Games

Police probe poisoning case after Game of Thrones game CEO falls ill

Yoozoo, known as the game developer of Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming, said its founder and CEO has been hospitalised after the Shanghai police announced an investigation into a suspected poisoning case.

24 Dec 2020 - 2:50PM
Gamers can win official medals at Asian Games 2022

After debuting as a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games, esports finally wins approval to be included as an official event in 2022.

17 Dec 2020 - 1:58PM
Iconic bootleg console maker in China faces bankruptcy

Children living in China in the 1980s grew up playing Subor’s Nintendo knock-offs and iconic “learning machines”.

9 Nov 2020 - 5:00PM
AI scientists meet in a kung fu video game amid pandemic

NetEase repurposed a scene from its hit MMORPG Justice so AI scientists could meet and share their research after Covid-19 spoiled the real-world event.

28 Oct 2020 - 9:46AM
Among Us is all the rage, but Chinese gamers just see ‘Space Werewolf’

The latest breakout game amid the Covid-19 pandemic follows a format that is better known among Chinese gamers as Werewolf.

22 Oct 2020 - 3:38AM
Sony wants to let you know that gaming is good for the planet

A PlayStation-sponsored study looks at the carbon footprint of gamers.

29 Sep 2020 - 11:06PM
‘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.

9 Oct 2020 - 12:59PM
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.

29 Sep 2020 - 3:49PM
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
Tell Me Why: Game featuring transgender man is unavailable in China

Dedicated Chinese gamers are upset that they can’t play Tell Me Why, a niche, story-heavy game with content considered sensitive.

11 Sep 2020 - 4:40AM
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