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Battlefield 4 Now Banned in China

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a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2013 12:28:07 PM

That is pretty funny. It's just a game with a fictional story.

Just sad at how repressed people around the world are yet we think our problems are bad.
December 27, 2013 12:30:22 PM

jimmysmitty said:
That is pretty funny. It's just a game with a fictional story.

Just sad at how repressed people around the world are yet we think our problems are bad.


Keep in mind there are people in political positions who want our government to become more socialist as it is...

We may not have it as bad but we will get there if we don't keep our thumbs on politicians.
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December 27, 2013 12:32:36 PM

I've been playing Battlefield games since the beginning, but I refuse to give EA my money anymore. The SimCity rollout was the final straw for me.
December 27, 2013 12:43:08 PM

Socialism at it's Worst. Anyway the Chinese Government is a joke and this is living proof of it. And at the end of the day if you buy into their nonsense, it's still their fault that they didn't check and rate the game before allowing it to be sold in their Country. Go Socialism. LOL
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2013 12:47:15 PM

Socialist... more like totalitarianism.
That is the real problem!
December 27, 2013 12:53:25 PM

I read the article...and, well, I couldn't help but LOL. BwAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
December 27, 2013 12:58:29 PM

I stopped giving DICE my money after BF 3. They might make good looking games but support is never been good with them. BF 2, BF 3, and from what I've read BF 4 has had nothing but issues. BF 2 took them too long to finally come out with the 1.5 patch to try to fix the hitbox issue. Granted there wasn't as many problems as BF 3 and BF 4 have had. Both from glitches and hackers. I wonder if BF 4 will topple the record BF 3 has with it's unfixed glitches. Perhaps they should have somebody outside of the DICE company make there patches and updates.
December 27, 2013 1:16:42 PM

Quote: jerreece
That is pretty funny. It's just a game with a fictional story.

Yet its ok for america to ban video games when americans are t
the ones being killed, tell them that its a It's just a game with a fictional story.

No country likes games or movies that shows them being slaughtered or being used in a bad light and that's just fact.
December 27, 2013 1:25:47 PM

it hurts my brain how ignorant some of these comments are
December 27, 2013 1:43:34 PM

This is why Crysis picked on North Korea.
December 27, 2013 1:46:05 PM

This is the type of Govt. the U.S. is heading towards With Obama running the show...Honey, the Obama police are here to make sure you uninstall your game...
December 27, 2013 2:05:23 PM

3lackdeath said:
Quote: jerreece
That is pretty funny. It's just a game with a fictional story.

Yet its ok for america to ban video games when americans are t
the ones being killed, tell them that its a It's just a game with a fictional story.

No country likes games or movies that shows them being slaughtered or being used in a bad light and that's just fact.


What game are you referring to that America has banned? Pretty much every mildly war based game in the past 5 years has hated on America in some way and as far as I'm aware none of them got banned.

Socialism, communism, and totalitarianism are different things. You can make the argument that the American government is incorporating more socialist elements, but it is by no means moving towards communism or totalitarianism.
December 27, 2013 2:38:30 PM

3lackdeath
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Yet its ok for america to ban video games when americans are t
the ones being killed, tell them that its a It's just a game with a fictional story.


Name one! Banned videogame in america? You're wrong. There's something called freedom of speech there. Even "Super Columbine Massacre RPG!" wasn't banned.

Removed from stores? Maybe. But that's the retailers freedom to do so.
December 27, 2013 3:07:53 PM

the united states is currently using secret tatics from the game to attack!!!! its all true!!! there tanks and missiles are behind the same trees and buildings! the drones you fly in the game are real and are not fake. its lile the movie starman
December 27, 2013 3:14:37 PM

dextermat is the only guy here who gets it---these are not true socialist or communistic governments--they're totalitarian.
December 27, 2013 3:27:56 PM

There are games banned in the US, but mainly because of the ESRB restriction or the lack of safety of games, such as "Sonic Blast Man." As far as the ESRB ratings, remember that GTA:SA was removed from retailers because of "Hot Coffee." That is when the "Second Edition" came out which restricted mods from the box. Users essentially had to modify the second edition to, well, modify it.

"Bully" is another Rockstar game that was banned in certain parts of the USA, only after a few lawsuits. The reason for that game being banned was that it was promoting bullying. Also, as of recent, there is a senator (ironically a NRA supporter) wanting to ban GTA:V because of its violence.

Freedom of Speech does protect from government censorship (In the form of imprisonment, death, etc. by government), but it does not protect you from the consequences from private entities as we saw with Phil Robertson and Paula Deen.
December 27, 2013 3:43:41 PM

Maybe EA should change the China Rising expansion pack: Where Chine joins forces with people from the USA to help dethrone Obama and the Obama Care.
December 27, 2013 4:13:28 PM

I love Tom's Hardware forums :-)
December 27, 2013 4:34:43 PM

applegetsmelaid agree completely, more entertaining then Letterman
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2013 5:01:17 PM

are they going to refund the money for everyone who bought the game?
December 27, 2013 5:06:21 PM

They should release a new expansion where there is a rogue element in china that developed a new weapon which censors everything that people like, and it is up to a 64 person (full server) co-op to fight against the censorship using all of the technology, the future has to offer.

I am sure that will get china to reconsider the banning of the game as they will have a decent length co-op campaign that is dedicated to them.
December 27, 2013 5:51:45 PM

look at how many games are based on world war 2/nazi germany. Germany hasn't tried to ban anything.
December 27, 2013 6:22:57 PM

Maybe this is a sign that realistic dudebro war games are getting played out.
December 27, 2013 6:38:33 PM

Seriously? .... Their Government has nothing else better to do but decide a game is Illegal?
December 27, 2013 7:27:02 PM

It's funny because while trying to defend their image and integrity, the Chinese government actually ends up revealing their insecurity.
December 27, 2013 7:42:28 PM

Cao ni ma, China.
December 27, 2013 8:00:45 PM

Can you imagine the backlash from Americans if there were video games that made the US look evil, twisted, wrong, and an enemy of the world. I can't imagine how Russia and China feel... they've been the generic go-to "enemies" of American targeted FPS games for almost a whole decade now. White American frat boys would go nuts and boycott an FPS game if it wasn't patriotic with American propaganda slogans, stupid generic marine males, and terrible stories that make the character look like Last Action Hero Rambo Marine USA #1.
December 27, 2013 8:54:01 PM

Waoo. Let's go and just make a game about terrorist killing Americans. And since these is the land of the free it cannot be ban. I bet that all the idiots talking shot here are going to be demanding the head of Obama for let something like that happen. Bunch of hipocrites
December 27, 2013 9:30:45 PM

China's people are migrating to my contry all the time. those here are more then welcome to play,Own and enjoy battle field 4 after all Dead Island is alot worse for everyone. off with the head for there can only be one.Buy seriously though government moles dont have the time to play a game so whos missing out really.
December 27, 2013 9:59:36 PM

Actually I'm looking for a battlefield game with a fictional story, where we got a large group "American born citizen" become a terrorist who is out to topple the current USA government, and USA gov is powerless to stop them. The rest of the world come to help save the country.
December 27, 2013 10:15:33 PM

zoobie said:
Can you imagine the backlash from Americans if there were video games that made the US look evil, twisted, wrong, and an enemy of the world. I can't imagine how Russia and China feel... they've been the generic go-to "enemies" of American targeted FPS games for almost a whole decade now. White American frat boys would go nuts and boycott an FPS game if it wasn't patriotic with American propaganda slogans, stupid generic marine males, and terrible stories that make the character look like Last Action Hero Rambo Marine USA #1.


Ive actually been wanting a game to do this
December 27, 2013 10:50:49 PM

As soon as I started playing the campaign I called this.
December 28, 2013 12:34:57 AM

This is funny and sad at the same time ... but now i sit and wonder what a game where the US is the bad guy and having maps with area 51 and pentagon and shit would look like :)  you know.. just like real life ... you see a war on the globe US army is there for sure , the one and only constant in every war around the world. Don`t get mad about this comment, i`m half trolling.
December 28, 2013 1:40:35 AM

As you can see, many people flunked out Social Studies in High School. Dummies, Communism and Socialism are two very different things.
December 28, 2013 3:33:11 AM

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No no no that is like 1/4 of the story. There are 47 million people on food stamps in America. How many of those do you think are actually needy and not just milking the system? Jereece and everyone on this side are talking about the deadbeats, not the needy. Sure there are needy people and we should help them but taking someone's money that they EARNED, no matter how wealthy, is wrong. Why is it all of a sudden bad to be a rich person? It's their money they can do whatever they want with it. Obama's policies are mostly impacting the middle class anyways. I'm one of them. When all is said and done, he is going to go down as the worst president in US history.


It's not bad to be a rich person, it is a recognition that fortune is happenstance, and that societies with less unfortunate tend to be better places to live for everyone. Recognizing the causes of misfortune and trying to fix those is better for everyone.

I do not begrudge anyone their salary, but the very concept of "earning" is weird. Someone worked, someone paid, the amount is totally dependent on the circumstances and events of one's life (even the decisions one makes).

As for BF4 being banned in China, even from private use, is just a sad testament to the state of the world, even in a world that is better than it's ever been.
December 28, 2013 4:04:18 AM

who didn't see this coming...
December 28, 2013 5:14:25 AM

I'm done with Battlefield, until they come to their senses and and start relying on Steam for updating/servers/distribution. Dealing with Dice/Origin/EA is just an awful awful experience of frustration and annoyance.
December 28, 2013 6:38:38 AM

troger5troger5 said:
the united states is currently using secret tatics from the game to attack!!!! its all true!!! there tanks and missiles are behind the same trees and buildings! the drones you fly in the game are real and are not fake. its lile the movie starman


the NSA are using BT4 for spying :sarcastic: 
December 28, 2013 7:49:06 AM

"That is pretty funny. It's just a game with a fictional story.

Just sad at how repressed people around the world are yet we think our problems are bad. "

Is it as funny as what happened to "6 Days in Fallujah"?
Censorship is alive and well anywhere you go. The methods may be different but the end result is the same.
December 28, 2013 8:02:18 AM

and here comes all the conspiracy theories
December 28, 2013 9:54:21 AM

nothing new here!stuff gets banned all the time in IRAN.Max Payne,GTA,Need For Speed Series,Battlefield 3,Spec Ops,Arma 3,Splinter Cell,Assassin's Creed,Manhunt,God of War,Heavy Rain,300 The movie,Youtube,Facebook,Twitter,Skype...reasons?god knows why!some times they ban list is so stupid that it makes my head hurt like NFS series is BANNED!!!WHY?
December 28, 2013 10:18:21 AM

So, game developers have been running plotlines of illegal assassins, corrupt US officials, CIA blackops, dirty cops, and generally the US being the dirtiest and most corrupt country for decades. Nobody noticed or even cared. As soon as they do one about China they go apeshit. Methinks they protest too much.
December 28, 2013 10:22:54 AM

So they don't get their $60 back? (Chinese money equivalent)
December 28, 2013 3:40:36 PM

It's funny to read all these argumented posts about socialism in a China that was never socialist, from a obvious US point of view so distorted from what the world really is.
USA! Right? God bless America.
Let me tell you something, Obama in Europe would not be even close to what a real socialist politic is. Let's drone something.
December 28, 2013 7:49:17 PM

Glad to see intelligence winning in the comments section for once.

I'm honestly shocked to see it winning so much on an online forum, I'm guessing it must be a lot of non-Americans since it's about politics. That or Christmas has made the intelligent people in such a good mood to venture forth into the cesspits of internet comments!
December 28, 2013 8:32:45 PM

@bochica None of those games were banned country-wide and I honestly can't remember the last game that was actually banned. Looking around one was banned because the model in the game was underage and the game was considering pornography of a minor because of it and that Sonic Blast Man thing is because people got hurt playing it. The Blast Man thing wasn't even that simple, the game was recalled and banned to stop arcades from reselling the game to others since you can't resell recalled items. As for Bully it was never banned anywhere in the US, that asshat Jack Thompson tried to get it banned in Florida but the courts ruled against him and nothing happened. GTA:SA was removed from retailers because for a while it lost it's ESRB rating and the stores policy meant it would not be sold but it was again not banned anywhere. That lawsuit in GTA:SA was again lead by asshat Thompson BTW. Controversy over a game's content and lawsuits are not the same as a banning and being removed from certain stores is nowhere near the same as banning since stores are free to sell what they want.
December 28, 2013 10:09:25 PM

How dare China not bow to American propaganda and accept them as their mentor and saviour?! I am shocked and annoyed. I'll punch a puppy now.
December 28, 2013 10:28:50 PM

It's about time this happened. How many games do we have out there where Americans go out there and fight Chinese, NK and Russian 'evil' and win.

Yep, that's every single CoD game, Battlefield game, Crysis game (before the aliens) hell most western games that attempt any semblance at reality full stop. Can we stop bullying their countries for being different already?

When are we going to be a country where a brave Chinese guy goes and topples an oppressive American thinly veiled democracy for mistakenly drone striking his family, because that seems like a far more interesting, new, and realistic story to me.

Shooters are just getting far too repetitive, they can't even swap around the roles.
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