Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Nintendo announced yesterday that ist President Satoru Iwata has died due to a bile duct growth at the age of 55. A brief statement posted to the company’s web site says: “Nintendo...

‘Sword Art Online’ Release Dates For Europe & North America

Publisher Bandai Namco has announced that "Re: Hollow Fragment" and "Lost Song," two titles based on the anime and manga series "Sword Art Online", will be making it to North American and...

HTML5 game developer Wozlla got $2 million to expand beyond China

HTML5 game developer Wozlla got $2 million to expand beyond China. The money comes from Greenwood Asset Management, a private equity firm that has backed a number of Chinese tech firms. Wozlla plans...

President of Sega Japan Finally Realizes That Gaming Quality Is Important

Over the years Sega’s fortunes, quality of games and popularity have declined quite considerably. More recently the publisher decided to move over to mobile but it seems that the president of...

Google Is Expanding Its Presence In Korea’s Mobile Transactions Market

Google is expanding its presence in Korea's mobile transactions market after the government eased regulations allowing payment gateway (PG) operators to handle payment and settlement services on mobile devices according to...

Ourpalm Invests in Ben10 Game Developer Animoca

Animoca Brands announced that Ourpalm Co Ltd has agreed to make a strategic cash investment in the company. Ourpalm will invest USD 2.3 million in cash for 11.11% of the Company’s expanded share...

Singapore: Helping Seniors Staying Fit Through Xbox’s Kinect

A team from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) Centre for Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS) has come up with video games to help seniors stay physically fit and bond with the...

Cloud Imperium Games Opens New Development Office in Frankfurt

Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), the creators of the first person universe space simulator, Star Citizen, opened a development office in Frankfurt, Germany. Managed by CIG’s Foundry 42 Ltd. in Manchester, the Frankfurt office...

Malaysia Consults McKinsey To Build ‘Silicon Valley’ Startup Hub

The Malaysian government has engaged consulting firm McKinsey & Company in an ambitious plan to make the country the technology start-up hub of south-east Asia, and lure US and Australian investors....

China’s Gamers Aren’t Buying Many Consoles

A report from Joshua Brustein from Bloomberg shows the retail sales results of Sony and Microsofts console Business in China. Now that China’s ban on retail sales of video-game consoles has been...

Exclusive Interview with the Maker of the Global Mobile Game Congress

Yesterday InsideGamesAsia.biz (IGA.biz) spoke to Maxim de Wit, one of the main drivers behind the Global Mobile Game Congress. Maxim gave an intensive insight about the preparation of the conference which...

MTG to Acquire the Majority Stake in the World’s Largest eSports Company

Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced that it has reached an agreement with the international entertainment group,  Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG), to acquire a majority stake in Turtle Entertainment GmbH, the...

God Eater Resurrection Japanese Release Date Set

Bandai Namco announced that God Eater Resurrection will launch for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita on October 29 in Japan. First-print copies of the game will include the “Another Character: Rindou”...

The Seventh Nation “China” Added to World of Tanks

Wargaming announced the addition of a brand-new nation to World of Tanks on Xbox 360: China. A true tank dynasty, the Chinese Tech Tree is the seventh full nation to be added...

The Top Mobile Gaming Trends 2015 in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia will be an exciting gaming market to watch in 2015 as 2014 was an incredible year for the mobile gaming industry in Southeast Asia. The industry recorded impressive growth and reached...

Activision Blizzard and NetEase announced China Deal

Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase announced a three-year agreement to license Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch to a NetEase affiliate in China. Revealed last November, Overwatch brings Blizzard’s signature easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay to the FPS genre. “With Overwatch,...

GigaMedia Acquires Strawberry Cosmetics

GigaMedia Limited, an online games and computing services provider, today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire a 70% equity interest in Strawberry Cosmetics Holding Limited,...

“Soul Hunters” now avilable in the West

Following the success of Soul Hunters in Asia, Chinese game developer Lilith Games has released in collaboration with publisher Kick9 its card collecting battle game (CCBG) in North America. Soul Hunters is available for download across mobile...

Right Royal British affair takes over gamescom

More United Kingdom (UK) based games businesses than ever have signed up to be part of the Ukie (Association for United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment ) industry stand at gamescom, which will this...

Innospark Closes $6.5M in Series B Funding

Mobile game developer Innospark has closed $6.5M in Series B financing with participation from venture capital firm Keytone Ventures (founded by the former founding managing partner at KPCB China and former...