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China limits children to 3 hours of online gaming a week

China is banning children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, the harshest restriction so far on the game industry as Chinese regulators continue cracking down on the technology sector.

Business

End tax breaks for gaming firms, says Chinese state media

China should end tax breaks for gaming companies as they have grown into global firms, a state-backed newspaper said Thursday, in the latest threat to the multi-billion sector to drift out through state-controlled media.

Business

Sony says PS5 sales top 10 mn as demand surges

Sony Interactive Entertainment on Wednesday said that PlayStation 5 has become the company's hottest selling video game console, with demand outpacing supply.

Business

Activision launches sexism review ahead of walkout

Video games giant Activision Blizzard announced a far-reaching review of its workplace practices Wednesday as it faced a staff walkout over accusations of widespread sexism and harassment.

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Activision workers plan walkout to protest sexism

Employees at Activision Blizzard planned a work stoppage on Wednesday to protest sexism at the US video game company, according to a rallying cry echoing on social media.

Business

US music publishers sue Roblox for $200 mn over copyright

US music publishers representing artists such as Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons and the Rolling Stones said Thursday they are suing hit video game Roblox for allegedly using songs without permission.

Software

Animal Crossing among 4 inductees to Video Game Hall of Fame

The World Video Game Hall of Fame on Thursday inducted the groundbreaking Microsoft Flight Simulator, franchise-inspiring Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? award-winning StarCraft and Animal Crossing, whose popularity ...

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