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China’s largest gaming firm, Tencent Holdings, aims to grow its stake in France’s biggest gaming firm, Ubisoft Entertainment. Reports today suggest that Tencent, which already owns a 5% stake in Ubisoft, is looking to do a deal to acquire shares from the founding Guillemot family, which owns 15% of the French gaming... Read more...
Most of us do not enjoy hearing or seeing nasty comments from other video game players. These kinds of comments will likely never fully disappear, but game developers are at least trying to make them less common. As such, Riot Games will soon begin monitoring Valorant players' in-game voice communications. Riot... Read more...
This author might be giving away his age a bit, but remember that Aerosmith music video where a teen-aged Jason London creates a VR scenario in which he's riding a motorcycle based on a toy that he scans into a computer using a camera? That was in 1993, for the song "Amazing," and I remember thinking at the time how... Read more...
With the announcement of a ban for TikTok and WeChat, companies with foreign interests or investors have been under quite a lot of scrutiny. Now, the U.S. government is requesting domestic games companies with investments from Tencent disclose information about data security. According to a source to Bloomberg, the... Read more...
Tecent, one of the world's largest gaming companies and technology firms, has yet to permeate the US market in the way that it wants, which is one of the big reasons why it partnered with Nintendo earlier this year. A key part of that effort is to "learn the essence of making console games" from a company that knows a... Read more...
Like all battle royale games, PUBG Mobile is often the target of relentless cheaters and hackers. Tencent notes that for a while now, it has been working to improve the Cheating Detection services it offers. The devs are now talking about what they have been doing to curb cheating and hacking, while indicated that... Read more...
As part of the built-in protection in Safari to keep iOS users safe from malicious websites, Apple sends to browsing data to Tencent, a technology firm in China. This is revealed in an updated privacy notice, in which Apple says Tencent "may also log your IP address" in addition to the web address. Apple is not... Read more...
We all float down here. Rumor has it that Fortnite will celebrate Halloween with an It: Chapter Two crossover. Several leaks were posted on Twitter that hint that the crossover is coming soon. Data miners discovered sound bites labeled “Illinois Laugh” and they sound eerily like laugh of Pennywise the Dancing... Read more...
The battle royale genre has exploded in popularity over the last couple of years with titles like Fortnite and PUBG leading the way. Needless to say, many developers are looking to get in on the battle royale free-for-all, and the latest is Tencent Next Studios with the announcement of Synced: Off-Planet. Synced:... Read more...
The mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUGB) sees over 70 million average daily users in China, but even so, Tencent Holdings is yanking the game and replacing it with a more government friendly alternative called Game for Peace. Analysts believe it could generate over $1 billion annually through in-game... Read more...
When it comes to digital stores for PC games, Steam is currently the dominant force. Chinese gaming company Tencent wants to battle Steam globally and plans to roll out WeGame beyond its home market of China. The first country that WeGame will battle Steam in is Hong Kong and reports indicate that a version of the... Read more...
Riot Games owner Tencent has announced a new console called the Tencent Games Platform (TGP) Box. Tencent, Intel, and Haier unveiled the Blade BOX at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES Asia) in Shanghai on Wednesday. [Image Source: GameSpot] The console is powered by a sixth-generation Intel core... Read more...
WeChat users in China will have to keep stories of one-night stands to themselves. That's because China's Internet regulator, Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), has posted new guidelines that prohibit sexual and otherwise vulgar content the popular messaging application owned by Tencent Holdings. Also out are stories of "wife-swapping, Read more...
Google has shamed the likes of Dropbox by offering many gigabytes of storage to every user for $0.00, but as cloud storage becomes cheaper, more accessible, and more demanded, new entrants are pushing the envelope. Tencent, a huge company in China, is looking to make a major splash in North America. How? By giving out... Read more...
Heard of Razer? Heard of Intel? Heard of Tencent? Okay, two out of three isn't bad, but all three are vital in the formation of a new strategic partnership that's bringing together a key gaming lab in China. Today, the companies announced that Intel and Razer (two key companies in the formation of the Switchblade) would be working with encent,... Read more...
Fully a third of the top dogs on Barron's 30 Most Respected CEOs list released in this week's print edition hail from the tech world.Given how virtually all anyone talks about these days (other than healthcare, but don't expect a discussion of that here) is social media, gadgets and the interwebz, it should be no... Read more...