p2p news / p2pnet: ‘Cultural departments’ across China have been ordered to ban four computer games.
Slated for deletion are
- Blood Rayne II
- AV Mahjong
- Kong Bu Lao Long (Horrible Cage).
“They are accused of containing pornographic imagery, gambling or violent content,” says ChinaTechNews.
The country’s ministry of culture is, “requiring the cultural departments at various provincial levels to ban the games in cooperation with the local public security departments, communications departments and departments of industry and commerce,” says the story.
“BloodRayne 2 once again puts you in the shoes of the half-vampire, half-human vixen Rayne,” says a review. Unlike the original game, BR2 does not take place in the 1940s, and is therefore completely bereft of Nazi zombies.”
“Inspired by the teen horror genre, made popular by a number of recent movies and primetime TV shows, Obscure follows a group of 5 American students as they try to unravel the mysterious happenings and disappearances that keep occurring at their school,” says a write-up here.
AV Mahjong? “Everybody plays Mahjong,” states a post on the game. “However, have you ever had the experience in playing Mahjong in cell phones? Especially play with some hot girls?”
ChinaTechNews – Ministry Of Culture Bans Four Computer Games, May 25, 2006
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