Video Game Industry

Gamers can't wait for la dolce Vita

Last night's low temperatures failed to cool the enthusiasm of more than 100 computer gamers who queued overnight in Wan Chai in the hope of snapping up the latest devices at the Asia Game Show, which begins today.

Friday, 23 December, 2011, 12:00am

Sony's PlayStation Network back online

Sony Computer Entertainment has set out to regain the confidence of its PlayStation Network users in Hong Kong following April's massive hacking attack that led it to shut the service down.

Sony Hong Kong announced yesterday the resumption of its network service with sweeteners that could add up to HK$160 million.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Franchise model benefits customers

Ambitious bookshop operators embrace the idea of franchising to expand their business and claim a larger share in the local market.

'A franchise has a brand image, which helps the company grow in the market,' said Wang Hsiao-hui, general manager of Dymocks Franchise System.

15 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Computer-game designer battles China's comic backwardness

Millions of Chinese are obsessed with online games, but only 3,000 or so are involved in game design and production. One of the few, Leng Bing, explains to Jane Cai how he turned his degree in industrial design into a job in Beijing with one of Japan's leading game companies

Why did you take the job?

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Culture hub site 'will be sliced up for developers'

One will get arts project, others can bid for rest of site: sources

The government is considering a new scheme for the West Kowloon reclamation that would award the planned arts hub to one of the three short-listed developers, and put the rest of the 40-hectare site up for tender, sources say.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Component prices to curb Legend profits

Legend Holdings, China's dominant personal computer maker, is expected to post only a slight increase in profits when it reports its latest quarterly results on Monday.

4 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

People who buy from pirates are helping crime

I was shocked by the letter from C.K. Leung headlined 'Nothing morally wrong with buying pirated goods' (Sunday Morning Post, March 18).

Mr Leung seems to think it is natural to buy pirated goods and that such products are somehow beneficial to the public.

25 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Praise for anti-pirate campaign

A top official from a Japanese video-game company has praised Hong Kong's efforts to stem the flood of pirated games over the past two years.

Sony Computer Entertainment's SAR director Keiichiro Kondo said a crackdown by the Customs and Excise Department and publicity campaigns urging people to buy genuine products were working.

27 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Peace Mark updates purchase

Contrary to information contained in a recent announcement, the number of shares in Peace Mark (Holdings) acquired by Glorious Concept was 59.7 million as opposed to the 41.6 million stated.

7 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Whimsy deal

Whimsy Entertainment is to diversify into software development with Sony Computer Entertainment.

22 May 1997 - 12:00am

Group challenges CD-ROM pirates

A NEW organisation to fight CD-ROM piracy yesterday vowed it would take on the entire multibillion-dollar illegal software trade.

The Alliance Against CD-ROM Theft said it would tackle factories, distribution outlets, retail markets and transshipment routes in its attempts to stamp out piracy.

17 Jan 1996 - 12:00am