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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
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...
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 -- ...
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...
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?
... 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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
We all know about the Chinese knock-off Wiis that are all over the place, but those are so last year. No one is going to want a knock-off of a Wii when they can get a knock-off of Kinect! At least that is the obvious thinking...
Sex. Violence. Both those things sell, and they sell well. However, China isn't a big fan of "unwholesome" content, and they also have a problem with online gaming. In order to reduce the issue, they will be instituting a ban...
The RetroN 3 gaming system tries to do it all. There's three cartridge slots in this 3-in-1 system: Super Nintendo, NES, and Sega Genesis. And on three of the four sides of the system you'll find a set of two ports for each s...
Microsoft has been caught in a nasty controversy after revelations that one of its suppliers in China may be using child labor. The kids are allegedly making mice, keyboards and Xbox 360 controllers for $0.65 an hour. Althoug...
As if we needed further evidence that videogames are SERIOUS business, an alleged Counter-Strike cheater in Jilin, China was rushed to hospital with a giant kitchen knife jammed into his skull. A group of kids were arguing wi...
China's government-owned news channel has decided to blame videogames for young teen girls having sex and needing abortions. Online games have also been blamed for mass murder, following an "expose" at a prison camp where a k...
By now you've all heard about the recent Tiger Woods drama. It's been discussed everywhere. The Daily Show even synced up a bunch of news reports on it to the tune of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Then Jon Stewart broke out i...
The Spike Video Game Awards are quickly becoming the place to catch world premiere trailers and videogame reveals. That was Geoff Keighley's goal, and he seems to be making good on his promises.  Spike has revealed ...
Not bad, China. When you rip off something, you usually do a crap job. This? This looks like a PSPgo at first glace. Maybe even second glance. But it misses the mark on closer examination.What you're seeing here is the PXP-20...
When it comes to  videogames and China, most people think of free-to-play MMOs, shady gold farming, and a definite lack of World of Warcraft. But maybe China gets a bad rap; maybe people ought to think of indie Kung Fu ...
China's state-run TV station China Central Television is airing a new show for kids that manages to plagiarize Pokémon, Digimon and Naruto in one big shameless faux-anime package. The cartoon is all about dinosaurs and...
Having been to China and having been inside one of their internet "cafes," where large groups of people sit crunched together playing online videogames non-stop I can tell you that some people in China will put up w...
I'm glad my country's government doesn't give a sh*t about what I play or how long I play it. Come to think of it, I wouldn't be much of a case for "bad games" anyway, as aside from the occasional eroge (don't judge...