Mr. Pedantic;4961089 If it weren't for the fact that I can no longer speak/read/write enough Chinese to get along, I would rather live in Shanghai than in the US (read: Texas).
Rednecks or Communists, its your choice :)
What's the point of banning them in chinese games, because they could just import the games from the uk/usa ect.
The ironic thing is, Shanghai has a lot of modern technology and wealth, but still no freedom like here. Here you can say what you like about the government and the politicians you ELECT via free vote. In China you don't have such luxuries. I find most of the people that complain about life in the US have never really experiended what it's like to live where there are no such freedoms. Many whom look for something better come crawling back, if they survive at all abroad.
You know, it's interesting when people say this sort of thing, yet whenever we have a government change here in New Zealand, nothing ever changes, only the faces in the offices. So really, as far as freedom is concerned, we don't see any of it here because we don't ever have any change.
Rednecks or Communists, its your choice
I know it's my choice. And given the childish, prejudiced way you are acting, I know which one I'd choose.
kow_ciller;4960675China is a commie trash-hole. 'nuff said
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9th December 2003
If it weren't for the fact that I can no longer speak/read/write enough Chinese to get along, I would rather live in Shanghai than in the US (read: Texas).
I concur, labeling China as a "commie trashhole" is rather short sighted and incorrect to begin with (both trash wise and commie wise).
Having said that though it's sad that the chinese goverment bans games (and other media) which is deemed to be of bad influence on it's people.
The level of bias and ignorance in this thread amazes me. I wasn't aware game censoring was unique to China. Certain western nations, especially Germany, have a high level of censorship in their games ranging from Nazi-related items and violence. Australia has tough stances against violence in games (Try playing the Australian GTAs) and I believe other nations tend to remove "sensitive" topics, as the Japanese do with references to nuclear weaponry.
Even here in America, a number of our politicians who rag on about liberty and big government can be seen trying to make steps to put tougher censorship on games and films.
It's not really unique to any political ideology or leaning. I've seen plenty of people here in Texas not mind tough laws "as long as the bad guys get caught" or being "Un-american" which is how this kind of shit gets started anyways.
17th June 2002
It seems the Chinese have similar problems with moral hypocrisy as the Western world seems to have. "Swearing, getting naked, having sex, taking recreational drugs and stealing are all heinous crimes, and we must ban all video games dealing with these issues. Running around with an assault rifle and slaughtering everything in sight, is, of course, permissible." It reminds me of when GTA3 came out, giving teenagers across the planet the opportunity to pick up a prostitute, pay her to have sex, and then brutally murder her afterwards so that you could get your money back. Mothers without a cause all across the globe were in immediate uproar that such a game allowed their children to hire prostitutes.