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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pulled From Some Chinese Stores After In-Game Hong Kong Protests

Listings for Nintendo’s adorable life sim Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been taken down from online Chinese stores Pinduoduo and Taobao. This comes on the heels of some players using the game to share pro-Hong Kong protest messages.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Why Platinum Games Wants Another Shot At The Wonderful 101

Platinum Games is hoping to crowdfund The Wonderful 101 to the Nintendo Switch—and maybe even Steam and PS4. That could mean the quirky 2013 Wii U action-strategy game gets introduced to a whole new generation. It could also result in a nicer, gentler Hideki Kamiya on Twitter. Temporarily, at least!Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Tencent Plans To Buy Funcom, Like It Needs To Own More Game Companies

The world’s largest gaming company is looking to get even bigger. Already a shareholder in Riot Games, Epic, Supercell, Ubisoft, Paradox and Frontier, Chinese corporation Tencent announces plans to acquire full ownership of Norweigian developer Funcom, makers of Conan Exiles, Age of Conan, Anarchy Online, and The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Platinum Games Goes Into Business With Tencent

Osaka-based studio Platinum Games has announced that it’s going into a capital tie-up with Tencent Holdings. As the Chinese conglomerate invests in the game maker, Platinum Games president Kenichi Sato states, “Our company’s independence will not be changed.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Indie label collective IMPALA to challenge Tencent’s UMG purchase

European non-profit trade association IMPALA has formally announced its plan to challenge Tencent‘s potential Universal Music Group deal—a purchase of up to 20 percent of the global music corporation. The decision from IMPALA comes in light of concerns that the Tencent transaction will impact the entire music ecosystem and risk harming both consumers, independents, and […]

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Indie label collective IMPALA to challenge Tencent’s UMG purchase

European non-profit trade association IMPALA has formally announced its plan to challenge Tencent‘s potential Universal Music Group deal—a purchase of up to 20 percent of the global music corporation. The decision from IMPALA comes in light of concerns that the Tencent transaction will impact the entire music ecosystem and risk harming both consumers, independents, and […]

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Blizzard’s Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren’t Neutral

On Monday night, professional Hearthstone player and Grandmasters tournament competitor Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai gave an interview. At the end of his interview, Chung expressed support for the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, reciting a protest slogan and wearing a mask associated with the activists who have taken to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Call Of Duty: Mobile Is Live

After being in rigorous beta testing across multiple countries since July, Activision and Tencent’s Call of Duty: Mobile is go for iOS and Android devices everywhere but mainland China, Vietnam, and Belgium. Battle across recognizable maps, fight as iconic heroes like Ghost and Soap, and participate in a battle royale…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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China’s Nine-Month Freeze on New Video Game Approvals Will Soon Be Over

The Chinese government has ended a nine-month freeze on new approvals of video game licenses, the South China Morning Post reported on Friday, after the establishment of a “new body to review ethical issues in gaming” and the completion of a re-organization among government media agencies.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Chinese music streaming platform, Tencent Music Entertainment, announces US IPO

Spotify‘s strategic partner in China, Tencent Music, has announced it will sell shares publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. The US IPO announcement was confirmed after a regulatory filing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Tencent’s music division is said to be valued around $30 billion, making it as valuable as Spotify which went public […]

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Top PUBG Streamer Finds A Hacker, Has A Hell Of A Time

Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek, a popular PUBG Twitch streamer known for his skilled play and quick reflexes, recently played alongside a hacker. When fans noticed the hacker on Shroud’s stream and shared clips on social media, it sparked debate over what to do about top players fraternizing with cheaters.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The World’s Biggest Game Company Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Early this week, the studio behind Path of Exile received a majority investment from a Chinese corporation called Tencent. If that’s a name you don’t know, it’s worth learning, because Tencent is, without a question, the largest company in video games. Yet, many fans don’t even know it exists.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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PUBG Mobile Players Are Pretty Sure The Game Is Full Of Bots

PUBG Mobile released in North America yesterday, and it’s pretty awesome. But between my own string of victories and the countless chicken dinners on social media, it sure feels like things are too easy.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Vivendi’s Attempt At A Hostile Takeover Of Ubisoft Is Over

Ubisoft appears to have avoided the hostile takeover the company’s bosses and workers have been fearing from the conglomerate Vivendi for the past three years.The mega-publisher announced today that Vivendi will sell off all its existing shares in Ubisoft and agreed to not acquire any more for the next five years. In…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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