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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 matter said. Asia’s biggest internet company is offering the facility, which has an average...

Chinese Pro Gamers on the Rise

Going from a geeky pastime for teenagers, playing video games is now becoming a lucrative venture in China. At the International 2016 DOTA 2 tournament being held in Seattle, five of the 16 teams that qualified to play are from China. The annual e-sports tournament...

Ubisoft At gamescom 2016

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Gamescom is just around the corner, and we’re bringing an all-star lineup for the 500,000 players expected at this year’s show. From August 17 to August 21, attendees will be able to try For Honor, Steep, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Eagle Flight along...

Free-To-Play Games Creating Opportunities In Traditional Toys In Japan

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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 China. This strong growth has been propelled by the ease of play of...

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 by the Governmental ICT division, will create 8,750 app developers and 2,800 gaming...

Pokémon GO Hits 100 Million Installs on Android

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Pokémon GO has now been installed more than 100 million times among Android users worldwide after launching just one month ago in the USA. Niantic Labs’ completely free augmented reality Pokémon-hunting game continues to shine as the weeks pass by. As of 9:30 p.m. EST...

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 according to a report at Nasmedia. Korea has the highest smartphone penetration rate in...

China: Tech Companies Flip Copycat Image

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The conventional view of China’s tech industry has long been that local companies mimic American tech giants without innovations of their own, achieving success with borrowed products in a market where foreign rivals are largely blocked by internet censorship and government regulations. This narrative...

Nexon Launches Its New Mobile RPG ‘Chaos Chronicle’

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South Korea’s top mobile game provider Nexon and game developer Wingstudio have jointly launched Chaos Chronicle, the latest role-playing game targeting mobile users in Asia. "Chaos Chronicle" is a 2D game and was initially designed to outcompete rival companies in Japan, known as the birthplace...

Pokemon GO Now In Southeast Asia And Oceania

Pokemon GO has been one of the most successful mobile games in recent memory. The augmented reality game has swept across the globe and many Pokemon fans have been going out in the real world to try and “catch ‘em all!” The release of...

iCandy Interactive’s Mobile Game Crab War Hits 1 Million Downloads

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Singapore-headquartered group iCandy Interactive, the first mobile games studio in Southeast Asia to go to stock market, has since seen its revenue increase dramatically, thanks to Crab War. This newly launched game is also the fastest – within 60 days of its soft launch...

Ubisoft: ‘The Division’ Goes To Hollywood – Jessica Chastain And Jake Gyllenhaal To Star

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'The Division' is coming to the big screen. The battle to restore order to Manhattan is being made into a movie by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, and will star Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jake Gyllenhaal (End of Watch, Nightcrawler). The video game released...

Alibaba Sports Group Partners With International eSports Federation (IeSF)

The International e-Sports Federation (IeSF) has announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Alibaba’s sports group, Alisport. The announcement was first made in Shanghai, China end of July 2016 and the partnership hopes to push eSports to new heights, making it even more legitimate as...

Tencent QQ Is Entering The Augmented Reality Arena

Tencent QQ is entering the augmented reality (AR) arena, triggering a trend among QQ users in China who have started to play a game called "Experience AR by Passing the QQ Torch." QQ has initiated a promotion, "Experience AR Animations by Scanning the Mona...

Rumors: Signs That Pokemon Go Will Debut In Malaysia Soon

There are strong signs that Pokemon Go will debut in Malaysia this week. A cached webpage from a prepaid mobile service provider website, which announced that a promotion is available to Pokemon trainers, was discovered. The leaked document, which stated that the provider is partnering...

South Korea: Google Play Arcade To Offer Interactive Mobile Gaming

Google Korea will open a free indoor entertainment space dubbed “Google Play Arcade” at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul, with aims to introduce and bring mobile games closer to the wider public. From taking the stage to become the South Korean champion of “Clash Royal”...

First Stop In Malaysia For The ESL One 2017 Circuit

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ESL will kick 2017 off with an event in South East Asia, as the company announced today that next year’s first stop for the ESL One circuit will take place in the prestigious Arena of Stars in Genting, Malaysia. The US$250,000 tournament for the...

Legendary Studios, Square Enix and dj2 Bring ‘Life Is Strange’ Into Digital Series

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Legendary Digital Studios and Square Enix will join forces on the development of a digital series based on the critically acclaimed, multi award-winning video game, Life Is Strange. The project will be developed and produced in conjunction with dj2 Entertainment which recently produced the upcoming...

Singapore Government To Monitor Impact Of Pokemon Go On Society

While Singapore fans of Pokemon Go cannot wait for the game to be launched, the Government has said that it will monitor the game's impact on society. The game, which has taken the world by storm, uses augmented reality technology to allow players to "see"...

Taptica Partners With Asia Mobile Marketing Specialist Adways

Mobile advertising specialist Taptica International has partnered with Asian mobile marketing company Adways Korea, which is part of the TSE-listed Adways Inc Group. This follows the recent establishment of AIM-quoted Taptica's office in Seoul, South Korea, and forms part of its strategy to lift its presence...