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‘Call of Duty’ conquers the global video game market in 2015

The Call of Duty video game installment released in November went on to rule the market, becoming the top-selling title last year at retail outlets, according to industry tracker NPD Group.
Source: AFP | 2016/1/17 18:53:01

Move fast and break bricks

Amanda Maler wasn't even born yet when Nintendo's beloved Mario made his debut 30 years ago. But, the playfully heroic video game character became fodder for fierce rivalry between Maler and her brother as children and she pounced on a chance to create a Facebook-infused level during a two-day hackathon at the social network's headquarters in the Silicon Valley city of Menlo Park. Maler and fellow 20-somethings named their team "Move Fast and Brick Things" in a merging of a Facebook hacker-mindset motto "move fast and break things," with a reference to brick blocks that are well-known obstacles in Mario games.
Source: AFP | 2015/8/2 18:23:01

‘The Evil Within’ video game crafted to be scary fun

Horror genre video game master Shinji Mikami is throwing open a door to wickedly crafted terror with the Tuesday release of The Evil Within.
Source: AFP | 2014/10/14 18:18:02

New world cyber games to kick off in China in October

World Cyber Arena (WCA) 2014, a new event for world cyber gamers, will be held in Yinchuan, capital city of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region on Oct. 2.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/25 13:29:00

Tokyo Game Show 2014 kicks off

People visit the booth of Playstation during the Tokyo Game Show 2014 in Makuhari of Chiba, Japan, Sept. 18, 2014. A total of 421 companies and organizations from 32 countries and regions participate in the show.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/18 15:58:22

Microsoft to launch Xbox One in China

Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on Sept. 23 to tap the lucrative entertainment market, a senior executive with the company told Xinhua on Wednesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/18 11:01:24

‘Destiny’ video game soars at launch

Hotly-anticipated video game Destiny soared at launch on Tuesday, setting a trajectory intended to eclipse the hit its makers had with Halo. Destiny from Bungie studio was the most pre-ordered new video game franchise in history, according to publisher Activision.
Source: AFP | 2014/9/10 18:33:01

Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention

Cosplayers pose for photos during the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) press conference in Singapore, Sept. 4, 2014.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/9/4 16:49:35

Interactive diversion

Visitors to the “Gamescom” expo play computer games at the booth of Nacon company on Wednesday in Cologne, western Germany.
Source: AFP | 2014/8/13 22:33:01

12th ChinaJoy attracts visitors in Shanghai

Models pose for photos at the 12th China Digital Entertainment Expo & Conference (ChinaJoy) in Shanghai, east China, Aug. 1, 2014. According to China Game Industry Report 2014 (January-June) released on July 30, 2014 during the 12th ChinaJoy, sales revenue of China's game market in the first half of this year reached 49.62 billion yuan (8.03 billion US dollars), up 46.4 percent compared to the same period last year.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/8/1 18:50:21

Chinese team wins intl video game champion

Team China just had a big day at the world's most lucrative online gaming contest.
Source: CRI | 2014/7/22 16:34:21

Battle for hearts of gamers

Microsoft and Sony grappled at E3 on Monday for the hearts of hard core gamers whose devotion could determine whether Xbox One or PlayStation 4 rule console play and Internet Age entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2014/6/10 18:23:01

Xbox One to be sold in Chinese mainland from September

Microsoft Corp will begin selling its popular video game console Xbox One in the Chinese mainland from September in partnership with Chinese Internet television company BesTV New Media Co., BesTV said on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2014/4/30 15:05:39

Electronic Arts to charge $50 for ‘Battlefield 3’ game service

Video games maker Electronic Arts is introducing a new $50-a-year games service for players of "Battlefield 3" as it aims to boost its online sales and gain ground against bigger rival, Activision Blizzard, which sells the top-selling title "Call of Duty."
Source: Reuters | 2012/6/4 23:45:04

Man rents train station billboard for video game

Popular online forums at Tianya and Mop have been reporting on a man who rented a huge LED billboard outside the Beijing West Railway Station to play video games just to show how big he could make the experience.
Source: Beijing Times | 2012/6/25 8:54:26

Activision targets local video gamers

Video games maker Activision Blizzard will offer a version of its popular war-simulation shooting game “Call of Duty” designed to appeal to Chinese online gamers for free later this year.
Source: Agencies | 2012/7/4 23:05:14

Video games aid stroke patients in rehabilitation in Australia

Video games are an effective rehabilitation tool for stroke patients, an Australian neurophysiologist said on Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2012/7/19 16:48:33

Lock and load

First-person shooter video games have a strong fan base in China, with many military enthusiasts taking up virtual arms in games such as those in the franchises of Call of Duty, Total War and Company of Heroes. Then there are those who favor strategy and spy-like stealth by embracing missions in games from the Metal Gear Solid and Commandos series.
Source: Global Times | 2012/10/7 19:30:04