Friday, July 1, 2022


China approves 60 new games, sparking hopes of end to tech crackdown

Officials in China – the world's biggest gaming market – rolled out a series of restrictions last year as part of a sweeping government campaign to rein in huge tech firms.

TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam, sources say

Featuring games on its platform would boost advertising revenue as well as the amount of time users spend on the app – one of the world's most popular with more than one billion monthly active users.

In latest gaming crackdown, China bans livestreaming of unauthorised titles

The National Radio and Television Administration say platforms of all kinds must not livestream games that are not approved by related authorities.

Crypto and gaming collide in high-risk ‘play-to-earn’ economies

In Axie Infinity, users buy virtual blob-like creatures with varying attributes as NFTs, or non-fungible tokens for anything from tens of dollars to hundreds of thousands.

Microsoft to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard for US$69 billion

Acquiring the troubled but highly successful Activision will make Microsoft the third-largest gaming company by revenue, behind Tencent and Sony, Microsoft said – a major shift in the booming gaming world.

Kedah MB cites obedience to God, gratitude for blessings in non-renewal of gaming licences

Muhammad Sanusi Md Nor says there is no study showing that gambling activities are profitable.

Alcohol and gaming more complex than PAS makes out

Buying lottery tickets does not mean a person has a gambling problem, and moderate drinking does not make one addicted.

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