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Google experiences rough launch with new cloud gaming service

Google set out to transform the video game world Tuesday with the launch of a service called Stadia that is crafted to let people access console-quality games as easily as they do email.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/20 16:08:40

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu celebrates birthday with new single and short film

A short film for Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu's new single Eternal Love was released on Wednesday noon. The film's release was announced on Wu's official Sina Weibo account that same day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/6 17:16:35

Esports' long, hard road toward recognition and legitimacy in China

With teams splitting up $34 million in prize money, the largest prize pool ever for an esports competition, the annual international tournament for Dota 2 came to a close at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/26 18:48:40

The International 2019 Dota2 tournament

TI9 is on now in Shanghai. The total prize pool for the tournament surpassed $33,000,000 on Thursday and is still increasing.
Source: Perfect World | 2019/8/24 18:32:03

Always tell me the odds!

Kings of the video game console world plan to require games hawking "loot boxes" to tell players how likely they are to get prized booty.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 18:18:40

Comic-Con hits 50

From Peter Parker's run-in with a radioactive spider to Superman fleeing an exploding Krypton: Comic book fans love a good origin story.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/15 15:38:39

Tencent's PUBG Mobile rebranded in Chinese mainland as Game for Peace, features 16+ juvenile protection system

On Wednesday morning, the official Sina Weibo account for PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) Mobile: Cijizhanchang (Lit: exciting battleground) announced that it has put out a new patch that updates the game to a new public beta version called Game for Peace. The post quickly rose to the top of trending lists on Sina Weibo. Many players expressed that they were unhappy that the developer changed the game without prior notification, while others said they were looking forward to playing the new version of the game.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 18:23:40

People's Daily launches People's Premier League

On Thursday, the operations center for People's E-sports was officially established at the offices of the People's Daily Press in Beijing. A roadmap for People's E-sports industry planning, e-sports industry media strategic planning and the People's Premier League was also released.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/14 17:23:40

On the horizon

Google is looking to transform internet-age game play, with an expected launch of a streaming service which uses the tech giant's power in the internet cloud.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/17 16:28:40

Video game warriors battle to survive in Poland's Katowice

Top video game players gathered in the Polish city of Katowice on Sunday to fight it out on the shoot-'em-up survival game Fortnite, with prize money totaling $500,000 at stake.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/4 18:43:39

China should adopt own age ratings for games

China is a large country with huge population and obvious gaps in education among people. China's traditional culture is different from that of the Western world, so the country shouldn't simply adopt a ready-made age rating system for games, but figure out its own way.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 17:48:39

Big wins for Chinese esports teams, big win for young generations in China

Saturday was a huge day for China in esports as Chinese teams won the world championships at two major gaming events. Chinese esports club Invictus Gaming (iG) became the Chinese mainland's first team to win the League of Legends World Championship by beating out European team Fnatic 3-0 in Incheon, South Korea. Meanwhile, at this year's BlizzCon in the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles, the China team beat out Brazil 3-0 to win the Hearthstone Global Games competition.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/5 18:18:40

Obituary: Chinese author Louis Cha changed face of 'wuxia' genre

Millions of wuxia fans from home and abroad flooded social media platforms to express their shock and sorrow after news hit that renowned Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha, widely known by his pen name Jin Yong, passed away in Hong Kong on Tuesday at the age of 94.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/31 19:03:41

'Three-Body Problem' writer Liu Cixin: Online games perfect platform for sci-fi

While talking about the nature of sci-fi and its potential at the recently ended Beijing International Book Fair, celebrated Chinese science fiction author Liu Cixin touched on the future of his globally popular sci-fi trilogy The Three-Body Problem, revealing that a video game adaptation is currently in the works and most likely will release sometime after the film version hits big screens in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/26 18:13:39

Video game swastikas stir unease in Germany

The first video game to depict Germany's 1933-45 Nazi era uncensored, showing the swastika and Adolf Hitler, has stirred up debate over whether it's an advance for artistic freedom or a new danger of radicalization.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/26 16:43:39

eSports to feature in Indonesia Asiad as non-medal event

Competitive video gaming, known as eSports, will become a non-medal event at the 18th Asian Games scheduled to be held from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Indonesia.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/25 8:28:14

'Jurassic' shakes box office

Big-grossing films Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 again dominated the North American box office this weekend, but two new entrants beat expectations to place third and fourth, according to industry estimates on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/2 17:42:19

Cloud computing on the horizon in changing video game world

Console makers long at the center of the video game universe are adapting to an exploding constellation of ways to play, with the cloud looming on the horizon.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/13 18:28:40