China approves third batch of video games; still no Tencent

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s broadcasting regulator on Tuesday approved the release of a third batch of video games after a freeze for most of last year, with industry-leader Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) still absent from the list of new titles. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television approved 93 games in its third list since December. It […]

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Premier League games could be cancelled due to snow forecast across England

The Met Office are predicting that the mild temperatures which have dominated the start of the year will be replaced by snow, frost and freezing conditions. Icy conditions and snow to the west are expected towards the end of the working week and they could bleed into Saturday –  though it is expected to be dry in the east. Temperatures […]

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Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, to launch its own online games store

Epic Games, maker of the monster hit Fortnite, has announced a new online store this week that could eventually put pressure on Apple, Google and Valve to relinquish some control over their own app stores. Epic's new store will charge developers a commission of just 12 per cent, less than half of what the other stores charge. The audacious move […]

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Russia hacked Nato war games in Norway by jamming the GPS signal guiding ships, planes and tanks

Putin's forces in the Arctic were accused of targeting the large-scale operation as tensions between the Moscow and the West intensifies. The ministry said it "was aware that that jamming has been recorded between October 16 and November 7 from the Russian forces" on the Arctic Kola peninsula. The jamming of the location signals – which guides warships, planes and […]

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Tencent to expand underage ID check to all games

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings will expand an addiction-prevention system for underage gamers to all of its games, the company said on Monday, as the industry faces increased government scrutiny. A “healthy gaming” system that includes time limits on daily play and can perform facial recognition-aided ID checks, already in use on Tencent’s most popular Honour of Kings smartphone […]

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