• China Outlines New Approval Process For World's Top Games Market

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  • Chinese regulators have sketched out new requirements for videogame approvals following a year of scrutiny, providing more clarity to Tencent Holdings Ltd. and other players struggling with a crackdown in the world’s largest gaming market.

    The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television issued notices on April 19 that detailed the documentation and processes required to get games approved for release in the country. Among other things, publishers will now...

  • Sony Cracks Down On Sexually Explicit Content In Games Move Reflects Concerns In The U.S. About The Depiction Of Women, But It Angers Developers In Ja

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  • TOKYO— Sony Corp. SNE 1.35% is cracking down on sexual content in PlayStation 4 videogames globally, reflecting concerns in the U.S. about the depiction of women in games but also irritating some software developers.

    New in-house standards that limit sexually explicit content distinguish Sony from other game-hardware makers that allow more leeway as long as the software carries a rating from a national industry body.

    A Sony spokeswoman said the company has established i...

  • International Mobile Gaming Awards Continues To Celebrate Indies In Its 15th Year

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  • Above: Maarten Noyons is the founder of the International Mobile Game Awards. Image Credit: IMGA

    It took a lot of vision in 2004 to appreciate mobile games as works of art that were worthy of an awards show. But in its 15th year, the International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA) has become a celebration of what has become the best games in the largest segment of the game business.

    The IMGA continues to celebrate indie games and lone artists who show great creat...

  • Dementia Care: Expert Reveals How Games Can Help People Battling Dementia

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  • DEMENTIA CARE: A dementia diagnosis can be a scary prospect, as people expect the disease to rapidly diminish quality of life. But spoke to one expert who believes playing games can help patients still live fulfilling lives.

    “It’s important to try and find new ways to keep them engaged and as a result, create many moments of happiness.

    “Recent technological advancements and research means we are living in age of real breakthrough when it comes to d...

  • Nintendo Earns Third-Best Quarter For Mobile Games Revenue

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  • Free-to-play role-playing game 'Fire Emblem Heroes' led the period with $46.6 million in global player spending.

    Nintendo’s mobile gaming division is off to a hot start in 2019. The company saw its third-best quarter, grossing approximately $85 million globally, since entering the mobile gaming space in early 2016 for Q1 2019, according to a new report by analytics firm Sensor Tower.

    The 2019 figure is up 6 percent year-over-year from $80 million in Q1 2018, tra...