Sony changes the PlayStation Store Refund Policy

The PlayStation Store Has Been Deactivated In China

Looks like China's ongoing war against gaming continues as the country has deactivated the PlayStation Store from Sony Reports started coming in overnight on Twitter that service to the online store has been suspended for a "security upgrade" However, there was no notice from Sony or anyone involved with Sony Interactive Entertainment that there would[...]

China Planning Ban On International Online Gaming

It looks like China is on the verge of doing one of the biggest video game bans in a long time as they're about to shut down online gaming The country recently took action against players in Hong Kong by banning the sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons after players used the creative features to[...]

What We Learned From The "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" Direct

China Has Removed Animal Crossing: New Horizons From Stores

In a new turn of events that shows the political reach in China, the government has removed Animal Crossing: New Horizons from stores As you might suspect, like the rest of the world, the game has become popular with citizens of the country as a stay-at-home activity Because if you can't leave the house to[...]

CCP Games & NetEase Have Been Certified To Publish "EVE Online" In China

CCP Games & NetEase Now Certified To Publish "EVE Online" In China

CCP Games along with NetEase are celebrating this week as they have officially been certified to publish EVE Online in China As any publisher knows, the process of getting officially authorized to operate in the People’s Republic of China is a pain But they achieved it! The two companies are currently making final adjustments and[...]

"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea

"Overwatch" League Moves Canceled China Matches To South Korea

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China, several esports leagues have had to change plans, including the Overwatch League The league itself took season three around the globe and set up home games in every market with a team Which is a slight problem for the three teams in Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hangzhou[...]

China Officially Sets Restrictions On Young Gamers

China Officially Sets Restrictions On Young Gamers

China has imposed new rules aimed at regulating gamers under 18.The Chinese government has debuted regulations by way of the National Press and Publication Administration aimed at users younger than 18 These rules are meant to keep players younger than that from playing games between 10 PM and 8 AM They won't be able to[...]

Blizzard Issues An Official Statement On "Hearthstone" Suspension

Specifically addressing the point that China had no influence over the decision Here's a snippet from the statement.[caption id="attachment_907328" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Blizzard Entertainment[/caption] Part of Thinking Globally, Leading Responsibly, and Every Voice Matters is recognizing that we have players and fans in almost every country in the world Our goal is to help players connect[...]

Creative Assembly And NetEase Will Bring "Total War" Series To China

Today it was announced that Creative Assembly has partnered with NetEase to bring their Total War series to China in the future NetEase has secured the rights to publish the entire series, including the latest release Total War: Three Kingdoms No official date has been put on when these games will come out, but we're[...]

"The Three-Body Problem" to Become Chinese's First Science Fiction TV Series

"The Three-Body Problem": Liu Cixin's Epic Novel Becomes China's First Sci-Fi TV Series

Its Hugo win put Chinese Science Fiction on the world map, revealing to readers the ambition and scope of Science Fiction being written in the country for the first time.[caption id="attachment_1049973" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Yoozoo Pictures[/caption] China's First Epic Science Fiction Saga The trilogy begins during the Cultural Revolution, when a brilliant physicist discovers a radio message from[...]

Chinese Government To Establish New Game Approval Guidelines

For years the approval process to get a game into China has been, shall we say, rough at best Now it looks like a new set of guidelines will come into play The report comes from Niko Partners, who specifically monitor activity happening in the Asia game market, especially when it comes to places like[...]

'Cowboy Bebop': Did Live-Action Series Producers Forget Faye Valentine was Chinese?

Netflix announced the main cast of their live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop on Thursday, and many sites and pundits sighed with relief that they didn't "whitewash" the whole cast, going for diverse and color-blind choices: John Cho playing Spike Spiegel, Mustafar Shakir playing Jet, Daniella Pineda playing Faye Valentine, and Alex Russell playing Spike's friend-turned-nemesis […]

Nike is Sponsoring the Chinese League of Legends Pro League

in China, that is Reuters has reported that the company signed a deal with the league that will make them the official shoe for all of the teams, coaches, staff, etc, and will carry all the way through 2022 That's a hell of a deal if you're Nike as LoL is super popular in China with[...]

The Wandering Earth is a Sign of the Global Appeal of Science Fiction Movies

The Wandering Earth, China’s first big budget Science Fiction blockbuster movie, is a runaway success AS of this week, it’s earned over $600 million at the Chinese box office and $5 million from its limited US release over 22 cities.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="900"] Beijing Culture[/caption]The movie, an adaptation of Liu Cixin’s novella about a future[...]

The Wandering Earth is Such a Hit It's Being Pirated Like Crazy in China

The Wandering Earth is China’s biggest Chinese New Year hit movie right now, having earned over US$300 million in its first five days Chinese social media is all abuzz about the movie Author Liu Cixin has the status of both Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke combined in the Chinese Science Fiction scene The movie has[...]

The Wandering Earth: One Giant Leap for China's Science Fiction Blockbuster Movie Future

The Wandering Earth is the China’s entry into big Science Fiction blockbusters that Hollywood has dominated for decades (and will probably continue to) Adapted from a novella by Liu Cixin, it goes for the big Bruckheimer approach that Bruckheimer doesn’t make anymore.The story comes with Liu Cixin’s hard science fiction: in the future, the sun[...]


Doctor Who: BBC Unveils Posters Celebrating Show's China Launch

The latest series of Doctor Who is about to launch in China, and the BBC has released a series of posters to both promote and celebrate its upcoming premiere.Designed by New York-based freelance illustrator Ruan FeiFei, the posters show the TARDIS in a major Chinese city and location They’re really cute Each poster is designed to[...]

The Wandering Earth - Earth Engines Trailer

'The Wandering Earth': 2 Trailers for China's New Year Science Fiction Blockbuster

A new trailer for The Wandering Earth, China’s biggest Science Fiction blockbuster, was released today Adapted from a story by bestselling author Liu Cixin, the $48 million epic is due for release in China February 5th, in time for Chinese New Year.The first trailer was released in December. by China Film Group and Beijing Jingxi[...]

Ryan Reynolds Literally Gives Left Arm for 'Deadpool 2'

Turns out, as of this week, Ryan Reynolds takes the cake by literally giving his left arm for Deadpool 2.[caption id="attachment_838720" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image from GQ's feature on Ryan Reynolds[/caption]Reynolds was scheduled to undergo arm surgery in New York on Sunday morning for a lingering issue, but instead opted to fly to China to support the release[...]