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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.