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
Czarus, 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.
Sony Announces PS5 Launch in China Despite Shortages
Jacob Blazewicz, 08 February 2021, 22:53
Sony has confirmed the launch date of PlayStation 5 in China. It looks like gamers there (and elsewhere) will have to be patient.
Chinese Use Laptops With RTX 3000 to Mine Crypto
Paul Musiolik, 07 February 2021, 17:47
Another segment of PC hardware could be affected by cryptocurrency boom. In China, miners have taken to buying up laptops with RTX 3000 cards en masse to mine Ethereum.
Rust and GTA 5 Beaten on Steam by a Chinese RPG
Adrian Werner, 04 February 2021, 12:16
Yesterday, a Chinese RPG Tale of Immortal has conquered Steam, overtaking even Rust and GTA5. This is an even greater achievement as it is an indie game that is not available in English.
End of Support for Adobe Flash Brought Chineses Trains to a Standstill
Bartlomiej Sagan, 25 January 2021, 19:53
Various local railway have been the object of travelers' jokes for years, but few can say they are worse than the Chinese one. After all, how many railways would be paralyzed just because the Flash plugin was disabled?
Chinese Police Investigates Poisoning of Local Video Game Developer
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 December 2020, 19:31
The Chinese police are investigating the death of the head of Yoozoo Games. The services have arrested one of the Chinese developer's associates, suspected of poisoning the man.
Censored Edition of Devotion was Scheduled to Hit GOG.com; It Won't
Jacob Blazewicz, 16 December 2020, 22:20
Taiwanese horror game Devotion was about to return to the West with GOG.com. At least that's what the devs at Red Candle Games claimed, because a few hours later the Polish store resigned from offering the game that sparked fury among Chinese players last year.
Cyberpunk 2077 Becomes a Hit in China Even Without Official Launch
Karol Laska, 13 December 2020, 16:58
Although Cyberpunk 2077 hasn't been officially released in China, it is still very popular in the country, which is confirmed by the audience numbers of local streams.
Monster Hunter Filmmakers Apologize and Remove the Controversial Scene
Karol Laska, 07 December 2020, 13:19
The filmmakers of Monster Hunter's movie adaptation responded to the accusations of China's finding a scene offensive to their culture and removed it to alleviate the situation.
Monster Hunter: World Review Bombed on Steam Due to the Movie
Paul Musiolik, 06 December 2020, 20:09
One sentence in the Monster Hunter movie enraged Chinese players, who launched a carpet review bombing campaign of Monster Hunter: World on Steam.
Minecraft With Over Half a Billion Players Thanks to Chinese F2P Version
Szarmancki, 26 November 2020, 19:34
The world-famous Minecraft has reached a new user record this year. Developers from Mojang owe this amazing growth to the Chinese free-to-play version of their hit.
6G Already in the Orbit
Eklerek, 23 November 2020, 13:08
At the beginning of November, China launched a rocket, which brought 13 satellites into the orbit. One of them is to be the „first 6G satellite”. Nobody is exactly sure what exactly this technology will be, but it can offer a data transfer rate of more than 100 Gb/s.
Trump Postpones Ban on TikTok
Bart Swiatek, 21 September 2020, 15:19
The US president Donald Trump has decided to postpone the planned TikTok bank in the USA for a week. This is related to a new agreement between TikTok and several American companies, under which they will take a controlling interest in the Chinese company and provide it with new network infrastructure.
No More TikTok for US Citizens as Donald Trump Keeps His Word
Karol Laska, 19 September 2020, 19:19
Donald Trump's regulation to prevent Americans from further downloading of TikTok and WeChat applications will come into force this Sunday. The information was confirmed by the administration of the current US President.