Tag Archives: china

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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CHINA: Online gaming grows 25%

The online games market in China is worth $5bn after growing 25 per cent in 2010. Pearl Research also forecasts the market will continue to grow and exceed $8bn by 2014. The predictions are part of a new study from the business intelligence firm on MMORPGs, casual games and key …

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Five nations named as key P2P culprits

A new report from US trade body the Entertainment Software Association has pointed the finger at five nations which it says account for over half of the world’s illegal internet game file-sharing. Citing a report filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance, 54 per cent of illegal games content – …

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What is Project Beachhead?

We’ve known that a dedicated premium online version of Call of Duty has been in the works for some time now, but Activision’s confirmation that a brand new studio is working on the title certainly came as a surprise. But details of both the game itself and the people behind …

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