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PS Home closure

Sony to shutter PlayStation Home in Japan and Asia


You can never go home again
Aug 24
PlayStation Home is being snuffed out in Japan and the rest of Asia next year. SCEJA will no longer sell virtual items for the service after September 24, and will close Home's doors for good in March 2015. Speaking with Game... read

CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai


Launching May 2015
Jul 17
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... read

That pizza joint looking Mario 3DS XL gets a US region release


In Asia
Jun 23
Before you get too excited, this Mario White 3DS XL is not being released in the U.S., but it is region coded for U.S. so feel free to import. Tiny Cartridge says that Southeast Asia is getting this release thanks to Maxsoft,... read
PS4 Asia launch

PS4 dated, priced in Korea, Hong Kong -- all before Japan


December 17
Nov 08
The PS4 will be launching in South East Asia -- Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and Korea -- on December 17. Meanwhile, Japan is still waiting until February 22, 2014. My guess is that, after the Vita's launc... read
Korean cyber attacks!

South Korea suspects North attacking it with free games


Damn teens!
Oct 24
The South Korean National Police Agency is warning internet users of free game downloads that could potentially be developed by insidious North Koreans waging cyber wars. Arirang News reports. The police allege free game soft... read
New section shows promise
The new indie section of Tokyo Game Show was a breath of fresh air. Literally! CESA opened up a new hall this year for the public days of the show, adding a fair bit more room for exhibits and attractions. Starting on the fir... read feature

Studio behind Assassin's Creed IV and more
The sweltering, tropical city-state of Singapore is home to one of Ubisoft's branch studios, Ubisoft Singapore. This is the studio behind the naval combat segments of Assassin's Creed III, and those went over so well that the... read feature

Xbox One coming to 'select markets' in Asia in 2014


But Japan? Who knows.
Jun 11
WSJ reports that gamers in Asia won't see Xbox One until late in 2014. Alan Bowman, regional vice president of sales in Asia, said that the system will come to select markets: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, and South Ko... read

SmileGate developing Marvel MOBA for Asia


Codenamed Project PK
Nov 09
You're already dreaming up the possibilities, aren't you? A multiplayer online battle arena game centered around Marvel characters sounds too good to be true -- and perhaps it is -- but it's happening. Disney Interactive has ... read

With support from our partner, Intel, we're exploring how technology is evolving and improving the gaming experience. The company's goal is to develop tools that, in the right hands, allow us to play new and exciting games. H... read feature

Asia Game Show beats out TGS, gamescom in attendance


Dec 29
gamescom 2011 attendance: 275,000 Tokyo Game Show 2011 attendance: 222,668 (largest attendance on record!) Asia Game Show 2011 attendance: 472,000 Folks, we have a winner! The Asia Game Show, held in Hong Kong over Christmas,... read






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