China bans pandemic simulation game Plague Inc
A pandemic simulation game called Plague Inc, from UK-based Ndemic Creations has been banned by the Chinese government for featuring content prohibited in China, though details have not yet been provided by the Cyberspace Administration of China. Plague Inc has been recognized by both the Center for Disease Prevention and the WHO as an important educational app that encourages players to take health issues seriously.
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Dr Disrespect tweets about his ban on twitch
Twitch has permanently banned Guy Beahm aka Dr Disrespect from its platform without providing any specific reason. Now, Dr Disrespect came up with a statement over his ban, “Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision... Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time” he said on twitter
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China’s second-largest online gaming firm raised $2.7 billion in Hong Kong
NetEase, the Chinese internet giant ranked just behind Tencent is not a well-known brand outside its home country but the company is pushing global expansion as it raised $2.7 billion in Hong Kong listing. It makes nearly 79% of revenue from online games but is trying to grow in other areas such as education and music streaming. NetEase carried out a secondary listing in Hong Kong
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Playing video games can help reduce stress and improve mental health, research says
According to research conducted by the University of Saskatchewan, playing video games can help in stress reduction and it can also help in improving mental health. University of Saskatchewan computer science professor Regan Mandryk says video games aren't just a mindless way to waste time. "When people play video games they have a lot of benefits to our emotional health or social health and our mental well-being," Mandryk said
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Nintendo Switch sells out worldwide, prices skyrocket
It has now become almost impossible for customers to buy a Nintendo Switch at its original retail price as the console has been sold out across the globe. The supply of the Switch is unable to meet the new demand due to the coronavirus crisis and Nintendo has not announced a restock date as of yet.
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