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Chinese games giant Tencent buys Epic Games stake

One of the giants of games and internet in China has made a move into the West – Tencent has announced it will buy a minority stake in Epic Games. Nothing much changes for the studio responsible for Unreal Engine and games including Gears of War. It will still be …

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Staff riot at Foxconn plant

The world’s largest electronics manufacturing plant descended into chaos on Monday night as male workers rioted. Foxconn’s Chengdu plant in Sichuan is the beating heart of many Western electronics products – including Xbox and Apple – but has hit the headlines in recent years due to accusations of poor working …

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China’s Tencent posts second consecutive $1bn+ quarter

Tencent, the owner of successful internet and mobile games developer Riot Games, has posted another set of astronomical numbers. Total revenue for the quarter ending September 30th reached $1.18bn, which is a year-on-year gain of over 11 per cent. It’s the second quarter in a row that revenue has topped …

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Rovio to open Angry Birds stores in China

The mobile game phenomenon Angry Birds will get its own line of retail stores, developer Rovio has announced. Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in Beijing, Rovio’s chief marketing officer Peter Vesterbacka said the move was partly to tackle piracy in China. He brought a couple of unofficial Angry Birds …

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Apple accused of selling second hand iPhones

A consumer rights activist has a filed a lawsuit against Apple at a Chinese court accusing the firm of selling refurbished iPhones, according toShanghai Daily. He claims the company is trying to pass them off as new at a Beijing store. The report says Wang Hai is representing two consumers …

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Introducing MCV Pacific

Here’s everything you need to know about MCV Pacific ahead of October’s launch. What is MCV Pacific?It’s a new wesbite and digital news service launched by Intent Media – the company behind the games industry’s leading trade media brand, MCV. When does it launch?October 3rd, 2011. What’s the url?www.mcvpacific.com – …

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F2P Championship Manager MMO revealed

Square Enix has lifted the lid on a massively multiplayer online version of its Championship Manager football franchise. Called Championship Manager: World of Football, the game will of course be free-to-play and will be accessible from any standard web browser. It is being developed by both series stalwart Beautiful Game …

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Sony is ‘most valued’ Asian brand

A new survey conducted by market research firm TNS has named Sony as the most valued brand in Asia. It’s the third year in a row that the company has been awarded the gong. It has succeeded in maintaining its popularity in the region despite the huge PSN security crisis …

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