Online Games

Chinese online games firm ChangYou to invest US$600m in mobile push

Wang Tao says ChangYou is reaching outwards to capitalise on the pool of game development talent outside the firm. Photo: Bloomberg a leading mainland developer and operator of online games, will roll out a US$600 million mobile gaming development initiative that represents one of the largest investments in its industry.

Friday, 14 March, 2014, 12:06am

Tencent first quarter profit rises 37pc on-year, driven by online games

Tencent first quarter profit rises 37pc on-year, driven by online games

Net profit jumped to four billion yuan (HK$5.05 billion), from 2.9 billion yuan a year earlier. Revenue increased 40.4 per cent to 13.5 billion yuan.

16 May 2013 - 3:53am

Will our time spent on social media become of value in its own right?

The Instagram logo is displayed on a tablet on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Photo: AFP

I was recently posed this question: "The most important way in which the internet and online social media are changing our world is [fill in the blank]." My standard answer is that it changes the balance of power between individuals and institutions. But this was a sophisticated audience of economists and students.

31 Dec 2012 - 2:19pm

Internet overuse risks making addicts of us

Internet overuse risks making addicts of us

How often do you miss out on sleep because you're online late at night? How often do you choose to spend more time online than going out with others? How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your real life with soothing thoughts of the internet? If you answer "always" or "often" to such questions, you may have a problem with internet use.

8 Nov 2012 - 2:08am

'We were internet addicts'

Fung Ka-po is a quiet girl who generally keeps to herself. But that has only made her more of a target for a clique in her school in Tin Shui Wai. 'I did nothing, but they kept bullying me. I just let that pass. I couldn't care less, they didn't like me anyway,' she says.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Don't become a TV pirate

Almost everyone has downloaded music and films from the internet. Downloading TV programmes, however, is also illegal. TV stations face the same pirating problem as the music industry.

20 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Give autistic people the right care

A rising number of children are being diagnosed as autistic in Hong Kong. It is important that they receive proper care.

24 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Sleep is crucial to good health

Modern people have increasingly more work, activities and distractions and less time to relax.

Many people stay up late to finish things off, then spend time on their computers or watching TV. They go to sleep late and wake up early to start the process again.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am


Circus act a special project

A charitable organisation has established a circus team to help children with special needs to overcome prejudice.

The programme also provides an opportunity for these children to show their talents by giving performances in hospitals, elderly homes and at carnivals.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Big spenders

As fans queued for the start of the Ani-Com and Game Fair, one enthusiast said he had budgeted HK$5,000 for event. How much would you be willing to shell out on toy figures and online games? Write to us

29 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Declining English standards will damage Hong Kong's economy

I am writing to express my concern over Hong Kong students' declining standard of English.

The implementation of the mother-tongue policy has contributed to this alarming problem.

As our students' exposure to English is reduced, they lack the opportunities to develop and improve their English reading and writing capabilities.

11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Sudden fame for Net's 'Little Fatty'

Before Qian Zhijun becam famous as Xiao Pang ('Little Fatty'), he was just a regular Shanghai high school student with a pet tortoise. But since 2002, his chubby face has been superimposed on countless Hollywood posters and photographs, turning him into a cyberspace phenomenon and an accidental celebrity.

What has life been like for you?

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Young teens hooked on the internet

About 20 per cent of junior secondary school pupils are hooked on online games while another 30 per cent are more seriously addicted to them, a survey has found.

The survey, conducted by the Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, polled 1,239 Form One to Three pupils from six secondary schools in October last year.

17 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Don't spend too long glued to the screen

Many teenagers are addicted to computer games.

Playing online games can help you relax, but too much of it will disrupt your life.

Your studies will be affected and you will get poor grades.

Sitting in front of your computer for long hours affects your eyesight, too. Make sure you have a rest after an hour.

28 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Depressed Teen sought escape in online games

Ah Yan felt life was hopeless after failing the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination.

She would not answer calls from friends and withdrew into the world of online games, playing until three or four in the morning, and starting again once she woke up.

'I lost direction after the exam and only found purpose in online games,' Ah Yan, 18, said.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am