Call of Duty Online is a Big Surprise

Forget everything you saw and experienced in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, forget Jack Mitchell and harken back to the days of Soap, Ghost and Price. Remember those good ol' days with them boys? Well, you can relive that whole experience again and then some in the China-only Call of Duty: Online. » 1/19/15 8:00am 1/19/15 8:00am

Borderlands Online Lands In China in 2015

Earlier this morning, China time, the fine folks at Shanda Games dropped a bombshell. They're bringing Borderlands to China. That's right, they've announced Borderlands Online, a made for China action RPG/online shooter. » 12/08/14 8:00am 12/08/14 8:00am

LoL Clone Caliber of Spirit Definitely Lacks Spirit

During this year's World Cyber Arena, an e-sports tournament in Yinchuan, China, another multiplayer online battle arena was added to the list of games that cyber athletes competed in. Rounding out the MOBA genre, Tencent's "new" Caliber of Spirit is a cheap League of Legends knock-off. » 10/08/14 6:00am 10/08/14 6:00am

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… » 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

These Are China's Biggest Online Games

China's online game market is breaking sales records year-on-year in the world's most populous nation. In 2013, this market alone is poised to make over $11 billion, according to Gameindustry.biz. But which are country's favorite online games? Let's take a look. » 11/18/13 7:20am 11/18/13 7:20am

North Korea Might Be Unleashing a Cyber Attack with Online Games

South Korean police are warning that downloadable games might contain North Korean malware. It's believed these could be part of a cyber attack. » 10/24/13 6:00am 10/24/13 6:00am

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… » 10/10/13 2:30pm 10/10/13 2:30pm

Wife “Steals” Car To Get Husband To Stop Gaming

Forgetting to lock your house door while at home isn't that heinous a mistake, but to forget to lock your car, now that might be a big mistake; particularly if your wife has an agenda. » 7/31/13 8:00am 7/31/13 8:00am

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

Chinese Man Jailed For Running For-Profit Private Server

Running a private server can be hard and it can cost a lot of money. In China, one man made a lot of money running a private server and now he's headed to jail. » 5/13/13 5:40am 5/13/13 5:40am

Take A Look At What Chinese Bureaucrats Play While At Work

Bureaucracy is a funny thing. It’s supposed to make our lives easier by compartmentalizing things and preventing redundancies, but in China (and most places in the world) it just gives bureaucrats more free time at work. » 4/15/13 7:00am 4/15/13 7:00am

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

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…

Meet China's Video Game Rumor Monger

As gamers, we all know that Blizzard, known notoriously for their "it's done when it's done," policy, is the master of building game hype.


In China, there are so many game companies filling the online space, meaning that marketing and hype has become somewhat problematic. Opting for the Blizzard method, some… » 5/07/12 7:00am 5/07/12 7:00am

Online Game Saves Man From Being (Maybe!) Burned Alive

The strategy game Evony, infamous for its salacious, cleavage-filled ads, has helped do some good. The Facebook version of the game is now credited with helping to save the life of a disabled man. » 1/20/11 8:00pm 1/20/11 8:00pm

How Does World Of Warcraft Threaten The Porn Industry?

According to an article by The Daily Beast's Richard Abowitz, online games like World of Warcraft are one of the top five reasons porn-for-profit is dying, and it all comes down to staying power. » 1/20/10 4:20pm 1/20/10 4:20pm

Atlus Online Now Open For Business

Atlus has completed phase one in the deployment of their internet community and online gaming portal Atlus Online, with mascot Jack Frost running rampant all over the page. » 4/22/09 1:30pm 4/22/09 1:30pm