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China, Eschatology, and Fallout: "The End of the World," but not as we knew it

(Note: The author, at time of writing, has not completed Fallout 4, or any mainline Fallout games for that matter, but is aware of the story of New Vegas and Fallout 3. Warnings of spoilers would be much obliged. In turn, the author would l...   read


Chinese Pokemon Go is just...

Pokémon Go may never officially be launching in China, but that hasn't stopped some clever plagiarizing developer from cashing in on the craze. Enter Rejected Games: FPS Adventure & Sport Simulation Adventure with ...   read

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Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It is arguably China's most enduring work of popular fiction and the subject of countless pop-cultural adaptations in Asia. But for the better part of twenty years, English-speaking gamers have had just on...   read

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Splash Damage

Port factory Splash Damage bought by Chinese poultry company

How do you spell out the chicken noise? Bawk, right? Bawk-bugawk? Either way this is an an odd one. Splash Damage, a developer that doubles as a port and multiplayer factory (which has handled Gears of War Ultimate Edition as well as t...   read

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The Warcraft movie is so popular in China it has its own beer

As you may have heard, the Warcraft film bombed in the US. But as you also may have heard, worldwide gross actually matters now, and because of China, it's far and away the highest earning video game film of all time -- and it's s...   read

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Nintendo renames Pikachu in Hong Kong, fans take to the streets

Nintendo is changing Pikachu’s name in Hong Kong and people are not happy.  As reported by, the Pokémon Company announced a new pair of games, Pokémon Sun and Moon for Nintendo 3DS -- the first Pokémon...   read

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Riot Games owner Tencent invests in Paradox Interactive

You should've heard of Tencent by this point. It owns Riot Games (and League of Legends by extension), has a majority stake in Epic Games, is helping Capcom produce Monster Hunter Online, was partially responsible for bringing Call of Duty ...   read

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Cheap VR

VR Wars: Oculus Rift alternatives from Asia under $200

You've probably never heard of 3Glasses, Bee VR, Dee Poon, or Laputa Hero, but you might want to buy one in the next ten seconds. Well-funded Asian companies (Jingdong and Taobao) are already shipping the value-priced virtual reality heads...   read

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Minecraft is heading to China

In pursuit of more fame and fortune, Mojang is bringing Minecraft to the world's largest nation. The Microsoft-owned Swedish game developer announced a partnership Chinese tech giant NetEase Friday to bring the PC and mobile versions o...   read

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Review: Koi

"Made in China" is a phrase typically etched into the underside of cheap consumer goods. Hidden from view, it's more of an admission than a selling point. It's a reminder of the grim realities of our globalized economy, a statement of discl...   read



Friday Night Fights - No more work, please.

I'm exhausted. The past month has officially done me in. Getting ready for a Title 17 audit sucks. Only 11 more months until the next one too. Yay! At least that crap is happening today (it's 3am PST for me right now). Soon it'll be time to...   read

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Xbox One

Beautiful and unwieldy Xbox Ones for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, beginning on February 8 (thanks, Wikipedia!), just little more than a week away. Microsoft commissioned eight local artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to design Xbox Ones to commemorate th...   read

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We investigated Riot Games' new owner and its Chinese social credit system

When I originally reported on Chinese holding company Tencent's purchase of League of Legends developer Riot Games, I let you all down. I spent time looking into Tencent's numerous endeavors, but it appears I only scratched the su...   read

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Riot Games

League dev Riot Games purchased by Chinese company

Recently, League of Legends developers Riot Games inadvertently announced the acquisition of Riot by Chinese holdings company Tencent Holdings Ltd in a blog post regarding changes to the company's compensation policy. "Our majority inv...   read

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Borderlands Online

Borderlands Online cancelled as 2K shutters studio in China

Upcoming free-to-play shoot-and-looter Borderlands Online is no more and and neither is the studio that was working on it. 2K cancelled the game and shut down 2K China. Borderlands Online was originally scheduled to be released in...   read

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Sony: Chinese censorship limiting PS4 sales

Sony feels China's strict censorship laws are limiting the PlayStation 4's potential in the country. "We are still challenged somewhat with a censorship regime that we have to work with. This can be time-consuming," SCE boss Andrew House to...   read

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Mii too

Chinese console knocks off PS4 and Xbox One

You'd think China recently ending its ban on foreign video game consoles would end this particular brand of malarkey, but here we are talking about the "OUYE," yet another shameless knock off box. The manufacturer of this Android-based cons...   read

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Chinese console ban

Report: China ending nationwide console ban

China is lifting nationwide restrictions on video game consoles, The Wall Street Journal reports. The nation eased the embargo last year by allowing console manufacturers to operate in Shanghai's free-trade zone, leading to Microsoft releas...   read

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Online gaming

Lonely Chinese gamers can hire escorts for the feels

The Chinese can take gaming very seriously. So seriously in fact that they have created an entire industry revolved around keeping lonely gamers happy while grinding away in their virtual wastelands. While in places like America we are rele...   read

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Ouya nets $10 million from Chinese investor Alibaba

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has sunk $10 million into Ouya, WSJ reports. According to sources familiar with the situation, Alibaba inked the deal last month with hopes of integrating the Ouya library on its set-top boxes...   read

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Chinese PS4 launch

Sony delays PlayStation 4 and Vita launches in China

Sony planned to release PlayStation 4 and Vita in China this Sunday, January 11, but that's no longer in the cards. According to a Famitsu report, the electronics giant has postponed both launches "due to various circumstances." A new date ...   read

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Zombies, monsters, Captain America: Call of Duty is different in China

In China, the Call of Duty series is devoid of Kevin Spacey, but that doesn't mean they won't try to sell it with big American actors. This live-action trailer for Call of Duty Online, the China-exclusive free-to-play Call of Duty, fe...   read

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Jonathan Holmes' face broadcast to entirety of China

[A wild Holmes appears! --Mr Andy Dixon] After rising up the ranks at Destructoid and becoming Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Holmes sets his eyes on China. The country is growing in both economy and power, but what Mr. Holmes' real goal i...   read

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Xbox One

Microsoft has already sold 100K Xbox Ones in China

It's only been on the market for a week or so now, but Microsoft's Xbox One seems to be doing fairly well in China. Since September 29, it's already moved 100,000 units. That's more than Japan's cumulative sales since the system's launch in...   read

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Xbox One China

Microsoft postpones Xbox One launch in China

The Xbox One's launch in China has been delayed, Microsoft announced this weekend. The console was slated to arrive in the country on Tuesday, thereby becoming the first foreign videogame device officially sold on Chinese soil in 14 years. ...   read

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