Pixel Passion: Stories of Hope and Hustle From China’s Indie Game Makers

Small game developers vie for creative and commercial success in an industry often blurring the line between work and leisure


China’s Year in Gaming News

A look back at 2023 in Chinese video games, a year marked by farewells, e-sports debuts, and much-hyped new titles.


Creativity Meets Constraint: China’s Video Games Head to Overseas Markets

Chinese game developers hoping to dodge bureaucracy and make profits abroad still face problems with localization


Net Nostalgia: Remembering the Glory Days of China’s Internet Cafes

Some millennials still visit China’s internet cafes for a nostalgia hit, but that won’t be enough to sustain the “wangba” industry


Last Logout: The Memories Left Behind When World of Warcraft Ended in China

When World of Warcraft ended in China earlier this year, players lost more than just a computer game


World of Warcraft to Go Offline and Other Trending News

World of Warcraft may leave China, woman tricked into having head shaved, luxury potato chip bag sells out, Beijing’s top soccer team loses to amateurs—it’s Viral Week


One BBQ Chicken With Milk, Please: Chinese Gamer Slang Today

How gamer slang has pervaded the speech of China’s Gen Z


Sheep Game Goes Viral and Other Trending News

Sheep-raising game on WeChat goes viral, quarantine bus crash kills 27, woman on solo road trip seeks divorce, and monkeypox found in Chongqing—it’s Viral Week


How China’s Popstars are Cashing in on Esports

The marriage of Chinese musicians with the hottest esports games means everyone’s a winner