Hearthstone is a game of ups and downs, where anything can happen at the drop of a card. That sentiment is even more true at competition level. This past weekend, China's Blizzard operator, NetEase, held the quarterfinals to their new Gold League e-sports event, and the HearthStone competition was fierce.
Last year, to celebrate Mists of Pandaria, NetEase and Blizzard released a World of Warcraft mahjong set. This year, perhaps due to the popularity of the Pandaria set, the companies are releasing a brand new set.
The makers of a Chinese Hearthstone clone have come out to the public to "refudiate" reports that they had been sentenced to pay Blizzard over $1.6 million.
With the Xbox One dropping in China in September and the PlayStation 4 dropping some time later, Chinese news portal NetEase took the chance to survey netizens on their preferences. Turns out, Chinese users are more interested in the PS4.
Pre-paid charge cards for video games have been around for ages. They had them for NeoPets, they had them for Nexon games such as Gunbound, and they're super useful—but only until the points run out. But for one Chinese gamer, his collection of old point cards may just win him a brand new smartphone.
You read that headline right. Chinese internet giant NetEase will soon be selling pork.
A Three Kingdoms-based multiplayer online battle arena has long been over due. However, NetEase's attempt at creating a Three Kingdoms MOBA with Heroes of Kingdoms leaves much to be desired.
Over the last few weeks tension have been high between China and Japan. The situation over the territorial disputes has led to some brash decisions from all those involved, some of these actions had turned out rather violent.
Every year over the past decade, China Joy has been delighting video game fans in and outside of China. The most memorable parts of the show that are caught on camera often focused on the booth companions and some times the games. What gets left behind by all the glitz and glam of China Joy are the people that attend…
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.
China's game industry to many, is nothing more than copy and pasting Western and Japanese games. China knows it, the world knows it. A Taiwanese game developer named "Marco" came out and talked about the possible death of the Chinese gaming industry.
The Big Three, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are names that almost every gamer recognizes. However, in China there are three companies that are just as big as those, and you probably have never heard of them before. Tencent, NetEase, and Shanda, three major Chinese companies that are expanding their reach beyond China.…
The company licensed to operate World of Warcraft in China - home to 4 million of the MMO's global installation base - still can't find smooth sailing after being cleared to operate the game's first expansion pack two weeks ago.
Having been suspended from operating in the country since November, it appears that World of Warcraft's future in China has been decided, and will be announced sometime this month.
As we've told you, Blizzard recently decided to change the company handling WoW for them in China. It was The9, and now it's NetEase. Or, it would be NetEase, if NetEase could actually get the game running again.
Blizzard is switching up operators in China for World of Warcraft, losing long-time operator The9 in favor of NetEase, already the operator of nearly every other Blizzard game in the country.
It's been one hell of a week for Chinese company NetDragon, who announced (along with EA) the development of a Dungeon Keeper MMO. In addition, they've announced the development of Disney Fantasy Online.