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The Chinese-Western video game exchange sounds difficult

This week at the Los Angeles Games Conference, experts on the Chinese video game industry spoke to a room of games professionals (and me) about how to find success overseas. "Maybe this panel should be called How to Lose Less in China," sai...

 
 
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Contra is getting a live-action film in China

Hollywood made a movie based on Battleship -- of "You sunk my battleship!" fame -- and still made $300 million at the box office (against a $200 million budget), so it's hard to be surprised at absolutely anything that comes out of billion...

 
 
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The next Overwatch event will be loaded with cock

It looks like the next timed event in Overwatch won't be Valentine themed, though that still may be something to look forward to in the future. Last night the Overwatch team revealed that the next event will be themed around Chinese Ne...

 
 
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New SNES fighting game set to launch in February 2017

The Super Nintendo was the most popular console of its generation, and nearly 50 million units were sold worldwide. There's no telling how many of those are still in working condition, but you may want to warm up a CRT television, dig yours...

 
 
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New Chinese law governs video game loot boxes

China has just passed a new regulation pertaining to video games with microtransactions (specifically, loot boxes), and it's a pretty interesting law that could eventually find its way overseas. As translated by NeoGAF user chillybright, th...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
 
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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 ...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 




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JuIc3

Way to go poptart Nintendo! Thank you for providing more validity to the blog I just

 
ikiryou

The Frozen Wilds subtley reminds us that Yellowstone caldera in NA is a giant supetvolcano that will surely plunge much of the world into Also, I finished TFW expansion over the It was hella

 
ScionVyse

So the Switch has sold 10 million I dont think itll outsell the Wii U by end of year 2017, but by the end of its first full year on sale it probably

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Im having problems with Firefox lately: It freezes for a long time at random, and Youtube videos take forever to Meanwhile Chrome is much faster, even when Firefox is Not sure if I should finally upgrade Firefox or switch to Chrome

 
travolta

4 weeks until we close on the Cant fucking Looked at surround sound systems Going to get a baller Klipsch Dolby Atmos system for the living room!

 
Luca Blight

Just a heads up that Grim Fandango is free on A wonderful game that I heavily

 
Dreggsao

Last night I started replaying Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and almost died of a nostalgia

 
Cedi

Still not feeling 100%, but doing much better today! I should celebrate by catching up with the MonHun

 
TheCoolFreezer

So I have Stardew Valley on my ps4, is it worth it on switch? Thinking it would be nice to play on the go

 
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