tencent

Major Chinese investment house known to online gamers in the west for its stake in a number of western games, including League of Legends and World of Warcraft.

MMO Business Roundup: Riot’s diversity ‘progress’, NetEase’s esports arena, DayZ down under, and Twitch threats

Welcome back to another roundup of what's going on in the business of making online games! Let's start with the most controversial of the...
Well, this blows.

Leyou states it has plans for both Transformers Online and Civilization Online

Remember Leyou? It's the same company that's working on a new Lord of the Rings title in concert with Amazon, you know. Turns out...

Newly proposed Chinese gaming regulations target romantic plotlines and sexual content

Love conquers all -- except for Chinese gaming regulations, if the recently proposed rules for game content regulation come to pass. The People's Daily,...
Dumb.

Tencent battle royale Ring of Elysium has officially launched

The shores of Early Access have gone away, leaving only launch for Tencent's Ring of Elysium. Yes, it actually launched this week....
Leaf it up.

Kakao and Netmarble both bid for a controlling stake in Nexon last week

Our days of playing the fun "who's buying Nexon this week" game are quickly coming to a middle as apparently the auction has finally...
Whatever of whatever.

Tencent is apparently giving up on the Western port of Honour of Kings, Arena of Valor

Here's a fun bit of statistical data for you on this Tuesday: Honour of Kings is literally the most successful mobile game in...
Dragon Age.

League of Legends is destined for mobile, Reuters reports

Remember all the thinkpieces years back about the rise of the MOBA? The industry's been through several bubbles since then, between survival sandboxes and...
yungman

PUBG Mobile plans new ‘healthy gaming’ feature reminding you to take breaks

Young man! How long have you played this game? I said young man! Your playtime is insane! You should slow down, maybe out of the house, You...
Such a compelling narrative of 'gun'

Tencent gives up on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds being approved in China

Tencent has been waiting a long time to release PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in China. For more than a year, the game has been in "testing" whilst...
This is neither fine nor not fine.

MMO Business Roundup: Apex Legends’ Twitch decline, PUBG’s funding, and crappy gaming myths

Welcome back to another roundup of smaller business stories affecting the MMO industry and orbiting genres. It's not just your imagination: Apex Legends...

China reveals new regulatory system for online video games after more than a year of confusion

For the last year and change, we watched in slowly dawning horror during China's big game "freeze," when bureaucrats shut down avenues for...
In summary, do better.

Monster Hunter Online is sunsetting in China at the end of this year

Bad news for the Chinese hunters of Monster Hunter Online: Tencent has announced that the game will be shutting down at the...

MMO Business Roundup: Bethsoft E3, Unity+Tencent, Stray Bombay, Wargaming MMOs, and Google at GDC

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO business tidbits! Remember last year's phenomenal Bethsoft presentation at E3? The one with not just Elder Scrolls...
Hooray, I actually do exist!

MMO Business Roundup: Gaming inclusion, Peria Chronicles, Google, and PUBG’s Brendan Greene

Welcome to another fast roundup of MMO-related business news! Bookmark this research study so that if ever the loud angry gatekeeping trolls of gaming...

Nexon settles on five bidders in corporate sale as Tencent splits from Netmarble and MBK

Welp, I'm sorry, guys: You're not on the shortlist to buy Nexon. I know you really wanted it, but it's not to be. As we've...
Leaf it up.

Nexon’s $9B sale draws interest from Amazon, EA, and Comcast

Amazon presents Nexon? It could happen. Nexon's massive $9 billion sale of controlling interest in the company continues to attract major players. VentureBeat is...
Oh, yeah, this is fine. It's fine. It's fine! This is fine.

Tencent introduces strict rules for streamers playing its games

Good news for Chinese streamers, as gaming giant Tencent has introduced a new set of rules about what streamers can and cannot...
The price isn't nice, though.

China puts a freeze on new game approval (again)

You might recall that 2018 proved to be a mess for studios trying to get their new games approved for the always-lucrative Chinese market....

The MOP Up: TERA and PUBG combine unholy forces

TERA sent out a press release this week confirming the end of the world: "Finally, the dream collaboration between TERA and PUBG...

MMOs You’ve Never Heard of: Tales of Wind, Era of Legends, and Darksburg

Welcome back to another run-down of MMOs and other online games you've probably never heard of. We love doing these! Here's some stuff...

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