Xbox One: China Responds

Microsoft revealed the next generation Xbox yesterday at the Xbox Reveal Event. Its announcement of the Xbox One was met with fan disappointment and a rise in Sony’s stock value, due in part to fees required to play used games, mandatory Kinect, and a focus more on periphery services like TV, movies, and sports, and... Continue Reading →

China’s Top 10 Classic Games of This Generation

About a month ago I put out a list of the Top Gaming Franchises of this console generation, as picked by bloggers at QQ. Today they put out another list of the 100 Classic Games of this generation, which includes those games that are not a part of a franchise. By “this generation” they mean... Continue Reading →

Top Competitive Games

From a post titled "Gaming Frenzy Strikes Again: Examination of Popular Competitive Games" With the emergence of China’s dream team, LOL has become representative of this generation’s competitive gaming scene. When LOL was being considered to become an Olympic event, it sparked heated debates and brought competitive gaming forward to a new level. Now, with... Continue Reading →

April 2013 List of Top Games Played in Internet Cafes

QQ just published a list of the top one-hundred games played in Chinese Internet cafes for the month of April. I’ve condensed the list to the top fifteen, but you can view the full list here. Included with the titles are the position changes from March and the game’s genre. 4 of the 15 are... Continue Reading →

The Chinese Digital Landscape

This infograph from Ninchaneseshows many of the different websites that Chinese web surfers use for various things—from shopping and gaming, to chatting and networking. Remember that China blocks many websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and even Blogger, for different reasons from censorship, patriotic protectionism, or because these companies refuse to cooperate with the Chinese government.... Continue Reading →

Chinese Universities’ DOTA Rankings, May 2013

New rankings for Chinese universities shows that Wuhan University, Beijing University, and Zhejiang University continue to dominate the scene, as they've taken first, second, and third respectively-- the same rankings they had back in December. Here are this month's Top 15, along with their positions from December, and whether or not they're a part of... Continue Reading →

Re-Emerging Popularity of Chinese Esports, Experts Advise Reasonable Guidance

Wuhan will be hosting the University Esports League, and has gained the approval of the Hubei Province Department of Sports.  This news has Zhao Dawei of Harbin excited. Zhao has been involved in organizing gaming competitions for five years, and was previously a very experienced player. In addition to undertaking responsibilities for the games of... Continue Reading →

China’s Top Five Game Franchises of this Generation

QQ has compiled a list of the top five games/franchises of this generation (specifically, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii, as well as PC games made in the same period). With all this talk about the Xbox Infinity and PS4, they decided to make a list of the best that the Seventh Generation, now in its... Continue Reading →

Chinese Online Game User Behavioral Research Report 2012, Pt. 2

The 2012 Chinese Online Game User Behavioral Research Report, conducted by 17173.com (a popular gaming news website) and Enfodesk Analasys, is a comprehensive study on the behavior, preferences, and complaints of online video game users. In part one of the report, which you can view here, they reported on the average age and education level... Continue Reading →

Chinese Online Game User Behavioral Research Report 2012, Pt. 1

A new report on the behavior of online gamers by 17173.com (a popular gaming news website) and Enfodesk Analasys shows that 19 to 25-year-old players accounted for 55% of the online gaming population, whereas players older than 26 make up 35.7%. Predictably, 73% were male compared to 27% female. Last year, males made up 67.8%... Continue Reading →

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