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GAPP halts Chinese WoW business

China’s General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) has ordered NetEase to stop collecting both subs and new sign-ups for the Chinese version of WoW, calling these acts “illegal behavior.” According a JLM Pacific Epoch report, GAPP has suspended its review of the game and returned NetEase’s application to operate it in the country. If […]

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GAPP headlines

  • China bans foreign investment in online gaming

    China’s banned all foreign investment into its online games industry in an “effort to tighten control over its virtual worlds,” according to Reuters. According to that piece, “China’s video game industry regulator the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) and copyright watchdog issued a circular on Saturday prohibiting foreign investment in domestic online gaming […]

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  • Warcraft to go back online in China soon?

    IncGamers reckon it is. The site is reporting that GAPP – the firm responsible for authorising World of Warcraft – has almost finishing doing whatever it is it does and that the games should go live again in China soon. Apparently, there’s a bit of violent conduct that needs to be removed and then everything […]

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