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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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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...

 
 
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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 ...

 
 
 
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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...

 
 
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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...

 
 
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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. ...

 
 
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Ouya sets sights on China in hopes of success

The Ouya hasn't been embraced in the West, so now the company behind the Android microconsole finds itself turning to China in search of an audience, Reuters reports. Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is brokering a partnership with Ouy...

 
 
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Xbox One launches in China on September 23

Xbox One is the first gaming console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. It launches on September 23, priced at ¥3,699 RMB (right at $599). At a media briefing today in Shanghai, launch details and preo...

 
 
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CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

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 big gaming news. ...

 
 
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China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III

Chinese company Netease will complete its commitment to Blizzard by bringing Diablo III to China. While the release date has not been officially announced, this release will mark the last major Blizzard franchise to hit the Chinese market. ...

 
 
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Chinese couple sells their kids to fund gaming habit

A young, unwed couple in China is currently in jail for selling their two children. The first child was sold to traffickers from Fujian. When they sold the second, the baby's paternal grandfather turned the couple in.  In a jailhouse i...

 
 
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China really likes Guild Wars 2

Guild Wars 2's Chinese publisher had the MMO at 760,000 players on launch day. Two months later, it's reporting 3.8 million Chinese players. Guild Wars 2's first year sales, before the Chinese launch, were at 3.5 million, so total sales are...

 
 
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Scalpers force Oculus to suspend Rift orders in China

Everybody wants to get their hands on the headset that's on the cutting edge of virtual reality. One of the basics of economics is that when demand is high but supply is low, price gets driven up. Oculus VR won't necessarily increase prices...

 
 
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Sony ramps up to launch PlayStation in China

Now that the ban on game consoles in China is up, Sony is gearing up to get their systems on shelves there. Bloomberg reports that Sony has formed two ventures with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group to start selling PlayStation systems, with th...

 
 
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Nintendo plans to develop new consoles for emerging markets

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata told Bloomberg that they plan to develop new game consoles for emerging markets. Instead of discounting existing Nintendo systems, they will "make new things, with a new thinking."  Iwata told Bloomberg in an...

 
 
 
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The Xbox One will launch in China in September

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 BesTV. Microso...

 
 




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Besides Studio Ghibli films Im not versed well in the world of Japanese Other than Akira, which anime films are the must watch ones?

 
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Theres a new Classic Sonic stage revealed for Sonic It seems a bit too grey in places, but I rather like the neon colors and Casino Night Also the music is catchy!

 
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CYOA Chapter 3 Update: Results are in, James will be forgetting about the ring for LaTerrys improv prompts will be used in chapter & Ill be doing a bonus chapter that follows the old Also thanks to everyone who read and played along!

 
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