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

Tencent is drawing the attention of the U.S. government, as Bloomberg is reporting that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. "has sent...

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. Beginning today, a special anniversary...

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...
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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...

Tencent Finalizing Buyout Of Funcom Today

It looks like the time has finally come. Almost seven months after announcing their plans completely buy out Funcom it appears Tencent is finalizing...

Sony Invests $250 Million Into Epic Games, Becomes Minority Stakeholder

Sony may be out of the bidding for Leyou Technologies, but it's now got a piece of Epic Games. Venture Beat is reporting that...

UPDATED: Tencent Enters Into Exclusive Negotiations To Acquire Leyou Technologies

UPDATED, July 11: It looks like Tencent has procured an exclusive window to negotiate for the acquisition of Leyou. According to this press release...

The CrossfireX Open Beta On Xbox One Has Begun

With over one billion registered players, Smilegate's Crossfire is probably the most popular shooter in the world. If you don't live in Asia, though,...

Tencent Reveals Free-To-Start MOBA Pokémon Unite, Coming To Switch And Mobile

Who had "Pokémon MOBA" on their list of games they thought they'd see in 2020? If you did, consider yourself a winner, as Pokémon...

Funcom Looks Ahead In Q4 Financials, Still Encourages Tencent Buyout

Funcom released its financials for Q4 2019, and while the quarterly and yearly numbers weren't spectacular, the developer has plenty of hope for the...

Roblox Gets $150 Million In Funding, Worth $4 Billion Overall

Roblox has received another round of investing, to the tune of $150 million, as the total valuation of the game's overall value hits the...

Tencent Acquires Minority Stake In Dreadnought/The Cycle Developer Yager

Tencent is at it again. Just a few weeks after taking a shot at buying up Funcom -- and having a minority stake in...

Heroes, Human Resources, And Hong Kong: The Top 10 Stories In F2P Gaming In...

2019 was … certainly a year. It was the best of times and the worst of times, but most importantly … it was time....

Chinese Mobile Dev In Talks To Acquire 70% Of Digital Extremes’ Owner Leyou Technologies

Earlier this year, I poked fun at people who panicked over the 3% acquisition of Digital Extremes by Perfect World Entertainment back in 2014....

Riot Asks Players And Casters To “Refrain From Discussing” Political Issues At This Weekend’s...

In the wake of the difficulties Blizzard has had this week with pro-Hong Kong statements at its professional Hearthstone events (and elsewhere), Riot Games...

Players, Developers Push Back Over Blizzard’s Banning Of Hong Kong Hearthstone Player

“Life comes at you fast” has rarely seemed like a more appropriate cliche. Blizzard, and its parent company Activision, must be feeling like life...

Tencent Acquires 29% Of Funcom, Becomes Largest Shareholder

Tencent already has a piece of game developers Riot, Grinding Gear, and Epic, and probably also your local coffee shop, and now it's got...

Path Of Exile Removes Controversial Nested Microtransaction Loot Box

Pretty much everyone loves Path of Exile, but if there's one thing that people might have reason to gripe about, it's the game's loot...