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On Oct 12 the number of concurrent players on Party Animals was more than twice the number playing Fall Guys. Niko Partners estimates there are about 720 million game players in China.
Video game livestreaming giants Huya and DouYu are merging, giving Tencent control of a US$10bil industry behemoth
Huya is acquiring DouYu to create a US$10bil juggernaut in the video game livestreaming industry. Tencent, already China’s largest gaming company by revenue, will control two thirds of the new company.
Genshin Impact has been touted as the biggest ever global launch of a Chinese game. The slogan for Shanghai-based miHoYo, the company behind the game: ‘tech otakus save the world’.
WeChat has reportedly begun testing livestreaming on its short video feature Channels with a select group of content creators. Tencent’s do-everything app has a huge user base in China, but it is a relatively late entrant to short video and livestreaming e-commerce.
Heung Yee Kuk, the HK government-recognised panel of rural representatives, prepares a ‘smart countryside’ report to improve the living conditions of villagers. Among its proposals are smart traffic lights to avoid congestion and reduce accidents, a hill fire detection and monitoring system, and online doctor consultation.
Hong Kong teacher accused of luring underage girls into taking indecent selfies in exchange for online game weapons
Mother of eight-year-old girl alerted police after finding the indecent photos on her daughter’s phone, police say. The primary school teacher is suspected of convincing seven young girls to supply such pictures over a two-year period.
Company representatives told to rectify offending content, punish those who allowed it to be published, Beijing Internet Information Office says. Watchdog also orders comments function to be suspended for a week.
Gender diversity in eSports has become a talking point in the industry, with women still under-represented. Honour Of Kings has been the most popular and lucrative mobile game in China in recent years.
PLA journal says the country needs to master technologies such as 5G, blockchain and AI to guarantee its security. Article comes at a time when confrontation with US is intensifying, but China is still lagging behind in some areas.
‘Sister Xu the Matchmaker’ takes a no-nonsense approach to helping her clients find the perfect partner. Older people looking for love online have ‘shared experiences, understand one another’, group host Yunjie says.