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Niko News: 2022 Asian Games Adds Esports

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: eSports, Singapore, Tencent|

2022 Asian Games Adds Esports Esports will now be an official medal sport in the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The Olympic Council of Asia has also been working with Alisports to include esports in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Turkemnistan and in the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia next year, but [...]

Niko News: Alibaba’s Sports Business Raises Over $1 Billion in Funding

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Alibaba, AR/VR, Niko News, Tencent|

Alibaba's Sports Business Raises Over $1 Billion RMB in Series A Funding Alibaba Sports has confirmed that they have raised RMB 1.2 billion (approximately $17 million USD) at a valuation of RMB 7 billion ($100 million USD). The funding round is being led by Yunfeng Capital and will also include Taiping Guofa Dingsheng Capital and Qianheng [...]

New Regulations on Chinese Mobile App Collection of User Data

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Mobile Game Industry|

China's eSports Industry The Game Publishers Association Publications Committee (GPC) of The China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association and Gamma Data jointly published the "2016 Q1 Chinese eSports Industry Report." The report shows that in Q1 China's eSports market generated RMB 12.1 billion revenue, and the game streaming market size reached RMB 520 million. Mobile eSports [...]

Tencent Consortium Acquires Supercell

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Tencent, Vietnam|

E3 2016 Niko staff combed the halls of E3 2016 to see how Chinese firms would participate and what they would choose to reveal in this setting. Seventeen Chinese companies attended E3 this year, compared to 16 in 2015 and five in 2014. The list includes NetEase, Perfect World, Gamedo Co., Locojoy, MobileFish Co., Tencent (who [...]

World of Warcraft: the Beginning’s Massive Launch in China

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Singapore|

E3 2016 One of the game industry's biggest annual events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is taking place this week in Los Angeles. We will have more updates and analysis on the Asian-related E3 news during next week's Niko News. In the meantime, as publishers continue to make their announcements throughout the week, we recommend checking out [...]

Brace Yourself for New Chinese Government Regulations

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Kakao Teaming Up with Nox App Player We have seen a [...]

Pokemon’s Localization Challenges in China

By | June 3rd, 2016|Categories: China|

Pokemon's Localization Challenges Pokemon broke ground in February when it announced that the latest expansion in the franchise, Pokemon Sun and Moon, will be launched including traditional and simplified Chinese. However, they decided to drop the localized Cantonese names for the markets in favor of the traditional and simplified Chinese versions and the backlash has been [...]

Intel, Tencent & Haier Announce the TGP Box

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Intel, Tencent & Haier Announce the TGP Box At CES Asia, Intel, Tencent and Haier jointly announced the TGP Box, a gaming console that is designed for living room entertainment. Haier will manufacture the hardware and Intel will provide advanced computing platforms including full support for the Intel RealSense technology and "smart home innovative technology." Tencent [...]

FUZE Console Launches in China

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Consoles, Southeast Asia|

FUZE Console Launches in China FUZE launched "Zhanfu (Tomohawk) F1", an Android-based gaming and entertainment console, and the company announced 76 games that they have signed licensing deals, including Assassin's Creed Chronicles and Hawken. The Tomohawk F1 is similar to a microconsole whose size is smaller than regular consoles, and it is priced well but it [...]

Piano Tiles 2, China’s Mobile Games Market, Indonesia and Vietnam Address Violent Games

By | May 1st, 2016|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Vietnam|

Piano Tiles 2 One of the World's Leading Games (Thanks to Hong Kong) According to Inside Games Asia, Piano Tiles 2 is now one of the world's most popular mobile games. The game was developed by Clean Master Games, based in Guangzhou, and the sequel was promoted by Cheetah Mobile Inc. after Clean Master Games was [...]