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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.

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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."

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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.

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"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.

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"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...

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"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...

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

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