One Company Is Dominating Chinese Internet Cafes (Apparently!)

While Chinese Internet cafes are supposedly on the decline, but with a 126 million active players at net cafes across the country it's easy to see that net cafes are still a major player in the gaming scene of China. Such as it is, it's always interesting to see what kind of games are being played in the country's net… » 1/06/14 6:00am 1/06/14 6:00am

China's Video Game Industry Pulled In Over $13 Billion. Yes, Billion.

As the year comes to an end, year-end statistics are trickling out from every which way. Over the weekend, the China Game Industry Annual Conference's China Games Party has released info on how much revenue the Chinese game industry has brought in over the course of 2013. Chinese video game companies pulled in over $13 … » 12/30/13 7:00am 12/30/13 7:00am

In China, Online Games Just Keep Getting Better

2013 seems to be a great year for China's online video game market with the release of some pretty cool online games. Deviating more and more from the standard click and grind RPG format, Chinese game companies have been pumping out interesting and visually appealing games, foreign and domestically-developed alike. » 12/09/13 7:40am 12/09/13 7:40am

In An Era Of Online Launch Fiascoes, Gamers Deserve Some Rights

On October 1, President Obama took the stage at a press conference and did something unusual for the leader of the free world: He explained why a website wasn't working. Specifically, Obamacare's overloaded online service healthcare.gov, which hadn't had a particularly smooth launch. For a moment, the president sounded … » 10/10/13 2:30pm 10/10/13 2:30pm

How to Sign Up for Chinese Online Games

Recently, there have been more and more interesting online games coming out in China. With Monster Hunter Online and Call of Duty Online, there will be two top tier free-to-play games in the middle kingdom. While these games are only available in China, that doesn't mean enterprising players abroad can't play them. » 7/10/13 7:20am 7/10/13 7:20am

I'm Confused, A Chinese Game With Iron Man And Kratos Can't Be Bad Right?

Sick of playing Chinese games that involve historical fantasy or martial arts fantasy, I set out looking for a new type of Chinese online multiplayer game to play. Unfortunately, The Legend of Shengdao » 8/27/12 7:00am 8/27/12 7:00am wasn't the game to help me escape a sea of mediocrity, despite its crazy visuals.

China, You Are Allowed To Make TV Shows Based On Video Games.

Earlier this month, we reported that the Chinese State Administration for Film, Radio and Television (SARFT) came out with six guidelines » 8/20/12 7:00am 8/20/12 7:00am that could affect the future of Chinese television. Those six guidelines included a ban on the creation of TV dramas based on online video games. Now it appears that SARFT has come…

Jeffrey Steefel on LOTRO Expansion, MMO Culture

Rock, Paper, Shotgun has a nice interview up with Turbine producer Jeffrey Steefel, mostly centered on the Lord of the Rings Online » 9/27/08 3:30pm 9/27/08 3:30pm forthcoming Mines of Moria expansion — also discussed are things like how Steefel perceives 's performance, expansion features, and issues of designing for a license. While is wide open, …