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Japan’s Multi-Level Super Nintendo Theme Park Will Now Open in Early 2021

When Super Mario Kart first rolled onto Super Nintendo consoles back in 1992, it came with 20 inventive courses and endless hours of fun. Nearly three decades later, the game has become a beloved phenomenon — not just speeding through desert tracks...

LEVEL UP KL provides a platform for players in the industry to interact, learn and share knowledge!

In just 5 years, LEVEL UP KL has become Southeast Asia’s premier industry event for game developers. With the objective of bringing together both local and international players to the regional game development scene in Southeast Asia, LEVEL UP KL provides a...

Nike Releases First Ever Esports Ad

The Esports industry has boomed over the past few years, with tens of millions tuning into League of Legends World Championship worldwide. But while pro gamers have become a large part of youth culture, the lifestyle of a modern gamer sometimes has...

The Growth of Esports Calls for a Strategic Battle Plan

Game time: Which of the following statements about esports are true? The U.S. Army has a team.The 2019 Southeast Asian Games awarded 18 medals in esports.Denmark’s government has an official esports strategy.Esports’ annual revenue will soon top $1.5 billion.Geopolitical...

Tencent drives merger of China’s biggest game-streaming firms to create $10bn giant

Tencent is driving discussions to merge China’s biggest game-streaming platforms Huya and DouYu International in a deal that would allow it to dominate the $3.4 billion (Dh12.48bn) arena, according to sources. The Chinese social media giant – which owns...

Huawei announced GameCenter, an official gaming service and distribution platform

Huawei announced the launch of its official game service and distribution platform called GameCenter. It will be available in 33 countries and regions across the world and is designed for the mobile gaming community. Through the new smartphone gaming...

Pokémon has announced it will be hosting Pokémon Virtual Fest

Pokémon Virtual Fest will boast rides based on Pokémon, as well as shows and footage of Pokémon Sword and Shield battles (via Go Nintendo). Users will get to enjoy a full theme park experience, with attractions, live events, and shops. Their alter...

Burberry Opens Social Currency With Tencent Partnership

Innovation has been a welcome development for retailers in the pandemic. Pivoting business models have been the hallmark of some major changes, including the complete reconfiguring of companies such as Zara and Nike and luxury brands like Ferragamo and Moncler. Now, Burberry...

This Chinese Billionaire Gamer Made $24 Billion From Video Games

Billionaires have different sources of incomes from different businesses they own but one Chinese billionaire made it big from video games. William Lei Ding has a net worth of $27.8 billion. He cashed in on the online gaming industry...

Chinese version of PUBG ‘Game of Peace’ to feature new Tesla model 3

In partnership with the Chinese version of the popular PUBG mobile (Game of Peace), Tesla is going to roll out it's Model 3 cars into the game, to promote sales of the vehicle. Tesla tweeted a game poster of a purple Tesla...

Virtual motors, real racing: The success story of esports

Almost as soon as the coronavirus led to racing engines around the world. Being turned off, so the simulators were fired up and motorsport went virtual. Much like Zoom video calls, Joe Wicks, home baking and online shopping, esports has enjoyed a...

Tencent’s new blockbuster US game studio is led by a ‘GTA’ veteran

Tencent is determined to have more of an impact on gaming outside of China, and not just by pouring money into existing studios. Reuters reports that Tencent Holdings has created a new California studio, LightSpeed LA, that will develop and publish “AAA”...

Tokyo Game Show 2020 will go digital this September

Japan’s biggest gaming show is still going to happen this September as a digital-only online stream, as reported by Famitsu. The online show will be held from September 23 to 27th. New game titles will be announced by both major and indie...

Is Alibaba’s ‘Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Strategy Edition’ its first real entrance into mobile gaming?

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding may have struck gold with its strategy simulation game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Strategy Edition. The game, created by its subsidiary Ejoy, pulled in record revenue of USD 85.4 million in May, bringing its lifetime...

Nikko AM lists Asia’s first esports and gaming fund

Japan’s Nikko Asset Management has launched an exchange-traded fund in Hong Kong aiming to tap into the growth of the computer games and esports industry. In a press release Nikko AM said the ETF will invest in a spectrum...

NetEase develops new Lord of the Rings mobile game with Warner Bros

Chinese gaming giant NetEase on Monday announced a strategic partnership with Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment to develop a new "Lord of the Rings" mobile game. The new officially licensed strategy game, "The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War", is based on...

Razer seeks to sustain gains of Southeast Asian Esports Scene

A key player in the continued growth of esports in Southeast Asia, global gaming lifestyle brand Razer is seeking to sustain the gains of the region in the sport by continuously coming up with platforms to showcase what gamers in this part...

Playstation 5 is Coming

Sony has given gamers a first look at the design of its next console as well as some of the titles it will play. The PlayStation 5 has a black core surrounded by curved white edging, and a blue glow. Two sequels...

What the Rise of Esports Means for Brands

Hundreds of excited fans packed in bursting stadiums. A-class teams with young players and huge prizes. This is the face of esports today. As a power-packed gaming experience, esports is the most interactive and community-driven side of the video game industry.

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A Japanese woman who built a cult following online with her video game skills has been recognized as the world’s oldest YouTube gamer — at the age of 90. Hamako Mori, known as “Gamer Grandma” to her 250,000 YouTube subscribers, started gaming...