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For a long time, China has been the country to look to for MMO growth. The country's rapid acquisition of technology and popular internet cafes has led to an explosion in growth and online gaming. But China isn't the only country steadily rising in quantities. According to a study by Newzoo, the...

September 13th 2011 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Not So Massively, our weekly roundup of the top news from popular multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) and other multiplayer online games that aren't quite MMOs. Published every Saturday, the column covers games such as League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Defense of the Ancient...

April 30th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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China's Ministry of Culture is once again cracking down on the online game industry in an attempt to limit the amount of "unwholesome" content the sector produces. According to a report from China Daily, the nation's officials are prohibiting the use of sex, violence or gambling to market Chinese d...

July 10th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Though China's online game market continues to exponentially increase in value, the nation's Ministry of Culture plans on slapping another round of restrictive regulations on MMOs and other online titles on August 1. The new regulations are designed to protect minors from "unwholesome" content whil...

June 23rd 2010 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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About ten days ago, an interesting video of a speech was aired on TED talk. For those of you who don't know what TED is, it is quite literally a meeting place of some of the world's greatest thinkers: economists, philosophers, doctors, environmentalists and so on. These are people who dedicate thei...

April 8th 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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According to a report recently published by typographically-challenged research firm Analysys, revenues from China's online gaming industry will reach 73.1 billion yuan ($10.7 billion) within three years. If you're one of those people who have a hard time telling whether numbers are large, let us a...

December 8th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The New York Times has brought its journalistic bear to the story earlier this week about China deciding not to approve WoW's release over there under new service provider Netease, and it seems what we thought was confusion between two agencies has turned into a war. On one side, you have the Gener...

November 7th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The People's Republic of China is building a great economic wall around its domestic online gaming industry. Reuters reports the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) is prohibiting investment by foreigners in the industry, through either "joint ventures, wholly owned enterprises a...

October 14th 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Our economy may still be pretty much in the gutter, but one industry is still going strong. If you glanced at what site you were reading this on and guessed "online gaming," congrats! You win a gold star. Here you go: ★. Anyway, according to this industry report featured on GameSpot, online gaming o...

July 12th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments