How To Join Call of Duty Online

Don't you hate it when a game that you're dying for is in private Beta? It sucks being locked out of the fun, even if it is in the name of testing. Well if you're one the many people who commented that they wanted to try out Call of Duty Online, Kotaku's got the guide for you. » 1/27/15 7:30am 1/27/15 7:30am

Here's a First Look at Infinity Blade For the Chinese Xbox One

Last Thursday, while the rest of the world was munching on Fire Chickens (Turkey in Chinese), Chinese internet giant Tencent unleashed upon the world Infinity Blade for the Xbox One. » 12/01/14 6:00am 12/01/14 6:00am

Chinese Internet Giant's Offices Vandalized

Tencent, which owns a majority stake in Riot and a minority stake in Epic, has been attacked, with their Beijing office having been vandalized earlier today. » 11/24/14 6:30am 11/24/14 6:30am

Naruto Fans Recreate Ninja Exams

The long-running Japanese manga, Naruto, is coming to an end later this year. To celebrate its extensive run, a few college students in China's Guangdong province have recreated one of series' best story school-related story arcs! » 10/27/14 6:00am 10/27/14 6:00am

Endless Runner Nabs Gamer Over $3,000 In Prize Money

Endless runners are simple games. The genre, popularized by titles such as Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride, has players running endlessly and grabbing coins. Well, for one young man in China's Macao, the endless run's earned him a paycheck of over $3,000. » 10/23/14 5:00am 10/23/14 5:00am

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

Chinese League of Legends Pro Apologizes To Fans For Poor Performance

Professional gamers, like professional athletes, have their up and downs. When they disappoint, they have to face their fans and that's exactly what a Chinese League of Legends pro did. » 6/04/14 6:00am 6/04/14 6:00am

Two Gamers Are Going To Jail For Stealing $6,405 In Virtual Items

Stealing is bad. Stealing items in online games is also bad, and usually there's not much that can be done to combat it—so it's super good news that two Chinese internet thieves have been sentenced to prison terms. » 5/05/14 8:00am 5/05/14 8:00am

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

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

China's Internet Cafes Are Disappearing. What's Going On?!

China, the middle kingdom. The Orient. The place where the legality of game consoles are suspect has always been the home of internet cafes. The number of internet cafes, which served as dens to many of China's netizens, has suddenly gone down over the course of 2011-2012—by as many as 10,000. » 12/09/13 6:40am 12/09/13 6:40am

Chinese Players Call Out International DotA Players: China’s The Best

MOBA games are super popular in China right now. Sure, they’re super popular everywhere, but they are particularly popular in China—that's why, when a netizen asked online what China does better than the US, the most popular answer was Defense of the Ancients. » 11/04/13 8:00am 11/04/13 8:00am

Becoming a Demigod: Tencent's Asura Online Ascends Chinese MMOs

Journey to the West is a classic Chinese tale that has been retold millions of times. It's been referenced by a variety of media, from the movie the Forbidden Kingdom to even Dragon Ball. But despite all the awesome adaptations of the main subject, Tencent's Asura Online might just be the coolest one yet. » 11/04/13 6:30am 11/04/13 6:30am

Mike Tyson Says He Can Easily Take Down 100 Players In A Chinese RPG

In an obvious publicity stunt,"Iron Mike" Tyson recently boasted on his Chinese blog that he could take down over 100 players in the recently released Chinese online role-playing game Xianxia Shi Jie. » 9/09/13 6:30am 9/09/13 6:30am

This is 300 Heroes, The Most Incredible League Of Legends Clone

Last month, Luke brought us this little nugget of gold from the interwebs called 300 Heroes—a shameless League of Legends clone that offers users a chance to play as "over 300" different heroes from various intellectual properties. Despite the fact that it's such a terrible case of copyright infringement and possible… » 7/22/13 7:00am 7/22/13 7:00am

Chinese Sixth Grader Steals From Mother To Buy Digital Currency

A sixth grader in China recently stole over $1000 worth of money from his mother to spend on video game currency. After finding out that he had stolen the money, the mother called the police to make a complaint against the net cafe that sold him the currency, gaining her a partial refund. » 6/17/13 5:30am 6/17/13 5:30am

Tencent Pisses Off Chinese Fans By Buying Manga Rights

Despite all that you read about the tensions between China and Japan, Japanese manga is highly celebrated in China. Chinese people cosplay as Japanese manga characters. They watch Japanese manga inspired animations. And they read manga—that is, until now. » 6/17/13 4:30am 6/17/13 4:30am

In Game Pop-up Scams Chinese Gamer

Pop-up ads are annoying; in-game ads are no better, but when in-game ads are pop-up ads, they can create a lot of mischief. Last week a Chinese gamer in Sichuan province was scammed by a pop-up ad within a popular online racing game. » 5/13/13 7:00am 5/13/13 7:00am

Check Out China's 'New' "Genuine American-Style Zombie Shooting Game"

Earlier this month, Chinese gaming giant Tencent announced a "brand new" game that will be released later this year. The game, War of Zombies, isn't exactly a new game per se — it's actually been talked about since 2010. » 5/06/13 7:00am 5/06/13 7:00am