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Jagex confirms Chinese acquisition

Chinese investors have completed the acquisition of UK studio Jagex. The deal, first revealed in March, sees a new board of directors put in place and is described as the first move in creating a dedicated, highly focused Chinese-owned games company within a newly created structure of a highly respected …

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Gears of War multiplayer studio Splash Damage bought by Chinese chicken company

Splash Damage, the developer behind the likes of Brink, Quake Wars and Gears of Wars 4’s multiplayer has been bought by Chinese poultry firm Leyou Technologies. The UK studio, owned by founder and CEO Paul Wedgwood, is being bought for a sum ‘not in any event to exceed $150m’. This …

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How to make it big in China

China should be an enticing market for any games company. Not only does it boast the biggest population of any nation state on Earth – with a whopping 1.4bn people – research firm Newzoo claims that 446.3m of that figure play games. Meanwhile, 157m spend money on games. Newzoo estimated …

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Warcraft beats Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Chinese box office

The new Warcraft movie may have bothered critics and got off to a weak start in the US, but in China it’s off to a flyer. Eurogamer reports that the Duncan Jones directed flick made $47m in its first day alone in China. This compares to the $22-24 it’s on …

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