27 08, 2013

GamesCom Becomes Largest Game Conference in the World

2013-08-29T12:16:46-07:00August 27th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

GamesCom in Europe passed China Joy and Tokyo Games Show to become the largest game conference in the world, with 275,000 people attending in the third week of August. China's Ministry of Commerce guided a "China team" to the show in order to man a Chinese culture and trade exhibition there. GamesCom was right on the [...]

30 07, 2013

Photos from China Joy

2013-08-02T08:28:51-07:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

Enjoy 260 photos from ChinaJoy, posted by Considering the Niko attendees to China Joy didn't take any photos, this is very helpful! You'll get a good visual on the booth babes, the booths themselves and the sheer size of the show from these photos.

29 07, 2013

China Joy 2013 Recap

2013-08-02T08:29:14-07:00July 29th, 2013|Categories: China, Conferences|

Last week China Joy took place in Shanghai. Lisa Hanson and Xiaofeng Zeng represented Niko Partners at the exhibition and conference. Overall we got a sense that client-based MMOGs are here to stay, that mobile games are what everyone wants to talk about, that Chinese game developers are taking a much closer look at international markets [...]

23 07, 2013

China Joy 2013

2013-07-25T09:36:11-07:00July 23rd, 2013|Categories: China, Conferences|

China Joy takes place this week in Shanghai July 25-27 and Niko Partners will attend the show. If nothing else, the cosplayers and very loud music at each booth will be entertaining, especially in the 100 degree heat. :)

20 06, 2013

Oculus Rift

2013-06-20T06:21:06-07:00June 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

Lisa Cosmas Hanson tries out the Oculus Rift VR headset at E3 2013 The Oculus Rift VR headset is incredibly cool. At E3, I (Lisa Cosmas Hanson) had the opportunity to demo both the standard version and the HD version - and I was very impressed! I could visualize the technology doing very well [...]

20 06, 2013

Apple Adds to Its China Commitment with Recent iOS 7 Announcement

2013-06-20T06:20:13-07:00June 20th, 2013|Categories: Conferences, Mobile Game Industry|

According to TechCrunch: Apple announced that a host of new features will be included in iOS 7 that should make the mobile operating system even more useful for the Chinese market, including a Chinese/English bilingual dictionary and handwriting recognition for multiple Chinese characters. But possibly the most significant bit of news in terms of iOS 7 [...]

18 06, 2013

Reflections on E3 Through Eyes Trained on Asia

2013-06-20T06:18:26-07:00June 18th, 2013|Categories: Conferences|

Not a lot going on at E3 for Asia as it was mostly consumed with console hardware and games announcements, but there are a few things to note: -The Oculus Rift VR headset would probably be a big hit with Chinese developers and hardcore gamers, and if the consumer price fits their budget, what a market [...]