China Officially Sets Restrictions On Young Gamers

China Officially Sets Restrictions On Young Gamers

It was bound to happen, and it finally has. 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 […]

Blizzard Issues An Official Statement On “Hearthstone” Suspension

After nearly five days of silence, Blizzard has issued an official statement regarding the suspension of Hearthstone esports player Chung “blitzchung” Ng Wai. The company released the statement yesterday evening, both acknowledging they handled the situation poorly but reaffirmed their ban. For blitzchung and the broadcasters involved, their suspensions were not taken away, only reduced […]

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 […]

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

Nike has jumped into being an esports sponsor as they’ve officially joined the 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. […]

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. The movie, an adaptation of Liu Cixin’s novella about a future where humanity works together […]

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 […]


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 […]

Ryan Reynolds Literally Gives Left Arm for ‘Deadpool 2’

We’ve heard all kinds of stories of actors and actresses going the extra mile for a role or film. Turns out, as of this week, Ryan Reynolds takes the cake by literally giving his left arm for Deadpool 2. Reynolds was scheduled to undergo arm surgery in New York on Sunday morning for a lingering issue, but […]

John Cena Answers English Questions Entirely in Mandarin Chinese

On Bumblebee Press Tour, John Cena Speaks Mandarin, Surprises Chinese fans

On a press tour in China to promote the Chinese premiere of Bumblebee, John Cena surprised fans by answering questions in Mandarin Chinese. Mandarin being the official dialect spoken in China and Taiwan. This is more than knowing “Ni hao”, speaking a phrase or two that was rehearsed before the interview or learning to sing […]

‘Deadpool 2’ PG-13 Version Date Set for China Release

In this latest version of “Having Your Cake and Eating It Too,” Deadpool 2 will finally see a release in China. According to Variety, Fox plans to release the PG-13 version of Deadpool 2 to Chinese audiences January 25th, 2019, which was retitled Once Upon a Deadpool for holiday 2018 release in the US. It […]

China Approves Several Games Except for Tencent Games

No one ever said that the Chinese approval process for video games ever made sense, but what makes less sense is them leaving Tencent Games off the list. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (yes, that’s a real governing body there) approved 80 online games, but for some reason excluded games from […]

China Resumes Their Video Game Approval Process

It appears the Chinese government has started reviewing video games again for distribution in China after a nearly nine-month halt by officials. The news comes from SCMP, who have reported that the country’s new gaming regulator has finished reviewing a new batch of games that companies want to distribute in their country, and that licenses for domestic […]

Why Does China Love ‘Aquaman’ So Much?

Aquaman hasn’t opened in the US yet and it’s already racked over $250 million in overseas box office takings. That’s a good sign for the movie. Reviews have been generally good, buzz has been good. People worldwide want to see it. And it looks like people in every other country has gotten to see it […]