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Activision Blizzard softens punishment on gamer who supported HK protesters

Chung Ng Wai’s ban reduced from a year to 6 months.

Sabah recreation workers protest ban on slot machine operators

They say requests to meet the chief minister ignored.

Warm up the engines, Mario’s coming to your phones

Mario Kart Tour to feature familiar gameplay but with controls optimised for mobile devices.

New esports network VENN aims to bring ‘gaming as a lens...

VENN says it is a universal network meaning it will distribute and be consumed anywhere their audience is watching gaming content.

Philippines not satisfied with lower tax take from online gaming

Philippines finance secretary threatens to close down online gaming companies that fail to pay their taxes.

Cloud gaming faces challenges as Google prepares launch

Google unveiled details of its nascent streaming video platform Stadia at this week's Gamescom trade fair in Cologne in the hope it can gain massive traction among hardcore gamers.

Gaming is having a retro moment

Clunky games consoles with blobby pixels might not be the latest thing – but they're still cool even if fans are no longer at school.

Southeast Asia pulls back on online gambling as China rages

Southeast Asian nations are clamping down on online gambling after strong protest by China as most gamblers are lower-income Chinese in rural areas.

Teenage Fortnite champion Giersdorf ‘swatted’ at home

The teenage millionaire competitive Fortnite player was live-streaming when the swatting incident happened.

Temasek unit buys stake in chair maker for gamers

Heliconia Capital Management finds Secretlab’s global branding and significant growth potential attractive for investment.  

Top ‘Fortnite’ streamer Ninja leaves Amazon’s Twitch to join Microsoft’s Mixer

Ninja has streamed himself playing alongside rappers Drake and Travis Scott and often appears on Instagram and Twitter alongside football players Neymar Jr and Harry Kane.

‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ multiplayer teased on YouTube

The new game is to launch on October 25 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

Nintendo plans Disney-themed Switch console for Japan

The special-edition Switch is the classic model, as introduced in March 2017, with violet and magenta detachable controllers.

Maxis collaborates with Team Secret to empower local gamers

Maxis to tap into esports with partnership with top European organisation.

Game on! Fiverr offers coaches for Fortnite, PUBG players

From as little as US$5, players can enrol on Fiverr to learn survival skills and how to choose the best landing spots and guns in their favourite battle royale game.

Disney investor thinks company should buy game-maker Activision

Activision Blizzard’s declining share price over the past several months has some speculating the video-game company could be a takeover target... with Disney circling the waters.

‘PUBG’ developing a story-based game

‘PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ is in pursuit of a more formally narrative-based experience.

YouTube celebrity ‘Etika’ found dead

Police say American YouTube celebrity Desmond Amofah, better known as 'Etika,' is found dead in New York nearly a week after he disappeared.

Luxury condos, bungalows used by foreigners as gaming call centres

Police say Malaysia used as hub for international gambling.

Nintendo slides after delaying marquee title Animal Crossing

Nintendo's shares dropped as much as 2.8% in Tokyo, the most on an intraday basis since May 8.

Ubisoft plays into streaming trend at E3 video game event

Ubisoft is an early partner with Google while the tech giant was developing its own gaming streaming service Stadia.

Malaysia studio’s ‘No Straight Roads’, ‘RPG Time’ among BitSummit indie fest...

Malaysia's rock and EDM adventure "No Straight Roads" are among the many international winners at Japan's indie game festival BitSummit 2019 at Kyoto.

Tencent beats estimates, signaling worst is behind gaming giant

The Chinese gaming giant's net income rose significantly in the three months ended March, beating estimates and giving their investors assurance that the company is rebounding upwards.

Nintendo shares gets a bump after Tencent win approval

Tencent could prove an invaluable ally for the Kyoto-based company in China.