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.

League of Legends tells casters and pro players to avoid ‘sensitive issues’ at the World Champs

So Riot's not having a good week with the whole China thing either. While the League of Legends studio was able to successfully fend...

Funcom roundup: Secret World Legends’ Samhain, Moons of Madness’ launch, and Tencent

Funcom is up to some stuff this week! For starters, Secret World Legends is patching in Samhain today. One of the better...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 241: The MMO industry reshuffles its deck

Justin and Bree are joined by Gamigo's Merv Lee Kwai aka Khrolan for a sponsored interview on ArcheAge Unchained, plus news on Guild Wars 2, Funcom's Tencent investment, Red Dead Online on PC, Raph Koster's new MMORPG, and adventures in WoW and City of Heroes.

Don’t panic, but Tencent just bought 29% of Funcom

Whether you follow Funcom for its old-school MMORPGs like Anarchy Online and Secret World Legends, its survival sandbox Conan Exiles,...

Paladins is shutting down in China on November 30

Publisher Tencent has come to an amicable decision with Hi-Rez Studios to shut down Paladins in China. The decision comes roughly three years...

The MOP Up: Nexon’s Project V4 aims to be the best-looking MMO in your pocket

Nexon gave a preview of Project V4 at a media preview event lately, and this fantasy MMO looks like one of the most...

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...
Never mind, I'm not real!

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...

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