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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

'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