Tencent hires big names including Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi and Scott Warner in blockbuster game push

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings has hired Kojima Productions founding member Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi and Halo 4 lead designer Scott Warner, both industry veterans, as part of its efforts to...

Intel, Lenovo and Riot Games MENA partner up and commit to shaping the growing...

Riot Games MENA has partnered with Intel and Lenovo to bring a long awaited tournament road map to the Middle East and North Africa. The Intel Arabian Cup (IAC)...
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The Game That Starred Mickey Mouse, Ghostbusters Or Garfield, Depending On Your Region

Nintendo Life takes a look at regional box art variants for retro video games. It's a fun, light-hearted exercise; really just an excuse to look at fantastic (and some...

Sony Shuts Down PlayStation Store In China After Backdoor Tip-Off To Authorities

Japanese electronics behemoth Sony has announced that it has suspended online services for its PlayStation Store in China, with no guarantee of a reopening date. While the company didn’t...

Korea to relax regulations on game industry to lead global market

Culture Minister Park Yang-woo on Thursday announced a plan to support the Korean gaming industry with the aim of leading the future global market. “We will lead innovative growth...

How Valorant is luring top esports talent despite being months from release

Valorant is still in closed beta, but Riot’s new tactical shooter is already making waves in the competitive gaming scene. Despite the fact that the game isn’t widely available...

Amazon India Announces Gaming Benefits For Prime Members

Amazon India has announced that Prime members in the country will now have access to free in-game content like collectible characters, upgrades, in-game currency, and Prime-only tournaments, in a...

Gaming and fitness rolled into one challenge

Move To Game”, an innovative online tournament combining gaming and physical activity, has been launched by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA) and the Saudi Arabian Federation for...
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Animal Crossing predicted to be Switch’s best-selling game in Japan

Famitsu, a Japanese games magazine, released its sales chart figures for April 20 to 26, revealing that Animal Crossing: New Horizons achieved a sales record in Japan. The game sold an estimated 283,913...

Tokyo governor’s COVID-19 social distancing call is online hit

Manga, music and even video games: Calls from Tokyo's governor for residents to practise social distancing to stem the spread of COVID-19 have inspired a slew of viral online...

Riot Games sets up new studio in Singapore

League of Legends and Valorant developer Riot Games is opening a brand new development studio in Singapore. In a post on its website, the company wrote...

Kaspersky Lab: Boys Are Gamers and Madcaps, While Girls Are Mobile Chatterers

The results of the Growing Up Online - Connected Kids survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and iconKids&youth show that boys and girls aged 8-16 behave very differently on the Internet, meaning...
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Nexon To Target Global Markets With Localized Marketing

Nexon is gearing up with marketing strategies tailored for locals to take on the international mobile game market, a representative of the company said this week. According to the head of Nexon‘s...

Six Out Of 11 investments From Tencent Have Fallen Year-To-Date

App developer Glu Mobile Inc., which created the “Kim Kardashian: Hollywood” role-playing mobile game in 2014, has fallen most out of 11 known listed investments tabulated by Bloomberg. Its share price...

Korean Developers Hope To Make Life Fun With Serious Games

Smartphone games nowadays can be more than just about play, with a wide variety of apps developed to help people learn new subjects and even improve their health. Although this category...

Indonesia Stock Exchange Introduced Indonesia’s First Online Games About Stock Trading

The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) along with its regulatory counterparts introduced Indonesia’s first online games about stock trading as part of a campaign to attract more individual investors to the stock...

Tencent Said To Market USD 3.5 Billion Supercell Acquisition Loan

Tencent Holdings Ltd. has started marketing a $3.5 billion loan to lenders to back its purchase of a majority stake in Supercell Oy from SoftBank Group Corp., people familiar with the...
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Free-To-Play Games Creating Opportunities In Traditional Toys In Japan

The mobile games market in Japan saw extremely strong growth in the 2010-2015 period, growing at a 56% CAGR, creating the second largest mobile games market in the world, behind only...

Bangladesh Starts Project To Enter The Global Games Market

A project titled ‘Skill Development for Mobile Game and Application’ was launched in the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, aiming to ensure footprint in the global gaming and apps market. The project, taken...

How To Succeed In The Korean Mobile Gaming Market

The mobile gaming market is growing rapidly worldwide, and competition in the market is becoming fierce. However, the Korean market, in particular, is emerging as an attractive market in mobile gaming...