Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tencent blamed for abrupt increase of game difficulty

Tencent’s apologetic statement A recent change in update of prevailing game “I am MT 2” (我叫MT2) fuels wide protests, another example of “rude operation of game” as said by gamers in China (see gamers’ comments on the possibility of Supercell’s

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Register before February 26 to save up to $300 for GDC

  The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. GDC attracts over 24,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where professionals involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and

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Game console ban further lifted in China

  State Council of China released a notice on the afternoon of Jan 29th – “State Council’s Notice on Spreading DuplicableExperiences of Pilot Reform in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone”, which says “domestic and foreign-invested enterprises are allowed to

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Rumor: Tencent and Hisense become partners on TV games

  Tencent Games and Hisense have reached cooperation to operate game center of Hisense’s smart television together, according to a rumor yesterday, and this piece of news is to be formally announced in near future.

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BANDAI NAMCO to set up Shanghai branch

  According to multiple sources on Jan 26th, to expand cooperation with Tencent and other Chinese game companies, Japanese established game company BANDAI NAMCO (BNGI) plans to set up a branch company in Shanghai soon, and about 20 people will

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China Mobile founds a new company to promote mobile game business

  China Mobile, the largest carrier and one of the largest state-owned enterprises in China, announced on Jan 23rd that its affiliated company – Migu LTD had went into operation in Nanjing. Migu is to cover entertainment businesses of China

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WeChat FPS game We Fire leads App Store in China

Tencent’s first shooting game on WeChat “We Fire” (全民突击) has been leading the grossing list and free list of App Store shortly after its release on Jan 8th. But if there is any conclusion from its performance, that’s people really

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The largest Apple Store in Asia uses Chinese calligraphy for decoration

  Apple’s largest physical store in Asia is to be opened on Jan 24th. Located in Hangzhou, this Apple Store adopts great writer Su Tungpo‘s poet on this city’s West Lake for decoration of a curtain wall, attracting a lot of

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12% of Monument Valley’s revenue comes from China, its designer: Chinese developers should be honest

  According to Ustwo’s recent infographic on its hit mobile game Monument Valley, Chinese gamers contribute 12% of its more than 5.86 million dollars sales at App Store, making China the second largest market for Monument Valley after US.

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CMGE accused of overstating revenues

Geoinvesting, an American investment agency released an article on Jan 15, accusing CMGE of being “engaging in questionable business practices and operating in a cloud of obfuscation” and “overstating its revenues significantly through an improperly disclosed relationship with an entity

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