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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

China Invests In Remedy to Computer Game Sex and Gore

Its a peculiar priority, but it funds game developers, which is not so bad. Imagine a government so concerned with the mental character of its youth that it invests in healthy entertainment. I wonder what they'll think up next?

China to spend $340m on 'healthy' computer games
October 19, 2004
BEIJING: China, worried that its youth is being corrupted by foreign online games, plans to spend up to US$240 million ($340 million) to develop healthy indigenous ones, state media said Monday.

Rather than imported games with a high content of sex and gore, the idea is to get young Chinese interested in more refined products, some of them based on classics of the nation's literary canon, according to the Xinhua news agency.

More at The Australian

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