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  • Gaming Losers Are More Likely to Harass Female Gamers in Game, Study Suggests

    Take a look around you when you play online games and those who try to harass women players through groupchat channels tend to be losers in the game, as researchers from University of New South Wales and Miami University of Ohio suggesting.   The researchers did an experiment in Halo 3 team deathmatch by dividing themselves into 3 groups: a control group where they remained silent throu... Read More »

  • Smite World Championships Is Taking MOBA e-Sports to Console for the First Time

    E-Sports are no longer PC-only. Early next year Hi-Rez Studios and Microsoft will roll out the Smite pro competition Smite World Championships that will include a Smite Xbox One Invitational with a $150,000 prize pool. This is the first time a global MOBA tournament takes place on console.   Compared to the total $1 million prize pool for Smite World Championships, the prize for Smite X... Read More »

  • MMO Charts Week #27: LoL Returns to Top Most Popular MMO

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    If looking at player number, World of Warcraft is definitely not on the top but this chart isn't just based on player number. We examine almost all major platforms that MMOs exist in (Youtube, Facebook, Reddit, Steam, etc.) and have a score or heat that represents the popularity of an MMO in the globe.      The chart aims to present the most popular MMOs/online game... Read More »

  • MMO Charts Week #26: Battlefront Finally Tops the Most Anticipated Chart

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    E3 2015's impact is fading and many games on the anticipated chart going up and down. Battlefront and The Division remain top 2. As for Battlefront, it's the first time it tops the chart. On the other hand, Ark: Survival Evolved continues to be big.    The chart aims to present the most popular MMOs/online games that have been available for everyone (released or in open b... Read More »

  • Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Will Attend ChinaJoy 2015, Talking Xbox in China

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    Phil Spencer has confirmed on his twitter that he will attend ChinaJoy at the end of this month and then Gamescom in August. He said he’ll talk at ChinaJoy about Xbox in China. (Source: A9VG)    Xbox One launched in China last September. Chinese players are or will be able to play Forza 5, Neverwinter, Trials Fusion, NBA 2K15, Just Dance 2015 and so on. Most games are availab... Read More »

  • MMO Chart in Week #25: Star Wars Battlefront's Hype Is Unstoptable

    E3 2015 did greatly promote many games including MMOs. Reflecting on the charts, many MMOs get unprecedented attention from the industry and gamer community, such as Star Wars: Battlefront, The Division and Gigantic, etc.    The chart aims to present the most popular MMOs/online games that have been available for everyone (released or in open beta). There is a score for each game on t... Read More »

  • Netease General Manager On How to Make A Chinese Mobile Game Works In The West

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    2P.com and 17173.com had the opportunity to sit down with David Ting, general manager of NetEase’s North America subsidary, to talk about the company’s present and future business plan in the NA and EU market. Could you give us an overview of NetEase’s North America subsidary?   Ting: We formed the Western division in August 2014 and started with only 3 people. ... Read More »

  • Wildstar to Start Closed Beta in China in August

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    Giant Interactive, leading online game developer in China, has announced on June 25 at a press conference that it signed a service contract with NCSoft and Carbine for handling the Chinese release of Sci-fi MMO title Wildstar. The Wildstar Chinese version is scheduled to enter first closed beta in August 2015.  Giant Interactive is well known for its self-developed Asian-themed onl... Read More »