Gaming the Mai-Baap Zedong system

Gaming the Mai-Baap Zedong system

It must be glorious to be a parent of a teenager – in China. In its latest incarnation as Mai-Baap Zedong, the Chinese State has invoked rules for under-18s with regard to their gaming hours. State regulators have gone straight to the supply side – the demand side being unreliable, devious and ingenious. Online gaming…

Chrome 94 beta tests some next-gen tech for gaming in your browser

Chrome 94 beta tests some next-gen tech for gaming in your browser

Google’s Chrome Beta 94 announcement mentions that Google is implementing some new web standards that could make browser-based gaming experiences even better. The soon-to-be-released WebCodecs could help make cloud gaming easier and faster, while the experimental WebGPU could make it easier for developers of games that run in the browser to tap into your computer’s…

Beijing restricts kids to three hours of gaming per week

Beijing restricts kids to three hours of gaming per week

Rules enacted in 2019 limited players under 18 to a maximum of 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays and three hours a day on weekend days. The new rules are backed with a renewed call to internet companies to ensure real-name registration and logins for users, which enables companies, and the government, to track them…

AOC AG493UCX ultrawide curved gaming monitor launched: Priced at RM4,999

AOC AG493UCX ultrawide curved gaming monitor launched: Priced at RM4,999

If you’re looking for a massive curved gaming monitor, read our review of the 34-inch PRISM+ X340 Pro 165Hz here! If you need something larger however, AOC has just launched the 49-inch AG493UCX.  This behemoth of a monitor is priced at RM4,999 and packs a gaming-centric VA panel that pushes a resolution of 5120×1440 resolution…

Chinese Kids Have Their Online Gaming Time Slashed By New Government Rules

Chinese Kids Have Their Online Gaming Time Slashed By New Government Rules

A new rule being introduced by the The National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), China’s online watchdog, is looking to curb what the government feels is a growing “gaming addiction among young people.”The rule drastically cuts back on the time those under the age of 18 are allowed to play online video games over the…

China Limits Minors to Gaming at Most 3 Hours a Week

China Limits Minors to Gaming at Most 3 Hours a Week

Chinese minors will be limited to one hour of online gaming every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a move meant to combat gaming addiction that was announced two days before the start of the new school year.The new rule was published on Monday by the National Press and Publication Administration, which oversees media in China including…

The trials of post-graduation gaming

The trials of post-graduation gaming

A community blog by NinjaSpeed [Destructoid reader Ninjaspeed opens up about the very relatable struggle to find time and persistent passion for video games as we grow older and other priorities take center stage in our lives. –Jordan] Do you remember the feeling of playing a new game and getting absolutely hooked to your latest…