Apple closes Chinese App Store loophole, causing thousands of games to be removed

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Apple will start removing thousands of games from its Chinese App Store in July as a result of a policy that requires all paid games or games with in-app purchases to be licensed by Chinese regulators, Bloomberg reports. The action marks the end of a loophole that allowed developers to sell games on the platform while they were awaiting approval.

Chinese regulators can reportedly take months to approve games, giving developers the chance to profit from titles that otherwise risk being banned. Bloomberg says that Rockstar Games has relied on the loophole to sell titles from the Grand Theft

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 leaks again

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Less than a week after getting a glimpse at Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3, more photos of the wearable have apparently leaked from TechTalkTV. This time the smart watch’s screen is turned on, showing us a familiar looking interface that strongly suggests we’re looking at another Tizen-powered smartwatch from Samsung.

Otherwise, there’s not too much more we can learn from the images. SamMobile notes that the Calendar and Galaxy Store app icons appear to have a slightly different design and color than their existing versions, which makes sense given we’re probably looking at an updated version of Tizen OS.

Rasputin features in all his mad, mystic glory in The King’s Man final trailer

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Ralph Fiennes stars in The King’s Man, a prequel to the successful Kingsman franchise.

Any trailer that features Rhys Ifans chewing up the scenery as the mad, mystic Rasputin is going to be a winner, and that’s just what we get in the final trailer for The King’s Man, Director Matthew Vaughn’s prequel film to his successful Kingsman franchise. It was originally meant to be released on November 15, 2019, then rescheduled for February 14, 2020, before 20th Century Studios moved the film to its current release date: September 18, 2020.

(Spoilers for first two Kingsman films

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