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China Telecom Serves up Nintendo Wii-like Service

Video game consoles like the Wii and the Xbox 360 have yet to be officially launched in China due to a government ban. But that hasn't stopped Chinese companies from offering their own gaming systems using motion-sensing technology now popular in the overseas video game market.

China Telecom, one of the country's major mobile carriers, has been providing a Wii-like gaming service as part of its IPTV (Internet Protocol television) package. Called "Tigan Youxi" or "Somatic Gaming," the console uses motion-sensing controllers much like Nintendo's video gaming system.

China Telecom showed off the console earlier this month at an exhibit show in Beijing, where users could play a Ping Pong game on the system.

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