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E3 08: GTA comes to DS

Nintendo has shocked the industry by confirming that Grand Theft Auto is coming to DS. GTA: China Town Wars, which is also set in Liberty City, boasts new characters and free-roaming gameplay said to be similar to its next-gen cousin.UPDATE: The official press release gives a few more details – …

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Chinas online games market worth $1.5bn in 2008

Sales from China’s online games market reached 10.57 billion Chinese Yen [CNY] ($1.5bn) in FY 2007-2008, up 61.5 per cent year on year. According to a new Research and Markets report, 6.88 billion CNY ($986.6m) came from sales revenue from online games developed independently by Chinese companies, amounting to 65 …

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Chinas The9 buys into Korean developer

Chinese online game operator The9 has acquired a minority stake in Korean developer G10 in exchange for an investment of approximately $38 million. G10 is best known for Audition, a hugely popular online title in Korea and China. The9 owns the licence for titles such as World Of Warcraft and …

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CHINA: Warcraft hits one million unique users

World of Warcraft enjoyed a record peak of one million simultaneous users in China last month, according to publisher The9. The figure was the title’s highest ‘concurrency’ since its commercial launch back in June 2005, and came after the territory’s release of expansion pack The Burning Crusade, in September last …

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CHINA: Online gaming sees massive growth

The online games market in china grew to $1.66 billion last year, according to market research firm Pearl Research. China’s most popular online games include Netease’s Fantasy Westward Journey, with 1.66 million peak concurrent users, followed by Giant Interactive’s Zhengtu Online with 1.52 million. The year 2007 exceeded expectations with …

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PS3 manufacturer wins Xbox 360 contract

Business technology site Digitimes is reporting that Asustek owned manufacturing firms Pegatron and Unihan have struck a deal with Microsoft to produce around 500,000 Xbox 360 consoles a month from its bases in China. Both bases are also OEM producers of Sony’s PS3. The news comes after Microsoft blamed its …

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