How Chinese censorship killed an acclaimed horror game


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  • kl wies
    kl wies  3 weeks back

    While the reporting is quite accurate the context being set is however is not. Like most issues of the day its very rare for it to be just Black and While or Good and Evil. Plenty of Grey to go with it. Video Game addiction is very Real problem. And protection from Predatory Game Companies is needed. The Pay to win and loot boxes abhored in the West finds restrictions in China. The criticism on Censorship is Fair however what is missing is the reporting on Video Games developers and companies penchant to get kids addicted to it to make more profits.

    • babbisp1
      babbisp1  3 weeks back

      Kind of irrelevant but i think her tats are dope af.

      • Rafael E Raymundi
        Rafael E Raymundi  4 weeks back

        more videos like this! please

        • W MA
          W MA  4 weeks back

          Did you just blame the Diablo Immortal on China??? PLEASE, find ONE Chinese person that is happy with Diablo Immortal.

          • cristobal valentine
            cristobal valentine  4 weeks back

            sick of the 'blame china' crowd. literally the same as 1900s yellow peril shit. get over it you morons

            • the yijen
              the yijen  1 months back

              I'm surprised that Engadget would do this topic.
              Strict censorship from government of China has gone worse and worse each day.
              But I'm looking forward to Red Candle's next game, which we believe the topic will not please Chinese government as well.

              • LORDE 2729
                LORDE 2729  1 months back

                this is proof how the world will become if china is to become a true world power. mark my words.! they will influence their corrupted way of life and take away all ur freedoms that we worked so hard for. they are already spreading their corruption in countries like sri lanka and other developing nations by giving them so called soft loans with low interest rates and higher interest rates later on. thats how they took control of a port in that country for 100 years! in africa they are pilliaging natural resources like a swarm and promoting their own language and culture with the specific goal of removing other cultures and only making people think the controlled way of the communist party! dont believe me, ? Their confusious institute gives their students chinese names which the first step of their indoctrination! remember china is the reason why many animals are going extinct ! their bullshit chinese medicine with all their stupid beliefs is driving demand for these species to go on the brink of extinction. Chinese are good for nothing and are only bad in every scenario! do business with them, trust them and they will make sure to rip you off and steal your ideas. they will scam you and are the most fake people you can find. look how they are trying to control hong kong now! and look their bullying tactic with taiwan!

                • Sennhei Zhang
                  Sennhei Zhang  1 months back

                  No surprise that you won't tell the whole story

                  • Brian D'Souza
                    Brian D'Souza  1 months back

                    Jessica too hot for this nerdy stuff!

                    • J P
                      J P  1 months back

                      China wont allow a video game in their country but has no issues shipping govt approved Huawei's to spy on us.

                      • evergreen high
                        evergreen high  1 months back

                        Is jessica conditt single?

                        • Holyxie
                          Holyxie  1 months back

                          Console ban was never really there. China doesn't have a large player base for consoles. Those consoles fans like me could easily get games and consoles online. We all have lines we can't cross in our countries. You westerners just can justify your doings in the name of your values.

                          • JackyVivid
                            JackyVivid  1 months back

                            Idhar tao hahakaar hai!

                            • M7AMD
                              M7AMD  1 months back

                              great job Jessica, thats what i call journalism!
                              you should keep cracking into this chinese censorship crap

                              • VioletWyvern
                                VioletWyvern  1 months back

                                On the other side..... A horror game that "scared" 1.3 billion of commies to banned this game.... This means this game was extremely good.

                                • Sympa Dm
                                  Sympa Dm  1 months back

                                  Sad... but why would you insult your President in your own game?

                                  • Fang Chia H
                                    Fang Chia H  1 months back

                                    Sympa Dm cuz Xi JinPing (aka Winnie the Pooh) is PROC’s (Mainland China) president, not ROC’s (Taiwan) president. Red Candle, the creator company, is a Taiwanese company. And Taiwan’s current president is Tsai Ing Wen. President Tsai is the first elected female president of the country. In a democratic country, it is fine to make fun of the president. They call her Yoda BTW. The difference between democracy and dictatorship is one serves the people and one controls you. So for Taiwanese people who live in a democratic country, it is not a big deal to joke around. President Tsai even made fun of herself as Yoda.
                                    In the case of Devotion, Red Candle’s business partner who published the game is a Chinese company (Indievent) and that’s what really got them into trouble (correct me if I am wrong). Indievent (based in Shanghai, China) has had its business license revoked by their government just within a month after the whole thing happened.

                                • Noxmiles
                                  Noxmiles  1 months back

                                  You are so beautiful 😍

                                  • chen james
                                    chen james  1 months back


                                    • 佛地魔王蘇貞昌
                                      佛地魔王蘇貞昌  1 months back

                                      Another low iq idiot. Can't even get the facts correct. I can tell you about the whole picture but why would I bother? I hope you fail and get very bad luck due to your ignorance or bad intentions.

                                      • Dennis Liao
                                        Dennis Liao  1 months back

                                        Sorry about my poor english
                                        Chinese people are preparing to 「over the Wall」click dislike
                                        They're always reluctant to face the facts

                                        • 㗎妹阿醬
                                          㗎妹阿醬  1 months back

                                          But Hong Kong

                                          • Nekminute
                                            Nekminute  1 months back

                                            China swallow u hole

                                            • Jhewei Jhang
                                              Jhewei Jhang  1 months back

                                              If you type Winnie the Pooh in Overwatch china, you get permanent ban within 10 seconds LOL.

                                              • ee bee
                                                ee bee  1 months back

                                                by the way,Taiwan is not part of China~Taiwan is now being colonized by the exiled government from China.The Chinese Communist Party has always wanted to invade Taiwan. No joke

                                                • Xaco Swso
                                                  Xaco Swso  1 months back

                                                  So they removed a game because of political incorrectness. So what?

                                                  • Xaco Swso
                                                    Xaco Swso  1 months back

                                                    @david li Wrong. You should go check the definition of PC

                                                  • david li
                                                    david li  1 months back

                                                    Xaco Swso You misunderstand the word “political correctness”.

                                                • Yehmin WU
                                                  Yehmin WU  1 months back

                                                  Thanks for this awesome video. Great job Engadget, for quite an accurate depiction of the gaming industry and the harm of Chinese censorship. Chinese netizen can't handle the truth and that's not your fault.

                                                  • Gilvin
                                                    Gilvin  1 months back

                                                    Their government's stupid, so with some of their people.

                                                    • Wil
                                                      Wil  1 months back

                                                      Ok, Engadget - this type of quality content is great. More of this please

                                                      • Kelian Artistauchapeau
                                                        Kelian Artistauchapeau  1 months back

                                                        Chinese censorship just made me get the game.

                                                        • thonk boi
                                                          thonk boi  1 months back

                                                          or they could just region lock the game...

                                                          • cheflia5555
                                                            cheflia5555  1 months back

                                                            Awesome reporting! This kind of censorship is the biggest danger to creativity

                                                            • ebin belji
                                                              ebin belji  1 months back

                                                              I like her presentation and appearance

                                                              • 張卡卡
                                                                張卡卡  1 months back

                                                                Thanks a lot from Taiwanese, we all so sad can’t support this good game anymore😢

                                                                • Lilico Chen
                                                                  Lilico Chen  1 months back

                                                                  wow you really do the research! appreciate that.
                                                                  precise and clear

                                                                  • Vtor C
                                                                    Vtor C  1 months back

                                                                    HongKonger here, thank you for support freedom of creation
                                                                    It might disappear later in HongKong
                                                                    Taiwan might be the late place that Chinese people can have freedom of creation.

                                                                    Plz support them thx guys

                                                                    • Vtor C
                                                                      Vtor C  1 months back

                                                                      Follow me say
                                                                      習近平小熊維利(Xi Jinping Winnie the Pooh)

                                                                  • 中华人民共和国福建省台湾市市长东条英文


                                                                  • temp0rand
                                                                    temp0rand  1 months back

                                                                    Tigger isn't in charge anymore. Not a Typo.

                                                                    • Joey Lin
                                                                      Joey Lin  1 months back

                                                                      Nazi China
                                                                      oh i mean Nice China

                                                                      • MingJia Yang
                                                                        MingJia Yang  1 months back

                                                                        thank you for report about this.
                                                                        thank you very much.

                                                                        • Christopher Alden
                                                                          Christopher Alden  1 months back

                                                                          Jessica needs her own channel. She's in another class versus the other on-air talent.

                                                                          • Eddie Yen
                                                                            Eddie Yen  1 months back

                                                                            110M game players in US, and 660M game players in China is not a small gap. But still more than China if count on the worldwide players (without China of course).
                                                                            If China government still controlled hard, I guess build the game version for China may become normalize in the future.
                                                                            It will be a more costs to develop the game, but want to enter the China market, that's a price.

                                                                            • Soy Milk
                                                                              Soy Milk  1 months back

                                                                              P.R.C didn't even do anything before all the internet people from China start bullying the developer.

                                                                              • xiangming zhang
                                                                                xiangming zhang  1 months back

                                                                                Another day another mass shooting fun in the third world loser land of USA. How is all that "freedom" and voting thing working out for ya. Wahahaha, so

                                                                                • 阿軒Nick
                                                                                  阿軒Nick  1 months back

                                                                                  At least they can change president

                                                                              • Chester Wu
                                                                                Chester Wu  1 months back

                                                                                Thank you for reporting this political issue caused by China. This is Chinese political persecution on gaming field.

                                                                                • Dominique Wong
                                                                                  Dominique Wong  1 months back

                                                                                  One more important note about the Devotion incident.
                                                                                  After players find out Winnie the pool. Red Candle quickly removing the graphics from Stream.
                                                                                  But because most Chinese players play pirated games. So removing the graphic from Stream can not stop the fire.
                                                                                  It means there is no room for any error for companies that want to release a game in China. There is no chance to current wrongs.

                                                                                  • 變色貓罐頭
                                                                                    變色貓罐頭  1 months back

                                                                                    Let's wait the Chinese argument
                                                                                    Oh wait they can't
                                                                                    It's illegal to use VPN in China

                                                                                    • M7AMD
                                                                                      M7AMD  1 months back

                                                                                      lol typical communist strategy

                                                                                  • Jery Starr
                                                                                    Jery Starr  1 months back

                                                                                    She is so cute, I love your existence

                                                                                    • レグ
                                                                                      レグ  1 months back

                                                                                      I can't believe you noticed about Rainbow Six Siege one, we were pissed off.
                                                                                      However, even if they remain arts, but they still removed skull icons.
                                                                                      That sucks.