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Chinese tech firms are acquiring game companies around the world

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Chinese tech firms are acquiring game companies around the world

Many people are concerned the content of electronic games can be very different in the

coming years as carriers of technology’s large Chinese tech owned gaming companies worldwide.

After decades of domination by the US and Japan in the gaming sector, it is now time for

China to increase its influence as the country’s tech giants continue to buy game companies around the world.

However, the question now is whether the Chinese owners of game companies in the US and

Europe will try to build a personal mark through the games they make, or will use them to promote Chinese values.

According to some experts, the content of the games will probably remain the same for the time being, but change is inevitable in the coming years.

“Some values ​​may be different from what many people expect,”

journalist Lu-Hai Liang told CNBC.

Meanwhile, Thomas David, a semiconductor engineer in the US, thinks gamers will probably start to see more games where the “good guy” is Chinese and the “bad guy” is Chinese.

China’s own game market is very tightly regulated. Games that contain certain political views, gambling, gore, nudity,

and more will not be allowed to be released and sold in the domestic market.

Export of Chinese culture

“The way China uses games to export culture is extremely important and has been largely overlooked.

China has a number of ways to spread its ideals to the world and build a new kind of global power through games,”

said Abishur Prakash, co-founder of the Future Innovation Center.

According to Prakash, China is likely to ban discussion of certain topics such as Taiwan or human rights.

It could also set up a “new hub in games to help showcase China’s power,” or use games to build financial and commercial power.

“The next Chinese games may only allow users to purchase items with digital yuan, or Chinese platforms like TikTok will be embedded there.”

Others suspect that Chinese owners of Western game companies will try to alter the content of products sold in the West.

Louise Shorthouse, senior game analyst at Ampere Analysis, told CNBC:

“I highly doubt that something like that will happen.”

And Steven Bailey, chief analyst at Omida, said that Chinese tech companies

“have been involved in many Western game companies for quite a long time and understand that creating a successful game there does not require such changes.

In contrast, whoever publishes a game in China needs to adapt it to the mainland market.”

Tencent’s Major Investments

The two Chinese internet giants Tencent and NetEase have been acquiring stakes in game companies beyond

mainland borders for years with little opposition.

“Tencent continues to buy top games in every niche in North America and Europe.

This is important because games influence culture.

Instead of buying shares in major newspapers and TV companies.

Tencent is choosing to go a step further and they are buying next generation media properties without any competition.”

Tech investor Rodolfo Rosini wrote on Twitter in February 2021.

China has more gamers than any other country, which makes it a highly lucrative market for participants.

One of the reasons US and European game companies receive investment from Chinese companies is because

they are obligated to partner with a Chinese company before their games can be released in China.

Sumo, the UK-based gaming company, became the latest unit to be sold to Tencent on July 26, in a deal

worth $1.26 billion.

China’s largest game publisher also invested $150 million in Reddit in 2019.

The deal angered some Reddit users and worried that the platform could be more censored.

So far, however, this doesn’t seem to have happened in any way.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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