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Blizzard Reached Agreement With NetEase. Diablo, Warcraft, and Studio’s Other Games Return to China

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 April 2024, 01:41

More than a year after a violent breakup, Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase are collaborating again. The Chinese giant also signed a separate deal with Microsoft, under which the former company's new games will come to Xbox consoles, among others.

China Loosens New Game Spending Regulations; Market Reactions Helped

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 03 January 2024, 14:43

Due to the stock market's violent reaction, China's new gaming regulations will be changed. Given this and NetEase's alleged talks with Blizzard, the future of the industry giants doesn't look as bad as it seemed.

Tencent and NetEase are Losing Billions of Dollars; China Wants to Cut Spending in Gaming

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 December 2023, 05:06

The Chinese government is preparing regulations to curb spending in online gaming. The regulations have yet to take effect, but the announcement alone was enough for Tencent and NetEase to lose heavily on the stock market.

Black Myth: Wukong Devs Accused of Sexism and Toxic Work Culture

Kamil Kleszyk, 21 November 2023, 05:36

A comprehensive report points to toxic and sexist behavior among members of Game Science, the studio working on Black Myth: Wukong.

Wandering Sword - How to Switch Turn Based and Real Time Modes

Damian Gacek, 15 September 2023, 15:07

In this guide we will tell you how to switch between turn-based and real-time modes in Wandering Sword. Read our article to learn more about it.

Wandering Sword - Controller not Working Fix

Damian Gacek, 15 September 2023, 11:50

In this guide we will tell you how to fix your not working controller in Wandering Sword. Read our article to learn more.

How to Change Language in Wandering Sword; Play in English

Damian Gacek, 15 September 2023, 10:06

In this guide we will tell you how to change language in Wandering Sword. With us you will play in English.

Overwatch 2 Has 91% Negative Reviews, as Many as 2/3 Coming From China

Hubert Sledziewski, 14 August 2023, 16:47

It turns out that the criticism of Overwatch 2 on Steam has a second bottom. Although the game has 91% negative reviews on Valve's platform, as many as 2/3 of them come from China. We explain why.

Another World Power Greenlit Microsoft and Activision Blizzard Merger [UPDATE]

Adrian Werner, 22 May 2023, 16:02

Another major country has agreed to Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

Thousands of Players Lost Their Favorite MMORPG - Report Reveals Truth About Blizzard's Failure in China

Adam Celarek, 30 March 2023, 16:48

The severance of its partnership with Chinese publisher NetEase and the withdrawal of Activision Blizzard's games from the local market have made waves through the gaming community. A New York Times report sheds some light on the affair.

Blizzard Leaving China for Good; Only Diablo Immortal Will be Spared

Marcin Przala, 18 January 2023, 13:39

Blizzard's recent attempts to reach an agreement with China's NetEase have failed, resulting in the American giant abandoning the country's gaming market as early as January. With one small exception.

Blizzard Pulls Out of China; Will Suspend Most Services in the Country

Wiktor Szczesny, 17 November 2022, 16:58

Blizzard has announced that it will not renew its licensing agreement with Chinese company NetEase. This means pulling out of China and leaving fans without new games, services and support.

Tencent Lost Hundreds of Billions of Dollars; Chinese Giant Trembles

Zuzanna Domeradzka, 23 October 2022, 21:37

China's largest tech giant has been outperformed in its home country. Tencent has lost more than $650 billion in recent years.

Summer Holidays (Almost) Without Online Games; This is How it's Done in China

Adrian Werner, 13 July 2022, 11:48

China is not going to loosen its grip on young gamers during the vacations. They will still only be able to play online for a few hours a week.

Diablo Immortal Delayed in China; What Went Wrong?

Sonia Selerska, 20 June 2022, 15:12

F2P Diablo still awaited by Chinese gamers. The sudden change in release date may have a different reason than the one provided by Blizzard.

In Spite of Devs' Pleas, War Thunder Fans Keep Leaking Info, This Time About Chinese Projectile

Jacob Blazewicz, 02 June 2022, 15:59

Requests from the Gaijin Entertainment studio were in vain. Secret tank data has appeared on the War Thunder game forums. Again.

Tencent Wanted God of War Dev to Direct a Game for 100 Million; He Refused

Przemyslaw Dygas, 20 April 2022, 13:35

Tencent offered David Jaffe the opportunity to direct a game for $100 million. The creator declined due to his views on the Chinese government.

Tencent Will Block Chinese Players From Accessing GTA and Many Other Foreign Games

Milosz Szubert, 15 April 2022, 15:28

Tencent has decided to fix a vulnerability in its internet acceleration application that enabled Chinese people to play games not approved by the government in their country. Thus, people who used it lost the chance to play GTA and Animal Crossing.

Thaw in China? Government Allowed New Games to be Sold

Przemyslaw Dygas, 12 April 2022, 13:14

The Chinese government resumed licensing of games published in the country. The local market will soon receive 45 new titles.

China Tightens Restrictions on Minors; Limits on Streaming and Social Media

Dawid Wanat, 15 March 2022, 11:20

China is restricting minors from streaming and using social media. This is another step in the fight against addiction among minors.

Electronics Shortages Could Return After Lockdown in Shenzhen

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2022, 13:57

Foxconn's Shenzhen factories have stopped working due to a lockdown. This does not bode well for the availability of electronics and their prices.

Space Engineers Review Bombed by Chinese and Russians

Adrian Werner, 02 March 2022, 14:49

Space Engineers has become another target of review bombing by the Chinese and Russians users. All because the developers expressed opposition to the invasion of Ukraine.

Hour of Gaming a Day and Facial Recognition - Chinese Holidays by Tencent

Arkadiusz Strzala, 19 January 2022, 14:33

Chinese children are unlikely to spend their entire winter holidays playing video games. An hour a day at most, and a facial recognition system will make sure of that. Tencent is tightening restrictions on minors in their free time.

Intel Apologizes to China for Wanting to Stop Cooperation With Xinjiang

Arkadiusz Strzala, 23 December 2021, 14:55

Intel's call to break off cooperation with the Xinjiang region was negatively received by the Chinese. This, in turned, prompted the company to publish an official apology in a damage control attempt.

The Witcher 3 Review Bombed by Chinese Due to Gwent Ban

Adrian Werner, 08 December 2021, 14:22

Players from China were so enraged by the ban for one of their own in Gwent that they flooded review bombed The Witcher 3 on Steam.

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened Emerges as Biggest Launch of the Year in China

Adrian Werner, 17 November 2021, 14:38

Harry Potter: Magic Awakened recorded the best debut of the year in China. The game should soon become the most profitable mobile game based on this license.

End of Fortnite in China; Servers Will be Shut Down Soon

Agnes Adamus, 01 November 2021, 13:03

In two weeks, the Chinese servers of Fortnite will be closed and players from this country will lose access to the game. The reason for this move is unknown.

China hasn't Allowed New Games on the Market Since Controversial Ban

GRG, 03 October 2021, 21:35

Chinese censors have not allowed any new video game on the market since a controversial ban on showing „effeminate” men on Chinese television.

Electronics Crisis Grows Worse - Power Shortages and Lockdowns

Arkadiusz Strzala, 28 September 2021, 16:16

Shortage of chips, shortage of computer components, can it get any worse? How about power restrictions in China, lockdown in Malaysia and the resulting shortages of everything?

China Bans Live Streaming for Minors Under 16

GRG, 28 September 2021, 11:44

New Chinese regulations are set to prevent minors from livestreaming, and they also introduce further restrictions as part of their concern for children's development.

TikTok Limited to 40 Minutes a Day - More Restrictions in China

Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 September 2021, 15:50

China is imposing yet another restriction on minors' access to digital entertainment. This time it concerns TikTok. Its Chinese version can only be used by children for 40 minutes a day.

Genshin Impact Devs Fed Up With Info Leaks; Studio Will Sue

Przemyslaw Dygas, 07 September 2021, 10:45

Studio responsible for Genshin Impact sued popular Chinese website Bilibili. The reason are constant leaks of information about the game.

Court Returns Half a Million GPUs to Cryptominers

Michael Zegar, 30 August 2021, 19:23

The GPU market shortage continues. Meanwhile, Genesis Mining is looking for a use for hundreds of thousands of orphaned GPUs. This follows a decision by China's Supreme Court to return nearly half a million graphics cards to the company.

Gwent After Chinese Censorship - Swords Turn Into Spoons

Miriam Moszczynska, 30 August 2021, 14:33

Gwent has experienced Chinese censorship, with some of the cards receiving only minor changes, while others a whole new look. Nothing is left of the original violence, nudity or blood.

Tencent Loses Billions After China Calls Video Games Spiritual Opium

Arkadiusz Strzala, 04 August 2021, 17:31

The effects of an unfortunate term used in the Chinese media turned out to be greater than anyone could have expected. Tencent loses $60 billion through falling stock price.

New Chinese CPU Surprises With Performance; Competition Grows for Intel and AMD

Adam Krolak, 26 July 2021, 13:08

The Chinese have unveiled the latest Loongson CPU, which matches the performance of the first Ryzen. This is the country's another step of towards independence in the high-tech sector.

Anonymous Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency - Anon Inu

Arkadiusz Strzala, 16 July 2021, 13:22

A group calling itself „Anonymous” has decided to create its own cryptocurrency. It is supposed to be an answer for Chinese bans. Referring to the Anon Inu dog, it seems somewhat likeable.

Dune Movie Accepted by Chinese Censors

Adam Krolak, 16 July 2021, 10:06

Dune will be released in Chinese cinemas. Censors have approved the upcoming sci-fi film.

Crytek May be Acquired by Tencent; Concerns of Espionage Appear

Adrian Werner, 14 July 2021, 12:40

Tencent is said to be preparing to acquire Crytek. This would be a controversial move, as the team also develops technology for military simulators, so there are fears that it could be used by China to spy on the NATO countries.

Yakuza Banned by Chinese Pirates

Damian Gacek, 05 July 2021, 17:13

The Yakuza series has been banned by Chinese pirates and the blame allegedly lies with Taiwan, Kazuma Kiryu and a certain Japanese v-tuber.

Bitcoin Now Easier to Mine Thanks to Chinese Bans

Arkadiusz Strzala, 05 July 2021, 16:42

The shutdown of much of bitcoin's network due to Chinese crack down has prompted changes to its algorithm. With the update, the cryptocurrency is now 28% easier to mine.

GPU Prices Dip in Chinese Market Due to Cryptomining Ban

Arkadiusz Strzala, 22 June 2021, 18:15

Some GPUs already cost less, but the biggest reductions are noted in China, where the prices of selected models are even 45% lower. Let's hope it is not a temporary tendency.

Microsoft's CEO: Orwell's 1984 May Come True as Soon as 2024

Angelika Kaldus, 28 May 2021, 13:51

According to the president of Microsoft, the reality of George Orwell's 1984 may come true in just a few years, at least in terms of AI development.

China to Ban Crypto Mining? BTC Exchange Rate Dips

Angelika Kaldus, 25 May 2021, 11:55

Bitcoin mining in China may be restricted or banned - the value of BTC is dipping.

Man Arrested for Attempting to Attack Creators of Genshin Impact

Bart Swiatek, 27 April 2021, 12:49

A few days ago, a man armed with a knife broke into the headquarters of the Chinese company miHoYo - devs of Genshin Impact, among other titles. According to media reports, his aim was to murder the studio's founders, and the motive was the changes introduced recently in one of the developer's productions.

Radeon RX 580 Recall Frauds Reported in China

Przemyslaw Dygas, 15 April 2021, 20:57

Chinese retailers have started scamming customers for AMD Radeon RX 580 GPUs, all due to their desire to make money from crypto mining.

Availability of PC Components is so Bad It Pays Off Smuggling Them on Fishing Boats

Arkadiusz Strzala, 08 April 2021, 17:13

Customs officers in Hong Kong stopped a fishing boat filled with contraband, including PC components. The shortage of computer parts is so bad that smugglers have decided to cut a slice of the pie for themselves.

Tencent's TiMi Studios Earns More Than Activision, EA and Take-Two

Hubert Sledziewski, 03 April 2021, 20:35

TiMi Studios, developer of the mobile game Honor of Kings, made more revenue in 2020 than western industry heavyweights like Activision, Electronic Arts, and Take-Two Interactive.

China Accuses Elon Musk and Tesla of Spying

Bart Swiatek, 22 March 2021, 16:48

According to reports by Reuters, cars manufactured by the American company Tesla have been banned in the Chinese army - they cannot be driven into military facilities and key corporations owned by the authorities. The reason is said to be concerns about espionage.

Chinese Steam Launches With 53 Games and No Forum

Przemyslaw Dygas, 10 February 2021, 13:32

China finally got its own version of Steam. Due to restrictions and censorship it is very limited.