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  • Blog Post: SKTelecom Takes Home The 2015 League Of Legends World Champions' Summoner's Cup

    The 2015 League of Legends World Champions tournament has declared its winner. SKTelecom defeated KOO Tigers in the final rounds this morning making it the first team to ever win two League of Legends World Champions. SKTelecom also won in 2013 . SKTelecom's Gyeong-hwan "MaRin" Jang was... More
  • Blog Post: China Lifts Video Game Console Ban

    China's ban on video game consoles is lifting, meaning Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo will be able to bring their hardware to China. Approximately 15 years ago, China banned the sale of video game consoles, citing a negative affect on children who played video games. As a result, Chinese fans of PC... More
  • Blog Post: The PlayStation 4 & Vita Get A Release Date In China

    Sony Japan has announced an official release date of March 20 for the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Vita in China. The PS4 will cost 2,899 yuan ($463) and the Vita 1,299 yuan ($207), and debut alongside versions of Knack and Rayman Legends, among other games. Rival Microsoft already released the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: China's Call Of Duty Online Enters Open Beta With Changes Made Just For That Market

    At E3 2014, we had the opportunity to see how Activision was retooling its titanic Call of Duty franchise for the Chinese market. Today, the publisher has released the open beta of the free-to-play Call of Duty Online. Activision is teaming up with local partner Tencent for the title, which is being... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation 4 Debut Delayed In China

    Sony has delayed the release of the PlayStation 4 in China at the last minute due to various factors. The news comes from Reuters based on a statement from the company. A source with the company in China says the delay is due to "prolonged negotiations" with Chinese officials, and that a new... More
  • Blog Post: Captain America's Chris Evans Saves The Day In Chinese CoD Online Ad

    We'll probably never get a chance to play Call of Duty Online in North America, but that doesn't mean that we can't at least enjoy a new live-action ad for the game. The spot for the upcoming free-to-play release features Captain America star Chris Evans helping some office workers live out... More
  • Blog Post: Sony To Begin Selling PlayStation 4 And PS Vita In China

    Following Microsoft's lead , Sony will be selling its PlayStation 4 and Vita systems in the world's most populous country. The reports that indicated Sony was going to begin selling PlayStation products in China are true. The systems will go on sale in China, which has only recently lifted its... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Sony Clarifies Report Of PlayStation 4 Sales In China

    Update: Sony has responded to our request for comment regarding the sale of PlayStation 4 consoles in China. Details are not quite as firm as the filing with the Chinese Pilot Free Trade Zone would seem. "Though it is true the filling was made and approved, some parts of the document such as the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Sells 100,000 Chinese Xbox One Units In First Day

    Microsoft seems off to a strong start in the Chinese market. The company’s partnership with BesTV has reportedly yielded early success. According to Chinese news site 17173 (and translated by Kotaku), Shanghai Media Group (BesTV’s parent company) has revealed that more than 100,000 units... More
  • Blog Post: After Brief Delay, Xbox One To Arrive In China September 29

    Earlier this week, Microsoft announced a late-stage delay of the Xbox One in China . The device was set to hit store shelves today , but Microsoft said that it needed “a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible" for Chinese consumers. A bit more time amounts to just six days... More
  • Blog Post: China Xbox One Launch Delayed

    The launch of the Xbox One was supposed to happen on September 23 , but Microsoft needs a little more time. A representative from Microsft offered the following statement about the delay: Despite strong and steady progress, we are going to need a bit more time to deliver the best experiences possible... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox One Arrives In China On September 23

    Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One will launch in China on September 23. The company is preparing to roll out the console in 26 additional territories that month , including Japan, Israel, Korea, and parts of the Middle East and Europe. The console, which will be released in partnership with BesTV... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Online Faces The Challenge Of Appealing And Adapting To Chinese Gamers

    At E3, we had the chance to get a look at a game we’ll likely never play. Call of Duty is about to enter its third beta in China, and Activision gave us a lesson in the challenges of bringing its flagship franchise to a new market in a brand new format. Activision is teaming up with Tencent, which... More
  • Blog Post: China Temporarily Lifts Ban On Foreign Video Game Consoles

    A 14-year ban on the production and sale of foreign video game consoles in China has temporarily been lifted. This means than Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are now able to sell its consoles in China, but only with government approval. Video game consoles were banned in the country in 2000, citing the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft Entering Chinese Market Through Partnership

    Early this year, reports started surfacing that China was set to lift a 13-year ban on the sale of video game consoles. That has happened, and Microsoft is reported set to capitalize. A report from Xinhua News (by way of Polygon ) reveals a partnership worth approximately $237 million between Microsoft... More
  • Blog Post: Dynasty Warriors 8 Xbox 360 Patch On The Way

    The Xbox 360 version of Dynasty Warriors 8 has some slowdown issues, but Tecmo Koei is working on a patch to make the game run smoother. Tecmo Koei released this statement in regard to the upcoming patch: We have received your feedback regarding the slowdown issues for Dynasty Warriors 8 (Xbox 360 version... More
  • Blog Post: Officials Reconsidering China's Console Ban

    Chinese officials are reportedly in the process of reconsidering the country's ban on game consoles, a move which could end a 12-year prohibition. Bloomberg news , citing the state-run China Daily , says members of China's Ministry of Culture are in talks with other political bureaus. The ban... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Fan Art Makes Me Hope The Next Entry Goes To China

    DeviantArt user ChaoyuanXu has posted an impressive collection of Assassin's Creed art pieces that imagine the series taking place in China. They have actually been online for about a month, so by Internet standards they are actually a bit old, but they are definitely worth sharing if you haven't... More
  • Blog Post: Week in Review: 7/6/12

    Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. But if you do, you can always read this Week in Review column and catch up on all the big video game news you slept on. Sony Surprises Sony dominated the industry news this week. The most notable announcement... More
  • Blog Post: Report: North Korea's Kim Jong-il Is Running MMO Gold Farming Racket

    In one of the week's oddest stories, the New York Times reports that North Korea, led by notorious despot Kim Jong-il, is using a team of hackers to infiltrate popular South Korean MMORPGs and farm in-game points. Apparently, specially trained North Korean hackers, working in concert with South Korean... More
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