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  1. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Xiaomi announces partnership with Ouya to distribute video games in China

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 07:24pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Ouya's games will likely be available as digital downloads on Xiaomi's smart TV sets Ouya, a niche US video game company, has partnered with Xiaomi to bring its software to Chinese households via Xiaomi’s new content-streaming television boxes. The California-based company, best known for releasing a video game console in 2013 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology - GAMING

    Hong Kong gamers line up for rich pickings

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:28am by ALAN YU

    ... Alan Yu alan.yu@scmp.com Professional video gaming lucrative for local champions, but sceptical parents need convincing Game and fortune It's not easy convincing a parent that playing video games can become a legitimate career. But e-sports, as it is called, is a growing global phenomenon, and a Hong Kong company is grooming local enthusiasts to compete on the world stage. ...

  3. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Microsoft's Xbox One is coming to mainland China, but still much cheaper in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:08pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Consumers bemoan the price discrepancy and games of Microsoft's upcoming console Microsoft’s Xbox One, the first video game console slated for official release in China after 13 years, is already attracting criticism from mainland consumers due to its price point and pack-in games, which differ substantially from the Taiwanese release. ...

  4. News - China Insider - GAMING

    'Give us a Chinese-language version of Pokémon', China's passionate gamers proclaim

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 07:13pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Chinese fans of the long-running monster catching series are petitioning Nintendo Nintendo’s popular Pokémon video game series has sold over 200 million ... that publishes and promotes the games, the petition is signed by “Chinese Pokémon fans everywhere” and thanks the creators for “introducing us to the wondrous world of Pokémon and creating infinite ...

  5. News - World - GAMING

    Sony PlayStation network back online after cyberattack by bomb-threat hackers

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... million users' information. The hackers behind the attack said they had also targeted the servers of World of Warcraft video game maker Blizzard Entertainment, whose website was down, and threatened to attack Microsoft's Xbox Live game network, which was also experiencing problems. A Twitter user with the handle @LizardSquad claimed responsibility for the PlayStation attack ...

  6. Business - Economy - GAMING

    Macau's gambling industry enters 'stable' phase, says top official

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 01:30am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Industry to see single-digit growth in 'stable' phase Macau's gaming industry will see single-digit growth this year and is entering a "stable" phase, the city's secretary for economy and finance, Francis Tam Pak-yuen, said. Tam's comments were posted yesterday on the Macau government website as the city's gaming ...

  7. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Macau casinos grapple with slowing revenue and unexpected staff costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... quarter that were not expected until next year after years of delivering double-digit growth. For the year so far, share prices for the six casino operators in the world's biggest gaming hub are down an average of 11 per cent. That compares to a 6 per cent rise for the Hang Seng Index. Overall gross gaming revenue last month fell 3.6 per cent from a year earlier following a 3.7 per ...

  8. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Sands China profit hit by rising costs for Macau casino staff

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:57am by TIFFANY AP

    ... below analysts' consensus estimates because of a bigger staff bonus package, underscoring the intense competition for talent in the gambling enclave. Shares in several of its gaming peers ... casino-resort venues are under construction in Cotai. More detailed second-quarter gaming data released yesterday by the Macau gaming regulatory body showed that VIP revenue industry wide was down 6 per ...

  9. Business - Companies - GAMING

    Weak VIP growth squeezes casino revenues in Macau

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by TIFFANY AP

    ... and Barclays cut their estimates for full-year gaming revenue growth in Macau to 10 per cent yesterday due to weakness in the VIP segment of the market. Fitch had previously forecast full-year growth of 12 per cent and Barclays had predicted 13 per cent. The revisions follow a 3.7 per cent year-on-year drop in gaming revenue last month, the first in five years. "A lot of people ...

  10. Business - Money - GAMING

    Macau casinos feel heat of World Cup fever as gamblers bet elsewhere

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:38pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Macau gaming revenues see first decline in five years as gamblers turn attention to soccer and authorities tighten restrictions on visitors Casinos feel heat of World Cup fever World Cup betting dented Macau's gaming intake last month, with gross revenue dropping 3.7 per cent year on year to 27 billion patacas, the first decline in five years, ...




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