China's Rules For Console Gaming Is Revealed

By Jared Scott on April 23, 2014, 9:48AM EDT

After fourteen long years, China has lifted its ban on console gaming. However, there will still be strict rules dictating what is and what is not allowed on Chinese consoles.

One banned feature in console games, is any form of gambling. Any content that is contrary or harmful to China's official religion is also not allowed to be present in console games as well as content deemed hurtful to China's reputation and sovereignty. Content will also be banned if it is seen as insulting or violates the rights of others. Cai Wu, China's Ministry of Culture, summarized it best when he said, "Things that are hostile to China, or not in conformity with the outlook of China's government, won't be allowed."

While some of these rules give a whole new meaning to the work "strict", this could lead to the start of something grand for our fellow gamers in China.

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