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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.