Podcasts analyzing developments within China’s domestic game industry.

China’s Growing Influence on Global Games

CGF Podcast

In this episode of the podcast we analyze China’s rising role in influencing the content of games and the behavior of game developers outside of China. Topics Discussed Recent Blizzard controversy and online protest around Hong KongTencent and Netease’s acquisition of foreign developersMainland versions of popular international games like PUBGAnalysis of Mainland China’s biggest games […]

Killing for Peace in Tencent’s PUBG Rebrand

CGF Podcast

In this episode of the podcast we discuss the latest wild development which has appeared in Mainland China’s game industry: the rebranding of smash-hit PUBG as “Game for Peace”. In this new Chinese regulator-approved version of the game players collect weapons and ammo and shoot at opponents who, instead of bleeding dying when shot and […]

Analyzing the Explosion of Battle Royale Games

CGF Podcast

In this episode of the podcast we recap the 5+ history of the battle royale game genre which has proven that it’s much more than just a fad. We first started looking at this topic in 2017 with our PUBG Podcast, as the battle royale genre moved from the online gaming underground into the mainstream. […]