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Ready, Set, Run! Speedy Ninja Launches on iOS and Android

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NetEase Debuts Its First Mobile Game Built for Western Gamers, A Competitive Endless Runner

BRISBANE, Calif. – August 27, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NTES) today announced the release of its first mobile game for the West, Speedy Ninja. Starting today, iOS and Android users can embark on the fastest, most perilous run of their lives through bamboo forests and the high skies run by mystical dragons. Download the game for free on the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/speedy-ninja/id997529786?mt=8, and Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netease_na.nmd2&hl=en.

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Paintings Come to Life in Two New App Store-Exclusive Titles from NetEase Games

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Monetization-free Mobile Games Celebrate Artistic Talents of NetEase Development Team

BRISBANE, Calif. – August 25, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today revealed two completely free to download games that do not offer any in-app purchases and feature the company’s traditional Chinese artistry, expanding on the company’s roster of mobile games published in the West. These App Store-exclusive 2D puzzle games, Lunar Flowers and The Beautiful Dream, are set for release later this year for fans to enjoy without any monetization. Continue reading

NetEase Reveals Pipeline of Mobile Games and Closed Beta Program

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New Games Enter Closed Beta Phase in the West Starting with Action RPG ‘Eternal Arena’

BRISBANE, Calif. – August 20, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today revealed a pipeline of new mobile game titles heading into closed beta testing, expanding on the company’s lineup of games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android for potential release in western markets. Among those, action role-playing game Eternal Arena leads the schedule with a closed beta program starting this week, with the action role-playing game Tome of the Sun and strategy role-playing game March of Heroes opening pre-registration for its upcoming closed beta programs. To register for these programs, visit https://prereg.netease-na.com/ Continue reading

Steve Aoki Headlines NetEase Concert to Celebrate Launch of Speedy Ninja

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Globally Recognized EDM Phenomenon to Perform for PAX Attendees at EMP in Seattle

BRISBANE, Calif. – August 18, 2015 - NetEase, Inc. (NTES) today announced a free concert during PAX Prime 2015 to celebrate the launch of its first mobile game in the West, Speedy Ninja. The concert is headlined by world-renowned EDM DJ Steve Aoki and is only open to attendees with a valid PAX pass. The concert takes place on Friday, August 28,  at the Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Avenue South, Seattle. Doors open at 8 PM PDT. Continue reading

Azubu’s New 3.0 Platform Officially Transitions to Azubu.tv

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Streaming service sets industry standards with customizable modular interface, open platform, and 24/7 customer support

LOS ANGELES – August 5, 2015 – Azubu, the nothing-but-eSports livestreaming platform, today announced that its completely rebuilt 3.0 platform has officially launched. Designed with community feedback and expectations top of mind, Azubu 3.0 is an open-platform service that provides a new user interface and a customizable streaming experience for the eSports community. Transitioning from the beta.azubu.tv URL, the new Azubu experience will continue to be treated as a public beta, with rapid updates, new features, and constant refinement based on community feedback, accessable at Azubu.tv. For users who want to compare the new 3.0 experience to the earlier version of Azubu, Azubu 2.0 will be available for a limited time at oldschool.azubu.tv! Continue reading

NetEase Launches New Success Fund for Mobile Game Developers

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China Tech Giant Provides Innovative Funding Option Offering Independent Developers Up To $500,000 Each 

SAN FRANCISCO – July 23, 2015 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced the formation of the NetEase Success Fund, a new financing option for mobile game developers that offers an alternative to the traditional publishing model. The new funding initiative provides up to $500,000 for each independent developer accepted into the program to fund marketing and advertising needs for their mobile game. This program is designed to empower developers to retain the rights, creative control, and full ownership of their products. Continue reading

World’s First Video Game to be Synched with Home Lighting from Philips

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With Philips Hue, video game Chariot offers innovative, fully immersive gaming experience

QUEBEC CITY – July 15, 2015 – Frima Studio Inc. (“Frima”), Canada’s largest independent game developer and Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) (“Philips”), the global leader in lighting, are proud to announce the integration of Phillips Hue connected lighting  with the hit game Chariot. Frima is bringing immersive home entertainment to a whole new level by making Phillips Hue lighting interact in real time with the gameplay of its popular title. The enhanced Chariot game experience is now officially available exclusively on Microsoft’s Xbox One. Continue reading

NetEase Mobile Game, Fantasy Westward Journey, Reaches #4 in App Annie’s Worldwide Rankings

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Scorching rise of Asian giant’s MMORPG on an international platform

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. – June 9, 2015 - NetEase, Inc. (NTES), a leading online gaming and Internet technology company in China, today announced that its self-developed mobile game, Fantasy Westward Journey, is the 4th highest-grossing mobile game in the world, according to App Annie. Fantasy Westward Journey’s success is the result of NetEase leveraging its strong domestic franchises to compete spectacularly on a global level. Continue reading