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New 95 Video Games Given Green Signal By China Regulator

The content regulator of China stated it has given a green signal to the monetization of 95 new-fangled video games, comprising titles from NetEase and Tencent Holdings. The games comprise Journey to Fairyland 2 of Tencent, a 3D online game, and 2 others from NetEase. Since December, China has given consent to 726 video games.

A nearly year-long sanction interruption last year pulled down stakes in firms such as Tencent, washing billions of dollars off their value in the market. Without consent, firms cannot monetize games in the country, such as via in-game purchases. The industry insiders project there are at least 5,000 games waiting for consent as a backlog developed during the interruption, surfaced partly by public concern in relation to game addiction and violent content.

In all of 2017, China gave consent to 9,651 foreign and domestic online games. Tencent, largest registered company by market value in Asia, has been stumbling from elevated inspection of online gaming accompanied by calls to deal with child addiction in the biggest gaming market of the world.

The influence of online games on the youth of the country has magnetized inspection from Chinese President Xi Jinping, who recommended all ranks of government last year to execute effective plans to thwart and take care of the high frequency of myopia that officials believe is associated with game addiction. China’s biggest social media and gaming firm has inflicted a playtime limitation since July, enabling an utmost of 1 hour/day for kids 12 years old and under, and an utmost of 2 hours for those 13–18 years.

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