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IGDA executive director resigns, joins China's Tencent

Gordon Bellamy, the (now former) executive director of the International Game Developers Association, has stepped away from the post to join Tencent, the popular Chinese online social service. Bellamy will remain on the IGDA's board (where he was before he took the executive director post), but...

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See Call of Duty Online in action (spoilers: it looks like Call of Duty!)

You'll be shocked to hear this, we know, but Activision and Tencent's just announced, free-to-play Call of Duty game, Call of Duty Online, looks an awful lot like a Call of Duty multiplayer game. Take a peek for yourself above....

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CoD goes to China with 'Call of Duty Online,' from Activision and Tencent

Activision, partnering with Chinese game company Tencent, is launching a free-to-play Call of Duty shooter in the Chinese market, the companies revealed this morning. "Call of Duty Online" is the name, but beyond that little is known – the image above is from the game's teaser site, and the...

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Epic's Mike Capps on opening the door to Tencent and its 'unparalleled expertise' in China

Epic Games announced yesterday it sold a minority interest in the company to China's Tencent Holdings. It was the first time in 21 years the Unreal Engine creator and Gears of War and Infinity Blade developer accepted outside investment. "We've always taken pride in being an independent developer...

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Epic Games sells minority interest to Tencent

Epic Games, creator of the ubiquitous Unreal Engine and major franchises like Gears of War and Infinity Blade, announced this morning a minority stake sale to China's Tencent Holdings. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but you can be assured it was for a ton of cash (technically speaking)....

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Razer, Intel, Tencent to bring Switchblade gaming device to China

Just in case you were worried, it looks like Razer's Switchblade ultra-portable PC "concept" is totally, really real -- in China at the very least. Razer, Intel and Tencent have announced "a strategic partnership aimed at expanding the entertainment possibilities for Chinese gamers" based around...

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Riot Games' Marc Merrill on the Tencent acquisition and the future of League of Legends

Last year's "focus," if you can assign such a thing to the Game Developers' Conference, was probably Zynga and its Facebook games, but for 2011, there was one company that kept getting brought up in the hallways and various panels in San Francisco: Riot Games. Not only did the makers of...

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Riot Games confirms Tencent majority buyout

Riot Games has confirmed that a majority of the company was bought by China's Tencent, putting its stamp of approval on rumors of the deal last week. Brandon Beck, Riot's CEO, is quoted as saying that "Tencent's investment will provide our talented team of designers, developers and community staff...

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Reports: Chinese online giant Tencent acquires majority stake in Riot Games

China's biggest Internet company, Tencent, has reportedly acquired a majority stake in Los Angeles-based Riot Games for the sum of $350 million. Tencent has already acquired a number of other Western properties, including Crytek's free-to-play FPS and Take-Two's NBA 2K Online, and also runs the QQ...

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Warface secures Chinese publishing rights, deploys gameplay footage

Late last month, Crytek revealed its free-to-play FPS for Asian markets, Warface. Today, the developer announced that Tencent has purchased the publishing rights for China and plans to rename the title for that territory. The new Chinese title has yet to be presented. The game runs on CryEngine...

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