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China bans gang-oriented online games

By Matthew · 9 replies
Jul 28, 2009
  1. China has banned websites hosting games that glamorize Mafioso kingpins and street gangs. The Culture Ministry said these games promote obscenity, gambling and violence, and “undermine morality and Chinese traditional culture.” The report went on to say that the games encourage people to deceive, loot and kill, and glorify the life of a gangster. Chinese law enforcement bodies have been ordered to step up oversight and harshly punish sites that continue to run the banned games

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  2. tengeta

    tengeta TS Enthusiast Posts: 610

    These gang-oriented games are making our public act like us! How dare they!

  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,140   +135

    Well you know what they say... "People don't kill people, gang oriented video games and websites kill people." (Or something like that) Silly communists.
  4. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,372   +17

    Wouldn't individuals who want these types of games just pirate it? /shurg

    But not really shocking that they'd do this.
  5. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,402   +38

    LOL the Politburo was probably getting PWNED by a bunch of schoolkids, so they had to resort to this!

    I smell a cover-up! :D
  7. xempler

    xempler TS Rookie Posts: 24

    This is a smart move by the Communist govn't. Because since the beginning of time, the internet and online gaming has always influenced & promoted gang violence. How do you think Al Capone got started.
  8. For a country that censor words like **** or **** (like now :p), that would probably make children ears bleed?, you like judging others a lot. It's ok to censor sex but not violence? You should really stop watching tv and try to think with your own brains if they're not already rotten. Just try not to watch tv for a month (maybe the pc too), you'll be better persons. If you want to ask yourselves a question, ask how much your life is influenced by television.
  9. JDoors

    JDoors TS Rookie Posts: 62

    @Matthew: "Hypothetically, if graphic content were damaging, shouldn't exposure to it be left to an individual’s autonomy?"

    Hypothetically, what if the Chinese were given the right to express individual autonomy?

    Hypotheticals are fun!
  10. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,140   +135

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