PUBG and Honor of Kings Are April’s Highest-Earning Games

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PUBG, a battle royale title developed by Chinese internet giant Tencent, retained its position as the world’s highest-earning mobile game in April as demand for digital entertainment increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read More

Chinese Minecraft Clone Yanked From App Stores Over Sexual Content

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Weeks after a whistleblower posted about Mini World: Block Art being a haven for erotica and sexual predators, the game is observing a period of “rectification.” Read More

Sohu to Take Nasdaq-Listed Gaming Firm Changyou Private

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U.S.-listed gaming company Changyou.com will become a privately-held, wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese internet stalwart Sohu.com through a merger. Read More

Tencent’s PUBG Takes Honors as World’s Top Mobile Game in March

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Tencent’s battle royale title “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG) Mobile was the world’s highest-grossing mobile game in March, as online entertainment increased during the coronavirus outbreak. Read More

Taobao Removes Animal Crossing Listings From Its Marketplace

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Taobao has taken down physical copies of Japanese game maker Nintendo’s widely popular video game Animal Crossing from its marketplace. Why it matters: The game, running on Nintendo’s Switch video game console, has taken the world by storm after the release of its latest in a series, New Horizons, last month—while a global pandemic has forced the world to Read More

Tencent Becomes Majority Shareholder in Chinese Game Live-Streamer Huya

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Internet giant Tencent is now the biggest shareholder of Chinese game-centric live-streaming platform Huya after buying an additional stake in the company. Read More

From Isolated to Island-Hopping: China Embraces Animal Crossing

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As a deadly pandemic ravages the globe, gamers are turning to a new virtual diversion as a welcome escape from reality. Read More

Tencent, Huawei Are Partnering on A Cloud Gaming Platform

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Tencent has signed a deal with Huawei to set up a laboratory to develop a cloud gaming platform, the Chinese gaming giant said in a statement Friday. Read More

Apple to Require Licenses for Games in China App Store

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Apple has sent a notice to developers requiring them to submit license numbers for paid games before Jun. 30 if they want to distribute in mainland China. Read More