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China to restrict game sales based on content like gambling, violence

Since China temporarily lifted its ban on foreign video game consoles in January, it was a matter of time before the government offered new rules to regulate console and game distribution. According to a Shanghai government release translated by Games in Asia, those rules will dictate the kind of...

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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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Crytek opens new branch in Shanghai

Crytek is putting on its Expansionface, announcing the formation of Crytek Shanghai Software Co. Ltd, the developer's new presence in China (and not just a company that makes Shanghai games). Crytek Shanghai's responsibilities include the "regional operation" of Warface, and the promotion and...

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Mahjong gets Cub3D on 3DS this summer

Atlus appears to have been eager for something to supplement Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked in its 3DS lineup, as it's picked up a Japanese launch window game we didn't expect to see localized. The publisher is bringing Sunsoft's Shanghai 3D Cube to North America this summer as...

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Video Games Live heading to GDC China

We know, we know -- living in Shanghai, China can sometimes make it hard to see your favorite video game music orchestra live in action. Don't fret, orchestral video game music enthusiast! Video Games Live! has just announced its intentions to perform at the Shanghai Hongkou Soccer Stadium, in...

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Shanghai building looks like world's largest PS3

Godzilla finally has a reason to stop attacking Tokyo. Instead, he can go over to Shanghai, where he'll be able to play with a building that looks to be the world's largest PS3. The building, which can be seen on Google Earth here, features the same iconic curvature of Sony's home console. The...

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Square Enix continues mapping the world

Apparently Square Enix did decent business on the first series of World Walking travel guide things, or at least made back their teensy budget. Maybe the team knows a guy who travels a lot and has a poor sense of direction. Whatever the reason, they're expanding the line, with another set of DS...

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Do whatever it is you do in Shanghai on the Wii

We never learned how to play Shanghai, despite having countless opportunities to play it on consoles. We've played it before, but those sessions mostly consisted of messing around with the tiles for thirty seconds and not getting it. Wii players will soon have the opportunity not to know what's...

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High Stakes poker brings EyeToy-enhanced Network play

Sony Online Entertainment has just revealed a new downloadable title for the PLAYSTATION Network. The much too awkwardly titled High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition will be released this summer on the Network for $9.99. A variety of play modes will be available, including Texas...

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EA denies reported investment in The9

According to official newspaper Shanghai Securities News this weekend, Electronic Arts was said to have reached a deal with Chinese MMO provider The9 to purchase a 19% stake in the company for about US $200 million. The newspaper cites unnamed sources and say that the two companies had reached a...

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