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Video Game Developers

Tokyo games fair a 'subdued' and sweltering affair in quake aftermath

It was dim and hot in the exhibition hall for the Tokyo Game Show, but the perspiring fans were more interested in the latest consoles and game titles than in turning up the air conditioning or complaining about the lighting.

Monday, 19 September, 2011, 12:00am

Beijing firm takes over virtual cities

Perfect World, one of the mainland's leading online role-playing games operators, expects to step up its international expansion plan with the acquisition of game developer Cryptic Studios from French holding company Atari.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Digital e-books for the Nintendo DS Just when you think Nintendo has run out of 'novel' things to do, it flips everything upside down. Nintendo DS owners can now use their portable gaming device to read books - interactive ones, of course, with moving pictures and multimedia content.

22 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

War game turf wars need a clear winner

Beijing's demands for tighter censorship of the internet, with online games a particular target, has sparked rivalry among government agencies for control of a sector that promises fast-growing revenue.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Pangya Fantasy Golf

Fantasy and golf form a magical union in a new PlayStation Portable game that will entertain you for hours.

In Pangya: Fantasy Golf, gamers will be magically whisked away to the Inter-dimensional Pangya Invitational on Pangya Island, which boasts beautiful fairways.

7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Dead Rising

Grab anything - a baseball bat, a chainsaw - and start swinging away. Capcom is back with armies of living dead. This time they are looking to snack on human flesh in the Nintendo Wii game, Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop. So either run or get chopping, because zombies only have one thing on their brain-dead minds, eating you alive!

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Tales of the Abyss (TV series)

Expect magical mayhem in the new fantasy anime Tales of the Abyss. Follow the exploits of Luke fon Fabre and his friends as they try to save the planet from destruction at the hands of Vandesdelca Musto Fende and the Six God-Generals.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Spider in the Apple

Your favourite arachnid superhero returns in a riveting, action-adventure saga: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows.

30 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

press play

Did you know that Japanese video games giant Nintendo used to run a taxi company, a 'love hotel' chain, a television network and a food company that sold instant rice (similar to instant noodles), and made a remote-controlled vacuum cleaner? Zack Scott puts the spotlight on the Kyoto-based company, maker of the popular Wii console, while his pet cat and chihuahua steal the show.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

NetEase makes play-for-free game with Tianxie II debut

Online providers switch to selling virtual weapons and outfits

The mainland is in the midst of free network gaming fever, as NetEase, the country's second-largest provider of online games, joins its largest competitors in this market segment with the launch of free-to-play game Tianxie II.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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