Tag: Tencent

Call of Duty: Mobile launches October 1

Activision and Tencent that Call of Duty: Mobile will launch on October 1 on iOS and Android. The mobile free-to-play version of Call of Duty will debut in all countries where Google Play and the Apple App Store are supported, with the exceptions of Mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. Players can sign up for Call […]

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Razer teams with Tencent on cloud gaming standards, reports 30% revenue growth in first half

Razer always wants to be on the edge of gaming, and so it has teamed up with Tencent Cloud to define standards for cloud gaming. Under the deal, the partners will help cloud gaming grow by coming together on gaming hardware and software standards. Cloud gaming could grow to 124.7 million users by 2022, according […]

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Sensor Tower: Tencent’s Let’s Hunt Monsters is the king of Pokémon Go clones

Pokémon Go is a has been a phenomenon everywhere but China, because that country’s censors (aka a totalitarian government) fears this little location-based augmented reality game about catching cute little monsters is harmful to its citizens because it uses Google Maps, which China’s banned. But it’s perfectly OK for Tencent (a homegrown game company/conglomerate) to […]

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Dying Light 2 and a new Tencent game get Nvidia RTX ray tracing

Nvidia is working with more developers to bring ray tracing to several new upcoming releases. During a presentation at Gamescom in Germany, the graphics company revealed that its RTX technology is coming to the new content for Metro Exodus, Minecraft, Dying Light 2, and Synced: Off-Planet. These games join a growing list of titles that […]

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Tencent’s PC gaming business was down 9% in Q2

Tencent delivered 88.8 billion yuan ($12.7 billion) for the second quarter of the year, according to its most recent financial disclosure. But that revenue total came in under analyst expectations largely due to a shortcoming in the company’s advertising business. Tencent is beginning to feel pressure from competitor ByteDance even as Tencent’s ad revenue jumped […]

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Super League Gaming and Tencent will start PUBG Mobile amateur esports

Super League Gaming and Chinese game giant Tencent have partnered to create amateur local esports competitons for the popular PUBG Mobile game. Santa Monica, California-based Super League Gaming focuses on local esports, like staging Minecraft competitions in movie theaters during the daytime. Now it will work with Tencent to bring PUBG Mobile content and experiences […]

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Sensor Tower: PUBG Mobile is the king of battle royale on smartphones

PUBG Mobile is now the revenue leader among battle royale games on mobile, market research firm Sensor Tower said today. Much of its surge has come since February, and China plays a significant role in it. Publisher Tencent Games released PUBG Mobile in China two months ago, rebranding it as Game for Peace. And in […]

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Asia’s mobile games make themselves at home in the U.S.

APAC mobile gaming brands are becoming mainstream. Not only are they setting trends globally, they are also winning big when it comes to revenue. What’s next? After achieving huge success in their home territories of China and South Korea (and to a lesser extent, Japan, as it’s long had a Western presence in mobile), the […]

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Tencent’s Honor of Kings AI beats a team of pros

In yet another example of machine learning algorithms besting teams of highly skilled players, an autonomous system devised by Tencent’s AI lab yesterday defeated a human team in a five-on-five Honor of Kings match. The Hong Kong tech giant says the win demonstrates its AI’s ability to “solve [difficult] challenges,” and that it represents “significant […]

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Qualcomm and Tencent partner on games and a 5G phone

(Reuters) — Qualcomm and Tencent said on Monday they will cooperate on projects that could include making the Chinese company’s videogames play better on devices with Qualcomm chips, and create a 5G version of a Tencent-backed gaming phone. Qualcomm is the largest supplier of mobile phone chips that power many Android devices. With a market […]

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Nintendo and Tencent announce a press event for Switch launch on August 2 in Shanghai

Nintendo and Tencent have announced a joint press conference about the launch of the Nintendo Switch in China. They have set the event for August 2 in Shanghai. Serkan Toto, a game analyst in Japan, tweeted that the invitation indicates invitations have gone out. Nintendo and Tencent announced in April that Tencent, the world’s biggest […]

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Tencent reveals Republic of Gamers Phone II, with high-end features for mobile gamers

Tencent and Asus revealed the latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) Phone II smartphone for gamers in China. The smartphone runs on Qualcomm’s flagship chip, the Snapdragon 855 Plus mobile platform. The ROG Phone II features Pixelworks’ Soft Iris enhanced dynamic range capability, which exposes richer color and highlights, revealing greater detail in dark areas for […]

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Tencent invests in Antstream Arcade retro-game streaming platform

Antstream Arcade, a London startup that makes a streaming platform for retro games, said it received a round of funding led by Chinese gaming and social giant Tencent. London-based venture firm Hambro Perks also participated in the Series A funding. The funding amount wasn’t disclosed. Antstream Arcade offers a monthly subscription service to more than […]

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Tencent partners with The Pokémon Company to develop new games

Chinese internet and entertainment giant Tencent announced that it is working with The Pokémon Company to develop games. The release didn’t say anything about which platforms or any other details about the games. Tencent is the mobile giant behind Honour of Kings and PUBG Mobile (now called Game of Peace) and other big PC titles […]

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