Games

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
Gamers in China grumble after Xbox game showcase

CrossfireX and Fable excite gamers, but Halo Infinite draws flak as Microsoft introduces new games for the upcoming Xbox Series X console.

24 Jul 2020 - 6:12PM
Police return lost Nintendo Switch by playing Animal Crossing

Console owner got in touch with Taipei police after an officer sent out virtual messages in the popular game.

23 Jul 2020 - 11:15AM
You can plug two chargers into Lenovo’s new gaming smartphone at the same time

Chinese brand debuts a US$500 smartphone with design features tailored for serious mobile gamers.

23 Jul 2020 - 5:23AM
Mongol invaders are the enemies in a new PS4 game, upsetting some in China

Chinese gamers debate whether the portrayal of the Mongol Empire in the new PlayStation 4 title is disrespectful to China

21 Jul 2020 - 9:13PM
You can drive a Rolls-Royce in China’s hottest racing game

Tencent and Rolls-Royce team-up to put virtual luxury cars in a smartphone game

15 Jul 2020 - 6:05PM
How to transform the Nintendo Switch into an arcade cabinet

The Switch Fighter lets you play classic arcade games like Street Fighter II as you would in an arcade

9 Jul 2020 - 9:24PM
Tencent’s Biped joins the limited game offerings on China’s Nintendo Switch

Tencent is filling up the Chinese Nintendo Switch with its own games, including the new co-op platformer Biped

3 Jul 2020 - 6:37PM
Gamers are relieved that PUBG Mobile is spared from India’s Chinese app ban
1 Jul 2020 - 2:14PM
China’s kids are coming up with creative ways to keep playing games
29 Jun 2020 - 11:28AM
Tencent’s Pokémon Unite is like League of Legends with Pikachu

Tencent is converting another world-famous game franchise for smartphones

25 Jun 2020 - 3:39AM
Kid-friendly Pokémon Smile delights adult fans in China

Augmented reality game wants to make brushing teeth fun for children

19 Jun 2020 - 4:14PM
Gamers in China think the PlayStation 5 looks weird (but they’ll buy it anyway)

Console gaming is growing in China, but gamers say the look of the PS5 isn’t as important as the games it will have

12 Jun 2020 - 6:45PM
Can Sony finally crack China with the PlayStation 5?

China’s gaming market is becoming more console-friendly than ever, but there are still serious roadblocks facing the PS5

6 Aug 2020 - 9:55PM
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened beta test players are disappointed with the game

Players of the NetEase mobile game complained about its repetitive gameplay and card-based dueling, but they like the art

8 Jun 2020 - 7:41PM
Animal Crossing players organize virtual vigils for the Tiananmen Square crackdown

Hong Kong banned the annual commemoration of the bloody crackdown, citing restrictions on gatherings because of Covid-19

4 Jun 2020 - 7:10PM
Ubisoft sues Apple and Google over alleged Rainbow Six: Siege clone

Area F2 is created by Ejoy.com, a Hong Kong-based company owned by Alibaba

18 May 2020 - 8:39PM