Neoseeker : News : 'Wrath of the Lich King' overcomes China's great firewall
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Dakronn Aug 25, 10
it is articles like this that make me love living in the US.
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Dark Dom Aug 25, 10
quote Dakronn
it is articles like this that make me love living in the US.
And so it should. People in places like the US, EU, NZ etc. can really feel freedom when we see the shit places like China have to put up with.

Hell, WoTL will be pretty broken in China after the changes. Check 'em out: http://chinagame.178.com/201008/75942001505.html Like, wtf Frost Wyrm reskin. Oh and blood was changed from red to black? How does that even make sense? xD

Oh and I'm preeeeetty sure the torture thing was taken out from the DK starting zone. Makes me wonder what the full list of changes would be like.
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Dakronn Aug 25, 10
I know right, just make some building and people, take out all of the skulls, dead bodies, I mean wow, I just have no words for this censorship.

Why are people being so anal about everything lately, liek teh article about Mafia II being discriminated towrads Italian Americans, I mean WTF is going on here, and the RE5 controversy, it is set in Africa!!!! people need to start waking up here and seeing there are bigger issues then some stupid video game. But I do not want to get started on this subject :-)
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Reenee Aug 25, 10
quote Dark Dom
Oh and blood was changed from red to black? How does that even make sense? xD
Germany forced that into TF2 and changed the gibs into random party objects.
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Neomancer Mike Aug 26, 10
You can't fault chinese culture. The 'great' places with a market for these games, such as the US, EU, or NZ are all globalised into one western culture. Just because skeletons and red blood are appropriate symbolic images in our western culture doesn't mean that it has to be appropriate in eastern culture. If they don't like it, they don't need to have it, it's that simple. I'm happy that Blizzard are making an effort to create a censored/changed version for the Chinese.
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Reenee Aug 26, 10
quote Neomancer Mike
You can't fault chinese culture. The 'great' places with a market for these games, such as the US, EU, or NZ are all globalised into one western culture. Just because skeletons and red blood are appropriate symbolic images in our western culture doesn't mean that it has to be appropriate in eastern culture. If they don't like it, they don't need to have it, it's that simple. I'm happy that Blizzard are making an effort to create a censored/changed version for the Chinese.
Are you it's the culture and not the government?
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Neomancer Mike Aug 26, 10
quote Reenee
quote Neomancer Mike
You can't fault chinese culture. The 'great' places with a market for these games, such as the US, EU, or NZ are all globalised into one western culture. Just because skeletons and red blood are appropriate symbolic images in our western culture doesn't mean that it has to be appropriate in eastern culture. If they don't like it, they don't need to have it, it's that simple. I'm happy that Blizzard are making an effort to create a censored/changed version for the Chinese.
Are you it's the culture and not the government?
I've seen plenty of arguments online about this censorship ordeal, and I kind of wished everyone asked each other "Are you sure it's the culture and not the government?"

I know for a fact that skeletons are considered sacred in traditional eastern culture. Having said that, I do feel that all world cultures who are even remotely touched by globalisation and the like, are far more open-minded and less 'superstitious', and I'm sure plenty of eastern people don't have a problem with seeing skeletons, dead dragons, etc. Having said that, they're a communist community, so that doesn't necessarily mean that the government actually give a shit about their peoples' interests.

To be honest with you, I think it's a bit of both. Some superstitious fellow in the goverment somewhere mentioned it to some other superstitious fellow, who mentioned it to some other superstitious fellow, and it went on like that I suppose.

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