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

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

 /  Game  / 
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

 /  Game  / 
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

 /  Game  / 
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

 /  Game  / 
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

 /  Chinasplaining  / 
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