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Overdog matchmaking app to pair up online players with similar interests

If you play against an opponent in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it's safe to assume you found someone who has similar taste in games. But what about the rest of life? Are they still trying to unravel every last plot point of Lost like you? Are they big on the Seattle Seahawks, and can they g...

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Report: China to ban violent, sexual marketing of online games

China's Ministry of Culture is once again cracking down on the online game industry in an attempt to limit the amount of "unwholesome" content the sector produces. According to a report from China Daily, the nation's officials are prohibiting the use of sex, violence or gambling to market Chinese d...

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China adding new restrictions on online games August 1

Though China's online game market continues to exponentially increase in value, the nation's Ministry of Culture plans on slapping another round of restrictive regulations on MMOs and other online titles on August 1. The new regulations are designed to protect minors from "unwholesome" content whil...

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Analyst: China's online game revenues to reach $11 billion by 2012

According to a report recently published by typographically-challenged research firm Analysys, revenues from China's online gaming industry will reach 73.1 billion yuan ($10.7 billion) within three years. If you're one of those people who have a hard time telling whether numbers are large, let us a...

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China bans foreign investment in online games industry

The People's Republic of China is building a great economic wall around its domestic online gaming industry. Reuters reports the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) is prohibiting investment by foreigners in the industry, through either "joint ventures, wholly owned enterprises ...

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Iranian government blocking all online activity except gaming

The internet has played a big part in the drama of Iran's recent presidential elections, disseminating information about the re-election of controversial leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faster than most major news outlets. Fearful of this powerful resource fueling further unrest, the Iranian government ...

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