China hunting down undesirable online games

Internet Cafe - Image 1Not long after Brazil waged war against Counter-Strike and EverQuest with a massive banhammer, China has announced that they are now starting to step up their war against the “spiritual opium,” which is online gaming.

Internet Cafe - Image 1Brazil recently suffered a massive ban on Counter-Strike and EverQuest, but news of country-wide online game hate doesn’t stop there. Chinese authorities recently announced that they are stepping up the crackdown against what they deem as undesirable online games. One of the officials, Kou Xiaowei of the General Administration of Press and Publication, said that many people regard online games as “spiritual opium.”

So far, the operation against online games had 563 illegal Internet cafes closed, and Chinese authorities managed to confiscate 1,407 computers, closed about 5,000 Internet accounts, and had seven people arrested. “If we don’t make adjustments, the industry will suffer sooner or later,” Xiaowei said.

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