Tencent has become Marvelous’s biggest shareholder, reports Bloomberg. Tencent has purchased 20 percent of the Japanese game company’s stock. Besides Marvelous, Tencent has stakes in Epic and Bluehole.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Tencent is pretty much the Disney of video games now; the largest gaming company in the world. And given that they must give every iota of data to the Chinese government on demand, the rest of the gaming world SHOULD be concerned.

Epic and Bluehole are kind of the tip of the iceberg. And so is this list: