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Microsoft to expand presence in China with joint venture


Game console reportedly in the works
Sep 23
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... read

Nintendo Vs. EVO, GTA V on PC & New Mystery IPs!


The Destructoid Show passes out in the hot, hot sun
Jul 12
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... read

It looks like China may finally lift the game console ban


There's a catch though
Jul 10
The sale of videogame consoles have been banned in China for 13 years now, but it looks like that's all about to change according to South China Morning Post. The catch? Companies like Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft must manuf... read
Contra on iOS

Know what's a great idea? A Contra remake for iOS


EVOLUTION
Jun 01
A few months ago, Chinese developer PunchBox Studios unleashed upon the Asian market Contra: Evolution, an iOS remake of the original NES classic that adds touch controls, in-app purchases, and high-definition graphics. Kona... read

Sega testing Transformers: Human Alliance in China


New arcade game goes to China first
May 09
Sega plans to test out a new arcade game in China first. Not in the U.S. or Japan. China. And get this: It's a Transformers game! As you'd imagine, there's not much information out for Transformers: Human Alliance at thi... read
Final Fantasy IV bootleg

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake


The world's only multi-cart Famicom game!?
May 04
The world of Chinese bootleg software is a fascinating one. Sometimes, these wares go beyond mere copies to exhibit a healthy amount of sheer effort. You are no doubt aware of the Famicom demake of Final Fantasy VII, which t... read
Free codes for all
This week Destructoid is sponsored by Age of Wushu, a brand new free-to-play martial arts-themed MMORPG. The game takes you through 2,000 years of Wuxia history focused on leveling your individual fighting styles, s... read feature

Monster Hunter Online

CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China


I'm sorry, were you interested in playing this?
Apr 18
Dying for some true "next-gen" monster hunting and are not satisfied with a mere remastered up-port? Put your worries to bed, because here comes Monster Hunter Online, an exciting new PC installment powered by CryENGINE 3 an... read
Jet Li is a badass

Jet Li says games can be as demanding as physical sports


Jet Li likes videogames, and that makes everything better
Apr 04
Rigorous physical conditioning. Intense focus. Years of training and discipline to turn himself into a living weapon. Yeah, Jet Li is a textbook badass. But who could have expected that a man like him would offer such a ringi... read
Chinese GamePad

Chinese Wii U GamePad clone is better than the real thing


JXD S7300 GamePad 2 has some nifty features that trounce Nintendo's controller
Mar 05
China made a knock-off a consumer electronics device? Whoa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing! In truth, it's not surprising that the Chinese copied the look and style of yet another gaming console or portable -- anyone up f... read
LoL restaurant

China gets a League of Legends restaurant


Of course, it's completely unofficial
Feb 20
China is the land where dreams become a reality. Well, at least if you dream small and don't mind bootlegs. A couple of days ago, a League of Legends-themed restaurant opened its doors to the masses in Chongquing, China. ... read
Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim was made in a mere five months


But DLC takes over two years? Go figure
Feb 05
The unfolding saga of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's second set of DLC is pure comedy. Over two years since the original DLC and still Ubisoft can't ship it out on time. Maybe if you hadn't stolen pixel art from Sonic Battle o... read
Consoles in China?

Rumor: China might consider lifting ban on game consoles


Approval would be needed from seven ministries
Jan 28
For those of us so embedded in gaming and the surrounding culture, it can be difficult to imagine what a governmental ban on game consoles would look like in practice. Gamers living in China don't have to imagine, however -- ... read

This Pikachu will give you nightmares


Wait until you see the rest of the cast
Nov 12
The most busted Pokemon ever were found earlier this month at China's Wenzhou International Animation Festival. This horrendous Pikachu and other Pokemon statues were displayed at the event as art, says Rocketnews24, along wi... read

These Mario-themed 3DS XL designs for China look great


I'll take the red-and-white one
Nov 01
I didn't think I was one to normally get jealous about region-specific console designs, but there's no denying the appeal of these 3DS XL designs heading to China (via Tiny Cartridge). They'll be launching in December with Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 pre-installed, though it's not like that matters for the majority of us. For what it's worth, do you have a preference between the three? read

If Super Mario were a Chinese kung fu crime drama...


Oct 08
... it would probably look just like this. Girard Tecson of Dayside Productions wanted to make a Super Mario fan film in a style that hadn't been done before. Tapping the talents of the Team PTX fight choreography group, he ... read

These are the saddest photos you'll see all week


Aug 17
In the Shunqing District of Nanchong City, China, the police have confiscated around 1000 gambling machines and set them ablaze. I understand the need to crack down on illegal gambling, but couldn't the machines have been rep... read

Android device rips Vita design, has a stupid name


Jul 25
What would you name an Android-based tablet with game controls that rips the PlayStation Vita's design? Surely not "Droid X360," right?  This Android 4.0 little tablet in a Vita-like case has that silly name etched on th... read

A new agreement between Activision Blizzard and Chinese ISP Tencent will bring Call of Duty Online to Chinese gamers. COD Online has been in development for two years now, designed specifically for the Chinese market. When i... read feature

Chinese telco Tencent invests in Epic Games


Jun 19
Today it was announced that Chinese telecommunications and internet company Tencent Holdings has acquired a minority stake in Epic Games. This is being called a strategic investment. Epic will continue to work independently, ... read

Man buys virtual sword for unreleased game, pays $16,000


Dec 29
A man in China has spent $16,000 buying a digital sword for a game that hasn't been released. Age of Wulin, an MMORPG from Snail Games, held an online auction ahead of release, selling subscription cards and in-game items whi... read

Most companies go out of their way to protect their intellectual property. The scenarios, stories, and characters found in famous gaming titles are the lifeblood of many companies; allowing others to take their creative works... read feature

Chinese pirates help Unity expand


Oct 02
I can't imagine ever seeing a general consensus when it comes to software piracy. Consumers, developers, publishers and the media all approach the situation from different angles and have different motivations and investments... read

Fruit Ninja's sticky juice to splatter all over China


Sep 29
Man, there's just something about Fruit Ninja. Even the most jaded, weathered, hard core gamer can still find some time for this casual delight. Everyone loves this chart-topping Halfbrick mobile title! You're a cranky piece ... read

Crytek bringing free-to-play Warface to 'Western markets'


Aug 16
It seemed odd that a company like Crytek would produce a free-to-play first-person shooter for PC and only talk about how it's going to be available in China. The powers that be are now discussing further plans: Warface "will... read

China tells booth babes to show less skin


Jul 30
Booth babes have become one of the attractions that people attending conventions and expos expect to see. They are sexy and usually scantily or outrageously dressed, they may not know anything about video games (or whatever p... read

Chinese couple sell their kids to pay for MMO habit


Jul 25
In a story that has left me with my jaw literally hanging open, two parents have been apprehended by Chinese authorities after it transpired they sold their three children to fund their MMO habit.  Li Lin and L... read

Chinese prisoners forced into MMO gold farming


May 26
It's been reported that prisoners in a Jixi labor camp were made to farm gold in MMOs, so the prison bosses could get rich selling it on. Some people already think gold farmers ought to be locked up, and it seems China is tak... read

Chinese ISP acquires majority stake in Riot Games


Feb 08
Riot Games, maker of PC online battle arena game League of Legends, has announced that Chinese internet services provider Tencent has acquired a majority stake in their company. We still don't know what this means financ... read

What the hell? Blizzard theme park 'Joyland' for China?


Feb 07
Never would I have combined the two random thoughts to come up with the idea of a Blizzard-themed theme park. It doesn't quite compute in my head, but the more I think about it, the more I like it. Of course, if there was to ... read

First game for Chinese eBox Kinect-ish console, Flyimal


Jan 18
eBox. That's what many think this new Chinese game system will be called, set to be released later this year. It will have Kinect-like motion sensing controls integrated into the unit. One of the first games for the system... read

Final Fantasy XIV text issue turns Chocobos to Horsebirds


Sep 20
I've paid a fair amount of attention to strange Japanese games, but this situation's weird in a very different sense. It's confusing, especially if you're unfamiliar with how Japanese text works, so stay with me here. Written... read






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