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9-18-2009 @ 5:31PM
There is most certainly a degree of political and social control imposed by China when it comes to the subject matter that is released to its citizens. It is a method of control not new to history. Censoring content to limit certain cultural interaction with said content. This is a nation sensitive to how much freedom the normal people have. This translates to their versions of free speech. WoW was developed by Americans and we have a much more liberal way of approaching the subject of death and violence. China doesn't want this game to effect people too much and let them think outside their box. Remember the US and China have had rocky international relations. It's not a slight to America as much as a method of controlling the people of China. Yes it is just a game but little ideas can turn into a snowball and the People's Republic of China does not want that. I just hope they get their game online so our friends in Asia can love the game like we all do, and the censorship will not likely diminish that.
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