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Daniel Ahmad
I tweet about the Video Games industry. Senior Analyst at Niko Partners. Covering the video games market in China & Asia. (He/Him)
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John Iadarola 10h
Private spies reportedly infiltrated an Amazon strike, secretly taking photos of workers, trade unionists, and journalists. Now a union is taking legal action. via
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Simon Rabinovitch 7h
This is such an important report, with many new details about testing failures in the early days of the covid outbreak in China. Less about grand political narratives of cover-up; more about petty personal corruption and the assumption that the virus just wasn't all that serious.
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Replying to @Nibellion
Excited for the new Mortal Kombat movie I heard there is a new Mortal Kombat game coming next year, just google 'MK Ultra' for more details.
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Fortnite 39m
The victor of countless battles against gods and valkyries, Kratos turns to tackle the chaos of an exposed Zero Point. Grab Kratos in the Item Shop now!
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Replying to @Grimstat
No, they haven't invested in MiHoYo (yet, lol)
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Replying to @Slasher
It's just like real life
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Daniel Ahmad 48m
Replying to @ZhugeEX
The regulatory landscape has always been the highest barrier to success in China’s video games market. We recently published a report that helps people understand the regulatory environment and approval process.
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Daniel Ahmad 48m
Replying to @ZhugeEX
Apple has been removing games from its China app store since June, and has extended the deadline for developers to ensure compliance, first to August 1 and now to December 31. It is important to be aware of this if you (plan to) publish games in China.
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Replying to @ZhugeEX
We initially found that 97 of the top 100 grossing games on the China iOS App Store have licenses. A limited impact on revenue. However, 50 of the top 100 downloaded games did not have licenses, a more profound impact on top downloaded games.
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Replying to @ZhugeEX
We also put out a longer blog post that explains the changes in depth, the impact on the market and more. Apple originally stated that it would start delisting games from the app store without a license after June 30.
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Daniel Ahmad 48m
Replying to @ZhugeEX
We initially notified clients that the regulator planned to close this loophole at the beginning of the year. Apple also sent out a notice to developers in February which we covered in a post on our blog below.
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Daniel Ahmad 48m
Replying to @ZhugeEX
While Apple does require developers to enter a license number before publishing to iOS in China, there are loopholes that allow devs to launch without a valid license Over the past 2 years a new regulator was set up that instituted various reforms, including closing loopholes
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Daniel Ahmad 48m
Replying to @ZhugeEX
Chinese law requires all games to be approved for both content and monetisation before they can be officially distributed in Mainland China. This is a policy that went into effect on July 1, 2016 for all games and has been enforced on Android app stores since.
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Apple has sent a notice to developers reminding them that all paid games or games with in app purchases must have a license to operate in China. All games without a license will be removed after Dec 31 We have been updating our clients on this situation since Feb Thread below
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Daniel Ahmad 1h
Replying to @shinobi602
That first image genuinely looks like a painting
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Daniel Ahmad 1h
Replying to @niaveaine
For the Switch version it will be difficult. You can't use Tencent cartridges in non China Switch. And you can't region switch to China digital store on non China Switch consoles. Will be easier when PS4/XB1 ver. comes out
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Daniel Ahmad 2h
Replying to @WehypeChris
It's not the first, just the latest version
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Eric Feigl-Ding 4h
BREAKING— Pfizer is slashing its expected delivery of vaccine doses from 100 million to 50 million because of production quality issues. Everyone needs 2 doses. So this is a big hit.
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Daniel Ahmad 2h
Replying to @ZhugeEX
This version will have exclusive Chinese tracks including a collaboration with Bilibili, a popular Chinese entertainment / gaming company, for another exclusive track.
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