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August 21, 2006
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We're pleased to announce a new weekly business-centric Gamasutra column on the Chinese game market, named 'The China Angle', and written by Shang Koo of Shanghai-based boutique media/business intelligence company Pacific Epoch. As we showed in our recent reports from China, the country is quickly moving toward gaming powerhouse status, particularly with regard to PC online gaming, and we're delighted to be partnering with Pacific Epoch to bring highlights from the burgeoning market to Gamasuta readers. The first 'The China Angle' column, named 'From Kingsoft With Love', is available now, and sees detailed information on a new investment for major Chinese MMO firm Kingsoft, earnings reports for leading companies Netease and Shanda, and Acclaim's partnership with 9You to bring two music-based MMOs to the North American market. 'The China Angle', for which an archive page is also available, will be the first in a series of regional columns that will additionally cover the European and Japanese game markets, aiming to bring Gamasutra readers unprecedented insight in regional markets of interest to businesspeople and developers alike. As for the company helping us source this information for Gamasutra readers, Pacific Epoch is a boutique media and business intelligence firm focusing on technology, media, and telecommunications investment opportunities in China. The company tracks TMT deal activity, technology developments, regulatory shifts, executive moves, and investment flows, and provides trade news and publishes a number of subscription products regarding the Chinese technology market. Those interested in subscribing to the company's newsletters can visit the official Pacific Epoch website for more information.
About the Author(s)
Simon Carless is the founder of the GameDiscoverCo agency and creator of the popular GameDiscoverCo game discoverability newsletter. He consults with a number of PC/console publishers and developers, and was previously most known for his role helping to shape the Independent Games Festival and Game Developers Conference for many years.
He is also an investor and advisor to UK indie game publisher No More Robots (Descenders, Hypnospace Outlaw), a previous publisher and editor-in-chief at both Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine, and sits on the board of the Video Game History Foundation.
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