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  • NCsoft Invests $4.8 Million in Web Comics Firm & May Leverage Its IP

    The leading developer and publisher of online games NCsoft has invested $4.8 into Korea's leading web comics company called Lezhin Entertainment. NCsoft has confirmed that they will have the opportunity to use Lezhin's IP in new ways and Lezhin can also "draw on its own portfolio for use in interactive entertainment". "We are looking forward to creating synergy with the best online ga... Read More »

  • SONY No Longer Being SQUARE ENIX's Shareholder

    SONY announced that SCEI will sell all the SQUARE ENIX's share under its name(9.52 Million) to SMBC NIKKO today.  According to official statistics, SONY still holds a stock share of 8.58 currently, making them third biggest partner of SQUARE ENIX shareholders. SQUARE ENIX was once the largest supporter of SONY Online Entertainment, Final Fantasy, the ... Read More »

  • Call of Duty Online Will Launch on this Summer in China

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    Today, the well-known Chinese game publisher Tencent Games hosted a new press event to show off the upcoming multiplayer FPS title knonw as Call of Duty Online, which was distributed by Tencent Holdings and fully developed by Activison Shanghai and Raven Software. The press event unveiled a lot of new contents across PVP and PVE aspects, which includes "Hero Action", a kind of model t... Read More »

  • CCP Games Cancels In-development MMO World of Darkness

    Recently, EVE Online's developer CCP Games formally announced that its in-development MMO World of Darkness has been cancelled "due to our evaluation of the game's design and ongoing development needs". The cancellation of World of Darkness will result in the layoffs of 56 employees at CCP‘s Atlanta studio which is working on this title. Along with the shutdown of the development f... Read More »

  • PhoneJoy to Be Released Soon in April; Amazon About to Announce New Smartphone

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    Do you remember Kickstarter project PhoneJoy Play? A compact gamepad can turn your phone into a portable console. It can work with iPhone, iPad and Android, even a PC. Last month, it was finally announced that PhoneJoy is slated for a April release with a price of $69.9. For Android (requires version 2.1+) all you need to do is to turn on your PhoneJoy™ and activate Bluetooth on y... Read More »

  • Blizzard Registers New Trademark Called "Overwatch"

    Blizzard registered a new trademark called "Overwatch" in the Trademark Reporting and Monitoring System (TRAM) of USPTO on April 4. The trademark application shows that this title covers computer games, mouses, headsets and keyboards that Blizzard tend to brand with their game logos and artwork. At the moment, there are no more details revealed besides a trademark application below.  ... Read More »

  • FFXIV:ARR Producer Expounded on the Benefits of P2P Business Model

    Naoki Yoshida, producer on Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, explains why Square Enix didn't opt to "chase a quick buck" with a F2P model.  For some publishers, the free-to-play model is a panacea. Aging subscription-based games or MMOs that simply never found a solid paying audience using a subscription model have turned to free-to-play in an attempt to stir up more business. While the p... Read More »

  • SCE Announces Chinese Strategy Department on April 1

    SONY Computer Entertainment released a new page, announcing that the a "Chinese Strategy Department" is established, the minister of this department is also described on the page.  It's imaginable that SCE has a plan on the Chinese Market after China's video game console ban was lifted. The appointed minister is Takehito Soeda, hes is the one who contribut... Read More »

  • Nintendo's First Gaming Mobile "PHUN" Leaked out

    After struggling with the delicious mobile game market for a long time, it looks like Nintendo finally made up a decision, to make their own Gaming mobile  phone named Nintendo PHUN.  A design picture was leaked out recently.  Guess a lot of players hope to play Mario and Pokeman on mobile phone ,  we are still trying to get conformation... Read More »

  • Yahoo Announced Strategic Partnership with Changyou

    In GDC 2014 San Francisco, Yahoo announced their brand-new game network – Gamesnet.Yahoo.com for worldwide developers in Moscone Center on 18th March. On behalf of Online game giant - Changyou (NASDAQ: CYOU), The Global Business Director Luke Shou was invited to the news conference and delivered a speech. In the speech, Luke demonstrated several upcoming browser-games of... Read More »