NetEase Overseas Gaming, E-commerce Businesses Offset Regulatory Squeeze

 /  News  / 
While Tencent’s game revenues took a heavy hit in the first quarter due to more stringent licensing rules, NetEase hedged regulatory risks by emphasizing overseas markets, specifically Japan and South Korea. Read More

Inside Game for Peace, China’s New State-Approved PUBG Clone

 /  Game  / 
The wildly popular mobile game 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' has been replaced in China with a more government-friendly substitute. Read More

New Tencent Games Highlight Challenges of Visual Impairment

 /  Game  / 
Two recent releases shed light on the experiences of the visually impaired — in both the real and virtual worlds. Read More

Chinese Game Industry to See Consolidation in 2019: Report

 /  Game  / 
A significant number of smaller game developers could put themselves up for sale in 2019 due to regulatory changes, leading to greater industry consolidation, according to a research report from equity firm Tonghai Securities. Read More

Tencent’s ‘Honour of Kings’ Rakes in RMB 7 Billion: Report

 /  Game  / 
Tencent’s hit mobile title “Honour of Kings” brought in approximately RMB 7 billion (just over $1 billion) in February, according to a research report from Japanese investment bank Nomura. 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

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

Chinese Video Streaming Platform AcFun Reveals Security Breach

 /  Legal  / 
Chinese video streaming platform AcFun recently revealed that hackers had stolen data of tens of thousands of user. The company apologized for the breach and admitted that the leak was due to insufficient precautions to secure the platform. Read More