Virtual Reality (VR) at GDC

NetEase's New VR Title NetEase announced the title of its new mobile game - Ming Yun Qi Yuan (Origin of Destiny), which is going to be shown this week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. This is the first future-themed MMORPG from NetEase and it supports VR, something we are seeing a lot [...]

2016-03-18T13:34:18-07:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: China, NetEase, Vietnam|

NetEase Doubles Performance Over 2014

China Leads eSports Prize Winners Gamelook reported that in 2015 China has maintained the top position in terms of professional eSports gamers' total income, with the prize amount totaling $14.08 million. In 2014 China's professional eSports gamers' income surpassed South Korea and became the highest in the world. According to iResearch, the number of eSports participants [...]

2016-03-04T09:31:19-08:00March 4th, 2016|Categories: Esports, NetEase, Xiaomi|

Broadband Costs Fall in China

Virtual Reality in 2016 Gamelook reported that roughly RMB 1 billion ($153 million) has been invested in 29 Chinese virtual reality companies so far, and the article lists the 29 companies. Virtual reality is on trend this year for gaming and other uses, and Chinese companies are entering the global competition. NetEase's Pipeline of Games NetEase [...]

2016-01-14T09:08:31-08:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: China, NetEase|

171 Chinese Game Companies Went IPO in 2015

Top Policy Changes in China This Year The USA version of China's English language newspaper, China Daily, published the Top 10 policy changes in China in 2015. According to the article, various new policies have been introduced in China in 2015. From the two-child policy to a unified pension system, from household permits for all to [...]

2015-12-31T13:08:38-08:00December 31st, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, NetEase|

Alibaba Opens New Data Center in Singapore

Alibaba Opens New Data Center in Singapore Alibaba (NYSE: BABA, market cap $186 billion) is a giant tech force and competes against Amazon in more ways than one. One of the ways is in the cloud computing business, where Amazon serves a huge number of companies via its Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Alibaba has Aliyun. [...]

2015-08-21T03:28:29-07:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, NetEase, Tencent|

NetEase Opens North America Office

Niko on Check out Lisa Hanson's latest post, which was promoted on the Forbes Asia homepage. The article is The Chinese Internet Gets a Stronger Backbone. It has lots of interesting facts about the Internet infrastructure. NetEase Opens North America Office NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) set up an office in North America, located in California, [...]

2015-02-26T10:37:42-08:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, NetEase, Niko Analysis, Philippines|

MOBA Games Lead in China

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 [...]

2014-07-18T10:21:11-07:00July 18th, 2014|Categories: China, Internet Cafes, NetEase, Perfect World, Tencent|

NetEase to Operate Hearthstone in China

NetEase's web portal will soon launch the closed beta of Blizzard's F2P strategy card game, Hearthstone. The game will run on PC but soon will also be available on mobile (tablets). In a time when global usage of World of Warcraft is declining, this is potentially important for Blizzard and for NetEase.

2013-09-28T14:05:10-07:00September 26th, 2013|Categories: China, NetEase|
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