Video gaming has come a long way since the early days of Space Invaders and Pac-Man, with the advent of powerful consoles and virtual reality, and our smartphones doubling as portable gaming devices. Here’s where you’ll find reviews of the latest games and hardware, as well as news from the video gaming industry.
China issues licences for new titles after publishers clean up their act and young enthusiasts learn to limit their playing time.
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Gambling beyond government-sanctioned outlets is banned in China but pandemic restrictions have seen some gamblers turn to illegal online platforms, which can be especially problematic. Authorities must be willing to act on an issue that is not going away.
The rigours of competition and attributes required mean that gamers are in their prime in their teens to early 20s, necessitating government flexibility and parents’ understanding for the sector to thrive
Despite huge profits, the world’s biggest gaming company by revenue is living up to its responsibilities by restricting how much time and money youngsters can spend on its platform.
The State Administration for Market Regulation cleared the blockbuster US$69 billion takeover bid, which has resulted in legal battles in the US and UK.
Big Tech firms from Tencent to ByteDance helped create millions of vloggers, content writers and e-commerce sellers amid a slow pandemic-stricken economy.
NetEase is facing intense competition for the No.2 spot in China behind Tencent Holdings from Shanghai-based miHoYo.
The executive shuffle is expected to bring greater synergies between Tencent’s video gaming and live-streaming businesses.
The new list reaffirms the picture that China’s video game licence approvals process is back on track after a year-long crackdown.
China and the European Union are the two biggest economies to have approved the US$69 billion takeover of the game publisher behind World of Warcraft, Call of Duty and Candy Crush.
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Tencent, China’s biggest social media and video gaming company, reported an 11 per cent jump in revenue for the first quarter of 2023, driven by growth in advertising and game sales.
At its annual Spark conference, Tencent asserted its commitment to create technologically advanced games, which underscores how mainland China’s video gaming market is fast emerging from a downturn.
Increasing numbers of women and girls are playing video games and earning money from them. However, they are often harassed, and earn significantly less than their male counterparts.
A Nintendo Switch exclusive, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom introduces a fun new major feature – crafting – which encourages creativity and is only limited by players’ imaginations.
Alibaba Cloud’s long-standing ties with miHoYo underscores the infrastructure service provider’s role in supporting the international expansion of China-developed video games.
The metaverse could contribute as much as US$760 billion to US GDP, according to the report from Deloitte and commissioned by Facebook owner Meta Platforms.
Analysts are now debating whether mihoYo’s new Honkai: Star Rail title can match Genshin Impact’s long-term success.
Artifact Labs is planning several new partnerships with global museums after a seed funding round led by Blue Pool Capital and Animoca Ventures, despite cooling interest in NFTs.
The local arm of the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) in Hubei province is sending a working group to Douyu to address ‘serious’ problems.
The across-the-board pay rise sends a strong signal that the e-commerce and video gaming tech conglomerate has turned the corner after years of bleeding losses.
The sequel to EA Games’ 2019 game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order took only 3½ years to develop, half the normal time. Early indications are that the game could be a hit.
With a new, Minecraft-style construction feature, Nintendo game The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom promises to be as exciting as its bestselling predecessor Breath of the Wild – and even more meme-worthy.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority blocked the acquisition by arguing that Activision titles like Call of Duty would bolster Microsoft’s cloud gaming edge.
The lawsuit demands US$45 million as compensation for refunds that NetEase paid to affected local gamers after Blizzard Entertainment suspended services on the mainland from January 23.
Internet giant Tencent is assisting Heilongjiang’s economic development through a series of collaborations that include the digital economy, transport, energy and agriculture.
Hopes rise for China video gaming sector as more approvals in April lay the ground for healthy pipeline of new releases in 2023.
Chinese companies are scrambling for top talent in generative artificial intelligence, in a country that is significantly lacking in such workers.
A long crackdown on China’s video gaming industry has eased and sentiment has improved as major gaming companies prepare to launch new titles, analysts say.
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog started as a joke title, but this is a serious video game about friendships and boundaries – the ones we set, or fail to set, with those who are close to us.
Taiwanese pop star Jay Chou and his music production company are suing three NetEase affiliates for ‘unfair competition’ after they gave away albums and concert tickets as part of a video game promotion.
Tetris, the 1989 launch title of the Nintendo Game Boy handheld console, is called ‘the perfect game’ in an Apple TV+ movie about the astonishing backstory to its development. Experts explain why we still love it.