Headlines from China: The Changing Relationship Between Gaming and Live-streaming

The Changing Relationship Between Gaming and Live-streaming

Over the past few years, gaming and live-streaming, as two booming sectors in China, served each other well. Gaming gives live-streaming platforms and hosts content to work with while live-streaming has helped lots of games become popular. Today, however, for game developers whose games are already popular, the promotional function of live-streaming is less significant. In fact, they are unhappy with the fact that their games are used for free on streaming platforms. As a result, many copyright infringement lawsuits were filed in recent years. While game companies and live-streaming platforms fight at court, game livestreamers are left in fear of uncertainty. Read more on TMT Post

‘Toy Story 4’ Set for June 21 China Release

It’s announced today that Pixar’s upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy film Toy Story 4 has been scheduled to released in China on June 21. The film continues from Toy Story 3, where Sheriff Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear(Tim Allen), among their other toy friends, have found new appreciation after being given by Andy Davis to Bonnie Anderson. They are introduced to a spork that has been made into a toy, and they soon embark on a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends. In addition to Hanks and Allen, the film will feature returning cast members, including Annie Potts and Don Rickles. The film is set to release in theater in 3D/IMAX 3D/Dolby/CGS. Read more on Mtime

Alexandre Espigares’ Animated Film ‘White Fang’ Scores June 14 China Release

White Fang, a 2018 French animated adventure film directed by the Oscar-winning director Alexandre Espigares, has been set to release in Chinese theaters on June 14. The film follows a baby wolf as he follows his mother to the human world and eventually returns to the wilderness. The film has been screened at several international film festivals. The filmmaker once directed short film that won an Academy Award. Read more on Mtime