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9-18-2009 @ 1:04PM
Of course it's politically motivated.We're gamers, so think of it like culture in Civilizations 4. It's a way to win the game, by spreading your culture out to others, thus, influencing them. America didn't go around conquering other countries by means of force (although I'm sure some previous presidents would have enjoyed that and have tried), but America has done it through culture. They've used movies, television, sports (to a lesser extent) and gaming to spread their culture into other countries.But countries often try to reject cultural influence from others, especially in Asia. We've seen how poorly the Xbox has done in Japan, because it's rejected culturally, and China is trying to use it's governmental powers to stop WoW, something that is a major cultural influence on many youth and often people who's viewpoints clash with the current government.Remember, China is the country that has had young people die in their "internet addiction rehab" program. That's just how far they are willing to push against the cultural influence, which is a bit too far.So of course this is political, it's all about keeping out cultural influence from the evil America.
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