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An Orc character in Warcraft, a Blizzard property

Blizzard Games to Return to Mainland China Thanks to NetEase Partnership

Blizzard has announced that it's signed a new agreement with publishing giant NetEase in order to bring its games back to mainland China. In a press release, Blizzard says that its games will return…

April 10, 2024 | 08:09 EDT

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ByteDance Wants To Sell its Gaming Assets, Possible Buyers Include Tencent

TikTok owner ByteDance has revealed that it's currently holding talks with Tencent and several other companies regarding the sale of its gaming assets. According to Reuters (which cites a ByteDance…

January 9, 2024 | 08:39 EST

Three heroes in Valorant, a game recently approved for release in China

China Approves Foreign Games After 18-Month Freeze

China has granted publishing licenses to several non-Chinese games, ending a freeze that has lasted for 18 months. The list of games includes big hitters like Valorant and Pokemon Unite, although…

December 28, 2022 | 09:55 EST

Champions battling one another in the popular Chinese MOBA Honor of Kings

China Declares Victory Over Gaming Addiction In Kids

The Chinese government has declared a preliminary victory in battling gaming addiction amongst minors, potentially paving the way for an easing of restrictions in the gaming world. According to…

November 23, 2022 | 10:42 EST

Wukong standing in a huge chamber surrounded by statues in the Chinese game Black Myth: Wukong

Chinese State Media Comes Out In Favor of Video Games

A new article published by Chinese state-run media seems to signal a policy shift on the part of Beijing. While the Chinese government has been pretty hostile to gaming in recent years, the article…

November 17, 2022 | 09:59 EST

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ByteDance Lays Off "Hundreds" Of Gaming Employees

ByteDance, the company behind social media app TikTok, has apparently let "hundreds" of its gaming division's employees go, according to a report by a well-respected China news source. This move hasn…

September 6, 2022 | 09:24 EDT

Arena of Valor, the Western version of popular Chinese game Honor of Kings

Chinese Gaming Regulations Cause 40m Drop in Youth Gamers

A new report suggests that restrictive Chinese gaming regulations are having a serious impact on young gamers. According to the report, the number of young gamers in China has dropped by almost 40…

August 10, 2022 | 12:23 EDT

A shot of Dota 2, one of the most popular esports titles in China

China Has More Esports Fans Than The US Has People

The Chinese gaming industry is huge, but it can sometimes be hard to comprehend just how huge. A new report shows that the number of Chinese esports fans has surpassed the entire US population, and…

July 18, 2022 | 10:51 EDT

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Tencent To Block Chinese Gamers From Playing Some Overseas Games

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has announced that it will make moves to block Chinese gamers from accessing international games. One of Tencent's apps will be updated in order to make sure Chinese…

April 14, 2022 | 08:38 EDT

Sandrock in My Time at Sandrock, which was developed by China-based studio Pathea Games

China Approves Games Again After 9-Month Freeze

The Chinese government's gaming regulator has once again begun to grant licenses to games after a freeze of almost nine months. Beijing stopped granting licenses to games last July, but it now…

April 11, 2022 | 10:13 EDT

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Genshin Impact Characters Censored To Appease CCP

A new wave of Genshin Impact censorship has hit Mihoyo's open-world gacha RPG, and this time, it's all about the characters. Four characters are getting their outfits changed in China, presumably to…

January 5, 2022 | 11:21 EST

Two characters gazing out across the plain in the new Honor of Kings open-world action RPG

Honor Of Kings: World Is An Upcoming Cross-Platform Action RPG

Tencent has announced that it's working on an Honor of Kings open-world action RPG. Honor of Kings: World is reportedly a multi-platform AAA game aiming for a global release, so if you're an Arena of…

November 1, 2021 | 10:55 EDT

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Kairosoft Accuses Chinese Publisher Of Stealing Its Games

Pocket Academy and Game Dev Story developer Kairosoft has accused Beijing Shi Jun, its publisher in China, of stealing code for its games and violating the terms of a contract between the two…

October 20, 2021 | 10:15 EDT

Official artwork of the characters from Honor of Kings, the first mobile game to break $10 billion in revenue

Tencent Has World's First 10 Billion Dollar Mobile Game

Tencent's Honor of Kings is now officially the biggest mobile game in the world. It's become the first mobile title to break $10 billion in revenue worldwide and is the main driver of the…

October 5, 2021 | 10:45 EDT

Cyber Hunter, a battle royale game developed by Chinese studio NetEase

200+ Chinese Gaming Devs Pledge Stricter Self-Regulation After Beijing Crackdown

More than 200 Chinese gaming companies, including the state-backed GPC association and several prominent developers, have pledged to enforce stricter self-regulation following a Beijing crackdown.…

September 27, 2021 | 12:15 EDT

A vast empire in the new Tencent Age of Empires mobile game

Age Of Empires Mobile Game Being Worked On By Tencent

Tencent is teaming up with Xbox Game Studios to create a brand new Age of Empires mobile game. At present, the game is only planned for a Chinese release, but there's a decent chance that if it does…

August 13, 2021 | 09:49 EDT

Art from Honor of Kings/Arena of Valor, one of Tencent's most popular games.

Tencent Stock Plummets Over Fears of Chinese Regulations

Tencent and other Asian video game companies have taken a sudden dive in their stocks. The reason for this comes from investor speculation flaring up over statements from China's official news agency…

August 3, 2021 | 11:14 EDT

Two of the characters in visual novel Mr Love Queen's Choice

Visual Novel Voice Actor Fired For Saying Taiwan Is A Country

Voice actor Jonah Scott has been removed from the Chinese visual novel Mr Love: Queen's Choice over comments he made regarding Taiwan. Scott had referred to Taiwan as a country, a status the Chinese…

June 7, 2021 | 03:50 EDT

A rather odd shot from Code: Odyssey, the game being worked on by Umi Game, a studio in which ByteDance now has a stake

TikTok Owner ByteDance Acquires Big Share In Umi Game

TikTok owner ByteDance has purchased a 36% share in Chinese developer Umi Game. The studio is currently working with Epic Games and Spatial OS creator Improbable in order to create an open-world MMO…

June 4, 2021 | 09:56 EDT

Champions in League of Legends, a game developed by Tencent-owned Riot Games

Tencent In Talks Over The Future Of Its US Gaming Investments

Chinese gaming giant Tencent is in talks with a major US security panel over its investments in US gaming companies Epic Games and Riot Games. The committee is concerned about potential national…

May 6, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

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TikTok Owner ByteDance Acquires Mobile Legends Developer Moonton

TikTok owner ByteDance has acquired Moonton, the developer of mobile MOBA Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The Shanghai studio marks the latest in a series of investments made by ByteDance in the gaming…

March 22, 2021 | 10:20 EDT

The main character holding a lighter up to some creepy dolls in Devotion

Devotion Now Available DRM-Free Via Red Candle Games' Own Store

Red Candle Games has announced that first-person horror game Devotion is now available to buy DRM-free via its own storefront. This is the first time the game has been available globally since…

March 15, 2021 | 09:03 EDT

A shot of the Chinese sandbox game Tale of Immortal, which was one of the pirated games being sold on Tencent's app

Tencent Apologizes For Sales Of Pirated Games On Its App

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has apologized for indirectly selling pirated games via its game acceleration app. The app, which allows users to create storefronts and sell software within it, was…

March 11, 2021 | 11:53 EST

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Valve And Perfect World To Launch Steam China Beta On February 9th

Valve and Perfect World will launch a beta of the Steam China client later this month. The first two games to debut on the platform will be Valve-developed multiplayer classics, with Chinese players…

February 4, 2021 | 10:18 EST

Portal Knights, a game operated in Chinese territories by Duoyi Network

Chinese Studio Duoyi Network Imposes Voluntary Pay Cuts Despite Profits

Chinese gaming company Duoyi Network has sparked controversy after its employees took voluntary pay cuts despite the company making a profit this year. Duoyi Network says that it implemented the pay…

November 10, 2020 | 11:02 EST

Artwork of the open-world action-RPG Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact Censors Hong Kong and Other Words In Chat

Players are noticing that certain phrases are banned within open-world action RPG Genshin Impact's chat window. These phrases include "Hong Kong", "Taiwan", and other words frequently banned or…

October 7, 2020 | 09:17 EDT

PUBG Mobile

India Bans PUBG Mobile, 117 Other Chinese Mobile Apps

In a press release that was released earlier today, the Indian government has banned 118 mobile apps that are "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.…

September 2, 2020 | 10:20 EDT

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Animal Crossing Tiananmen Square Memorial Organized by Hongkongers

More than one Animal Crossing Tienanmen Square memorial has been organized by Hong Kong-based players in-game after Hong Kong banned public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As…

June 5, 2020 | 01:25 EDT

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Sony Fixes Chinese PlayStation Store Back Door Exploit

There have always been exploits and backdoors to Sony's PlayStation Store, often by changing your primary region for access to special offers or PlayStation Plus titles. Not only that, switching…

June 2, 2020 | 01:11 EDT

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[Updated] Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord Bans Allegedly Given For Violating Chinese Law

Update: TaleWorlds has replied to us and updated us on the situation. For the moment, they are thoroughly investigating these issues before taking any definitive action. Original story continues…

May 4, 2020 | 05:38 EDT

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Animal Crossing Hong Kong Players Launch In-Game Protests

Hong Kong is one of many places that is currently under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. That's not stopping people from protesting, though — Animal Crossing Hong Kong protests are taking…

April 1, 2020 | 03:49 EDT

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Odyssey Finally Coming to China

Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are both making their debut in China in just a few days and they're going to include some sweet pre-order bonuses. Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel "…

March 13, 2020 | 04:06 EDT

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Chinese Gaming and Esports Industries Will Get Help From Beijing Government

China is the origin of the coronavirus that's causing a lot of problems in the world lately and they've naturally been hit the heaviest. While all levels of civilian life have had to deal with plenty…

February 21, 2020 | 02:10 EST

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Coronavirus Games Made by Developers for Educational Purposes

The coronavirus crisis has been ongoing for several weeks now, and it's not surprising to see that some coronavirus games are being created by game developers. What is surprising, however, is that…

February 19, 2020 | 04:15 EST

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New Report Says Coronavirus Could Effect Switch Supply Worldwide

As TechRaptor reported earlier this month, the coronavirus outbreak has squelched Switch supplies in Japan. Now according to a report from Bloomberg, there will likely be Switch shortages for both…

February 17, 2020 | 07:11 EST

Meiling Zhou Free HK Mask

Mitsubishi Drops Blizzard After 'Free Hong Kong' Ban

Earlier this month, Blizzard banned professional Hearthstone player Chung Ng Wai (blitzchung) over pro-Hong Kong remarks, igniting a firestorm of online controversy. Thousands pledged support for…

October 30, 2019 | 08:06 EDT

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Blizzard Entertainment Employees Stage Walkout, Blizzard Comments

Recently, Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the Warcraft, Diablo, and Starcraft franchises, have come under a lot of fire due to their rigid stance regarding the Hong Kong protests.  …

October 9, 2019 | 05:17 EDT

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Hearthstone Caster Brian Kibler Steps Down to Protest Blitzchung's Suspension

Today, renowned Hearthstone caster, player, Youtuber, and Twitch streamer Brian Kibler announced that he would no longer cast the Hearthstone Grandmasters tournaments. He informed Blizzard of his…

October 9, 2019 | 03:38 EDT

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Blizzard Hong Kong Hearthstone Controversy Escalating

The Blizzard Hong Kong controversy is escalating. Following an incident where a professional Hearthstone player stated a pro-Hong Kong message in a post-game interview and was subsequently banned for…

October 9, 2019 | 11:14 EDT

Hearthstone Hong Kong Blitzchung and Casters

Hearthstone Hong Kong Controversy Results in 12-month Ban for Tournament Winner

A Hearthstone Hong Kong controversy has led to a 12-month ban for Chung "Blitzchung" Ng Wai and the ending of a working relationship with two casters. Blitzchung was speaking with the…

October 8, 2019 | 06:21 EDT

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[Updated] Digital Extremes Reveals Warframe's Item Drop Rates

Warframe, the third-person free-to-play shooter published and developed by Digital Extremes, has published their drop rate data according to a forum post by Live Operations & Community Producer…

July 3, 2017 | 01:45 EDT