China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

China’s New Game Freeze Could Impact Loot Box Regulation

If you’ve been following gaming industry sites over the past week, you’ve probably heard about what’s going on in China — or, more specifically, what’s…

Tencent Enjoys Big Q2, Bringing In Over $11 Billion

Tencent Enjoys Big Q2, Bringing In Over $11 Billion

Tencent, the Chinese company that owns a little bit of practically everything in the gaming world, released its Q2 financial statement yesterday. Here’s the first…

Report: Riot And Tencent’s Relationship in a Mobile Era

Report: Riot And Tencent’s Relationship in a Mobile Era

Things might be a little rough in the relationship between Riot and Tencent, according to a report originally posted on The Information. The report in…

Tencent Has Plans To Bring Its Steam Competitor, WeGame, To The West

Tencent Has Plans To Bring Its Steam Competitor, WeGame, To The West

With Steam drawing in about 15 million players at any one time, Valve has a pretty huge chunk of the PC gaming market. It might…

Tencent Games Shuttering Orcs Must Die In China

Tencent Games Shuttering Orcs Must Die In China

In China, Orcs Must Die!, must… well… die. Tencent Games has announced the closure of the game in China, which — according to MMOCulture —…

Tencent Buys Majority Share In Path Of Exile Creator Grinding Gear Games

Tencent Buys Majority Share In Path Of Exile Creator Grinding Gear Games

On last week’s F2P Cast, we joked that Tencent owns a piece of practically everything. That now includes Grinding Gear Games, which now owns approximately…

Smite’s Chinese Server To Roll Into Single Global Server

Smite’s Chinese Server To Roll Into Single Global Server

Soon, you’ll be seeing Chinese players popping up in your Smite matches. Tencent Games, which publishes Hi-Rez Studios’ F2P MOBA in China, has announced that…

League of Legends and Crossfire Publish Lockbox Odds In China; New Law Goes Into Effect May 1

League of Legends and Crossfire Publish Lockbox Odds In China; New Law Goes Into Effect May 1

Remember that upcoming law in China that would force games to reveal the odds of getting certain loot in lockboxes? Well, “upcoming” is almost “now”;…

Psyonix and Tencent Join Forces To Bring Free-to-Play Rocket League To China

Psyonix and Tencent Join Forces To Bring Free-to-Play Rocket League To China

Psyonix’s hit competitive game Rocket League will soon be free-to-play … in China. Asian gaming giant Tencent announced a partnership with Psyonix at a press…

Moonlight Blade Online Getting Western Treatment

Moonlight Blade Online Getting Western Treatment

Tencent is bringing Moonlight Blade to the West, according to a keynote at Carnival Day in Nan-ching. YouTuber MMOJACKX57 posted a video of the event…

Want To Play League of Legends On Console? Go To China

Want To Play League of Legends On Console? Go To China

If you want to play a MOBA on a console in North America or Europe, your choices are pretty much confined to Smite and the…

Blade & Soul Is Getting A Prequel

Blade & Soul Is Getting A Prequel

NC Soft and Tencent are introducing a new game to the Blade & Soul IP. Billed as a prequel, the game is titled Blade &…

Game Giant Tencent Buys Out Riot

Game Giant Tencent Buys Out Riot

Chinese game company Tencent has finally purchased what little of League of Legends developer, Riot, they didn’t already own. Tencent has owned a large portion…

Riot Has No Plans To Port LoL To Consoles Or Mobile

Riot Has No Plans To Port LoL To Consoles Or Mobile

League of Legends has done pretty well for itself on PCs and Macs, but there has to always be the temptation for more. With its…

Call of Duty Online Enters Open Beta in China

Call of Duty Online Enters Open Beta in China

Almost 3 years ago, I wrote up a small piece about a possible version of Call of Duty being made as a free-to-play game in…

Monster Hunter Online Benchmark Video Released

Monster Hunter Online Benchmark Video Released

Monster Hunter Online sure looks pretty, but just looking at the video snippets we’ve seen so far might leave you wondering if it’ll turn your…