Games

Platform News: Games and gaming controllers

China state media says gaming time limit loopholes should be closed

Chinese state media said loopholes allowing minors to bypass new rules aimed at curbing gaming play time to three hours per week should be removed to “prevent addiction.̶...

Platform News: Twitch app

Amazon’s Twitch hit by data breach

Amazon.com Inc’s live streaming e-sports platform Twitch has said it was hit by a data breach, without providing further details.

Electronic Arts (EA)

Videogame publisher EA delays launch of Battlefield 2042 by a month

Electronic Arts has pushed the worldwide launch of its “Battlefield 2042” by a month to Nov. 19, blaming the pandemic’s impact on game developers, the videogame p...

Tencent Holdings

Chinese gaming stocks in freefall after regulators summon firms

Chinese gaming and media stocks including Tencent and NetEase fell a day after authorities summoned them and other gaming firms to ensure they implemented new rules for the sector.

China Games

Why and how China is drastically limiting online gaming for under 18s

As widely reported, China has introduced new rules that limit the amount of time under-18s can spend on video games to three hours a week, a move it said was necessary to combat ga...

Football games on console China

China’s tech crackdown continues with curbs on online gaming for kids

China has forbidden under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week, a stringent social intervention that it said was needed to pull the plug on a growing addic...

Singapore's Shopee

Singapore’s Shopee changes the game in Brazil’s e-commerce sector

Shopee took just two years to become Brazil’s most-downloaded shopping app, winning users to its low-cost marketplace with its game-changing approach to e-commerce: in-app mi...

Platform News: Roblox

Roblox bookings miss Wall Street target as easing curbs hurt online games

Roblox Corp’s quarterly bookings missed market expectations, as easing restrictions slowed the pandemic-fuelled surge in spending for its games including “JailbreakR...

Platform News: Zynga

Zynga dives on bleak bookings forecast, acquisition plans

Zynga’s disappointing full-year bookings forecast due to a slowdown in gaming, and announcement of a potential acquisition worth over half a billion dollars dragged the mobil...

Platform News: Tencent conference and exhibition in China

Tencent vows fresh gaming curbs after ‘spiritual opium’ attack zaps $60 billion

Tencent has said it would further curb minors’ access to its flagship video game, hours after its shares were battered by a state media article that described online games as...

Platform News: Software titan Microsoft building

Microsoft sees steady cloud growth after record quarterly profit

Microsoft Corp posted its most profitable quarter, beating Wall Street expectations for revenue and earnings, as PC sales declines stemming from a global chip shortage were more th...

Platform Industry: Netflix streaming service

Wall Street: Netflix’s gaming foray will cost time and money

Wall Street analysts have welcomed Netflix’s planned plunge into mobile gaming, calling it a sensible move to keep users’ eyes on screens while worrying it would take s...

CD Projekt

CD Projekt’s The Witcher mobile game debut hindered by technical issues

CD Projekt said that its mobile game “The Witcher: Monster Slayer” was now available to download after technical issues impacted its launch, in another glitch for the P...

nintendo

Nintendo to launch $349.99 Switch with upgraded display

Japan’s Nintendo will launch a new model of its Switch video game console with an upgraded display on Oct. 8, priced at $349.99, it said.

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