China Resumes Approvals of Video Games

 /  Game  / 
A government official stressed the importance that homegrown games uphold social responsibilities.  Read More

China Forms Online Gaming Ethics Commission

 /  Game  / 
High-level regulatory activities have made 2018 a hard year for China’s entertainment industry. There are regular crackdowns on “inappropriate” content and the appointment of a brand-new regulatory body to oversee this the mobile entertainment economy. Read More

The Indie Game Decoding the Gay Male Reality

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
‘A Gay’s Life’ combines entertainment and information to educate and promote tolerance. Read More

Chinese Gaming Firm iDreamSky Stumbles in Its Hong Kong Debut

 /  Game  / 
Chinese gaming company iDreamSky stumbled in its Hong Kong debut after a two-year hiatus from trading publicly and increased government regulation in the gaming sector. Read More

China’s Gaming Market Expected to Rebound by 2020

 /  Game  / 
Despite a lull in new game titles being approved, revenue in China’s gaming sector should recover by late 2019 and rebound by 2020, but gaming companies will continue to feel pressure on their profit margins, according to a report by market research firm Niko Partners. Read More

Agony and Ecstasy: China Wins First ‘League of Legends’ Title

 /  Game  / 
To China’s esports fans, they had been waiting for this moment for years. Never before has a Chinese team claimed the title of “League of Legends” world champion. Read More

NetEase Rumored to Re-structure Gaming Departments

 /  Game  / 
Pangu Game, a game development studio under NetEase, is said to be merged into tech R&D and gaming department Leihuo, according to an anonymous staff member at NetEase who leaked the information in a WeChat conversation. Read More

‘Honour of Kings’ Will Require Real-name Registration for All Users, Starting in Beijing

 /  Game  / 
Players using a Beijing IP address will be prompted to complete the real-name verification process or be forbidden from logging in. All local game accounts will also be cross-checked with the government data platform. Read More

Steam Restricts Users in China from Accessing “Adult-Only Content”

 /  Game  / 
The developer of Steam recently added a new filter that allows users to show games with adult explicit content. However, Chinese users have found that the new filter is not available to them. Read More

Bilibili Debuts on Steam with Two New Games

 /  Game  / 
Bilibili, the Chinese video sharing and ACG (animation, comic and game) community, has made its debut on the world’s top video game distribution platform, Steam, as the publisher for two new titles of The Con Simulator and Invaxion, expanding to the PC gaming sector. Read More

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