China tightens freedom of action in online games

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    China tightens up the freedom of action in online games



    quotation source gamesindustry.biz
    wtf?, another step towards total governmental control over games market, hopefully our government won't make such cuts in freedom, though there are discussions about violence in games, but think it won't take that dimension
     


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    Doesn't effect me.
     
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    What do you expect from a country where google is banned.
     
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    Don't care at all, anyway that's what you expect from a country where the words freedom and democracy are banned words.
     
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    yes the government is very emotionless, demogracy isn't present, freedom is a tale, especially because of that it is a pity that a country, which is one of the leading industrial nations, with the most inhabitants, isn't able to build up an functioning form of government which fits' to the international human rights. cuts in game market are definitely the lower evil, though it is a pity, hopefully there will be a time, this suppressing situation will change into something better :-/
     
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    It a good thing that's not representative of the world.
     
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    This is starting to become an anti gaming campaign. Doesn't affect me so I have no place saying but I pity the citizens of China. =/
     
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    yeah america is the shit we got violent sexygames AND islamo overlord prez also franken bringin' some justice to victims of sex crimes (of course 30 repubs voted against)

    germany total nazis about games too
     
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    Haha oh wow, so xenophobic they don't want western civilization to corrupt their youth.
     
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    They don't want other Eastern civilizations corrupting their youth either.
     
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    Read between the lines, you are forgetting the main reason why the online games are being banned: no built in censorship of what can be said. The Chinese Govt. restricts all types of speach, so what makes you think they would allow a game world that most likely has a chat feature, and this means crafty groups could communicate 'undetected'.

    Meaning they want to make sure the govt can monitor exactly who is making accounts, where the IP's come from, and they can log all communication because they control all that info, nothing is separate.

    And they don' t want to have any more corruption of their youth, leading to the events of Tiananmen Square. Not so much that they don't want demonstrations, or that they don't want to have to put down the demonstrators with tanks again (they would rather avoid it occuring); but they really don't want their populace or the rest of the world to know about it when they do that next time.
     
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    Online gaming in China just died ten times over. No big name company in the US, Europe, Korea, or Japan will ever accept these absurd terms and will stop investing in China.
     
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    WHAT THE FUCK??
    Google isnt banned in china!
    Where did you hear that?
     
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    Well, it isn't banned, but it's censored, right?

    I have to say that this doesn't surprise me at all. It's a real shame that the gaming market in China can't grow because of things like these.
     
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    It's a shame that china just can't grow up and stop being such idiots.
     
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    suppresion eventually leads to problems [​IMG]
    but since it is the chinese government people's decision
    you can't pretty much help it can you ?
    i wonder if my friend gets back to china then =\
    wait...
    has this any meaning for world of warcraft ?
    like banning wow from china ?! OMG Nuh!
    i love WoW
     
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    yeah, i am just thinking about a possible future if the things don't change, china will be absolutely isolated from the rest of the world, flowing import and export channels won't be able, for sure the land of limited possibilities [​IMG]
    @megaload; no foreign developers will be able to etablish their games in china, perhaps it will be banned, especially as it is one of the biggest mmorpg's, or if not that strictly censored
     
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    Why can't the US, Europe, and anyone else in the world work with paramilitary groups to liberate China by force. Heck let Iran have a piece of the action too. I know that official international intervention against China is next to impossible but using paramilitary and mercenary forces would do the trick and they could train and arm potential rebels. If some intervention, diplomatic or otherwise doesn't happen, China may become worse than North Korea, and has a chance of being a failed country like Somalia in 100-150 years, the worst case could be 50 years.
     
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    Guys...
    http://www.google.cn/
    Trust me, ive been to china many times and ive used this and it never gave me a message saying its blocked.

    Wait....
    You signed up here 3 years ago and THAT was your first post?
    Good lord.
     

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