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Chinese police shut down “biggest” cheat distributor in massive bust

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 1 April 2021 11:23 GMT Chinese authorities have taken down a major player in the cheat creating business.Tencent has teamed up with Chinese authorities to bust a massive cheat distributing operation called Chicken Drumstick. The cheat maker reportedly sold cheats for popular mobile and PC games, including the likes of Valorant, Overwatch, Call of Duty mobile and more.Some of those games, of course, are published by Tencent, and the giant publisher has been working with Kunshan police to track down and bust this group. According to BBC, the group made $76 million in revenue over the…

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Genshin Impact downloaded at least 17 million times in four days

Genshin Impact has racked up a confirmed 17 million downloads on mobile devices alone in the four days since its release.The game, a free-to-play action-RPG that caught gamers’ eyes last year thanks to the similarities it shares with Breath of the Wild, has already been a huge success.Mobile performance analyst site App Annie shared some of the game’s impressive stats to Twitter. The analyst states that developer MiHoYo has achieved 17,000,000 downloads on mobile alone.It is also the biggest international launch of a Chinese game the industry has ever seen, according to GamesIndustry.biz, 🗓️ Oct 5 – #AppAnnie’s #mobile #statoftheday 🎮✨#GenshinImpact…

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Black Myth: Wu Kong trailer was fully playable

The trailer for Black Myth: Wu Kong dropped earlier this week and stunned viewers all over the world – remarkably, the gameplay demo showcased actual, playable footage. Developed by Hangzhou-based studio Game Science, Black Myth: Wu Kong is a contemporary retelling of iconic Chinese mythological text Journey to the West. It’s set to be the first AAA game developed entirely by a Chinese studio, and players have been massively impressed by what the team has demonstrated so far.Games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad recently translated an interview with Game Science, during which the team announced that it has been hugely surprised…

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Chinese streamer quits Cyberpunk 2077 voice acting role due to online backlash

One of China’s most popular streamers recently announced that she has chosen to quit her Cyberpunk 2077 voice acting role due to receiving massive backlash from fans online. 渗透之C菌 is one of the most well-known YouTubers in all of China. According to a user on Reddit, she was one of several Chinese streamers who was due to make a cameo in Cyberpunk 2077, either as stars of in-game commercials or as minor voice actors.The announcement was widely discussed across Chinese social media, with fans wondering whether it was necessary for a game to have so many celebrity appearances. Some people…

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China Isn’t Cancelling Its Biggest Game Show

While E3 and the Tokyo Game Show have been scrapped in favor of virtual events, China Joy will go forward as planned—as an in-person event. As Shanghai Daily reports, the show will be held from July 31 to August 3. Special measures will be in place to help keep visitors and exhibitors safe. Besides submitting to temperature checks, attendees will need to disclose their real name as well as show valid ID and a health code tracking app. According to South China Morning Post, the app gives each Chinese citizen a color to denote whether or not they could be carrying…