League of Its Own: The Video Game That Shaped a Generation

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
A decade on from its release, the online video game ‘League of Legends’ has become a cultural touchstone for many Chinese millennials. Read More

Gaming Giant Blizzard Gets Frosty Response to Hong Kong Gamer Ban

 /  Game  / 
Chinese social-media reaction to the news was rather more condemnatory of Chung’s actions than Western observers, with some users commending Blizzard for acting decisively on the issue. Read More

A Closer Look at China’s Video Game Livestreaming Duopoly

 /  Game  / 
This week, the author of "The Rise of Video Game Livestreaming in China" returns for a closer look at the video game livestreaming sector, evaluates the current leaders—and asks if both will experience more competitive pressure if another tech titan enters the sector. Read More

Tencent’s Patriotism-themed Game Tops Charts Prior to China’s 70th Anniversary

 /  Game  / 
Tencent’s patriotic city-building mobile title "Homeland Dream" has topped the free game chart on Apple’s China App Store on the eve of the country’s anniversary, beating the company’s other popular titles such as "Honour of Kings." Read More

The Rise of Video Game Livestreaming in China

 /  Game  / 
Compared to entertainment streaming, video game streaming is much more mass market, with limited revenue concentration among top customers. Read More

China Moves to Monetize Its Growing Female Gamer Market

 /  Game  / 
The transformation of female-oriented gaming from a niche interest into a mainstream segment is something that industry players can no longer ignore, especially when thinking about monetization. Read More

Mobile Game Revenue Growth in Recovery But Hurdles Remain: Report

 /  Game  / 
Revenue growth for China’s mobile games industry rebounded after government approvals resumed late last year, though the industry has been steadily losing user time spent to short videos, according to recent research. Read More

NetEase Developing AI to Turn Selfies into 3D Game Avatars

 /  Game  / 
Researchers at Chinese gaming giant NetEase published a paper detailing a new machine learning method that enables players to create in-game characters from a selfie. Read More

Tencent’s PUBG rebrand is world’s top-grossing mobile battle royale title

 /  Game  / 
Player spending in the title surged 748% year on year in July. Read More

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January 23, 2020 - February 3, 2020

January 23, 2020 - February 2, 2020