The Weekly Raid: Will The Gaming Industry Finally Face Regulation?

It has been a bruising month for Chinese gaming hegemon Tencent. First, their US based subsidiary Riot Games was accused of sexism which required major readjustments at the studio. These culture problems also brought to light Riot's declining profitability, with the company on course to run a deficit unless something changes soon. Closer to home, Tencent found itself on the [...]

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China's Regulators Halt Approval of New Games

Amidst an ongoing government shake up, China's content regulators have inadvertently put the approval of new games on indefinite hold until further notice. Home to what is the biggest market in the gaming industry, China's freeze on new games is not only affecting local industry players, but causing headaches for overseas publishers as well. While there has been no official [...]

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New Riot Games Title Revealed - Teemo's Adventure

Several sources covering the Chinese gaming market bring us a very interesting story this morning. A new PC title called Teemo's Adventure has been approved for sale in China. The official statement, screencapped by Mr. Ahmad, lists Riot Games and Tencent as the developer/publisher. Teemo is one of the most iconic champions in League of Legends. While there has been [...]

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Tencent Secures PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds Publishing Rights In China

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is finally getting an official Chinese release. PUBG has been available to Chinese players since its Early Access launch back in March through Steam, but it had never been official sanctioned by Chinese authorities. Those issues can be put to rest since Tencent has secured the license to publish the game in China. Tencent had been gunning for [...]

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Tencent Targets Angry Birds Studio Rovio

Our favorite Chinese technology conglomerate Tencent has another target in its sights. A report by tech industry news source The Information claims the Finnish studio Rovio, best known for their Angry Birds franchise, could be bought out for $3 billion. The Information sites 'people briefed on the situation' as its sources and claims that this is no done deal. Rovio [...]

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