Battlefield 4 China Ban?

ZDNet reports that Battlefield 4 is being banned in China, though the PCGames.com.cn story cited as the source of this does not seem to exist at this time. A prior report they link is still online, however, reflecting the Chinese military's concerns at how the country is portrayed in the military shooter sequel, as the game's is set in 2020 with unrest in China and possible resulting revolution being integral to the plot. According to ZDNet, the apparently deleted story stated Battlefield 4 "smears China's image" and was a new form of "cultural invasion." Thanks Techie News.
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Darks wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:58:
Task wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:39:
Darks wrote on Dec 27, 2013, 12:11:
China is such a stupid country

Care to draw some examples?

China and the U.S. are equally stupid when it comes to their governments. The people however of these countries have little say in what their government does.

Tiananmen Square. Need I say more? I can go on and on about their policies and lack of environmental procedures too. The country is a toxic wasteland.

If you wanna play that game, you could just as well say :
"Kent State Massacre, need I say more?"
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings)

Remember, the Jew killing ideas of WW2 were imported to Germany from the U.S., since back then the U.S. had a policy of eugenics and was not terribly kind or tolerant of the 'unwanted' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics).
One of the fortunate effects of WW2 was making an enemy of a nation with a similar mindset to our own, effectively changing our own minds, and making life better for minorities over here.
Do you think that Henry Ford was somehow unusual in his support for the nazi movement? It was a moderately mainstream idea at the time.
Funny how the history of eugenics is not taught in school (other than maybe a 1 sentence blurb)...

You could say that "that's history".
But then again, you can say the same thing about Tienanmen square.

Find me a country who's hands are clean. Good luck.

Every nation has their own propaganda and historical 'clean up' efforts.
In Japan, WW2 is taught as 'the war to purge Asia of western imperialism'. (Which it technically did (ignoring the Japanese imperialism part). Ever consider why there were Europeans in Asia for Japan to fight with?)
And the 'Rape of Nanking' is only mentioned as an invasion where nothing unusual worth mentioning happened.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_history_textbook_controversies)


Try putting the shoe on the other foot. Imagine BF4 had the U.S. invading 'innocent' nations (Not nations portrayed as a threat, just purely victim nations).
Think there wouldn't be a political crap storm over that? One of the biggest entertainment titles in the country portraying the U.S. as a villain? Fox5 would be interviewing irate senators nightly.

Would the U.S. government ban the title? Not likely.
Would the U.S. government let its irritation be known by other means, such as by legislating onerous restrictions on certain kinds of video games, nerfing EA's future income ("Think of the children")? Likely.

-scheherazade

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