Monthly Archives: July 2014

Chinese Team Wins Dota 2 Competition

By | July 24th, 2014|Categories: Alibaba, China, Conferences|

Meet Niko Partners at ChinaJoy Xiaofeng Zeng will attend ChinaJoy in Shanghai July 31 - August 4, 2014. Please contact Xiaofeng or Lisa to set up a meeting and learn about how Niko's research services can help your company succeed in Asia. Note: Beware all you ChinaJoy travelers - this is a summer of massive flight [...]

MOBA Games Lead in China

By | July 18th, 2014|Categories: China, Internet Cafes, NetEase, Perfect World, Tencent|

NetEase to Operate Diablo III in China NetEase will operate Blizzard's Diablo III in China. It will be the 5th collaboration by the two companies, with the prior 4 games being StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Diablo III is a global sensation and has sold more than 15 million copies [...]

Oculus Rift Suspends Dev Kit Sales in China

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: China, Conferences|

Oculus Rift Stops Dev Kit Sales in China Oculus Rift demand is high in China, but the company is suspending sales of the DK2 dev kit while it sorts out the problem of "extreme reselling." Savvy entrepreneurs have preordered so many DK2 kits that Oculus worries they are for resale on Taobao and other sites only, [...]

Qihoo 360’s Spending Spree

By | July 3rd, 2014|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Qihoo 360|

Qihoo 360's Spending Spree Qihoo 360 has been on a spending spree. The company invested in 3 companies during their IPO in Hong Kong recently: $5 million in Tian Ge Interactive, $20 million in Beijing Digital Telecom, and $10 million in Color Life Services Group. Qihoo is cash-heavy (at the end of March it held $902 [...]