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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.

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

- vertdang see all 5 comments

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.

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

- SporkyReeve see all 15 comments

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.

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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 ..."

- yourGarbageMan see all 16 comments

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..."

- manictiger see all 19 comments