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Pokémon Unite Launches For Android And iOS Devices, Has Full Cross-play With Switch

Pokémon Unite Launches For Android And iOS Devices, Has Full Cross-play With Switch

Log in to mobile by Oct. 31 to receive Pikachu and a skin.

By Jason Winter - 4 days ago
Warframe's Nidus Prime and Operation: Plague Star Events Now Live

Warframe's Nidus Prime and Operation: Plague Star Events Now Live

It's a solid infest-ment.

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Report: Tencent Has "Little Interest" In Most Of Leyou's Operations

Report: Tencent Has "Little Interest" In Most Of Leyou's Operations

Unclear what this means for Warframe...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Citing China Concerns, Krafton IPO Comes In $3.8 Billion, Well Under Initial Estimates

Citing China Concerns, Krafton IPO Comes In $3.8 Billion, Well Under Initial Estimates

Our story from April about TERA and PUBG developer Krafton going public said that "Analysts peg the firm’s valuation at about 20 trillion South Korean won, or nearly $18 billion USD" -- and that was down from a $27.2 billion...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Epic Claims That Google Attempted To Buy It; Google Denies And Sweeney's Surprised

Epic Claims That Google Attempted To Buy It; Google Denies And Sweeney's Surprised

Since Fortnite was pulled from the App Store a year ago, most of the attention has focused on the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple, which is currently under consideration by a judge.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
China (Again) Takes Aim At Video Games, Comparing Them To Opium Addiction

China (Again) Takes Aim At Video Games, Comparing Them To Opium Addiction

The Chinese government is on the attack again, likening video games to opium -- and that could spell trouble for developers in China and abroad. CNBC is reporting that the stocks of Chinese gaming giants Tencent and NetEase...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Path Of Exile: Expedition Now Live, Includes Major Rebalance And Battle Royale

Path Of Exile: Expedition Now Live, Includes Major Rebalance And Battle Royale

Path of Exile's latest league/expansion, Expedition, is now live on PC and Mac, with a console release coming July 28.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Pokémon Unite's Weekly Currency Cap Pushes Players To Spend Real Money

Pokémon Unite's Weekly Currency Cap Pushes Players To Spend Real Money

Recently released MOBA Pokémon Unite is getting some flak from players -- including cries of "pay to win" -- for its monetization practices. The gist of it, as laid out by TechRaptor, is as follows.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Path Of Exile Produces Lengthy Manifesto Detailing Balance Changes

Path Of Exile Produces Lengthy Manifesto Detailing Balance Changes

Grinding Gear Games summarized the significant balance changes that would be coming to Path of Exile in last week's presentation of its upcoming league/expansion, Expedition, which we covered here.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Tencent Picks Up Stunlock And Sumo, While Its TiMi Studios Works On "AAA Open-World Game" With Original IP

Tencent Picks Up Stunlock And Sumo, While Its TiMi Studios Works On "AAA Open-World Game" With Original IP

The question of "Who is Tencent buying?...

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Pokemon Unite Hits Nintendo Switch Next Week

Pokemon Unite Hits Nintendo Switch Next Week

On July 21, the Pokemon universe will officially have a MOBA game in its lineup.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 months ago
The Cycle's Second Alpha Playtest Takes Place Later This Month, Offers Three-Player Groups

The Cycle's Second Alpha Playtest Takes Place Later This Month, Offers Three-Player Groups

The Cycle continues its alpha-within-a-beta later this month, with another closed alpha session starting up on July 22.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Choose Violence (Or Maybe Not) In Path Of Exile's Next Expansion, Coming On July 23

Choose Violence (Or Maybe Not) In Path Of Exile's Next Expansion, Coming On July 23

Path of Exile's next expansion will be revealed two weeks from today, on July 15 at 1 p.m.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
Tencent Acquires Majority Stake In The Cycle Developer Yager

Tencent Acquires Majority Stake In The Cycle Developer Yager

Tencent has scooped up yet another game developer.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Warframe's TennoCon Schedule Announced, And "Road To TennoCon" Events Are Underway

Warframe's TennoCon Schedule Announced, And "Road To TennoCon" Events Are Underway

TennoCon, the annual celebration of all things Warframe, is just a month away, taking place on Saturday, July 17.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Pokémon Unite MOBA Launches On Switch Next Month, On Mobile In September

Pokémon Unite MOBA Launches On Switch Next Month, On Mobile In September

Pokémon Unite, the unusual merger of Pokémon and MOBAs that Tencent and TiMi Studios announced last year, now has a launch window.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Krafton Looking To Go Public Next Week, Could Be South Korea's Biggest IPO

Krafton Looking To Go Public Next Week, Could Be South Korea's Biggest IPO

When we last heard about Krafton's potential for going public, the estimate for its initial public offering was a staggering $18 billion.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Tencent Negotiating With U.S. Government To Keep Possession Of Riot And Epic

Tencent Negotiating With U.S. Government To Keep Possession Of Riot And Epic

When then-President Donald Trump launched his crusade against Chinese tech companies late last year, there was concern that gaming companies that do business in the U.S.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Leyou And Amazon's F2P Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled

Leyou And Amazon's F2P Lord Of The Rings MMO Has Been Cancelled

The free-to-play Lord of the Rings MMO game that was announced by Leyou Technologies in 2018 and said to be co-developed and co-published by Amazon Games in 2019 has been cancelled. Bloomberg's Jason Schreier reports that t...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Tencent Axes Honour Of Kings Partnership Over Cotton Boycott

Tencent Axes Honour Of Kings Partnership Over Cotton Boycott

Tencent has removed a pair of outfits from its hit MOBA game Honour of Kings due to a cotton boycott.

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Rock Out To Warframe's Octavia Prime Music Video Winner

Rock Out To Warframe's Octavia Prime Music Video Winner

Warframe's Octavia is a musically inclined 'frame, so it makes sense that Digital Extremes would run a contest that asked players to create a music video featuring the newly minted Octavia Prime.

By Jason Winter - 6 months ago
Genshin Impact Had 9.5 Million Viewers On One Day, And Tencent Invested In 31 Companies In 2020

Genshin Impact Had 9.5 Million Viewers On One Day, And Tencent Invested In 31 Companies In 2020

Market research firm Niko Partners has been around for 19 years, offering insights into the Asian video game market over that time.

By Jason Winter - 8 months ago
Digital Extremes Reassures Fans Following Tencent Buyout

Digital Extremes Reassures Fans Following Tencent Buyout

61% of Warframe developer Digital Extremes was purchased by Leyou Technologies (then known as Sumpo Food Holdings) in 2014.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Tencent Finalizing Plans To Purchase Leyou Technologies For $1.3 Billion

Tencent Finalizing Plans To Purchase Leyou Technologies For $1.3 Billion

After having several months with an exclusive negotiating window, Tencent is finally wrapping up its acquisition of Leyou Technologies.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Document Reveals Schedule For Athlon's LotR MMO; PC Open Beta In 2023

Document Reveals Schedule For Athlon's LotR MMO; PC Open Beta In 2023

With everything else that's happened this year, it might be hard to remember that there's a Lord of the Rings MMO in development by Athlon Games.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
Mobile Version Of Moonlight Blade Rakes In $50 Million In Its First Week In China

Mobile Version Of Moonlight Blade Rakes In $50 Million In Its First Week In China

Making $50 million in a week is a pretty good sign for any game, even one released in China, with its plus-sized potential audience.

By Jason Winter - 10 months ago
U.S. Government Looking Into Tencent's Handling Of Americans' Personal Data

U.S. Government Looking Into Tencent's Handling Of Americans' Personal Data

Tencent is drawing the attention of the U.S.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Ring Of Elysium Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary

Ring Of Elysium Celebrates Its 2nd Anniversary

It's been two years since Tencent's battle royale Ring of Elysium released and the dev team wants to celebrate.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 year ago
Trump's Order Could Still Affect American Companies That Do Business In China

Trump's Order Could Still Affect American Companies That Do Business In China

You might not lose the ability to play your favorite games -- and purchase things in them -- but President Trump's executive order against Tencent is still having some effects on the company.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
MMO Thoughts - Did Trump Just Ban LoL And Fortnite Skins? (Spoiler: No)

MMO Thoughts - Did Trump Just Ban LoL And Fortnite Skins? (Spoiler: No)

Did the signing of a new Executive Order by US President Donald Trump just inadvertently ban the buying of League of Legends or Fortnite skins 45 days from now?...

By Michael Byrne - 1 year ago
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