ASUS is Taiwan’s best brand for 7th consecutive year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - ASUS has topped the list of Taiwan’s best global brands for a seventh consecutive year despite a 4 percent decrease in value, as reported by the Ministry of Economic Affai...

Masks of Chinese mobile game characters removed to ‘maintain harmony’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The mobile game Shining Nikki (閃耀暖暖) created by Paper Games, a Chinese company, has removed masks from its characters, prompting users to link this to Hong Kong's anti...

Blizzard Taiwan hit with avalanche of criticism for kowtowing to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blizzard Entertainment is facing an intense backlash from U.S. congressmen, American gamers, and company employees for banning a Hearthstone Grandmasters winner after he s...

Ready student one? Universities launch degrees in esports

LONDON (AP) — On their first week in class, a group of students is playing a first-person shooter video game in a sleek new digital studio. It's their introduction to the degree in esports they've all...

Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for new esports network

NEW YORK (AP) — A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports. VENN is...

Video game War Thunder replaces Taiwan flags with China banners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The video game War Thunder, which is a game predicated on historical accuracy, last week suddenly and expectedly created multiple historical anachronisms by removing all the Ta...

Taiwan’s Acer presents Planet9 e-sports platform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese electronics brand Acer Inc. presented its open e-sports platform Planet9 in Berlin Wednesday (September 4). The next-generation system has been described as a...

Latest trailer released for film adaption of Taiwanese horror game 'Detention'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The full-length trailer for the live-action movie “Detention” (返校), which was adapted from a Taiwanese horror game of the same name, was released on Thursday (...

All-girls school becomes 1st in US with varsity esports

As a liaison at the U.S. Department of Education, J Collins watched as colleges by the dozen rolled out varsity esports programs, complete with scholarships, coaches and even some arenas. Collins had ...

Bernie Sanders thinks media is unfair. So he created his own

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Bernie Sanders wanted to preview a speech about his signature health care plan, "Medicare for All," he did not opt for a traditional interview. Instead, he mad...

Germans get chance to kill virtual Nazis after rule change

BERLIN (AP) — Germans itching to shoot virtual Nazis will soon get a chance to do so, after a change in the rules concerning the use of forbidden symbols in video games. U.S. games p...

Film adaptation of Taiwanese survival horror game 'Detention' coming in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new major motion picture based on the popular Taiwanese horror video game “Detention”(返校) is set for release this fall. Its studio uploaded a trailer of the ...

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins writing how-to book, graphic novel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After dominating the digital world, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is branching out — offline. Blevins revealed Wednesday he is writing three books to be published later th...

Google's challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

NEW YORK (AP) — Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November — but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and a pass for a...

Photo of the Day: Street Fighter postcards spotted at Uniqlo in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- ​Reddit user Kidult Kingdom posted this photo of postcards he had collected from a Uniqlo store in Taipei and soon generated excitement among fans of the classic video game Str...