Tencent Snaps Up Minority Stake In Voodoo To Help Make Casual Games

Tencent is back at it again and has snapped up a minority stack in Voodoo. In case you are unaware as to what a “Voodoo” is, it’s a group or team that focuses on making “hyper-casual mobile games” that include titles like Purple Diver and Baseball Boy. Continue reading “Tencent Snaps Up Minority Stake In Voodoo To Help Make Casual Games”

Samurai Shodown Adding Free Gongsun Li DLC August 5th

Gongsun Li

SNK Corporation announced that Samurai Shodown will be receiving some free DLC this August, specifically August 5th. If you own the game you’ll be able to play as the character Gongsun Li at no extra charge. Continue reading “Samurai Shodown Adding Free Gongsun Li DLC August 5th”

CrossFireX Campaign Trailer Takes Cues From Crysis, Battlefield, And Call Of Duty

Publishers Xbox Game Studios and Tencent and developers Smilegate and Remedy Entertainment will ship CrossFireX sometime this year. Although the 2020 FPS game will have a bustling multiplayer mode, the game will also debut with a story mode that takes cues from Crysis, Battlefield, and Call of Duty. Continue reading “CrossFireX Campaign Trailer Takes Cues From Crysis, Battlefield, And Call Of Duty”

Anna Sweet, Ex-Steam Business Developer Now Leads Bad Robot Games

If you don’t know, Bad Robot Games is founded by J.J. Abrams, Katie McGrath, and the people that work under the Bad Robot label. As of recent, the video game branch of Bad Robot has a new CEO, which happens to be ex-Steam business developer Anna Sweet. Continue reading “Anna Sweet, Ex-Steam Business Developer Now Leads Bad Robot Games”

Monster Hunter Movie Delayed To April 23rd, 2021 Due To Coronavirus

The silver screen adaptation of Capcom’s Monster Hunter has been delayed. In other words, the upcoming Monster Hunter movie is no longer set to debut on September 4th, 2020, but now on April 23rd, 2021. As one would expect, this is due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Monster Hunter Movie Delayed To April 23rd, 2021 Due To Coronavirus”

Tencent’s LA Studio Will Be Led By Rockstar Veteran Steve Martin

Tencent wants to appeal to U.S. goers through blockbuster games and IPs. However, they want their business and corporations in the U.S. to be led by an American, which is something that we relayed back on May 24th, 2020. As of today, a new report has popped up detailing how Tencent’s LA branch, LightSpeed Studio, will be led by Rockstar Games veteran Steve Martin. Continue reading “Tencent’s LA Studio Will Be Led By Rockstar Veteran Steve Martin”

Code: Syn Is Tencent’s New Open-World Cyberpunk Game

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Tencent and Lightspeed & Quantum Studios announced that they have a new game in the works set in a cyberpunk society in the year 2035. The new promotional trailer for the upcoming Chinese-made game revels in the fact that it’s all running in-engine within Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. Continue reading “Code: Syn Is Tencent’s New Open-World Cyberpunk Game”

Tencent CEO Pony Ma Dethrones Jack Ma As China’s Richest Person

If you don’t know, the chief executive officer of Tencent is Ma Huateng, best known as Pony Ma. The Chinese business magnate is also an investor, politician, and philanthropist, and is now known as “China’s richest person.” Continue reading “Tencent CEO Pony Ma Dethrones Jack Ma As China’s Richest Person”

Tencent Wants To Target Japanese Anime And Manga To Bolster Its Portfolio, Says Reports

As of recent, two websites have received word from multiple Tencent employees discussing how the Chinese mega-conglomerate wants to target Japanese anime and manga to bolster its portfolio in the foreseeable future. Continue reading “Tencent Wants To Target Japanese Anime And Manga To Bolster Its Portfolio, Says Reports”

Tencent Wants To Invest $70 Billion In 5G And Cloud Services

Tencent is looking to expand in other areas of tech to reach the top spot, given that it stands as Asia’s second-biggest company by market value. In an attempt to bolster its initiative, the company will invest $70 billion over the next five years in technology infrastructure, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and 5G network. Continue reading “Tencent Wants To Invest $70 Billion In 5G And Cloud Services”

OtherSide Entertainment Reaffirms Involvement With System Shock 3 Development After Tencent Deal

OtherSide Entertainment announced that Tencent was helping out with System Shock 3 back on May 20th, 2020. Weeks later, after the recent announcement, we now have a community manager at OtherSide Entertainment claiming that the company is still involved with System Shock 3’s development. Continue reading “OtherSide Entertainment Reaffirms Involvement With System Shock 3 Development After Tencent Deal”

Tencent Now Owns 20% Stake In Marvelous

After the company hired Kojima Productions founding member Kenichiro Imaizumi and Halo 4 lead designer Scott Warner, Tencent is moving things along with its U.S. branch — based in Palo Alto, California — to court gamers in the West by churning out blockbuster games. As of now, No More Heroes 3 publisher has started a business alliance with Tencent. Continue reading “Tencent Now Owns 20% Stake In Marvelous”

Tencent America Is Hiring Devs To Work In California To Churn Out Blockbuster Games

Tencent is ramping things up in an attempt to fulfill its promise it made back in late 2019. After the company hired Kojima Productions founding member Kenichiro Imaizumi and Halo 4 lead designer Scott Warner, Tencent America — based in Palo Alto, California — is trying to act as a place to churn out blockbuster games and “court gamers in the West.” Continue reading “Tencent America Is Hiring Devs To Work In California To Churn Out Blockbuster Games”