Those Foxconn suicides a few years back? Company president Terry Gou says they weren't caused by poor working conditions, but rather by "personal problems and family disputes."
Last month, Kotaku reported that student interns were allegedly forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4. With the PS4 now out, rumors have popped up that some of those alleged student interns sabotaged Sony's gaming console. Those rumors are spreading online, but, juicy as they are, they're very thin.
Foxconn wants to dabble in mobile gaming. The controversial Taiwanese company, eager to move beyond parts manufacturing, recently announced that they would be releasing several mobile games. Their first game, developed jointly with NetDragon (Dungeon Keeper Online, Transformers Online), will be out within six months.
While the PlayStation 3 was originally produced in Japan, Sony now outsources its hardware assembling to the Asian electronics mega-manufacturer Foxconn. So, the PlayStation 4 is being made in China. And according to reports, thousands of college students were forced to manufacture it.
Foxconn, the manufacturing arm of the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industrial Co is once again caught in the center of media attention in China. Over the weekend reports appeared saying that two workers had jumped off a building at Foxconn's Shenzhen plant.
This afternoon in China's Zhengzhou, a pair of Foxconn buses were involved in a fatal crash. According to reports, at least seven were tragically killed, and twenty were injured. One bus was hit hard enough to be knocked on its side.
The Taiwanese tech manufacturing giant, Foxconn Electronics, is rumored to be starting up manufacturing plants in the US next year, moving away from its long time "home" base of mainland China.
From the sound of it, kids as young as 14 could have assembled the Wii U. Last week, Nintendo issued a statement to Kotaku, saying it was looking into the matter. Today, Nintendo offered Kotaku an update on the results of its investigation.
Surprising more or less exactly nobody, In a Permanent Save State, a serious game based around the suicides of Foxconn employees in 2010, was pulled from Apple's App Store shortly after its listing.
Excited for the upcoming November release of the Wii U? New reports out of China might curb that enthusiasm. These reports claim that some underage teens were used to assemble the Nintendo Wii U consoles.
In a Permanent Save State is not meant to be particularly fun. It's a serious game, by artist Benjamin Poynter, following the imagined stories of Foxconn employees who committed suicide.
Foxconn, the assembler of most of our electronic playthings is in the headlines again this week after reports started to appear about a potential strike happening during China's "Golden Week" holiday last week. Early reports painted a picture of upwards from 3000 to 4000 employees striking at Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant…
Riots have broken out at the Foxconn factory where the iPhone 5 is being assembled. Production was suspended. Reports are that late last Sunday night, approximately 2,000 workers became enraged and began to trash the Foxconn Taiyuan campus. The incident was sparked by a security guard allegedly beating two workers.
Foxconn, the company best known for suicidal workers, terrible working conditions, and building anything and everything Apple, had to shut down one its assembly plants today because of a supposed riot that took place late Sunday night.
Japan's Nikkei tore a Nintendo 3DS XL apart to see what is inside. What did Nikkei find? Parts. Lots and lots of parts.
It sends humans. In the past few years, working conditions in China have come under greatly scrutiny. Conditions have also gotten better.