Bloomberg that they plan to develop new game consoles for emerging markets. Instead of discounting existing Nintendo systems, they will "make new things, with a new thinking."  Iwata told ...

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American McGee

American McGee speaks out against Microsoft's plan to launch Xbox One in China


McGee cites piracy, cultural disconnect, and censorship
May 01
// Brittany Vincent
Alice: Madness Returns creator and Spicy Horse frontman American McGee has spoken out about Microsoft's plan to launch the Xbox One in China, and in a big way. The Shanghai-based developer posted a list of his top five reason...
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Xbox One in China

The Xbox One will launch in China in September


I'm interested in sales numbers
Apr 30
// Chris Carter
Microsoft has just announced a partnership with BesTV, stating that it will bring the Xbox One to China in September. Marked as a "monumental day for Xbox," apparently this is the first step in the partnership between MS and...
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MLG

MLG is building a gaming arena in China


Betting big on the future of eSports
Apr 24
// Jordan Devore
Major League Gaming, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, and eSun Holdings Limited are constructing a competitive gaming arena in China, scheduled to open to the public in 2017. The structure will be located off the coast of Macau wit...
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CENSORSHIP!!!!!!

It won't be easy to release console games in China with all the censorship rules


But it will still probably make some people a lot of money while I worry about paying rent
Apr 23
// Steven Hansen
China has lifted the ban on foreign console sales, opening up a potentially huge market (if not per capita, then by volume). There's money to be made, but Chinese regulations aren't going to make it entirely easy. Games in As...
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This old Chinese instrument was made for Mario music


Not really
Feb 21
// Dale North
The instrument you're about to hear is called a sheng. This weird looking Chinese cluster of bamboo flutes has an unexpected sound, and in this video it's used for an unexpected purpose: to play the Super Mario Bros. music. ...
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Chinese console

Chinese TV maker working on Xbox-like videogame console


Coming later this year thanks to the ban lift
Jan 28
// Steven Hansen
At the start of this year, China lifted its ban on videogame consoles, allowing them to be sold on the mainland with government approval and provided they're made in Shanghai. Those restrictions could slow Sony, Nintendo, and...
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China

Tips for China to catch up on 14 years of console gaming


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Jan 12
// UsurpMyProse
[Dtoid community blogger UsurpMyProse catches China up on what they've been missing. Turns out, it's not much! Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Hey there, China! Have yo...
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China temporarily lifts ban on game console sales


Opening the door to Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft
Jan 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Reuters is reporting that China has temporarily lifted the ban on sale of foreign game consoles. The 14 year ban now allows "foreign-invested enterprises" to make consoles within Shanghai's free trade zone and sell them in Ch...
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Battlefield

China bans Battlefield 4


Surprise, surprise
Dec 28
// Harry Monogenis
I remember browsing the Origin store a few days ago to see if EA was going to at least try and compete with Steam's Holiday Sale when I came across the Battlefield 4: China Rising expansion in the 'New Releases' sec...
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Call of Duty: Online

Call of Duty: Online throws robot zombies into the mix


Not robots and zombies, robot zombies
Dec 02
// Brett Makedonski
Call of Duty: Online -- the Chinese-exclusive, free-to-play, online only title -- has a new trailer. The fact that it exists isn't necessarily significant; the fact that it contains menacing robot zombies is most certai...
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China officially lifting game console ban


Videogames for everybody
Sep 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Back in July we saw that China was looking to lift the videogame console ban. And now it's finally going to happen. The catch is that companies must make the consoles in the new free-trade zone of Shanghai. China's highest de...
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Microsoft

Microsoft to expand presence in China with joint venture


Game console reportedly in the works
Sep 23
// Jordan Devore
Microsoft and BesTV plan to start a joint venture in China that will develop games and related services called E-Home Entertainment Development, reports Xinhua. The news originated from the Shanghai Stock Exchange, where BesT...
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Nintendo Vs. EVO, GTA V on PC & New Mystery IPs!


The Destructoid Show passes out in the hot, hot sun
Jul 12
// Max Scoville
Today's Destructoid Show tackles the big issues today: Nintendo got in a fight with the Fighting Game Community, then announced Captain Olimar, the Pikmin guy is gonna be in Super Smash Bros IV. Ninja Theory shows off a...






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