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

In China, Paying Others to Play Games for You Is Big Business. Tencent Is Not Amused

 /  Game  / 
If a game is popular enough, it is almost certain that its players will find ways to not play by the rules. Read More

Bytedance Barred from Using WeChat User Information in Douyin, Duoshan

 /  News  / 
Tianjin Binhai New Area People’s Court issued a ruling on Wednesday to stop Bytedance from using user information taken from WeChat and QQ on two of its apps. 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

Court prohibits Bytedance-owned video app streaming Tencent’s Honour of Kings

 /  Game  / 
Guangzhou’s Intellectual Property Court has issued an injunction to stop Bytedance-owned video app Watermelon Video from streaming shows that involve Tencent’s wildly popular mobile game, Honour of Kings Read More

Beauty Battle: Lipstick Sales Soar With Tencent Mobile Game Tie-In

 /  Entertainment Marketing  / 
It’s a rare case of the mobile game meets cosmetics brand. And it proves that a partnership may not have to make sense to everyone if it generates sales. Read More

WeChat Blocks Douyin Registration as Social Media App Spat Escalates

 /  News  / 
The dispute between Bytedance and Tencent has escalated over the past year as they fight for the attention of China’s netizens. Read More

Baidu-backed Haokan Video blocked from WeChat Moments

 /  News  / 
Baidu-backed video platform Haokan has accused tech giant Tencent of anti-competitive behavior after its video content was blocked on WeChat Moments, the platform’s equivalent of Facebook’s News Feed. Read More