Video games in China will stop the effeminate gender portrayal after the ban from authorities who have said to restrict certain content to youth
Why not allow Individuals to present themselves as they are? Chinese Mr: Winnie the pooh should step off his dictatorship throne, can't handle the Internet saying he looks like the character so they censor It from China's Internet. Same Government that censored the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre of 1989, going off-topic massively but you didn't "just forget" who they were, right? Companies pursue the money at any cost, so changes will occur, as they always have occurred.
Same as Biden, forcing people to get vaccinated or lose their jobs. I guess, you need Eore when there's a Pooh
Not the same. The Chinese government black bags people. Don’t be a fool.
These things are not even remotely comparable. Just stop, fool.
Wow, that may be the most uneducated comparison that I've ever encountered lol
This is the dumbest comment I’ve read all month
Thanks for being wise. Vaccine or lose your job is insane. Imagine looking at the world and thinking: You know what we need? More segregation!
What do you expect from the anti-vax crowd who clutch their pearls and scream "My freedoms" when they now appear to be over 95% of the COVID cases in the hospitals and if COVID does not kill them they now stand a good chance of having lung damage for life. Biden has not mandated forced vaccination. If you don't want to get vaccinated for whatever reason you will be required to get weekly testing. This only applies to the federal government workers and any companies with over 100 members. Maybe you should stop watching Faux News and other right wing news disinformation services. BTW. I am an Australian and I am more aware of what Biden said than you appear to be.
I can't believe there are people here that are on the one hand outraged at the censorship of videogames, but on the other will flat out defend the idea that people should lose their livelihoods unless they take a vaccine. I think both things are wrong. Some people aren't necessarily anti-vax, they're just hesitant this time due to the rushed circumstances surrounding it. That's their choice and personally I choose to respect that rather than ridicule it.
They're not individuals though are they, they're fictional 3d characters created by humans. I think people should just let China be, it's clear that they don't intend to align with core western values. They're no way near as bad as any middle Eastern country.
Sad thing is people arselick China so much they will let things like this fly If everyone came together, looked at alternatives (research them at least so they can make a move in the future) to things they rely on China for then they could finally get China to change eventually.
Lol nobody "lets things fly" for china We just can't do shit about what happens in China. As it should be. They have their own culture and way of life, we can't interfere with that nor should we as long as human lives aren't being abused. Ex. If they wanna eat dogs for dinner, why should we stop that? as distasteful as that sounds to us, I'm sure there's plenty of things that we do that they find distasteful. This idea that America or Europe should intervene with everything that goes on in other countries is stupid and is exactly what leads to conflict
Do the concentration camps in China containing uyghurs count as human lives being abused? Maybe all of the shipments of uygurs hair in containers to America (which were rightfully rejected) counts as human lives being abused? Maybe the daily violation of basic human rights? maybe the Tiananmen Square Massacre where they opened fire on their own people? I guess you're right though we should be quiet and mind our own business! /s
@HarryMasonHerpderp Nobody is talking about Uyguyrs here. Like I said as long as human lives aren't being abused. Uygurs obviously fall under that category where we should interfere. That doesn't mean we should interfere with their culture as well. Do they still teach reading comprehension in schools?
It's not that we should interfere with their culture. But other countries all around the world bend over backwards to appease China's nonsense. They have strict rules in what can be shown in movies, for instance. So you get movies being censored, or just written a different way from the get-go because movie companies don't want to lose out on that China box office. Not to mention the fact that so many products are manufactured in China and distributed out all around the world. We may not have to abide by their government rules within their country, but until the rest of the world figures out an alternative to having everything produced in China, they are kind of at their mercy. Foxtrot wasn't saying anything about interfering with China's government or culture. He was just saying what I just said. Until the rest of the world gets tired of relying on them for so many things, everyone will continue to bend over to them.
@corndogburglar, You pretty much have it right, the world gave China too much power, it really was a mistake to make it the sole manufacturer of almost everything in the modern world (even alot of movies are made with their help). It's an economic powerhouse and can afford to dictate and push around the other countries to some degree, look at how much they kicked up during the trade wars.
@corndogburglar Well the US controls plenty of things too, there's plenty of things in entertainment for example that need to bend to US rules as well as European rules. So why is it that you only critique China for it?
Says "nobody let's things fly for china" Proceeds to defend china's cultural habits that led to a world wide pandemic.
"Well the US controls plenty of things too, there's plenty of things in entertainment for example that need to bend to US rules as well as European rules. So why is it that you only critique China for it?" Because we're talking about China, and not the US? Should I have mentioned every country that has rules around entertainment? That's ridiculous. And that isn't even what I'm debating with you. Somehow, you took Foxtrot's comment to mean that we should interfere with their culture because we don't agree with it. That isn't what he said at all, and I was pointing that out. My main argument is about how many countries of the world have put themselves in a position to rely on China to mass produce tons of products around the world. I really don't understand how you could take someone saying other countries of the world should figure something out and stop relying on China so much to mean we should invade their country and culture lol.
@Zeref hahahahaha you win dumbest post of the day. Gg
As we all know, the USA heavily invested in Chinese child/forced labor in the 80's. That came after processed foods had some time to rot in Americans' intestines thereby severely depleting our people's life force. Fast forward 40 years, now we're investing in Chinese biowarfare facilities in Wuhan, not just in their cheap forced labor. Interesting how a proper diet makes one immune to basically all disease, natural or engineered.
Let the Chinese change china, if they ever will want to. You have no fucking right to tell them what to think
So as the West retires our manly gaming heros of yore for the more modern woke variety, China swoops in to give our old friends a home? The surprises never cease..
Censorship cheerleader, CrazyCoconuts.
You saying I'm pro-censorship based on my comment is about as logical as me saying that you're anti-cheerleader based on yours
The whole world llve it or not is full of censorship...the lack thereof is but a myth and true freedom a mere illusion. If we cry dictatorship when it comes to decisions , but we dictate to others a moral standard diverse to ourselves , how are we different.
More like swoops in to suffocate them to death while they sleep and then burn the bodies so they never get up again. There is probably nothing worse to the Chinese government than the archetype of the western hero, going about threating to "liberate" your country.
So absurd. China continues to move backwards
How is it moving backwards?
One step at a time?
Umm, the president said he wants to get back to the roots of communism that Mao was using in the 1950s. So yeah, they are going backwards
Well it's certainly not moving things forward.
I'm not sure what some westerners want. We want rid of 'wokeness' yet label China's push back against it as backwards... people are confused.
Without doubt China is an authoritarian nightmare state, but between them and the West on who's gonna be more rich and powerful in the coming decades, all my money is on them.
Oh we’re all screwed in the long run. I imagine the west will soon adopt many of the absurd enforced censorship laws that the Chinese government is coming up with right now
You wanna see censorship.... check YouTube and every other western based social media provider. People are getting their rights taken away from underneath us whilst we're focused of things elsewhere. The control levels are for more overreaching than we care to acknowledge.
I'd rather live in China than the middle East, and anywhere in Africa for that matter.
"It’s important to understand that at present, China has a really different culture from the rest of the world and the progressive nations. Doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad but it is what it is and a lot of these decisions are coming from the Conservative members of the government" It's incredible to see how the same journalists who are super progressive and would bash and tarnish anyone and everything that opposes that agenda give an enormous pass to china ...but on top of that they even go and claim it's the conservatives in china that are pushing this....hmmm what a way to spin things. I personally don't give a crap. Never really cared about games representing me....cuz they never have and never will and I don't want them to. It does suck when dictators are in power. They begin to command their nation to do what they want. They give plenty of different excuses to appear to be doing the right thing. Forcing people to do things is evil and always will be. Especially when it involves their personal and private choices about how to live their lives and what to do with their bodies.
mostly cause tencent owns a lot of companies in the publishing media and ofc they dont wanna angry the money makers.
"I personally don't give a crap. Never really cared about games representing me....cuz they never have and never will and I don't want them to." Comment of the day and then some, have a cookie good sir.
China...bringing masculinity back
😂 😂 😂
After a few years of subsidized steroids maybe we'll see a Chinese Rambo or Arnold emerge lol
As long as he stars in movies and has terrible English dubs, I'd pay to see it.
The "patriots" that are always on here whining about SJWs are going to be beside themselves trying to figure out whether to defend and praise China or not. Nah I'm entirely wrong I've seen time and time again that being comfortable with cognitive dissonance is their superpower.
Just cause you disagree with most of what someone or something does, doesn't mean you can't agree with some things. Dealing with absolutes especially in politics across a wide belief spectrum, now that's cognitive dissonance.
Well said. They believe in nothing except when they feel uncomfortable then the default stance is to oppose it.
I love all these accounts that talk like N4G is made up entirely of Americans all have no profile picture and use the same political arguments..almost like they are shill posters.
Hate to break it to you, but being comfortable with cognitive dissonance is not a super power, it's a prerequisite for a civilized society
That's like 70% of anime game characters.
Plus, what counts as effeminate to the Chinese? Guilty Gear characters such as Zato and Anji would be considered effeminate? Alucard? Cloud? Various interpretations of Link? Half of the Tales of Arise cast? Raiden from MGS? I heard they plan on censoring male characters with ponytails and earrings as well. I guess even Geralt won’t make the cut.
They're even censoring pop singers with dyed hair on television. It's ridiculous.
@Oddmania Yep. Just read about it. They are censoring men with earrings and long hair. They are also censoring men with tattoos, because somehow they consider it effeminate. Noice. /s
I mean they are not wrong. And let's be honest, in the west this is also ongoing. Let's all grow our beards and hunt some deer dammit.
This is hilarious! and the funny thing is, China is such a big market, This will actually influence any company that want's in to that market. In other words, most of the entertainment industry. Disney, for example have been making proactive changes to their movies for years for a sanitized release into the Chinese market.
It’s because China is training killers. The answer ALWAYS lies somewhere in the middle. In this case, somewhere between this and the west’s obsession with “toxic masculinity”.
Not 20 years ago ideals were different in the west…. Just because things went in 1 direction in one side of the world doesn’t make it the right direction. Morals are subjective and expecting every nation to copy a certain culture is absurd. We are almost at a time where people can identify as rabbits and we have to accept it refer to them as rabbits …coz ….Freedom of choice yet wearing a scarf at work in the same countries is banned (France, Quebec in Canada … ). If we really want to be Progressive we need to stop shoving morality down each other’s throats as an absolute.
France and Québec have elected governments. China does not.
And yet they dont give people the right to choose what to wear... a scarf is offesnive .. but they do value the right to undress on the street as much as one likes... did peoole elect them to put a dress code or to make their lives better ? Quebec declared themselves a nation within canada coz they dont want to abide by the rest of canada ( democracy!!!!!)... by that logic i declare myself a nation coz i dont want quebec to control me!
Well said my friend. If we accept everything then we stand up for nothing, and if we stand up for nothing we'll fall for anything.
True!! Everything is about freedom of choice except when your choice and belief is not per trends or media directed inclinations, then, you dont have the right to choose and your choices are worthless.
And this is the country the industry is trying to cater, too. I get it, making money is way more important.
Every culture is different. That kind of thing is normal and acceptable in most of Europe and USA but it's not in places like China, Russia, ME etc
Yes. And it’s really not all that surprising to see after watching the strongest nation state in human history collapse under a hurricane of emotions. And we pretend what we do is superior when really it’s just the flip side of the coin. If you advocate that masculinity is evil then you are just as bad. The west demonizes “cis” people. If you identify with what you are born as then you are a problem. This is no less demented than Chinas stance.