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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 couple of popular mobile games – Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Words With Friends...

Chinese mobile games take 19 of top 100 spots in US games market in the first quarter amid Covid boom

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Chinese mobile games accounted for 19 of the top 100 highest-grossing games in the US in the first quarter, according to data from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, raking in a combined US$487mil in revenue and underlining the drive by some...

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 Electronic and Intellectual Sports (SAFEIS). The two organizations have joined forces to create...

Animal Crossing predicted to be Switch’s best-selling game in Japan

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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 copies in Japan last week, taking its lifetime sales total in the region...

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 tributes. On Twitter, a clip from a game in which...

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 that this new outpost would be both supporting Riot's existing games in addition...

Notorious Chinese Billionaire Will Play Video Games with You for $100 per Hour

A recently released “Gaming Companion White Paper” sheds light on a profession you may not have heard of. Gaming companion apps pay gamers to play with others in a process called “game sparring” (游戏陪练). The idea is you get...

F1 – Lando Norris to shave his head after esports fundraiser

McLaren Formula One driver Lando Norris will have to shave his head after raising more than US$10,000 from esports racing in the fight against coronavirus. The 20-year-old Briton, who has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and is a prolific gamer, made the...

Epulze and Orange Esports Cafe, the largest net cafe chain in Malaysia, have partnered to make Dota2 more fun!

We at Epulze are excited to announce another daily cup series with one of our partners, this time for our users in Malaysia, the Orange Esports Daily Cup series! Unable to head out to the netcafe with your friends? Play our Dota 2 tournaments...

What Douyu and other streaming platforms tell us about China’s game market

Niko Partners, the games industry analyst group that focuses primarily on Asian markets, has launched a China games streaming tracker, which collects data from the region’s most popular streaming services. Tracked platforms include Huya, Bilibili, and Douyu, the latter of which is China’s...

Animoca Brands Launches He-Man Tappers Of Grayskull

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Animoca Brands announced the launch of its latest mobile game, He-Man Tappers of Grayskull. The game is based on the iconic Masters of the Universe franchise, launched in 1982. In He-Man Tappers of Grayskull, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe battle Skeletor and his...

Square Enix At Tokyo Game Show 2016

Square Enix has announced the lineup for Tokyo Game Show and has opened its official Tokyo Game Show 2016 website. The usual suspects are there including Kingdom Hearts 2.8 and Final Fantasy 12 HD. Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age won’t be playable, but there...

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 different approaches are required to keep them safe. The research surveyed online 3,780 families with children...

Final Fantasy XV Delayed Until End Of November

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One of the biggest video game releases of 2016, Final Fantasy XV, has just been pushed back several months. The latest entry in the long-running, enormously popular Final Fantasy role-playing game series was supposed hit the shelves in September. But the game’s developer, Japanese company Square...

Nexon To Target Global Markets With Localized Marketing

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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 Korean mobile business division Noh Jung-hwan, Nexon will take active measures to expand...

Tencent And Netease Take Makes 70% Of Chinese Mobile Games Market

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Tencent and Netease have enlarged their duopoly of China's mobile games market, with a total market share approaching 70%. Though still far behind, Netease has narrowed its gap with Tencent. Yet, facing a deteriorating market, the duo have taken similar strategies of diversification and...

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 has dropped almost 60 percent since Tencent Holding Ltd.’s $126 million investment 16...

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 of mobile apps has a rather dour-sounding name - they are referred to...

Japan: Games You’ve Been Waiting A Long Time For

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If you like Japanese role-playing games, you’re going to love this fall. One of this year’s most eagerly awaited JRP sequels “Persona 5” is coming out. Set in present-day Tokyo, “Persona 5” once again mixes school drama, alternative reality and psychology. Characters assume “personas,” embodiments...

No Mention Of Dynasty Warriors 9 In Koei Tecmo’s Tokyo Game Show Line Up

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With September's Tokyo Game Show looming, many fans of Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors series have been speculating that Dynasty Warriors 9 may finally be revealed at this year's event - but sadly, the anticipated hack and slash sequel hasn't been named as part of...