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Fans in focus at major E3 video game trade show

Video game giant Electronic Arts on Saturday courted fans with titles such as Star Wars Battlefront and snatched the spotlight ahead of a major industry trade show in Los Angeles.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/12 18:33:39

Video game adaptation 'Assassin's Creed' pins hopes on the Chinese market

Assassin's Creed, the action adventure adapted from popular video game franchise of the same name, is pinning its last hopes on China, the world's second largest film market and one that especially favors Hollywood action blockbusters. In late 2016, the film seriously underperformed when it was released in North America and other countries and regions outside of China during the Christmas season. The film only pulled in $54.53 million in the US and $157.9 million internationally, far below what it needs to break even on its $125 million budget plus marketing costs.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/22 18:23:39

Playing with the past

Li Xin, a 29-year-old sales manager based in Beijing, has long been a computer game addict. He started playing video games in the 1990s, and has played over 100 games.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/20 16:58:39

Lithuania entrepreneurs build 'dream' Tesla factory with Minecraft

Lithuanian entrepreneurs eager to woo Tesla Motors to their shores have built an entire factory to impress the electric carmaker... inside the Minecraft video game.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/5 19:08:39

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo kicks off in Beijing

The 20th Animation, Comics and Game Expo, the largest of its kind in North China, kicked off at the China National Convention Center in Beijing on December 31, 2016. Thousands of products representing the latest in animation, comics and games will be on sale at the event, where guests will also have the chance to enjoy cosplay shows, 2-D celebrity fan meetings, and other entertaining activities.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2016/12/31 19:11:57

Interactive Pokemon exhibition to be launched in Singapore

The first-ever Pokemon Research Exhibition outside Japan will open to Pokemon fans in Singapore on Saturday, said Resorts World Sentosa during media preview on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/10/20 17:46:48

China warns online game operators

The Ministry of Culture on Monday told 26 online game operators to rectify violations ranging from running banned games to failure to use real-name registrations.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/30 8:17:01

More and more "zombies" turning up in Vietnam

At midnight at a park in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City, hundreds of local adults were standing motionless or meandering ahead seemingly oblivious to their surroundings, with their eyes fixated on something invisible to regular humans.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/23 18:27:53

Thailand keen to prevent possible accidents due to Pokemon Go craze

Thai authorities have expressed concern about mobile game Pokemon Go and are working on regulations to prevent possible accidents, according to Bangkok Post Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/8/10 13:27:49

Finnish churches provide Pokemon Go players opportunities to charge phones

Many churches in Finland have provided power supply to Pokemon Go players to charge their mobile phones, reported Finnish news agency STT on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/21 9:53:28

Pokemon stop for Indonesian cops

Indonesia has ordered police not to play Pokemon Go while on duty and will soon ban military personnel as well, officials said Wednesday, as the country's defense minister warned the smartphone game was a security threat.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/20 21:03:00

Pokemon GO, where virtual creatures alter real life

The crowd playing Pokemon GO is expanding. According to TechCrunch, a technology website, the game is scheduled to be launched in Japan, the birthplace of Pikachu, on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/20 9:34:20

GPS-blocked pocket monster trainers in China pull out all the stops to get access to Pokemon Go

Sheldon Sun, a 30-year-old self-proclaimed geek and Pokemon trainer in Beijing, is proud to be one of the few Chinese players who could catch pocket monsters. “I was so excited when I caught my first monster on my desk in the office,” said Sun, who had been jealous of his friends overseas posting screenshots from the game for days.
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/18 17:28:00

Germans join Pokemon hunt as hit game reaches Europe

German social media was abuzz with the augmented reality game Pokemon Go on Wednesday, as the country became the first in Europe where fans could download the global sensation.
Source: AFP | 2016/7/14 18:28:00

Forbidden City gets its own mobile game

Chinese Internet firm Tencent will launch a new version of its most popular video mobile game themed around Beijing's Forbidden City, under a deal with the management of the historic site.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/7/7 15:11:33

Leaner Xbox One model plays for gamers

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a leaner Xbox One model and a lineup of coming games as it strived to make up lost ground on Sony's market-leading rival PlayStation 4.
Source: AFP | 2016/6/14 19:08:01

Ubisoft to open Raving Rabbids amusement park in Montreal

Video game publisher Ubisoft said Wednesday it will open an amusement park for children in Montreal this summer based on its popular Raving Rabbids franchise.
Source: AFP | 2016/4/28 19:28:01

First Beijing Comic Convention to be held in June

Following New York, Shanghai and more than 20 other cities around the world, ReedPop's popular Comic Con is finally coming to the Chinese capital this June, organizers announced Wednesday. Titled the Beijing Comic Convention (BJCC), the convention will feature some of the latest comic books and comic related films, TV shows and merchandise.
Source: Global Times | 2016/4/27 19:13:01