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Chinese officials take Godfather game to the mattresses

The Chinese government has announced that it has banned online games that glamorize gangs. According to the government, any websites featuring or publicizing online games, which glamorize mafia gangs, will be "severely punished." Exactly what the severe punishment will be is unknown.

Reuters reports that the Culture Ministry said games that, "advocate obscenity, gambling, or violence," and "undermine morality and Chinese traditional culture." The official Xinhua news agency continued saying, "These games encourage people to deceive, loot and kill, and glorify gangsters' lives. It has a bad influence on youngsters."

The Chinese agency specifically pointed out the Godfather title from EA as one of the offending games. The Cultural Ministry has ordered law enforcement bodies to step up oversight on sites that continue to run this sort of game.

Chinese officials have a lot of ground to cover to enforce these rules. China's online game industry is expected to grow from 30 to 50% this year with sales revenues of as high as 27 billion yuan. China reportedly has about 200 million online game players, the largest number in the world.

China previously announced that Green Dam filtering software would be required on all computers sold in the country, but it backed down from that under criticism.

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RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Oxygenthief on 7/28/2009 2:47:53 PM , Rating: 2
See my response to Yongsta...

No point in saying the same thing twice.

RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Maxima2k2se on 7/28/2009 4:15:03 PM , Rating: 2
If that is what you actually meant with no harm intended then I give you a "golf clap" for actually doing the research to argue your point. Problem is the implications in your statement and you right off the bat "assume" he pulled the race card. All he did was call you an idiot. He could have been calling you and idiot because you assumed all Chinese gamers "steal" their games instead of getting legit copies. You brought up race and had to backup your statement with research. So obviously you had that in mind from the get go. Who was the idiot again?

RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Oxygenthief on 7/28/2009 4:35:02 PM , Rating: 1
Actually I combined my response to his and your posts into one reply. Thus why I pointed my reply to you back to my reply to Yongsta.

After reading your response, I assumed both of you were forum trolls attempting to destroy an otherwise inoccuous post (by pulling the race card) and as a result my reply seemed fitting for both of you (like minds, or troll minds in this case, think alike after all).

So to answer your question, the idiot label seems fitting for both of you now, thanks for asking...

RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Maxima2k2se on 7/28/2009 5:00:53 PM , Rating: 2
You still fail at the game of life. Please show me where him or I pulled the race card in the 2 statements responding to yours about vote trolls?

My statement was my opinion on why you were getting modded down, and his was just simply calling you an idiot.

Thank you drive through!

RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Oxygenthief on 7/29/2009 7:45:27 AM , Rating: 2
Sorry, no one buys your answer. You are still tap dancing around my point. You and the other troll brought up race, not me. Hell you even tried to "correct" your remark in one of your latter posts to say you weren't commenting on race but rather that everyone steals.

My observation still stands, you are the retarded troll. Crawl back under the bridge you came from or go back to McDonalds (you seem to have the "thank you drive through" verbiage down pat).

Maxima2k2se = MEGAFAIL

By Maxima2k2se on 7/29/2009 6:08:16 PM , Rating: 2
LOL your right I did fail, I failed to see that you were trolling me along. To answer you though if you look at the time stamps on all the statements you will notice you were the FIRST one to bring race into anything when you claimed Yongsta pulled the race card when all he did was call you an idiot. The statement I corrected was because I had the balls to admit I miss quoted you. Keep digging though one day you might reach china. Ok I am done being trolled on this topic at least... Go eat a bag of D!cks and choke :)

RE: Exactly how will they BAN these games???
By Maxima2k2se on 7/28/2009 4:42:20 PM , Rating: 3
because you assumed all Chinese gamers "steal"

"because you assumed every Chinese gamer named Chong, Ping and Lee "steal"


DT is it seriously that hard to get an edit function?

By Oxygenthief on 7/29/2009 7:47:59 AM , Rating: 2
Nice backpedaling...

I only wish you would have corrected yourself before you decided to troll my posts. Would have saved me three or four attempts to correct your retarded self.

At least you are willing to admit that you are an F-tard. Kudos corky!

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