Blizzard To Shut Down Multiple Titles In China After Failed Licensing Deal With NetEase

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Blizzard Entertainment will be suspending nearly all of their game services in China after failing to negotiate a new licensing deal with their Chinese publisher NetEase. The partnership between the two companies will officially be coming to an end in January 2023 and unless Blizzard can broker a new deal by that time or find a new publishing partner in [...]

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Playpark Opens Pre-Registrations For Elyon’s Southeast Asian Launch

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After launching in the west last year, Elyon is now headed to Southeast Asia courtesy of Playpark, the regional publisher for MapleStory, Flyff, Perfect World, and other popular MMOs. A launch date has yet to be announced but pre-registrations are now open for interested players in the region. Pre-registered accounts will get the chance to claim various buffs, enhancement items, [...]

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Chinese Government Drafts New Resolution To Require ‘Youth Mode’ For All Online Services

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The Chinese government intensifies its iron-fisted control on the video game industry in the country with new restrictions for online platforms, including games, live-streaming, video, audio, and social media. According to the South China Morning Post, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has drafted new regulations as part of their efforts to limit minors’ access to internet services. Once the [...]

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Soul Of The Ultimate Nation Relaunches As SUN Classic In Selected Regions In Asia

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Webzen’s Soul of the Ultimate Nation has officially relaunched as SUN Classic in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan earlier this week to a boatload of issues. As expected, the first four channels are absolutely swamped with players and are currently experiencing long queues. Players are also having trouble logging-in and getting authentication server timeout errors. The team says that they’re [...]

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