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NetEase Included in 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and Maintains Outstanding ESG Scores on MSCI and Sustainalytics

- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase" or the "Company"), one of China's leading internet and online game services providers, today announced that it has been selected as a member of the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index for the first time, ranking it among the world's leading companies with outstanding sustainability performance. NetEase also further improved its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance in Morgan Stanley Capital International's ("MSCI") and Sustainalytics' ratings in 2022, highlighting its rigorous dedication to transparent and sustainable operations.

As a widely recognized standard for measuring corporate ESG progress across industries, the DJSI World Index represents the top 10% of an industry identified in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) 2022. NetEase has continuously increased its ESG assessment score, achieving 49 points in 2022 and becoming the only company in the Media & Entertainment industry from the Chinese mainland to be included in the 2022 DJSI World Index and Emerging Markets Index.

NetEase's ESG practices were also recognized by other preeminent global ESG rating agencies. Maintaining an "A" MSCI ESG ranking, well above the global industry average, NetEase further increased its weighted-average scores in key issues. The result recognizes NetEase's dedication to ongoing improvement in environmental, social and governance matters, particularly in "Carbon Emissions," "Corporate Governance," "Human Capital Development" and "Corporate Behavior."

On Sustainalytics' ESG risks assessment scale, NetEase received an improved score of 14.7 in November 2022 compared to 15 in February 2022 , indicating an increasingly lower ESG risk to investors compared with the prior assessment period.

By further strengthening its ESG information disclosure methods and refining its policies and practices, NetEase continues to be recognized by leading sustainability indices and ratings. As a socially responsible corporation, NetEase maintains an unwavering commitment to accountable, sustainable and transparent operations for the benefit of all its stakeholders.

About NetEase, Inc.

As a leading internet technology company based in China , NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES and HKEX: 9999, "NetEase") provides premium online services centered around content creation. With extensive offerings across its expanding gaming ecosystem, the Company develops and operates some of China's most popular and longest running mobile and PC games. Powered by industry-leading in-house R&D capabilities in China and globally, NetEase creates superior gaming experiences, inspires players, and passionately delivers value for its thriving community worldwide. By infusing play with culture and education with technology, NetEase transforms gaming into a meaningful vehicle to build a more entertaining and enlightened world.

Beyond games, NetEase service offerings include its majority-controlled subsidiaries Youdao (NYSE: DAO), China's leading technology-focused intelligent learning company, and Cloud Music (HKEX: 9899), China's leading online music content community, as well as Yanxuan , NetEase's private label consumer lifestyle brand.

NetEase's ESG initiatives are among the best in the global media and entertainment industry, earning it a distinction as one of the S&P Global Industry Movers and an "A" rating from MSCI. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "aim," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "may," "estimates," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," "goal," "targets," "guidance," "commits" and similar statements. Among other things, statements that are not historical facts, including statements about business plans and projections and the Company's future operations and governance, are or contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. All information contained in this announcement is as of the date of this announcement and is based on assumptions believed to be reasonable as of this date. You should not rely upon these forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. For further discussion of these and other risks, see the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Investor Enquiries:

Margaret Shi
ir@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-3378
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NetEase_Global

Media Enquiries:

Zhang Mengqi
globalpr@service.netease.com
Tel: (+86) 571-8985-2668

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The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Watch the launch trailer here .

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Gaming Innovation Group: Invitation to Q4 2022 results presentation

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) publishes its interim report for the fourth quarter 2022 before market opening on Wednesday 15 February 2023 .

CEO Richard Brown will present the Q4 2022 results via livestream at 10:00 CET . The presentation will be followed by a Q&A-session, and investors, analysts and journalists are welcome to participate. The presentation will be given in English.

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Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY, the number 1 blockchain gaming platform by Wemade, is hosting a WEMIX airdrop event until February 28th to celebrate the global launch of its MMORPG, MIR M: Vanguard and Vagabond.

Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY will be giving away 1 WEMIX each to 1 million users who meet the following requirements: Connect game account to PLAY Wallet, reach character level 25, and have a log-in record within one week from the event end date. If the number of participants exceeds 1 million, winners will be selected based on the order of reaching character level 25 first. Winners and more information will be announced later.

MIR M is a K-MMORPG featuring martial arts that launched on January 31st . It recreated Wemade's most popular IP, The Legend of Mir 2, to fit current game trends, and applied blockchain technology to create tokenomics based on the game token DRONE and Governance token DOGMA.

MIR M is also part of an Inter-game Economy that includes the economy of MIR4, the world's most successful blockchain game. Users of games in this Inter-game Economy can reinvest the game tokens they have obtained in each game into other games, thus creating a virtuous cycle.

Please visit the official website for more information on the airdrop event in celebration of the global launch of MIR M. ( https://mirmglobal.com/ )

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STABILITY AI PARTNERS WITH KRIKEY AI TO LAUNCH AI ANIMATION TOOLS

An AI Text to Animation tool that generates 3D, animated, interactive characters

A new AI Experience lets users generate animations in minutes

Krikey.ai, an AI tools company, announced an AI Animation partnership with Stability AI today. Krikey's AI Text to Animation tool enables users to use a text phrase to generate avatar animations in minutes. Users can then export a video file or fbx file to their social media account, 3D game engine or film editing software of choice. Krikey's tool also allows users to customize their 3D Avatar and then generate an AI animation for that avatar. The AI Animation tool launches today and is available at www.krikey.ai more Avatar customization features will be launching this quarter.

Usually an animation takes 5+ business days to create, but with Krikey's AI tool it takes minutes to generate. The animations are mobile optimized and also immediately usable in AR. This AI to AR pipeline empowers creators and democratizes content creation. AI can never imbue a character with emotion so the role of artist and animator remains the same in the production pipeline. Creators and developers can visit www.krikey.ai to generate their own AI animations today.

"Stability is always seeking out AI innovators and the Krikey team has put together one of the best tools to democratize creative expression. Now anyone can animate a 3D character with a few words in a text box ," said Emad Mostaque , CEO of Stability AI. "We are excited to support the Krikey AI team and work together to empower the next generation of AI creators and developers."

In Krikey's AI Tool, users will be able to explore and try a set of basic motion prompts including variations on walk, run, jump, wave, climb and more. The website www.krikey.ai has a prompt guide to help guide users enter and experiment in the world of AI Animation. More complex prompts like moonwalk, zombie march and tai chi also lead to engaging results. Generated animations can be seen in the dashboard within your account and users can download video files or fbx files. Within the animation tool, users can also change the camera angle, add or remove shadows, backgrounds, change the animation speed and customize their Avatar before exporting to share with friends.

"This is the beginning of a revolution in how 3D content will be created ," said Ketaki Shriram , Co-founder and CTO at Krikey.ai. "Generative AI Animations have applications in numerous industries including film, gaming, metaverse avatars, social media and cloud computing. AI Animation could be the foundation of the next creator economy."

Krikey's AI Animation tool is available today online at www.krikey.ai . Visit the website to generate your first AI animation!

About Krikey AI

Krikey AI has built a set of developer tools including an AI Text to Animation tool, custom 3D Avatar tool, AR mobile app toolkit and more. The AI tool enables creators to generate animations they can take into any platform for 3D content creation. Krikey has previously partnered with Snapchat, T-Mobile, Google Maps, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the National Audubon Society, building custom AR games for each brand partner and reaching 5M+ users. For more information, please visit www.krikey.ai .

About Stability AI

Stability AI builds open source AI tools to provide the foundation to awaken humanity's potential. Their AI tool empowers artists to generate images and 3D models based on text inputs. They have open AI models for image, language, audio, video, 3D models and biology. They are the developer of Stable Diffusion and design and implement solutions for companies to use AI in their production processes. For more information, please visit https://stability.ai/ .

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Orange Comet and AMC Expand the Immortal Universe of Anne Rice NFT Collection With Mayfair Witches

As part of its expanded partnership with AMC, the leading Web3 entertainment company is launching an all-new "Mayfair Witches Pass"

Orange Comet Inc., a premium Web3 entertainment and gaming company, today announced the latest extension of its collaboration with AMC's "Immortal Universe of Anne Rice " with the introduction of the Mayfair Witches Pass . With the pass acting as a key for fans' entry into a digital world full of witches, vampires, and all things mystical, this epic limited collection will broaden the Immortal Universe community through a variety of virtual and real-life experiences. The Mayfair Witches Pass is set to mint exclusively on OpenSea March 7, 2023 . New episodes of Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches air Sundays 98c on AMC and AMC+.

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Good Gaming Inc. To Launch Its First Extreme Game Mob Wars For Advanced Players As Minecraft and Roblox Continue To Experience Rapid Growth

Company To Initiate Strategic Marketing Campaigns Across Several Platforms For Its Online Games

Good Gaming, Inc. (OTC-QB: GMER) (the "Company"), an innovative brand creating unique interactive entertainment experiences across the gaming segment since 2008, today announced the launch of its first "Extreme" branded game, "Mob Wars," for advanced players and its plans to initiate a comprehensive and strategic marketing campaign across several social media platforms to attract players as Minecraft and Roblox continue to experience exponential growth going into 2023.

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Xbox, ESPORTSU and Paidia Gaming Launch Competitive Collegiate Esports Series for Rising Women Gamers

The partnership aims to provide women gamers with competition and content that celebrates high achievement, inclusivity, and positive play

Xbox, ESPORTSU, and Paidia Gaming announced their partnership which will continue their ongoing commitment to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in gaming. This activation includes three gaming events designed to spotlight collegiate women gamers, concluding at the Collegiate Esports Commissioner's Cup (CECC) Texas this May. The activations will showcase women competing on a national level and includes two content series.

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