I have no idea why they would ban The Sims 2
in China, but it is among 50 games listed that China has recently placed a ban on in the country.
As part of the effort to protect intellectual property rights and create a good environment for Chinese youth, the State General Administration of Press and Publication (SGAPP) together with the anti-porn and illegal publication offices, created a list of 50 illegal electronic games in a nationwide check-up on electronic publication and software markets.
Among the 50 illegal games, 26 are pirated game software including Age of Mythology: the Titans, The Sims 2, Manhunt, FIFA 2005, Battlefield Vietnam and Painkiller: Battle out of Hell. The remaining are illegally distributed foreign games including Conflict Vietnam, Vietcong: Fist Alpha and Devastation.
While this may seem to be for copyright protection and piracy it outright bans the games, not just the illegal reproduction of them.
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Why would they ban The Sims 2? I love that game. I play it at least twice a day. In America, if anyone knows they are also trying to ban the Sims because of content. But I love the game and I am hoping the banners look again at how much fun it is to run someone elses lives over a computer screen.
Posted by: Krista on November 29, 2005 06:15 PM