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  • China Has 517 Million Gamers; MMO Market Surpassed $9.7 Billion Revenue

    Wei 0

    Chinese Game Industry Conference 2014 revealed some stats of this year's Chinese gaming market. The total player number in China reached 517 million and it marked a 4.6% increase. The entire gaming market had $18.4 billion USD revenue and half of it was from the MMO market ($9.7 Billion).     Client-based MMO is still the biggest genre in China, followed by mobile games and ... Read More »

  • eSports Enthusiasts to hit 145 Million by 2017, West is the Fastest Growing Area

    Aaron 0

    This year, Twitch has been acquired by Amazon, gaming is second only to music on YouTube and eSports has been featured in every mainstream newspaper in the world. But just how big is this eSports market? Newzoo says number of “eSports Enthusiasts” worldwide will grow from 89 million this year to 145 million in 2017. Newzoo, who released 2014 Global Games Market Report and eSport... Read More »

  • WildStar To Launch In China Late 2015 Or Early 2016

    JoeLW 0

    Carbine Studios' MMORPG WildStar will be published by Giant Interactive in China. The company's president Ji Xuefeng told 17173.com in an interview that they planned to release the game in late 2015 or early 2016. NCsoft and Carbine haven't made official announcement regarding the Chinese release.     Some Chinese companies have been looking at WildStar closely since it... Read More »

  • Tencent Games' Moonlight Blade Preparing For Western Debut

    JoeLW 0

    Moonlight Blade is Tencent Games' 3A martial art MMORPG currently in early beta phase in China. We learned from Tencent Games that the game is in its first stop of the "global roadshow" in South Korea and it will be heading to the west and meet MMO gamers there soon.    For those who don't know Moonlight Blade, the game is one of the most important new project... Read More »

  • Want to work in the game industry? Here are SMITE dev's suggestions

    If you are dreaming of entering the game industry someday you may want to check out some suggestions from Hi-Rez Studios, the developer of SMITE and Global Agenda. The Breaking into the Game Industry video series explain the most effective ways to break into the game industry.   "As a growing game studio this is a question that we are asked all the time so we decided to publish thi... Read More »

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Registrants Surpasses 2.5 Million

    JoeLW 0

    Square Enix announced 2.5 million registrants milestone for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. This is a 500,000 increase compared to the figured in April and it seems that the recent updates and those that will come in the near future managed to attract more new players step into the world of Eorzea.     FFXIV just released patch 2.45, introducing in marriage system. You can expect... Read More »

  • Twitch buys GoodGame Agency

      To say that the above headline shook the eSports community is no exaggeration. Twitch, themselves recently come into the fold of Amazon, are now the proud owners of the GoodGame Agency, including its three more well-known brands of Evil Geniuses, Alliance and as of yet awaiting their makeover, Team Tinker. Suddenly, Twitch isn't just the predominant provider of eSports conte... Read More »

  • Blizzard's Next Project Returns To The Fantasy Genre?

    Blizzard announced Overwatch at BlizzCon 2014, surprising the world with a completely new IP with bright graphics and lighthearted tone. Now Blizzard still has an unannounced title being worked in the company.   The company is looking for 3D artist and senior animator for the unannounced project. It seems that they are returning to the fantasy genre as the 3D artist position requires a ... Read More »