China lifts ban on game consoles, great news!

#1skermacPosted 1/6/2014 6:27:00 PM
Here come the Chinese gamers. This should add more to game lobbies too. win-win



The Chinese government announced on Monday that it has lifted a decade-long boycott against game consoles, such as the Xbox and PlayStation, in the country's newest free trade zone.

According to a recent government decree published by the State Council of China, foreign-invested companies are allowed, for the first time in almost 14 years, to carry out gaming machines' production and marketing activities in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. However, the content of games is still subject to censorship, according to a mydrivers.com report published on January 6.

In 2000, China not only shut doors to foreign video games, game consoles, and accessories, it also prohibited existing video game centers from expanding or purchasing any new machines.


http://www.zdnet.com/china-lifts-bans-on-xbox-and-ps4-7000024822/



http://www.zdnet.com/china-lifts-bans-on-xbox-and-ps4-7000024822/
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#2masterpaul666Posted 1/6/2014 6:29:20 PM
wait, so now that they got the population, and factories, they are training their minds and reflexes. We all know what's coming next, better start learning mandarin soon'
#3skermac(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 6:37:40 PM
masterpaul666 posted...
wait, so now that they got the population, and factories, they are training their minds and reflexes. We all know what's coming next, better start learning mandarin soon'


lol
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#4Yi LongPosted 1/6/2014 6:50:54 PM
Yes and no.

Yes, because it brings in many millions of new gamers, which means more revenue for everyone involved.

However, because it's such a huge market, there's a chance publishers and developers will self-censor their work, out of fear it might get banned from being released in China, when it could potentially upset the government there...

... which could obviously affect their products, and thus would affect us as gamers.
#5skermac(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 6:52:47 PM
Yi Long posted...
Yes and no.

Yes, because it brings in many millions of new gamers, which means more revenue for everyone involved.

However, because it's such a huge market, there's a chance publishers and developers will self-censor their work, out of fear it might get banned from being released in China, when it could potentially upset the government there...

... which could obviously affect their products, and thus would affect us as gamers.


Oh no, games will be watered down for everyone :(
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#6ziraki33Posted 1/6/2014 6:53:18 PM
I don't like getting beat in video games, and asians are usually better at everything than Americans including video games so ;_;


well, all except winning wars...
#7GRU_CommanderPosted 1/6/2014 7:32:12 PM
No one wins in wars.
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#8Cornbread4lifePosted 1/6/2014 7:33:28 PM
It's to distract the people from their atrocious air quality.
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#9GRU_CommanderPosted 1/6/2014 7:35:50 PM
Whatever like the country hasnt already saturated the market with unlicensed knockoffs and copies/clones of ps3/360 only thing companies like about the eastern market, obession with persistent online games with microtrans, and for china thats about all they are allowed, i mean its not like they have missed on CoD, go go booby kotic go towards the money
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#10ziraki33Posted 1/6/2014 7:42:50 PM
GRU_Commander posted...
No one wins in wars.


oooh so philosophical....