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White Tiger
06-08-2005, 16:25
I guess it sucks to be a gamer in China.
Under these new rules even arcade classics like Joust
would be banned.

http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/business/int/news/20050803p2g00m0bu032000c.html

Freak Ona Leash
06-08-2005, 16:59
Ah, the beauty of totalianism(thats a word right?)

wilting_laughter
06-08-2005, 17:18
Er its just minors. Who cares?

Freak Ona Leash
06-08-2005, 17:29
I imagine the minors would.

Bubble Ghost
07-08-2005, 05:03
players spending too much time trying to increase the power of their characters
He might be on to something there, actually.

Shuya
07-08-2005, 05:21
yes and after playing vampire: the mascurade. I thought drinking blood would make me more powerfull


I see why the goverment thinks that this is a good idea. but you cant punish the masses buy the actions of few.

Galonthar
07-08-2005, 06:31
bunch of bloody lamers,....

isn`t this a reason to revolt against that regime?

Tyra_Nid
07-08-2005, 09:56
Wow, they have 20 million online gamers in china.

Thats the whole population of my country :eek:

Cheesejoff
07-08-2005, 14:43
Ah, the beauty of totalianism(thats a word right?)

I think you mean Totalitarianism, but you are not using it in the right context. Simply by passing a law, a government does not make itself totalitarian. A totalitarian government is one strongly focused party that imposes its will by force and terror, usually led by a dictator, that controls basically everything in the country.

It's a little authoritarian maybe, but certainly not toalitarian.

Wiseman
07-08-2005, 14:59
no its totalitarian once they start taking video games away its another ball park completly;) the audacity of them to do such a thing*shakes fist*

Asher
07-08-2005, 23:54
Personally I wouldn't mind if they were to restrict it here to.
Some people I know would hopefully regain their social life again. :rolleyes: