Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard’

More Computer Game Companies Exposed For Illegal Operations In China

Coming days after word that NetEase.com was illegally running its World of Warcraft game, China’s Ministry of Culture has issued a circular which exposes 188 computer games companies for illegal operations.
These 188 companies were said to be the seventh batch of illegal games operators ever exposed by China’s Ministry of Culture.
Among the 188 companies, 14, […]


Chinese Govt: NetEase.com Has No Approval To Operate Internet Game

Proving that Internet business models in China can come and go at the whim of a Chinese government agency, a new government edict states NetEase.com has no authority to operate the World of Warcraft and the company should immediately stop charging users to play the game.
Posted on the website of the General Administration of Press […]


Investors Attack The9 For Alleged Inaccurate Financial Statements About Chinese Online Games

A law firm in the United States is going after Chinese online gaming firm The9 in a new class action lawsuit claiming that The9’s executives made inaccurate statements about the company’s financial situation.
Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the […]


The9 Sues Blizzard Entertainment In Shanghai Over Online Game

According to information from Shanghai’s court website, Chinese online game operator The9 is targeting the American game developer Blizzard Entertainment in two lawsuits which involve property loss compensation and commercial defamation, respectively.
While the court’s website at Hshfy.sh.cn shows the cases will soon be heard, and a representative from The9 has confirmed the news to local […]


The9 Says Online Game Rumors ‘Completely Unfounded’

Chinese online game company The9 (NCTY) says rumors regarding its negotiations over renewing control in China of Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft game are unfounded.


The9 Launches WoW Credit Card With China Merchants Bank

Global entertainment software developer and publisher Blizzard Entertainment, Chinese online game operator The9 (NCTY) and China Merchants Bank have announced plans to cooperate on marketing a World Of Warcraft themed credit card to attract more players and consumers by taking advantage of each of their brand influences.