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iTunes China doesn"t allow games? Are you kidding me!

08-11-2009, 01:05 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 1,170
iTunes China doesn"t allow games? Are you kidding me!

I searched the Chinese iTunes store and to my (democratic) horror there is no game section on the store. Does anyone have any information regarding the lack of games? I was really hoping to sell some games into China. Please don't tell me it isn't so. Ready to cry...... So many people lost forever.
08-11-2009, 01:30 AM
#2
There haven't been games in the Chinese App Store since the beginning. Hopefully that will change when they start selling the iPhone.

08-11-2009, 01:31 AM
#3
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: In your pants
Posts: 1,624
There are a few games, under Entertainment but there are very little. I wonder why, I was shocked to find out China banned YouTube and blogs as well.

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08-11-2009, 01:43 AM
#4
China is very strict about the worldwide web and anything questionable will surely be blocked. YouTube is definitely known for its inappropriate videos (not inappropriate in the sense of nudity but people expressing questionable opinions as well as occasional cussing in videos). Much of the iTunes Store is blocked because of notable songs and media supporting the Tibetan cause, in which China has taken offense to and does not want being translated across China.
08-11-2009, 02:41 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,272
damn communism.
08-11-2009, 02:44 AM
#6
Why is anybody shocked at this? What do you expect from China?

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08-11-2009, 02:46 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
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That's what communists do they censor things that don't go with their philosophies. Try and make it to the U.S., preferabley a conservative area where you wont have to listen to too many control-freak liberals trying to tell you what to do. Live free
08-11-2009, 02:52 AM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by freedog View Post
That's what communists do they censor things that don't go with their philosophies. Try and make it to the U.S., preferabley a conservative area where you wont have to listen to too many control-freak liberals trying to tell you what to do. Live free
Conservative America isn't exactly a bastion of free speech these days...

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08-11-2009, 03:00 AM
#9
Joined: Jun 2009
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just change your country to one that is full of games... like the US

EDIT: oh, i just reread your OP, so you just searched in the chinese app store.

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08-11-2009, 03:06 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Quote:
Originally Posted by freedog View Post
That's what communists do they censor things that don't go with their philosophies. Try and make it to the U.S., preferabley a conservative area where you wont have to listen to too many control-freak liberals trying to tell you what to do. Live free
Is that supposed to be a joke?

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