Thousands of Games Removed From Apple’s China App Store

 /  Game  / 
The purge is part of an attempt by regulators to close an iOS loophole that allowed games to be released before obtaining a required license. Read More

ChinaJoy 2020: Cute Cosplayers, High-Tech Gadgets, Lots of Face Masks

 /  Event Recaps  / 
Though pandemic-related travel restrictions dampened early excitement for Asia’s biggest digital entertainment expo, hundreds of millions attended this year’s four-day event either in person or virtually. Read More

Series Sheds Light on China’s Dodgy Internet Addiction Schools

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Yang Yongxin and his infamous school for treating internet addiction have been incorporated into the new online series “CrossFire” as a reminder of the Chinese esports community’s traumatic history. Read More

Tencent’s PUBG Mobile Game Hits $3 Billion Milestone

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Chinese gaming giant Tencent has hit a new milestone with its hugely popular battle royale title “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG Mobile) doubling its lifetime revenue to more than $3 billion in just over seven months. Read More

Tencent Plays in U.S. With California Game Studio Launch

 /  Game  / 
Tech giant Tencent has opened a new studio in California to develop and publish top-notch games as it seeks to move beyond its home China market. Read More

Apple to Take Down Thousands of Games Without Government License from Chinese App Store

 /  Game  / 
Apple will reportedly start kicking unlicensed mobile games off its Chinese App Store next month, a move that will end the practice of allowing developers to sell games on the platform while they were awaiting government approval. Read More

Tencent Targets Japan Anime, Manga to Jump-Start Global Growth

 /  Animations  / 
Tencent Holdings Ltd., spurned in years past by Japan’s guarded entertainment industry, is rekindling its courtship of the country’s fabled anime and manga houses. Read More

Uzi, China’s League of Legends Legend, Retires at 23

 /  Game  / 
The beloved gamer, affectionately called “Puppy” by his legion of fans, had suffered health setbacks including arm pain and diabetes. Read More

Tencent Takes 20% Stake in Japanese Video Game Firm Marvelous

 /  Game  / 
Tencent has reportedly agreed to invest 7 billion yen ($65 million) for a 20% stake in Japanese video game developer Marvelous, the latest sign that the Chinese tech giant is further expanding its video gaming empire overseas. Read More

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