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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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It looks like China may finally lift the game console ban


There's a catch though
Jul 10
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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...
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Contra on iOS

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


EVOLUTION
Jun 01
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Sega testing Transformers: Human Alliance in China


New arcade game goes to China first
May 09
// Dale North
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...
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Final Fantasy IV bootleg

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake


The world's only multi-cart Famicom game!?
May 04
// Tony Ponce
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...

Play Age of Wushu free, plus $20 in items with this code

Apr 18 // Rodimus Prime
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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...

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Monster Hunter Online

CryENGINE 3-powered Monster Hunter MMO coming to China


I'm sorry, were you interested in playing this?
Apr 18
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
Chinese GamePad photo
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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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LoL restaurant

China gets a League of Legends restaurant


Of course, it's completely unofficial
Feb 20
// Fraser Brown
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. ...
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Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim was made in a mere five months


But DLC takes over two years? Go figure
Feb 05
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Consoles in China?

Rumor: China might consider lifting ban on game consoles


Approval would be needed from seven ministries
Jan 28
// Jordan Devore
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 -- ...
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This Pikachu will give you nightmares


Wait until you see the rest of the cast
Nov 12
// Dale North
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...
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These Mario-themed 3DS XL designs for China look great


I'll take the red-and-white one
Nov 01
// Jordan Devore
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?
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If Super Mario were a Chinese kung fu crime drama...


Oct 08
// Tony Ponce
... 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 ...
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These are the saddest photos you'll see all week


Aug 17
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Android device rips Vita design, has a stupid name


Jul 25
// Dale North
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...






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