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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 7/29/2009 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 :)


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