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China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

World Nov 7, 2018

China gaming giant Tencent to verify all players' identities by 2019

Tencent Holdings Ltd. will expand its age-verification system to encompass its entire games lineup, the firm has announced, in an unprecedented response to growing criticism that it encourages addiction among youths. The Chinese social media and entertainment titan intends to check all gamers' identities against ...

Gaming is on a winning streak

Digital | ON: GAMES Dec 24, 2017

Gaming is on a winning streak

by Brian Ashcraft

The gods are back "Okami" is one of the most beautiful and imaginative games ever made. It first came out in 2006 on the PlayStation 2 and was dubbed the best game of that year. Over a decade later it is still wonderful. "Okami" is a ...

Home comforts, the tech way

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 19, 2017

Home comforts, the tech way

by Chiho Komoriya

Wrapped up in the sound system To get an immersive sound experience while watching TV or an online video at home, so far your only choices have been an extremely expensive entertainment system or using headphones or earbuds. But what if you don't feel comfortable ...

Something old, new and renewed

Digital | ON: GAMES Jun 25, 2017

Something old, new and renewed

by Brian Ashcraft

2-D has its advantages When the Nintendo 3DS originally launched in 2011, the key feature was its 3-D-glasses-free stereoscopic 3-D screen. Many players enjoyed the visuals; however, some found them headache-inducing. The latest iteration from Nintendo will be a welcome release for the latter. This isn't ...

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

Business / Tech Jul 25, 2015

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

by Jason Coskrey

Shuhei Yoshida, the bespectacled president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, didn't attend the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto on July 11 simply to deliver a speech and reaffirm Sony's commitment to indie developers — he wanted to try out some games. And so, ...