Early this week, the studio behind Path of Exile received a majority investment from a Chinese corporation called Tencent. If that’s a name you don’t know, it’s worth learning, because Tencent is, without a question, the largest company in video games. Yet, many fans don’t even know it exists.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is getting a level select, presumably so everyone can avoid playing on Miramar. The option will come to the test server soon, allowing players to choose exactly where they get to blow each other up.
PUBG Mobile released in North America yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. But between my own string of victories and the countless chicken dinners on social media, it sure feels like things are too easy.
Ubisoft appears to have avoided the hostile takeover the company’s bosses and workers have been fearing from the conglomerate Vivendi for the past three years.The mega-publisher announced today that Vivendi will sell off all its existing shares in Ubisoft and agreed to not acquire any more for the next five years. In…
With more than 200 million monthly active players in China, Tencent’s competitive multiplayer game Arena of Valor (AKA Kings of Glory and Strike of Kings) is one of the most popular and profitable mobile games in the world. Today it launched in North America on iOS and Android. Who’s playing?
China’s Tencent has bought Finnish game studio Supercell for US$8.6 billion. The studio, best known for Clash of Titans, was previously owned by Japan’s Softbank. Tencent already has a majority stake in Riot Games and a minority stake in Epic Games.
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.
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.
The popular iPhone graphics benchmark, Infinity Blade, is now reportedly being ported to the recently launched Chinese Xbox One.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.