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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...

Sony to unveil PlayStation 5 console games

Sony Corp unveiled plans to showcase games tailored for its planned PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles on Thursday in a sign of a ramped-up effort for the year-end holiday season. The online event titled “The Future of Gaming” was postponed last week because...

Saudi Esports Federation takes Title Sponsorship of Virtual Le Mans

Saudi Arabia’s esports federation will be the title sponsor of the virtual Le Mans 24 Hours race on June 13-14, organizers announced on Sunday. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest said in a statement that Saudi Arabia had an estimated six million gamers...

Gfinity signs five-year deal with Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management

Esports and video game services company Gfinity has entered into a five-year agreement with Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management (ADMM), it announced on Thursday, to design, develop and deliver a new virtual motorsport racing championship, or ‘ERC’. The AIM-trade firm said it would...

Man City FIFA 20 Cup open for registration in Singapore

On Saturday 13 June, Manchester City will kick off its first-ever FIFA 20 esports tournament in Singapore with the Man City FIFA 20 Cup, supported by the Club’s long-term partner, Nexen Tire. With on-the-pitch action currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic,...

Bohemia Interactive ⁠denies report that it’s being acquired by Tencent

Czech gaming studio Bohemia Interactive has denied a report that Chinese media conglomerate Tencent has purchased a majority stake in the company. Speaking to Hospodářské Noviny newspaper, head of marketing Petr Poláček said: “Tencent didn’t buy us. Bohemia Interactive...

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF VALORANT

Valorant's Closed Beta has come to an end before the game's full launch, and depending on what region you are in, you might be wondering when you'll finally be able to play the new first-person hero shooter from Riot Games. If you're...

Gaming startup to boost Qatar’s fast growing e-games industry

With many gaming companies and platforms reporting increased revenues during the pandemic, it is no doubt that the COVID-19 lockdowns have taken the electronic games and esports industry to the next level. The video game industry, which is expected...

Gucci gets into gaming with a Tennis Clash collaboration

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The world of tennis has had it share of fashion moments — Serena Williams wore a tutu by Virgil Abloh, Roger Federer donned a Uniqlo uniform by Christophe Lemaire — but never in the virtual realm. Now, Gucci is changing that through...

Toyota focuses on esports to boost fan base as motorsport shuts down

As motorsports events are canceled or postponed around the world amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor Corp. is focusing on esports car racing to increase the motorsports fan base. Toyota Gazoo Racing, Toyota’s online motorsports promotion project, jointly organized the esports car...

Student’s goal of creating online shooter solo a hit with Japan’s gaming community

A student aiming to make a competitive shooting game all by himself has taken Japan's online gaming community by storm. Katsumi Sato, 19, is a second year student at Hokkaido Computer School in Sapporo, the capital of the northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido....