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Apple Opens Its First Chinese Data Center

By John Keefer, Jul 12, 2017 12:50pm PDT

The move is to comply with new cybersecurity laws in the country.


"So that we can better steal your data and designs. thank you -China"

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China Hates Blind Loot Boxes, Rules They Should Be Itemized

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2017 6:05pm PDT

A new law requires online publishers to list all possibilities, possible quantity and probablility of drops in a box.


"I wonder if Blizzard is going to keep its drop rates the same in China, or change them slightly ..."

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The Game Awards 2016 will livestream on Twitter, Facebook, VR, and much more

By Daniel Perez, Nov 02, 2016 9:30am PDT

You really have no reason not to watch The Game Awards considering how many platforms the show will be streamed on.


Call of Duty Online invades China's free-to-play market

By Daniel Perez, Jan 12, 2015 6:55am PST

Activision has just released a free-to-play version of Call of Duty in China.


PlayStation 4 Chinese launch delayed for 'various reasons'

By Daniel Perez, Jan 08, 2015 8:00am PST

The PlayStation 4 was going to launch this month in China, but it looks like Sony has delayed its release due to "various reasons."


Physical Hearthstone card game spotted in China

By Daniel Perez, Sep 26, 2014 8:45am PDT

An unofficial physical version of Hearthstone has been spotted in China, and it actually looks playable.


"Definitely. Manually adjudicating the outcome of each card play would be a real pain. The ..."

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Report: Chinese prisoners 'forced' to farm gold

By Alice O'Connor, May 26, 2011 6:00am PDT

Inmates at a China prison were "forced" to farm gold in MMOs, a British newspaper has reported. The dark side of gold farming is hardly a secret, but it's surprising to hear it practised in such a way.


"In Venezuela prisoners would happily trade places with them, being the choices: playing video ..."

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China Taxes Profits from Virtual Currencies

By Blake Ellison, Nov 04, 2008 8:00pm PST

Back in June, Shacknews reported on the effects of popular virtual currencies on the Chinese economy. The Chinese government has responded by...


"These types of earnings are taxed in the U.S. also. I don't really understand the point of ..."

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China: 4 Million Youths Addicted to 'Unhealthy' Internet Games

By Blake Ellison, Aug 29, 2008 4:28pm PDT

Over 4 million of China's youth are addicted to what the state deems "unhealthy" online games, claims a Chinese lawmaker. The 4 million...


"You forgot toys made of GHB and shower caps made of used condoms..."

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