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Nintendo, Sony stock strengthens following suspension of Chinese console ban

After China opted to temporarily lift its ban on foreign-made video game consoles earlier this week, both Nintendo and Sony saw small bumps in their respective stock prices. As of this writing, Nintendo shares are trading at $18.66, whereas Sony is trading at $18.25. By comparison, Nintendo closed...

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China temporarily lifts ban on foreign consoles

China is allowing foreign firms to make game consoles in Shanghai's free trade zone and then sell them in the country, after the government temporarily suspended its 14-year-ban on foreign console sales. Both the BBC and Reuters report that the Chinese government issued a statement on Monday,...

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SK Telecom T1 sweeps League of Legends World Championship

Korean team SK Telecom T1 (SKT) swept Chinese opponents Royal Club (RYL) 3-0 to win the League of Legends World Championship and claim the $1 million prize last night. The Grand Finals were held at the Staples Center in front of 13,000 live fans and, according to a tweet from GameSpot's Rod...

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China makes strides toward lifting console ban

The Chinese government passed a ban on foreign video game sales 13 years ago but, as of earlier this year, agreed to re-evaluate its stance. While video game consoles could technically bypass the ban established in 2000 – Sony launched the PS2 in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2004 – through...

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Microsoft, BesTV partnering on Chinese home entertainment

Microsoft has partnered with Chinese media company BesTV to develop games and related services in China, initially called E-Home Entertainment Development. Microsoft and BesTV are investing a total of $237 million, with BesTV holding a 51 percent stake in the company and Microsoft holding 49...

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Dota 2 enters beta testing in China next week

Come September 25, Valve Software's Dota 2 will enter beta testing in the world's most populous country: China. "We have been working diligently to localize 'Dota 2' for Chinese players and we are now ready to launch unlimited closed beta testing in China for the game," said Robert Xiao, CEO of...

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EA bringing FIFA Online 3 to China, TenCent publishing

EA will bring FIFA Online 3 to China with TenCent as its publisher, EA announced in its Q1 2014 financial results report. The online soccer game was published in Korea by Nexon, where it found some success; EA reported that digital net revenue from the game grew 88 percent in the first quarter...

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CryEngine 3-powered Monster Hunter Online headed to China

Capcom and Tencent are working on a new Monster Hunter for the Chinese market – which means that it's a free-to-play MMO for PC. The new Monster Hunter Online also diverges from the rest of the series in that it uses CryEngine 3 instead of one of Capcom's own engines. You can ... really...

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GDC China returns September 15 - 17

GDC China's sixth incarnation will take place a few months earlier this year than last, with the conference commandeering the Shanghai International Convention Center from September 15 through September 17. As a result, panel/talk submissions for the event have an early deadline: May 10. Talk...

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More on China's 'console ban,' and why it's not exactly a ban

Engadget reports that the Dongfang Daily paper followed up with the Chinese Ministry of Culture following the supposed effort to lift the country's ban on game consoles, finding no conclusive evidence that such an effort was underway. Furthermore, the whole situation regarding the "ban" is more...

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