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Xbox One launching in China this September

Microsoft will launch the Xbox One in China this September, following the Chinese government's decision in January to lift its ban on the sale of foreign video game consoles. The ban stood for 14 years, and with its dismissal China crafted new rules to regulate console and game distribution. ...

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China drafting new rules for consoles, disallows products 'hostile to China'

Roughly one week after China temporarily lifted its ban on foreign-made video game consoles, the government is looking to draft new rules for regulation, Bloomberg reported. Among the principles that govern the distribution of game consoles under the rules of the free trade zone, head of China's...

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Nintendo, Sony stock strengthens following suspension of Chinese console ban

After China opted to temporarily lift its ban on foreign-made video game consoles earlier this week, both Nintendo and Sony saw small bumps in their respective stock prices. As of this writing, Nintendo shares are trading at $18.66, whereas Sony is trading at $18.25. By comparison, Nintendo closed...

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China makes strides toward lifting console ban

The Chinese government passed a ban on foreign video game sales 13 years ago but, as of earlier this year, agreed to re-evaluate its stance. While video game consoles could technically bypass the ban established in 2000 – Sony launched the PS2 in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2004 – through...

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Happy Halloween! You're banned from Xbox Live.

We hope your recent forays into piracy merely involve you donning a hook and eyepatch for a debaucherous costume party, or else you likely received a message from Microsoft like the headline of this post. The company recently dispatched a wave of bans to owners of modded Xbox 360s who've been...

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