EVE Launches into China: Interview with CCP CEO

Recently, it was officially announced that EVE will be handed over to NetEase for a release in China. Chinese gaming news site 17173 sat down with Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, at China Joy to discuss the future of the EVE universe. They talked about changes that might be made to the Chinese... Continue Reading →

2017 Chinese Game Billboard is Coming (Video)

Voting is now open for users to pick their favorite games of 2017. Voting closes on December 29th and the awards ceremony will take place on January 18. Check out the video below to see some of the categories and the nominees that are currently leading.  

Chinese Hearthstone Players Were Not Told Tournament Format in Advance

The Hearthstone Championship Tour Spring 2017 tournament took place this weekend in Shanghai. Sixteen players from around the world competed over three days to win first place and $60,000. Four of those players were from China—Dogggg, JasonZhou, Trunks, and xHope. All but Trunks went 0-2, and Trunks fared only marginally better with 1-2. None of... Continue Reading →

Tencent Imposes Age-Based Gaming Restrictions to Curb Addiction

As we’ve written time and time again, China is deeply concerned with video game addiction, in particular the potential for children to become addicted to games. The newest move in game addiction prevention comes from corporate giant Tencent, who will be imposing play limits on their game, Honour of Kings*, based on age. The new regulations will... Continue Reading →

Taobao Offers Pokemon Go Essentials

Pokemon Go, the mobile game released in selected countries in July 2016, has become a global phenomenon with more than 130 million downloads. Although analysts say China will likely never get Pokemon Go for various reasons (including ties with Google and heavy reliance on GPS), popular online retailer Taobao is advertising Pokemon Go “essentials” on... Continue Reading →

Games in China Must Follow Chinese Laws

We've all heard the stories of "harmonization" (the euphemism for censorship) of western games imported into China, like skulls in World of Warcraft turning into sacks of flour, or skeletons into straw-men. However, censorship of games in China goes beyond censoring dead bodies, and guidelines exist that developers must follow in order for the government... Continue Reading →

Happy Valentine’s Day! Mobile Games For Two

May 20th is Valentine’s Day in China, so in celebration, here are a few mobile games, courtesy of some Chinese bloggers, that you can play with your sweetheart; or if you’re single and don’t know how to express your feelings to your crush, inviting them to play these games will help you get over your... Continue Reading →

Tencent Releases Q1 Earnings Report

Tencent Holdings Limited, also known as simply Tencent, is the third largest Internet company in the world, behind Google and Amazon, and according to its Q1 2013 earnings report, it continues to grow. Released earlier today, the report announces a net profit of 4.07 billion RMB ($694.4 million USD), an increase of 17.3% compared with... Continue Reading →

Gamers Use Mobile App to Simulate H7N9 Virus

The H7N9 bird flu has claimed 16 lives in China, with the total number of illnesses reaching 77 today according to Forbes. Concern has been so widespread that 90,000 pigeons were vaccinated against the flu and poultry trading has been halted. It had never been known to infect people until the first reported case last... Continue Reading →

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