Games

‘Always men’: the sexism problem in China’s gaming industry

Sexism in gaming is common worldwide but more openly tolerated in China, where feminism is silenced and stigmatised.

22 Sep 2020 - 8:36PM
Review | PES 2021 review: still the best football game around

With the focus on the upcoming PlayStation 5, developers release a pared-back follow-up to critically acclaimed PES 2020.

21 Sep 2020 - 8:00AM
PlayStation 5 is coming soon, but not to China

The next-generation Sony console arrives worldwide in November, except in mainland China, where some gamers are scouring e-commerce sites for imports.

18 Sep 2020 - 2:25AM
Chinese PUBG Mobile called out for privacy issues

Popular mobile games are being called out for violating user privacy during China’s internet clean-up campaign.

15 Sep 2020 - 9:22PM
Ikea’s new gaming furniture will first launch in China

Ikea is developing about 30 gaming-related products in Shanghai that will go on sale in February 2021, followed by worldwide release later in the year.

15 Sep 2020 - 11:03PM
Stereotypes still rife in Chinese games designed for women

A virtual boyfriend dating sim kicked off a wave of games in China designed specifically for female gamers.

7 Sep 2020 - 9:49PM
‘We don’t know what‘ll happen next’: PUBG Mobile ban vexes Indian gamers

India bans PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and more than 100 other mobile apps over security and sovereignty concerns

3 Sep 2020 - 10:02PM
Sexually explicit comments from Black Myth: Wukong CEO spark controversy

Comments from Game Science founder and CEO Feng Ji ignited a debate about the mistreatment of female gamers.

27 Aug 2020 - 8:00PM
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is censored over Tiananmen crackdown clip

Chinese streaming platforms edited the trailer for the next highly anticipated Call of Duty game, cutting out a second-long clip of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.

25 Aug 2020 - 1:36AM
Fall Guys is coming to smartphones in China after success on PC and PS4

Fall Guys, from British studio Mediatonic, has become a summer sensation after launching in August on PC and PlayStation 4.

25 Aug 2020 - 10:28AM
Ring Fit Adventure pre-orders suspended in China ahead of official release

JD.com and Tmall received tens of thousands of pre-orders for Ring Fit Adventure before suspending the option on their platforms on Friday.

22 Aug 2020 - 1:42PM
How WeChat turned Chinese parents into gamers

Low-skill casual games within China’s favourite chat app are upending stereotypes about what it means to be a gamer.

21 Aug 2020 - 10:40AM
Owners of China’s Nintendo Switch can finally play Ring Fit Adventure

The hit workout game could boost sales of the Chinese Nintendo Switch, which is distributed by Tencent.

20 Aug 2020 - 11:20AM
Microsoft Flight Simulator isn’t available in China, but it lets you land in Forbidden City

Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator is now available worldwide, but not in China, causing some to wonder about the reason for its absence.

19 Aug 2020 - 11:10AM
China allows live audience in e-sports again, but only for top-scoring fans

Honour of Kings World Champion Cup 2020 only released 2,000 tickets for a stadium with a capacity of 19,000 as the effects of Covid-19 linger.

20 Aug 2020 - 10:44AM
Fortnite’s Gen Z gamers feel socially cut off after Apple removes app

Fortnite, which has some 350 million players, has been a lifeline to the outside world for kids trapped at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

16 Aug 2020 - 2:22AM
Nintendo files for Pokémon Go trademarks in China under a funny name

Pokémon Go was banned in China just months after the game launched in 2016.

14 Aug 2020 - 11:00AM
A ‘clean network’ in the US could be bad news for mobile gamers

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to remove “untrusted” Chinese apps from US stores, which could include many games.

6 Aug 2020 - 9:43PM
Chinese games will force players to use their real names

Gaming giants Tencent and NetEase already have their own verification systems, but China will soon have a nationwide system.

3 Aug 2020 - 11:15AM
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