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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...

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. As we covered in...

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...

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,...

Tencent Picks Up Stunlock And Sumo, While Its TiMi Studios Works On “AAA Open-World...

The question of "Who is Tencent buying?" needs to be followed up with "today?" because the Chinese gaming giant seems to be making acquisitions...

Pokemon Unite Hits Nintendo Switch Next Week

On July 21, the Pokemon universe will officially have a MOBA game in its lineup. Pokemon Unite, the (eventually) cross-platform game from Tencent and...

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. This test will let prospectors team...

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

Path of Exile's next expansion will be revealed two weeks from today, on July 15 at 1 p.m. Pacific. Grinding Gear Games made the...

Tencent Acquires Majority Stake In The Cycle Developer Yager

Tencent has scooped up yet another game developer. The Chinese developer and publisher has acquired a majority stake Yager, makers of the The Cycle...

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. Being as close as it...

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. The Switch...

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. That was...

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...

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...

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. Really. As the South China...

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...

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

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

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. Leyou upped that share to...