China bans 50 video gamesPosted on January 26th, 2005 No comments
I wish I could live in China. Because if I lived in China, they would ban video games for me, and also restrict access to Google. China is great.
In all seriousness, they decided to ban games that were being pirated, so they’re spinning it like this:
As part of the effort to protect intellectual property rights and create a good environment for Chinese youth, the State General Administration of Press and Publication (SGAPP) together with the anti-porn and illegal publication offices, created a list of 50 illegal electronic games in a nationwide check-up on electronic publication and software markets.
I love it. So, among some of the titles banned are games like Battlefield Vietnam, Vietcong: Fist Alpha, and Conflict Vietnam. China really cares about creating a good environment for its youth. We wouldn’t want the Youth of China to see what went on during the Vietnam War. Especially not from a greedy capitalist pig-dog point of view.
I noticed they’re also banning The Sims 2. Okay, well, China’s not all bad.