Video Game Publishers

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

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

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

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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

Net game producers head for slowdown

Fewer IPOs expected from saturated market

Following breakneck growth over the past two years, the mainland's online gaming industry is expected to slow this year because of a glut of free games and as attention turns to the Beijing Olympic Games, analysts said.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Fight to the beat of the music in the new Nintendo DS game Draglade from Atlus and Bandai Namco.

Take on the role of one of four characters and battle your way through monsters and baddies to become an elite fighter known as a 'Major Grapper'.

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Net Dragon to use funds for R&D

Net Dragon Holdings, a Fuzhou-based maker of online games, would use proceeds from its HK$800 million initial public offering to expand its research and development team, market sources said.

The company will start its road show for the deal this week and open retail subscriptions next week. Bear Stearns is arranging the offer.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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Finally, a half-decent role playing game (RPG) is available on the PlayStation Portable. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology from Namco Bandai features snazzy 3D graphics and some engrossing gameplay.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Audition game over shortly for Nineyou

Mainland firm served notice by licensor

Yedang, the South Korean company licensing the Audition online game to Shanghai-based Nineyou, will terminate the licensing contract in three months after nearly two years, Yedang marketing director Jay Park said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

CDC mulling online games spin-off

Software service provider posts 392pc rise in quarterly profit

CDC Corp, a computer software service provider, may spin off its online games unit for a separate listing as it announced a 392 per cent jump in first-quarter profit.

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

Time-saving titles will play big role in market

Shanda Interactive Entertainment expects so-called 'casual games' to account for as much as half of revenue later this year as the audience for internet-based games grows beyond traditional multiplayer role-playing titles.

24 May 2005 - 12:00am

Time-saving titles will play big role

Shanda Interactive Entertainment expects so-called 'casual games' to account for as much as half of revenue later this year as the audience for internet-based games grows beyond traditional multiplayer role-playing titles.

23 May 2005 - 12:00am

Team Concepts stays in red

Team Concepts, which manufactures telephones, answering machines and electronic educational products, has recorded a net loss of $11.3 million for the year to December 31, compared with a net loss of $39.6 million, for the nine months to December 31, 1997. The company changed its financial year-end to December 31 from March 31.

31 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Computer users get serious about playing games

Late at night in sleepy residential communities, Net bars thrive.

Walk in to any Net bar and there will be at least a few groups of boys huddled around computer screens.

They, however, are not a part of the growing wave of mainland Internet enthusiasts.

Instead, they are deftly planning their next move in an Age of Empires game.

22 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Full launch for Sega Saturn

Sega Enterprises is to begin full-fledged sales of its 32-bit Sega Saturn game machines in China, Japanese business daily Nihon Keizai Shimbun said. Sega expects to sell 40,000 units in the first year, the paper said. It did not specify when sales would begin but the packaging will be redesigned.

23 Jul 1997 - 12:00am