The Global Game Jam, where thousands upon thousands of gamers join together to create a video game over a weekend, is over, and this year, for the first time ever, the game jam also came to Beijing.
Tencent, which owns a majority stake in Riot and a minority stake in Epic, has been attacked, with their Beijing office having been vandalized earlier today.
I'm not sure what's going on. This is probably the third romance related stunt to happen in China in recent weeks. What makes this one special though, is that it involves a "Cactuar" in the middle of Beijing.
Chinese actor and singer Jaycee Chan was arrested for marijuana consumption and possession in Beijing Monday. The son of Jackie Chan, he could face up to three years in prison or, at worst, even execution if convicted.
Last week an incident broke out in the Beijing subway system. A young woman got into an altercation with her apparent boyfriend over a mobile phone game, it seems. The end result: she dragged the man onto a subway train. But was this just a PR stunt?
Earlier last week, Chinese property company Pangu holdings abruptly canceled their sponsorship of Transformers: Age of Extinction. Pangu holdings, which owns and operates the Pangu 7 Star Hotel in Beijing, now wants to have its image removed from the movie. The Pangu hotel is huge.
I seriously hope you're not eating breakfast while reading this post. In fact, if you are, I apologize.
By now, with all the press about China, you've probably have some idea in your heads that certain Chinese cities are like the real life version of the dystopian cyberpunk worlds of Blade Runner and Star Wars. Sadly, China isn't all that advanced, but one building in Beijing definitely is.
China is a place of extremes. On the streets of Beijing, one can see cars that only ever appear in the New York Auto Show and extremely posh women holding the latest designer bags from Paris. But beneath that splendour is a hidden part of China: a class of residents living below the poverty line.
D.I.Y. robot maker Tao Xiangli churns out incredible creations. Bless him.
The stereotype is that Beijing is all smog. That, of course, is not true. For instance, there are little toy people going about their business. Little toy cars hurrying to their destinations. And don't forget the little toy skyscrapers, defiantly reaching into the sky as the music swells in the background.
China churns out more and more college graduates every year. This year alone, close to 7 million Chinese students graduated from university. Many of these students will find decent, well-paying jobs, and many of them will not. Those who do not find "good" jobs and have no money end up in what is called the "ant tribe."
Thirteen years ago, China banned video game console sales in the country. Now, it seems like the ban is coming to end, and while that is good, the reality of it all is that the lifting of the ban means literally phooey to China, the world, and video games.
Last Thursday, the annual China New Generation Cyber Game Industries Expo was held in Beijing. The expo was meant to show off the latest in China's ever expanding online gaming industry. The only problem was...the event didn't happen.
"Microfilms" are all the rage in China's film-scape right now. These short films are called "Wei Dian Ying" (微电影), which mostly refers to low budget amateur digital videos hosted on streaming websites such as Youtube and Youku. Regardless of the term "micro", these films are anything but small. Short maybe, but not…
Those who took the Line 5 on the Beijing subway home tonight were greeted with a surprise: big eff yous plastered all over the place.
Hot, loud, flashy, and incredibly smoky. These are some of the best ways to describe the sensation of walking into an arcade in China. And when walking in during peak hours, the lines to play the latest fighting games usually snake across cabinets.
Looking for pc games in China? Not a problem, they're sold everywhere. Console games and consoles? Not a problem, they're also sold everywhere, despite the fact that video game consoles are banned in China.