Massive Losses in China’s Gaming Industry Explained

In this episode of the podcast we discuss what’s ailing China’s game industry as of late. As with everything China, politics are involved.

Topics Discussed

  • How and why Tencent has lost $160 billion in market cap in recent months
  • What’s behind China’s game approval freeze
  • How Chinese developers and publishers view this situation
  • How this situation might turn around, along with near-term effects
  • China’s regulatory structure
  • Gaming addiction in China, including notorious “treatment camps”
  • Recent lootbox and micro-transaction controversy

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