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  • David Gaider to Talk Over Sex in Video Games at GDC 2013

    The debate on whether video games have potential to increase negative behaviors in real life has been discussing for decades. People keep discussing about the violence, crime and, the most discussed topic, sex and nudity in games. Since 1980s, video games have become part of the political discourse early, along with the release of the first sexual theme game Softporn Adventure on Apple ... Read More »

  • Chinese Publishers Enjoys Linking Their MMOs to Sports Stars

    If you keep following the Asian MMO market you must know that celebrity endorsement is one of the most common methods the publishers use to promote their games. Singers, film stars, models, as long as they are popular, they are the potential candidates for MMO publishers. This year, several big MMOs will hit in Chinese market and surely, the publishers continue to take advantage of cele... Read More »

  • Obama: Making Game Needs a Mind of Science

    Although violent video games are notorious for their negative effect on the mind of teenagers, and probably a huge source for gun violence in Sandy Hook tragedy, or maybe would bring us more gun violence in reality, Obama, cutting the "violence" part out, did not deny the bright side of game as a whole, and encouraged to create more opportunities and a tolerance environment for children... Read More »

  • China: Unlicensed League of Legends Restaurant,'Demacia'

    China is a little loose in the regulation of copyright and trademark. Therefore, with a surging economic, more and more pseudo-brands are sprouting out, such as an entire Warcraft and Starcraft amusement park, "Decos" growing among the whole country or a "Soni" laptop. Putting the copyright issues aside, recently an unlicensed League of Legends Restaurant is open in Chongqing, China, wh... Read More »

  • Advise to Developer about Payment Method in Game

    Reporting from the game industry, just last year, almost one out of ten Americans bought a digital good. In nowadays, mobile, PC and console platforms are converging, and supply an unprecedented platforms to gamers, through which, gamers have a variety of payment options and preferences. Under this situation, those developers who ignore the divergence of consumers’ interests and tastes and u... Read More »

  • China: Reaction to Internet and Game Addiction

    In 2012, there are two accidents about the game addiction in teenagers which invoke controversies among the specialists and game industry. The first accident happened on a Wednesday night in early February 2012, at a Taiwanese-based internet café, Chen Rong-yu, a binge gamer, was found dead in the chair from which he had been engaged in a marathon League of Legends gaming session. Anoth... Read More »

  • Newzoo: Five leading Trends in Global Game Market

    According to the report from Newzoo, among the whole game market in 2012, the mobile game market is surging from four aspects: number of players, times spending in game, payers and revenues generating from game industry. The US market has a growth of 8%, 26%, 33% and 1%, respectively, which are less, comparing to 34%, 69%, 35% and 17% in mobile game market. You will find more informatio... Read More »

  • NCSoft Inks Unreal Engine 4 Deal

    As the world's premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games, NCSoft has licensed Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 through a new long-term deal that allow NCSoft utilizing Epic’s cutting edge technology and tools for upcoming projects. Due to this, Ncsoft becomes the first Korean studio of licensing this innovative and powerful technology. 'Unreal Engine 4 is an extremely... Read More »

  • BioWare Doctors Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

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    Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk, co-founders of BioWare studio, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for their contributions to the art and science of games. The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 27th at 6:30 pm at the Moscone Convention Center during the 2013 GDC in San Francisco. BioWare creates some of the industry's most inf... Read More »

  • Guild Wars 2 Expansion Coming Soon?

    Guild Wars 2 is very popular recently. Just from the total sales of GW2, rising from 45billion won in 3Q to 119billion won in 4Q, 2012, taking up almost half of the game sales of NCsoft, we can have a significant glance at the potential of this nascent game. Let the decision of the NCsoft about how to develop Guild Wars 2 in the coming future alone, a little clue from the appearan... Read More »

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