Call of Duty Online is a Big Surprise

Forget everything you saw and experienced in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, forget Jack Mitchell and harken back to the days of Soap, Ghost and Price. Remember those good ol' days with them boys? Well, you can relive that whole experience again and then some in the China-only Call of Duty: Online. » 1/19/15 8:00am 1/19/15 8:00am

Dota 2 Event Prompts Legal Spat Between Streaming Sites

The video gaming live-streaming business is huge right now. Amazon purchased Twitch.TV for $970 million last year. Well, in the land where everything has a Chinese version, China, the Chinese equivalents of Twitch are in a legal war over the Dota 2 Asia Championships. » 1/19/15 6:00am 1/19/15 6:00am

China Does Not Require Region Locked Consoles

Back when the Xbox One was announced for China, one thought came to mind: would it be region locked? When the console was released earlier this year, it was region locked and completely neutered. Now, it turns out, the region locking put into effect by Microsoft might have been self-imposed. » 12/29/14 7:00am 12/29/14 7:00am

I live in China. Gmail's always had "connectivity" issues in China. This started in 2009. This official block isn't exactly new. Most Chinese use some terrible email created by either Tencent, Baidu, or NetEase.

As to not relying on Google, not exactly going to happen with Android being the dominant OS in China even… » 12/29/14 5:36am 12/29/14 5:36am

Homebuilt Submarine Ready for Dive

For the past two years, 62-year-old Zhang Junlin has been tinkering away at an old warehouse, building a submarine with his friends. Now, fast forward into 2014, Zhang and his crew are about to take their puppy on its inaugural dive. » 12/22/14 6:00am 12/22/14 6:00am