PlayStation 4

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation 4 will launch in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan this December. The company's newest flagship game console will be released in North America on 15 November...
Xbox One

Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One, the company's newest game console, will be released in Japan in 2014. "We are on track to launch (the Xbox One) in Japan and additional...
PlayStation Vita TV

Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Vita TV will be released in China, Korea and other Asian markets next January. PS Vita TV is scheduled to go on sale in Japan on...
PS Vita TV

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan unveiled the new PlayStation Vita TV at their press conference yesterday. The device will connect to a television and allow users to play PS Vita and PSP...
PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment will delay the launch of the company's new flagship PS4 game console in the Japanese market until 22 February 2014. According to a spokesperson at yesterday's press conference in...
New PS Vita

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan announced a new version of the PS Vita at a press conference yesterday. The PS Vita PCH-2000 will be 15 per cent lighter and 20 per cent thinner...
FF14 A Realm Reborn

After initial launch problems with long wait times, Square Enix' online Final Fantasy XIV sequel A Realm Reborn has brought new servers online, though digital sales have yet to resume. “Once we...
JP Phishing

An August survey by Japan's Anti-Phishing Council Japan reports that daily attacks targeting online Japanese game users rose significantly from the previous month. According to the council, 364 phishing cases were recorded...
Press Select

Brendan Keogh and fellow Australian critic Dan Golding have founded Press Select, a new independent publishing label focusing on games criticism and analysis. "It's been really exciting to see the changes that...
KRW

The government’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) is to introduce stricter authentication procedures for online and mobile game micropayments in Korea. The new certification process is a result of last year's card hacking...
Vietnam online users

ComScore revealed in a new survey of online PC use that Vietnam has most active Internet population in Southeast Asia. The country registered 16.1 million monthly active users at the end...
Chaos Online

Thai publisher Asiasoft has announced a Chaos Online regional championship, to run from August to December this year. The tournament will be open to players from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and...
CNNIC

The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) announced in a report this week that internet users in China grew to 591 million as of the end of June 2013, up 26.56...
VN Internet, MIC official

Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced new Internet, social networking and gaming regulations covering online management, licensing and copyrights in the country. The new laws go into effect...
Australia Tax

A government committee has investigated accusations that Australians pay significantly higher prices than consumers overseas for games and other IT products. The committee’s report, released today, includes extensive consumer submissions and...
Monster Hunter Frontier

The Japan Online Game Association (JOGA) recently released their annual survey of the online and mobile game market in Japan. According to the report, Japanese online game revenues totalled 142.09 billion...
Soldgers

Soldgers, the Singapore-based ecommerce company behind the popular Southeast Asian online shopping and auction sites Sold.sg and Sold.my, now expands to the Philippines with Gamers.ph. Gamers.ph has partnered with local distributor X-Play...
CN Console Ban

The decade-long ban on game consoles sales may be eased, according to sources in China's Ministry of Culture. Due to fears of the potential harmful impact on young people, seven Chinese ministries...
Proposed Korean Bill

Fourteen South Korean representatives have joined South Korean politician Shin Eui-jin to introduce a bill grouping online games with alcohol, gambling and drugs as activities in need stricter regulation due to...
Philippines' Game Ratings

Bagong Henerasyon party Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy, vice chairman of the Philippines' House committee on children’s welfare, has urged local executives to enforce regulatory classifications for video games that are sold in...