At Level Up 2016, DNA interviewed Ivan Low Jun Zhi, Lead Game Programmer at Kadokawa Gempak Starz. The company is focussed on mobile game publishing.
Hasnul Hadi, Director of Creative Content & Technologies Division at MDEC feels that there is now increased awareness about videogames among investors and educational institutions.
With a prize pool of US$200,000, ROG Masters is Asia’s largest eSports tournament. Team Secret and The MongolZ triumphed in Dota 2 and CS:GO.
At Level Up 2016, DNA caught up with Mohd Hezri Amir Bin Abdul Latiff, MD, Hezmedia Interactive. His company is heavily involved in developing VR applications and arcade VR games.
With its hybrid design and focus on core gamers, the Switch could signal the end of Nintendo's handheld business, writes Ajith Ram.
Logitech is one of the world's largest PC peripheral manufacturers. DNA recently interviewed Max Pan, Senior Category Manager for Gaming at Logitech.
FOR a long time, eSports was dominated in Asia by South Korea. It is now becoming a global phenomenon and Malaysia is also entering the big league.
AGES 2016 eSport event promised a total RM1 million to the winners - but they have yet to be paid. The organisers, Platinum Eden have not responded to DNA queries and their phone is now disconnected.
The seedy world of videogame gambling was recently thrust into the spotlight after the revelation that two highly successful YouTubers were promoting a gambling site that they also happened to own. Videogames and eSports, despite being worth over US $100 billion every year, have no unified international agencies with powers to investigate and ban bad actors - like NBA, ICC or FIFA.
Codemasters, one of the oldest videogames developers in the UK, is embarking on an aggressive expansion plan this year, aiming double the size of its team in Kuala Lumpur over the next few months.